At Grin we design, we think, we write, we create, we produce, we talk and, more importantly, we listen. When we do business with like-minded clients, something surprising happens – we become friends. For more than 20 years we have made a whole lot of clients happy. And that makes us very happy.

WHO’S DOING IT

Creativity (and happiness) is at the core of what we do, and that can’t be achieved without a great bunch of hard-working people. We are brand strategists, artists, comedians, designers, copywriters, musicians, marketers and project managers who work collaboratively to guide the design and development of your brand

JUSTIN JAMIESON

Director

Justin’s a hands-on kind of guy. He likes to work closely with clients, figuring out exactly what they need, and overseeing his team to make sure they get it. He’s passionate about top-notch work with personalised service, and founded the agency with that vision in mind, way back in 1997.

He believes that an enjoyable work place is an effective one – especially when it comes to creative thinking – and he’s worked to bring fun and positivity into every aspect of the business. Even the agency’s name.

ERICA MARKUS

General Manager

With her broad experience, passion and bona-fide enthusiasm, it’s no wonder Erica fits right in. Experience-wise, she’s worked on all sorts of accounts across all sectors, with a particular interest in the corporate field.

Like most exceptional General Managers, she’s a problem solver at heart and finds amusement in the most mundane of activities – organising, gathering data and compiling results.

Other things that excite her include travel, yoga and her obsession with dogs.

LUKE FRASER

Creative Director

Luke’s done most of what you’d expect from a top Creative Director. He studied at the Swinburne National School of Design. He’s had more than 10 years’ experience in the industry. And he’s spoken at the world-renowned Semi Permanent design conference.

But unlike other people in his role, Luke’s co-published a t-shirt magazine and received three ARIA nominations for best artwork.

If all that wasn’t shocking enough, his interests include Halloween, Christmas and collecting things like Masonic memorabilia and antique taxidermy.

LULU MASON

Account Director

She plied her talents at some of Australia’s finest publishing houses and design studios before being lured to Grin. And while we can’t promise Lulu she’ll be powdering the nose of one Shane Keith Warne any time soon – her career highlight so far – she’ll definitely be putting her talents as designer, strategist and studio manager to good use.

A welcome addition to our merry studio crew, Lulu fits right in with her love of music, especially since she seems to appreciate all of Luke’s Spotify playlists. When she’s not here, Lulu has two beautiful rescue dogs and hopes to make a better life for them one day by moving to the country. She’s also still desperately searching for the perfect shade of red lipstick, even though she has more than 30 versions in her make-up kit.

CARRIE HUTCHINSON

Head of Content

It’s a case of everything old is new again for our queen of commas and split infinitives. Carrie was here for three years, during which time she edited get lost, before she was lured by the love of freelance living – or most of it anyway. Sleep-ins = good; chasing invoices = no fun at all.

Having never travelled overseas until she finished university, Carrie’s been making up for the late start ever since. She’s written and edited across a whole load of subjects, including travel. In the late 90s, Carrie lived in London for three years, working in-house at Vogue and Wallpaper* magazines, where her colleagues were either pleasantly surprised or completely horrified by her forthright Australian sensibility.

When she’s not working to create a better life for herself and her cat Frank Sinatra, Carrie can be found watching bands at the pub or Netflix on the couch.

KIRSTIE BEDFORD

Editor

Kirstie’s first taste of travel was on a road trip in New Zealand, bouncing around the back seat of a Holden, when seatbelts weren’t fitted, let alone a legal requirement.

Many years later she did the obligatory backpacking around the UK/Europe, before focusing on her own backyard.

A career in news journalism was followed by a stint in PR, before she combined her two passions – travel and writing.

In aid of a good story she’s climbed an active marine volcano, hung out of helicopters, rode camels and fell out of hot air balloons; and she hikes at any given opportunity.

When she’s not planning her next holiday, she’s working on her manuscript, has her head in a book, is being yelled at by her pre–teens, or is out for a jog.

BECK HASKINS

Graphic Designer

Hard work and enthusiasm are at the core of everything Beck does. With more than 10 years experience as a designer and illustrator, she’s grown and moved with the tide, working with print, digital and branding for a variety of clients both big and small – and she’s got a killer skill set to prove it.

Her passion for design and illustration is fuelled by a love of comedy and cooking. When she’s not in the studio, Beck is creating puns, listening to endless podcasts full of puns and creating fancy dishes (no puns) – bellies everywhere rejoice at her cooking (including ours) – a passion spawned from working part-time in hospitality for 11 years.

“It’s a bold statement, but italic like it is.”

IVAN VALACHOVIC

Production Manager

Feared by printers for his attention to detail, Ivan provides dependability at the last stage of the design process to ensure the best end-product. ‘Ivan the Terrible’ is also particular about personal tastes. When he’s not scaring print houses, he’s testing waiters with his order of Earl Grey Tea (served at precisely 60 degrees, black with one sugar and in a glass, thanks) and has a soft spot for freshly baked bread (which means hot from the oven).

He also speaks fluent Slovak and conversational Czech.

LEAH GLYNN

Editor

Having worked in the beauty, fashion, bridal, caravan and camping industries as a writer, social media guru and digital content creator, Leah thinks she’s finally found her true career calling: travel. After all, what’s not to love about a job that allows you to research the world’s coolest new bars, daydream about tropical getaways and debate life’s big questions: window or aisle seat? (Window, obviously.)

When she’s not busy planning her next holiday, Leah enjoys running, brunching with friends, obsessing over her rescue greyhound and searching for Melbourne’s best spaghetti bolognese.

HANK JAMIESON

Office Mascot

Client liaison is Hank’s forte and whilst he has an unfortunate resting B face it is no indication of his eagerness to please. He also has a shoe fetish.

JUSTIN JAMIESON

Director

Justin’s a hands-on kind of guy. He likes to work closely with clients, figuring out exactly what they need, and overseeing his team to make sure they get it. He’s passionate about top-notch work with personalised service, and founded the agency with that vision in mind, way back in 1997.

He believes that an enjoyable work place is an effective one – especially when it comes to creative thinking – and he’s worked to bring fun and positivity into every aspect of the business. Even the agency’s name.

LULU MASON

Account Director

She plied her talents at some of Australia’s finest publishing houses and design studios before being lured to Grin. And while we can’t promise Lulu she’ll be powdering the nose of one Shane Keith Warne any time soon – her career highlight so far – she’ll definitely be putting her talents as designer, strategist and studio manager to good use.

A welcome addition to our merry studio crew, Lulu fits right in with her love of music, especially since she seems to appreciate all of Luke’s Spotify playlists. When she’s not here, Lulu has two beautiful rescue dogs and hopes to make a better life for them one day by moving to the country. She’s also still desperately searching for the perfect shade of red lipstick, even though she has more than 30 versions in her make-up kit.

BECK HASKINS

Graphic Designer

Hard work and enthusiasm are at the core of everything Beck does. With more than 10 years experience as a designer and illustrator, she’s grown and moved with the tide, working with print, digital and branding for a variety of clients both big and small – and she’s got a killer skill set to prove it.

Her passion for design and illustration is fuelled by a love of comedy and cooking. When she’s not in the studio, Beck is creating puns, listening to endless podcasts full of puns and creating fancy dishes (no puns) – bellies everywhere rejoice at her cooking (including ours) – a passion spawned from working part-time in hospitality for 11 years.

“It’s a bold statement, but italic like it is.”

HANK JAMIESON

Office Mascot

Client liaison is Hank’s forte and whilst he has an unfortunate resting B face it is no indication of his eagerness to please. He also has a shoe fetish.

ERICA MARKUS

General Manager

With her broad experience, passion and bona-fide enthusiasm, it’s no wonder Erica fits right in. Experience-wise, she’s worked on all sorts of accounts across all sectors, with a particular interest in the corporate field.

Like most exceptional General Managers, she’s a problem solver at heart and finds amusement in the most mundane of activities – organising, gathering data and compiling results.

Other things that excite her include travel, yoga and her obsession with dogs.

CARRIE HUTCHINSON

Head of Content

It’s a case of everything old is new again for our queen of commas and split infinitives. Carrie was here for three years, during which time she edited get lost, before she was lured by the love of freelance living – or most of it anyway. Sleep-ins = good; chasing invoices = no fun at all.

Having never travelled overseas until she finished university, Carrie’s been making up for the late start ever since. She’s written and edited across a whole load of subjects, including travel. In the late 90s, Carrie lived in London for three years, working in-house at Vogue and Wallpaper* magazines, where her colleagues were either pleasantly surprised or completely horrified by her forthright Australian sensibility.

When she’s not working to create a better life for herself and her cat Frank Sinatra, Carrie can be found watching bands at the pub or Netflix on the couch.

IVAN VALACHOVIC

Production Manager

Feared by printers for his attention to detail, Ivan provides dependability at the last stage of the design process to ensure the best end-product. ‘Ivan the Terrible’ is also particular about personal tastes. When he’s not scaring print houses, he’s testing waiters with his order of Earl Grey Tea (served at precisely 60 degrees, black with one sugar and in a glass, thanks) and has a soft spot for freshly baked bread (which means hot from the oven).

He also speaks fluent Slovak and conversational Czech.

LUKE FRASER

Creative Director

Luke’s done most of what you’d expect from a top Creative Director. He studied at the Swinburne National School of Design. He’s had more than 10 years’ experience in the industry. And he’s spoken at the world-renowned Semi Permanent design conference.

But unlike other people in his role, Luke’s co-published a t-shirt magazine and received three ARIA nominations for best artwork.

If all that wasn’t shocking enough, his interests include Halloween, Christmas and collecting things like Masonic memorabilia and antique taxidermy.

KIRSTIE BEDFORD

Editor

Kirstie’s first taste of travel was on a road trip in New Zealand, bouncing around the back seat of a Holden, when seatbelts weren’t fitted, let alone a legal requirement.

Many years later she did the obligatory backpacking around the UK/Europe, before focusing on her own backyard.

A career in news journalism was followed by a stint in PR, before she combined her two passions – travel and writing.

In aid of a good story she’s climbed an active marine volcano, hung out of helicopters, rode camels and fell out of hot air balloons; and she hikes at any given opportunity.

When she’s not planning her next holiday, she’s working on her manuscript, has her head in a book, is being yelled at by her pre–teens, or is out for a jog.

LEAH GLYNN

Editor

Having worked in the beauty, fashion, bridal, caravan and camping industries as a writer, social media guru and digital content creator, Leah thinks she’s finally found her true career calling: travel. After all, what’s not to love about a job that allows you to research the world’s coolest new bars, daydream about tropical getaways and debate life’s big questions: window or aisle seat? (Window, obviously.)

When she’s not busy planning her next holiday, Leah enjoys running, brunching with friends, obsessing over her rescue greyhound and searching for Melbourne’s best spaghetti bolognese.

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