Our People

We’re a diverse bunch of designers, problem solvers, strategists, digital artists, videographers, illustrators and animators. We are EightyOne, but we're younger than we sound.

23 top notch characters make up the EightyOne family of fun.

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Chris Bleackley

Executive Creative Director & Partner

Chris was asked to write his own bio, but he missed the deadline.

One busy operator?

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Megan Compain

Director, EightyOneX

Megan is the ultimate team player.

And perhaps Whanganui’s greatest export?

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Grant Maxwell

Head of Media

Grant knows how to get things running.

Broom broom.

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Julius Fernie

Senior Designer

Everything in his life has lead Julius to this moment.

It's right where we want him.

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Alex Le

Digital Media Designer

Alex is the James Bond of EightyOne…

Double 'O' status?

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Zelle Read

Art Director

Zelle is the slayer of all things creative and complex…

What about the details?

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Andre Caraco

Senior Designer

Andre’s a bit like fine fusion cuisine…

What’s his flavour?

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Ollie Stent

Content Creator

Ollie’s our man behind the camera.

What’s he doing there?

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Jenna Chantelau

Account Director

Jenna is a rarity …

Like … a unicorn?

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Jason Wells

Ideas Director & Partner

Jason is our ideas man and resident story teller…

Spike Milligan or Shakespeare?

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Emma Chote

Senior Account Manager

Emma knows her way around a story…

So, the pencil’s mightier than the sword after all?

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Greg Dyne

Design Director

Greg was born with a pencil in his hand…

Owhhh, sounds uncomfortable…

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Lance Watson

Studio Manager

Lance is our go to man for everything technical…

How technical?

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Janine Neal

Finance & Administration Manager

Janine keeps a watchful eye over all things finance...

A bit like a protective mum?

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Chris Appelros

Copywriter

Because one Chris isn’t enough, here’s another…

Can you spot the difference?

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Brendan Sturrock

Strategist

Brendan knows more about you than you know about yourself.

It sounds creepier than it is.

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Carlos Constable

COO & Partner

Carlos is our guiding force and champion of the detail…

What, like Yoda?

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Penelope Hobbs

Account Director

Penny’s a tactical player…

What’s her game plan?

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James Henderson

Art Director

36 ideas remaining…

Which one will be yours?

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Paul Stent

Head of Production

Paul’s an old hand at learning new tricks.

Want to know more?

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Damian Galvin

Creative

Damian tries his best.

But sometimes it’s not enough.

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Claudia Petrie

Runner

Claudia’s taking care of business.

Oma Claudia, oma, oma, oma!

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Matt West

Managing Director & Partner

Matt is our driving force and strategic compass…

Where’s North?

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