Emil & Shaun
Emil & Shaun
We met at Curtin Uni in Perth, quickly teaming up. We got our first bit of real work up together on an internship but were split up by competing job offers.
After placing first in AWARD school I got my break at an agency called Meerkats. I was writing all the stuff you'd expect with a particular love for radio spots and unnecessarily tech-saturated ideas.
In my first full year in industry I was ranked 12th most awarded creative in WA by Campaign Brief, which is a bit like saying 'best interpretive dancer in Alice Springs', but hey, it got me to Sydney. There, I started at TBWA\Sydney on MasterCard, Krispy Kreme, Presto, Chobani, Rexona and LYNX.
I started at a digital-first agency called Longtail. After a couple of years I was one of three stamped up and shipped over to open up the doors of their Sydney office.
My hair started going grey. My beard came, went and came back again. I worked on universities, charities like Amnesty International and public service companies like The Heart Foundation and Lotterywest.
Between that, I found time to snowboard, dream of one day owning a yacht and making biltong in a bin (Bintong).
With Emil moving to Sydney as well (clingy), we started compulsively making stuff when we hung out, doing Young Glory briefs for fun. We used that work to pull together this book and land a job at ClemengerBBDO, Sydney.