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Meet Your Team

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eing a Creative agency, our people are our greatest asset and we pride ourselves on the high trust and solid respect we have for each other. The nature of our work is all about collaboration and really listening to each other, and that’s what we do best – amongst each other and with all our clients.

Christina Smith

Business Strategy Director

Christina has over 20 years’ experience in corporate environments globally, coupled with 10 years in the legal world. When it comes to getting into the nitty-gritty of what makes a good sales strategy great, Christina is a force to be reckoned with. She has an unmatched passion for selling, and will bring to the forefront strengths you didn’t even realise your sales team had.

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Eric Smith

Financial Director

Eric brings a wealth of experience from various environments such as Amcor and Hageymeyer. He offers a solid understanding of organisational management, customer service and distribution.

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Nick McKone

Head of Creative

Nick has a strong background in Film Production. He has a strong passion for filmmaking, and applies his creative approach to all projects, no matter their size or budget.

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Natany Pacheco

General Manager

Nat has 10 years’ agency experience with strategy & account management. She drives outcomes from the team as per client requirements within realistic timeframes.

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Johnny Bannach

Business Improvement Manager

With over 15 years’ experience in the creative, advertising and marketing fields, Johnny comes to Bear with great insights into how businesses in this field work, and more importantly, how they work well. Johnny is responsible for putting into place the most effective business processes that help the Bear team achieve peak performance – resulting in quality work for our clients.

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Angus Smith

Digital Marketing Manager

Angus has a solid background in the online marketing and social advertising space. He executes sophisticated AdWords, SEO, and online marketing campaigns with outstanding results.

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Hayden Bray

Video Executive

Hayden has a great relationship with videography & video editing, with a keen eye for film production too. He has grown to be a creative force within the team, getting more creative with each project.

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Anisha Nair

Copywriter

Anisha comes from a varied background, with 8 years’ experience spread across advertising, marketing, social media and communications. She has a way with words and loves telling a good story.

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Jake Cable

Social Media Executive

Jake has a passion for social media and a keen eye for content that stands out. He offers support in creating engaging social media content that is driven by brand strategy.

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Blake Frederiks

Social Media Support

Blake is our youngest Bear cub, and brings a vibrant and fun personality to the team. Currently studying a dual degree in Marketing and Media & Communications, Blake found his place in our social team. He not only has a keen eye for what is visually appealing, but also for how it could be made into a relatable message for customers on social media.

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Clint Skene

Head of Design

With over 16 years of design experience spanning over the areas of graphic design, animation, game design, print and web, Clint is good at many things. He is not only able to give brands a personality, but also takes a look at the big picture to see how customers will interact with a brand. He is skilled in the art of crafting a unique user experience that entices customers to keep coming back.

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James Franklin

Design Executive

James has a strong passion for art and a good eye for the creative elements of design. He goes all-in with his creativity and offers strong design talents with every project.

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Rony Sada

Head of Digital

Rony has over 8 years’ experience in the world of web development, but is a man of many talents. He is very artistically inclined and looks at creating elegant tech solutions wherever he can.

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Eugene Lominoga

Head of Web

Eugene has always been inclined towards both graphic design and web development, which has led to him using 5 years of experience in both fields to grow his web design career.

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Fergus Smith

Business Manager

Fergus has a love for numbers that is great for our accountability. He ensures that reporting occurs on a weekly basis, so that clients know where their time is allocated.

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Paul Fletcher

Official Photographer

Paul has been working with Bear for nearly 4 years now, and he has the ability to capture the perfect images that make a piece of collateral truly stand out. He covers all aspects of photography, from planning the shoot to delivering stunning finished images. He’s got a background working within press, product, event, corporate, real estate, magazine, advertising, corporate profile shoots and so much more.

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Chanel Beer

Finance/Accounts Manager

Chanel keeps track of the financials and makes sure every receipt and invoice is accounted for. She ensures she integrates the latest software and best practices in accounting.

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Ennis Skalski

Official Animator

Ennis is an illustrator, animator and storyboard artist, all packaged into one talented person. No matter what you’re visualising in your mind’s eye, Ennis can definitely make it happen.

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Karen Neves

Events Manager

Karen brings a lot more to the table than just events management expertise. With a background in marketing communications, incentive campaigns, as well as competitor analysis and financial planning, Karen injects strategy into every event – from the smallest tradeshow to the most extravagant corporate gala.

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Glenn Ambrose

Lifecoach

Behind any Dream Team there is always a great coach. Supporting the Bear team (and Bear clients) on a daily basis in areas of life coaching, stress reduction, personal growth and team building, Glenn Ambrose’s has an art of inspiring people by helping them get to the heart of the matter and execute simple steps that ensures they reach great happiness & fulfilment.

With over 20 years in Life Coaching, Speaking and Spiritual Teaching, Glenn is known for his passion, enthusiasm and ability to see things from a clear perspective thereby guiding people to an effective path for their own self-discovery and performance.

You can listen to Glenn anytime on his internationally praised Podcast program: “Life, Lessons, & Laughter with Glenn Ambrose”.

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Bear

Retired CEO

Bear founded the company eight years ago, deciding to name it after herself. Bear set the values of the company in motion – tenacity, playfulness and a “can-do” attitude. While she tends to stay paws off these days, enjoying a well-deserved retirement, she’s still consulted on all major business decisions.

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