Working in the design industry for over 22 years, Chris has extensive experience in the print, signage, fashion and advertising industry. Working as art director at Barrier Signs for six years has given him expertise in the environmental design field. He was instrumental in establishing Barrier Signs’ graphic design business, Juzvolter, and managing the creative team there, before starting Well Creative in June 2013.
In a previous life, Chris was senior creative for Hot Tuna, a world class surfing brand born out of Australia. When he’s not in the studio, old blue eyes is indulging his passion whilst riding a variety of vintage style surfboards.
Aaron has worked in the Graphic Design industry for over 13 years. He graduated Dux from Sydney Design Centre TAFE – St. George Campus with an Associate Diploma in Graphic Design in 2003. Since then he has worked at several studios in Sydney including Morton Branding Consultants, Swell Graphic Design, Corlette Design and Ward 6. He has also freelanced though Aquent working at numerous agencies. In addition to this he was invited back to Sydney Design Centre TAFE to teach Typography, Illustration, 3D design and construction, InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator.
In 2010, Aaron joined Chris at Juzvolter to start up this new venture. Together they created one of the most successful design agencies on the North Coast of NSW. They now bring their talents into their own studio at Well Creative.
Aaron has recently discovered hiking in the great outdoors and is conquering and climbing mountains and traversing tracks whenever he gets the opportunity.
Tim’s inspired and genuine approach has made him one of Sydney’s most accomplished designers, with nearly 30 years in the business.
He graduated with the Graphic Design Certificate at Randwick TAFE in 1984 and worked as a junior designer at Lunn Dyer and Associates, with clients such as Qantas, BHP and The Maritime Museum. He worked for Zulu and its predecessor BGL Marketing for over eight years as art director/designer and later creative director, with clients including Sony, Optus, Canon and SBS.
He also created the award winning Black Marlin wine packaging and received a London International Design award for Headway bicycle helmet packaging.
In 1994 Tim started his own studio, Swell Design, working primarily in corporate identity, publishing, packaging and brand promotions. He won Australian Publishers Association Awards for book design for “Poems for Young Australians” and “The Perils of Magnificent Love” by Emma Magenta. He has also worked as a creative consultant at ACP on a number of magazine titles.
Tim spent six years at Corlette Design in Sydney, working largely in the area of hotel graphics and signage before moving to the Mid North Coast to join forces with former work colleague Aaron and Chris to form Well Creative.
He is good. Damn good. Paul’s obsession with IT began when he was 12. His Dad started to teach him how to strip back and rebuild old computers, but it was not long before Dad was asking Paul for advice. When he was not tinkering with motherboards and RAM he was helping everybody around him reinstall Windows when their computers were riddled with viruses.
His official training began at school in year 7 when he took IT electives. It was then onto building websites ‘just for fun’ and creating online gaming sites so he and his friends could consume endless hours playing Call Of Duty, America’s Army and Black Hawk Down. This led to building and maintaining online gaming sites for others.
After a start in the fashion industry in the mid 80s (the best time!), Kim was lured away from shoulder pads to take up the fight for endangered wildlife as a PR professional for World Wildlife Fund. Spanning Sydney, South Africa and the UK, she spearheaded major awareness campaigns towards stamping out the illegal wildlife trade.
Kim then applied her organisational and project management skills to her family’s WHS business in Sydney and with legal firm Mallesons. Moving to the Manning Valley in 2009 as the Tourism Coordinator for Manning Valley Tourism and armed with a Diploma in Business Management, Project Management and Hospitality Supervision, she led the rebranding of the destination using the gamut of print and digital mediums.
Most recently Kim was Marketing Manager and Project Coordinator for Australia’s top touring drive from Sydney to Brisbane – The Legendary Pacific Coast. She worked closely with nearly 500 tourism industry stakeholders – from tourism businesses to local and state government agencies. She earned the mantle of ‘go to woman’ because if you need something done properly and deadlines met, she’s your girl.
At Well, Kim manages the studio and client liaison while helping to keep the creative geniuses in tow!