studio

ethics policy

Through our work, each of us have the opportunity and the responsibility to put our system of basic values into action — to model the behaviour that we want to see in the world.I believe that design without ethics is simply decoration, and while aesthetics are a key component of graphics, design is best approached as providing solutions to problems creatively, thoughtfully, carefully, and as an expression of purpose. To that end, when creating designs, I believe have ethical responsibilities to:THE CLIENT in the nature of my dealings with them and the work I produce for them; THE AUDIENCE in the content and truthfulness of the marketing I create; THE TALENT in the way their image is presented and manipulated; THE CULTURE in presenting images that recognise their responsibility in promoting behaviour, tolerance and the progress of an inclusive society; THE PLANET in producing works that are designed to optimise responsible use and minimise waste, and offset carbon used in my part of production and creation; DESIGNERS AND PHOTOGRAPHERS across the world in respecting the sanctity of their images and ideas and treating them with respect; MYSELF AND MY TEAM in terms of presenting our time and work as worthwhile and worthy of fair treatment and remuneration.

regarding ai

None of the work on this website has used any form of the generative MML models or tools that are somewhat misleadingly referred to as ‘AI’.While I am very interested in the development of technology and its part in all our futures, I have yet to see anything produced by MML programs as anything other than reflective, reductive production – a rather limited (and ecologically disastrous) pastiche engine.While I wouldn’t claim anything I have ever produced has broken the mould, it has all been produced intentionally, with feeling and – yes, with the appropriate bashful shrug – with as much soul as I can muster. I think that shows through, and hope it will continue to do so, and matter to those who see it.

services

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key art design

Concept, design and delivery of all aspects of key art design for film and television. Over 400 works created for all formats from streaming services to billboards and bus sides, for all genres and all formats, in locations across the globe.
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title design

Creating highly effective and empathetic title designs, from simple font and title selection right through to complete title sequence concept, design and production, captions, and roller sequences (that don't look like all the other roller sequences).
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motion design

In the old days this was called animation but the kids are all over the motion design fr fr. Make your logo or your campaign dance, pop, dazzle, shimmy, bring the vibe. Definitely in the wheelhouse.
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yer socials

Don't hide your light under a bushel. Experienced with social campaigns, EDMs, client targeting and retention, delivered at a reasonable rate and on time. We don't even have any bushels in the office. Not one.
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print

Extensive history of creating a huge variety of print collateral, from key art related items such as posters, flyers, mailers and promotional items, press advertisements, to awards design, product design, book layout (and even financial reports).
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production design

Experienced in creating graphic elements for production design, both physical items such as props and signage, and less-physical ones like digital set extensions, matte painting, maps and explainers.

selected clients

streaming & broadcast

Netflix Showtime Amazon Studios FX BBC AMC Stan Australian Broadcasting Corporation SBS Australia Network 10

distribution

Roadshow Warner Brothers Sony Pictures Paramount Lionsgate Transmission Madman EOne Rialto Curious Kojo

production

See-Saw Blue-Tongue Films Aquarius Films Carver Jungle Fremantle Media Media Stockade Scarlett Pictures Pariah

advocacy, unions & government

International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences New Zealand Film Commission Screen Australia Australian Writers’ Guild Australian Screen Directors’ Association Screen NSW The Justice Campaign

staff

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jeremy

Described — a very long time ago, by the once-popular internet site aintitcoolnews.com — as “one of the most interesting poster designers in the world”, Jeremy Saunders has created key art and titles for over 400 movies and shows including works by Lars von Trier, Jane Campion, Taika Waititi, Steven Soderbergh, Andrea Arnold, Warwick Thornton and many more. Unfortunately since this time no-one has said anything nice about his work, likely with good reason. His increasingly panicked attempts to spend his remaining years in the pursuit of almost anything else are routinely thwarted by a cruel, cold universe.
Ripley

ripley

Our client liaison officer Ripley understands the importance of aesthetics in order to boost engagement. Just look at her. However she has been around the block a number of times and is frankly over putting up with your bullshit. No matter how tempted you might be, please don't try to pat her.
Sunny

sunny

Our head of security lives on the edge, ready to fire up to DEFCON 1 at the slightest hint of nefarious activity, whether that occurs outside the studio, in the next suburb, or in the windmills of her mind.