Meet Your Creative Marketing Team
When you have a knack for creative thinking it pays to employ yourself.
Tony did just that twenty years ago, and has been exploiting his own talents for the benefit of his clients ever since.
Tony is packed full of good ideas, like a book with more pages than spine allows — although he’d say he’s probably more of an iPad. He is unmatched in his ability to use these ideas to bring strategic success to our clients. Tony brings an energy to every job, and it is infectious.
Whether your business is old and tired, or a new venture, he has a way of breathing new life into your brand to bring you success.
For a person who doesn’t drink coffee, it is unsettling how much energy Josiah seems to possess.
Like his endless supply of energy, Josiah is a fountain of great marketing ideas. He is at the cutting edge of current trends in the marketplace and brings value to our clients with thoroughly effective campaign promotions.
In his spare time, Josiah imports ridiculously good cider, which keeps us happy, and gives him valuable knowledge of how a business works.
Before completing his Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing Management, Josiah was a Landscape Designer. We’re glad he chose to study marketing and come work with us, though we have noticed his tendency to rearrange the location of the three pot-plants around the office.
If there was ever a fairy-godmother of design, it would be Henry Fullmer.
He has the uncommon skill of turning worn and dusty logos into well-crafted, inspiring company brands. We believe he is arguably one of the best graphic designers in New Zealand, and are often pleasantly surprised by his uncanny ability of producing consistently amazing work.
Before studying at Design and Arts College New Zealand, Henry went by the name ‘El Caballo de Lucha’ in the underground world of over-sized midget wrestling.
When Henry isn’t creating lovable and inspiring logos, he spends his time trying to convince his friends of the validity of Pluto being considered a planet.
Joseph’s love of good design is matched only by his love of cheap pizza.
Joseph is a vortex of good ideas. His work exemplifies his strategic thinking and creative process. His utility belt of skills include illustration, brand design, and walking like a robot.
We’re almost certain Joseph’s veins are filled with ink and pencil lead, it sounds unhealthy, but is essential to creating great results from beginning to end.
When Joseph isn’t at Downing he is juggling his two children, drawing pictures or eating pepperoni pizza.
We have an unspoken game in the office which entails giving Harrison ridiculously difficult coding jobs — just
to see how far we can push him.
He answers every time with, “I can do that,” leaving him the undefeated winner of the game.
Harrison is fast, competent and reliable. It should also be mentioned that he has a lovely singing voice — which seems to sneak in whenever there is a break in the office music play list.
Harrison learnt some pretty handy skills while studying Website Development, including making hard-core websites, addictive apps and how to get on the NSA’s security terrorist watch-list.
There are a few people in the world who have the inherent gift of wooing everybody they meet—Vanessa Downing is one of these rare people.
This natural ability to connect with people is vital to Downing producing remarkable work. She produces results because she understands your clients needs and can effectively relay that into promotion advertising.
Vanessa brings energy and life to every project she works on, being an enthusiastic optimist, working with her can be a real treat.
It should also be mentioned that she is a fantastic entertainer. Whether it’s small talk around a hot cuppa, or performing Abba hits to crowds around the country — Vanessa is undeniably an exciting person to be around.
Kristen’s skill at solving difficult problems around the office has garnered her the nick-name ‘The Human Swiss Army Knife’.
She is your first point-of-call at Downing. Don’t let her gentle appearance fool you, Kristen cut her teeth at the School of Hard-knocks, she’ll chew you up and spit you
out in a fair game of Settlers of Catan.
When she’s not at Downing, Kristen can be found running a successful youth program; spending time with her family of five; or practising the obscure art of being in two places at once.