Nice to meet you

My name’s Michael. I’m a creative problem solver, experienced in using strategy and creativity to design award winning ideas for businesses.

In my time I’ve established a not-for-profit, built a fashion brand, exhibited my art on four continents, worked in large and small agencies and survived cancer.

I have over ten years’ experience pitching new ideas and concepts to clients, senior stakeholders and internal teams in fast past agencies. I’ve developed campaigns using data-driven insights for leading brands including Samsung, PayPal, Macquarie, Microsoft, Dropbox, KFC, Optus and Qantas. I’ve gained broad experience working in digital, public relations, advertising and social media agencies including Edelman, R/GA, BWM/Dentsu and We Are Social.

In my spare time I moonlight as an artist and investor, with a keen interest in how the world works.

 

Awards & Accolades

2016 HCF Catalyst Pitch

Selected to pitch an innovative health tech business idea in the HCF Catalyst ‘Startup Accelerator’.

2016 Sabre Awards Asia-Pacific

Self Made – PayPal – Winner Gold Sabre Awards (Technology B2B)

Galaxy Emojis Alive – Samsung – Winner Gold Sabre Awards (Social Media Campaign)

2015 Ticket to Cannes
Edelman Global creative competition. Winner of a ‘ticket to Cannes’ Lions 2015 in France for the Ikea Couples Therapy idea.
June 2015

2015 Cannes Young Lions Finalist (film)
News Corp Australia
May 2015

2015 Cannes Young Lions Finalist (digital)
News Corp Australia
May 2015

2015 Cannes Young Lions Finalist (print)
News Corp Australia
May 2015

2014 Cannes Young Lions Finalist (film)
News Corp Australia
May 2014

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