People

Our people are selected for their brainpower, talent and attitude and they have them in spades/

Together, we have a depth and breadth of experience that is hard to beat.

We have a team of 25+ across Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch, and an extensive network of tried and tested specialist partners.

Hannah Morris
Hannah Morris
Intermediate Designer

Hannah is a passionate and curious graphic designer bursting with creative talent. Always organised and eager to learn even more, her skillset is diverse – from brand systems and assets to digital UI, responsive web and mobile apps. With a bachelor degree in graphic design and a number of years of practice under her belt, both here and in London, Hannah has returned home to contribute her talents to Insight Creative’s clients.

Paul Saris
Paul Saris
Group Account Director

Hailing from the Netherlands, Paul brings 20+ years international experience to the team; his knowledge influenced by successfully working in NZ, Australia and his country of origin. Through his experience in design & advertising agencies and the manufacturing sector, Paul can quickly identify requirements relating to the clients' needs, resulting in projects that are both rewarding creatively and financially successful.

Steven Giannoulis
Steven Giannoulis
CEO & Strategic Director

With a strong heritage of planning and implementing effective brand and marketing initiatives, Steven focuses 24 years of experience to successfully engineer the big strategic objectives - balanced with a deep understanding of crafting campaign nuance. Leveraging his strong corporate affairs background, Steven continues to be influential in delivering effective communication strategies for many of New Zealand's big brands.

Anna Spreys
Anna Spreys
Accounting and Administration Manager

Originally from Russia, Anna now calls New Zealand home. Having started her career in sales administration, she is in her final year of study with aspirations of becoming a Chartered Accountant. With an eye for detail and a numerical diligence, Anna is a welcome addition to the administration team.

Mason Smith
Mason Smith
Project/Print Director

Mason's experience delivering quality print solutions has earned him many accolades over the 15+ years in the design & print industry. Possessing a meticulous eye for detail and an unwavering standard of quality has delivered many industry awards during his career. More recently Mason has been continuously selected by industry peers to join the yearly judging panels of 'Pride in Print' - the only representative of a non-printing company to do so. In addition to his own pride in print, Mason also delivers the same high standards in the client services arena across many of Insight's clients.

Edwin Hooper
Edwin Hooper
Design Director

As a seasoned veteran, Edwin brings years of experience across all areas of corporate communications both in New Zealand and Australia. Creatively meticulous, he invests heavily into his craft and constantly delivers solutions that surprise and engage audiences - both on-paper and on-screen.

Chrissy Saw
Chrissy Saw
Artworker

Chrissy has experience across both the design and advertising landscapes (in Auckland and Wellington) and consistently delivers her artworking expertise to the highest of standards and the tightest of deadlines.  Originally from Malaysia, Chrissy also possesses an amazing talent for linguistics - being fluent in three languages and four Chinese dialects.

Laura Lock
Laura Lock
Senior Digital Producer

Laura is a digital specialist with over seven years’experience in boutique digital, as well as larger integrated communications, agencies as a designer and front end developer. This background has enabled Laura to bring a unique skill set to the role of digital producer, allowing her to take charge and lead projects in the right direction with an in-depth understanding of a project’s creative and technical milestones. Laura also runs a teaching initiative that provides courses in HTML/CSS and other digital languages to teach and upskill others in the digital community.

Carron Sass
Carron Sass
Account Director

Believing that great communication is vital to success, Carron encourages open dialogue with clients to ensure the highest levels of service are maintained throughout a project’s lifecycle. A keen eye for detail, meticulous processes and adherence to deadlines have strengthened Carron’s 19+ years in project management on both sides of the Tasman.

Megan Fowlds
Megan Fowlds
Office Administrator

Megan delivers a warm and welcoming environment in Wellington - offering smiles & assistance in equal measure - for both guests & staff alike. She provides unparalleled support to the wider team, constantly maintaining the flow of travel for everyone between offices. With origins in the film industry, Megan also enjoys coordinating the Christmas bash to standards that would make most red carpet events pale.

Brian Slade
Brian Slade
Creative Director

With 20 years' professional experience in New Zealand, Scotland & England, Brian is undoubtedly one of New Zealand's best creative talents. Brian has an intuitive feeling for business issues, which teams up with his ability to see the big picture. His easy-going manner and quiet charm ensures he relates easily and quickly to people whether at strategic or tactical levels of business.

Monique Peters
Monique Peters
Account Director

Monique is passionate about branding and delivering projects that exceed expectations. She brings a wealth of agency experience working both in New Zealand and the UK with a strong foundation of brand and corporate design experience. Monique has developed her account & project management skills working with a variety of clients including Mighty River Power, Auckland Airport, Cadbury and Coca Cola.

Jeremy Sweetman
Jeremy Sweetman
Director, Digital Experience

Bringing 20 years' experience to the Insight team, Jeremy has delivered digital solutions throughout New Zealand, Australia and Europe. Having worked with many global brands, he prides himself on delivering memorable user experiences balanced with core commercial objectives.

Anna Charlett
Anna Charlett
Junior / Intermediate Designer

Anna is a talented junior designer. With a Masters in Sociology, she decided to combine print and digital design with what she has discovered about people. Originally from Poland, Anna has developed her design skills in London and has now made Wellington her home. Anna is passionate about creating powerful design that is engaging and brings strong digital skills from her last two years at luxury beauty brand Perricone MD. Anna is a keen swimmer and loves all things outdoors. After watching NZ beat France in Cardiff during the 2015 World Cup, and marrying a Kiwi, she's now proudly a supporter of the All Blacks.

Jason Linnell
Jason Linnell
Business Growth Director

With 25 years working in large corporates, agencies and running his own businesses, Jason has a deep understanding of what drives business success and how agencies can contribute to this. Jason matches business needs to Insight’s core skills, so we can help new clients become the most effective communicators they can be. 

He has also spent time judging EFFIE entries, so knows what resonates with consumers and marketers from a broad range of industries. 

Claire Evans
Claire Evans
Account Director

Claire is a world-class account manager with a keen eye for detail. Having spent time in the London agency scene, she brings strong organisational skills to the Insight team along with an unflappable attitude that ensures projects are consistently delivered on brand, on time and within budget.

Kirsty Drummond
Kirsty Drummond
Senior Artworker

With 16+ years working in the design & print industry, Kirsty leverages her experience and qualifications to push the boundaries of each new production challenge. Not being satisfied with an intimate software knowledge around delivering each fresh print challenge, Kirsty now expands her repertoire into the digital landscape, delivering solutions - with the same degree of perfection - online.

Holly Fenlon
Holly Fenlon
Account Executive

Originally from Tauranga, Holly settled on Auckland to continue her education with a Bachelor of Communication Studies, majoring in public relations. Having completed a series of agency internships and with experience in retail management, Holly's communication and project coordination skills are in high demand around the agency.

Jo Otto
Jo Otto
Senior Artworker/Assistant Traffic Manager

Jo has been delivering successful projects for the design and advertising industry for most of her career and has played a key role in the high standards surrounding the Insight production team for the last 6+ years. She is fast, accurate, and has a keen eye for detail - all underpinned with strong organisational skills. Not content with just Photoshop mastery, Jo has more recently turned her attention towards delivering digital solutions via a new suite of tools.

Rainer Leisky
Rainer Leisky
Production Director

Heading up the production team, Rainer successfully balances experience with learning to deliver the best possible solution - regardless whether print or pixel. Underpinning his approach, he embodies accuracy, speed and technological insight to constantly reinforce delivery of even the most complex challenges - every time.

Mike Tisdall
Mike Tisdall
Strategic Planner & Founding Director

Over 40 years, Mike has developed Insight from a one-man design agency based in Auckland to a business-focused creative consultancy with offices in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. Mike's expertise in investor relations communications, investor branding, IPOs and capital raising communiciations has established an industry trust and respect which has led to client relationships lasting over 20 years.