The Interview Series

The Interview Series // 46

Chances are you've done AWARD School if you're working, or wanting work in an advertising agency in Australia or NZ. For those of you not in the know -- AWARD School isn't a place that you end up learning how to craft trophies and useless dust collecting items to hang in your agency reception. It's an industry-led 16 week part-time crash course in ideas -- figuring out how to make the shiz that wins the awards in the first place. Usually the cream of the crop, i.e the top ten, land ... Read More! »

The Interview Series // 45

Some time ago we received an email from Mick DiMaria, Creative Director at 72andSunny, offering to help out in any way, shape or form our website which he had just stumbled across. We were stoked. 72andSunny not only has one of the greatest agency names on the planet, they also do some of the best work. Kenny Powers for K-Swiss Tubes anyone? Brilliant. Anyway, we were keen to chat to Mick about his rise to the top from humble CP+B Intern in the early nineties. More specifically we wanted to ... Read More! »

The Interview Series // 44 agIdeas Special

What a head-shot! Pardon the pun! But seriously - get this - before Adam Hunt started his career in advertising, he had 80% of his brain removed. No shit! We only found out after we finished our interview, so you'll have to see him speak at agIdeas (seamless plug) to find out the full story. Without giving too much away before he speaks as part of the International Design Forum, Adam has had quite the career. Working in various countries, winning awards, making t-shirts, and pissing off the ... Read More! »

The Interview Series // 43

Brendan McKnight is the fresh-faced editor of Desktop magazine. At just 26, the magazine is almost older than him - but that hasn't stopped him. Since stepping up from Online Editor, he pitched a new vision for the mag, which centred around a celebration of the 'culture of design'. We'd tell you more of the juicy goss, but Brendan swore us to secrecy when we caught up with him amid the craziness of the unveiling of the first issue. Which, by the way, goes on sale next Wednesday. Fact: ... Read More! »

The Interview Series // 42

In all our 41 interviews we have never, not once, ever, done a junior interview with someone in Planning. Our friends who want to get into planning kept complaining. And complaining. And not getting jobs in planning. We felt like bad friends so we found Mark Pollard, Director of Strategy at McCann Sydney. Mark’s earlier years spent building websites give him bucket-loads of that digital savvy-ness -- all the kind stuff you need to get yourself strategising the shit out of digital. He also ... Read More! »

The Interview Series // 41

Are you a Weights and Measures Inspector or something just as mundane? Do you dream of chucking it all in and becoming a creative? Well, meet your new inspiration, Peter Cortez. Our boy Pete may have started his advertising career late, but he's sure made up for lost time. Since going back to study at Miami Ad School at age thirty, he's made some ads, worked with big brands, developed and launched two iPhone apps of his own and even started a New York lunch club. Oh, did we mention he helped ... Read More! »