Our People

We’re a diverse bunch of problem solvers, designers, strategists, digital artists, videographers, illustrators and animators.

We are EightyOne, but we're younger than we sound.

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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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