Our people are far and away our most cherished asset at True. Since we opened our doors in 2011, we’ve gathered around 40 incredibly talented individuals who bring with them a diverse pool of skills and personalities.

We have deliberately set out to create a work environment and a culture that enables work/life balance, genuine fun and collaboration. We’ve jokingly been referred to as the Hotel California because people who come here seldom ever leave. We must being doing something right.

What does this mean for clients? Well simply it’s stability, knowledge, guardianship and let’s not ignore relationships. For anyone thinking about joining us? It’s about creating the most kick-arse place we can so people can do genuinely satisfying and rewarding work with a great bunch of people who are like family.

Airi Sutherland
Digital Producer
Likes; Larry David, pasta, politics, and cold Peroni at the beach

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Amie Spence
Account Director
Likes; West Coast beaches, Interior Design, Laughing till it hurts and great food and wine.

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Clare Waldron
Group Account Director
Likes; Odie, My vegetable garden, Horse riding, Tattie scones & Snow

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Conan Gorbey
Operations Director
Likes; My girls, silly jokes, cooking, cycling, Le Creuset frypans

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Craig Pethybridge
Executive Creative Director
Likes; Street art, Pranks, Puzzles, Inventing, Daydreaming

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Damien Knowles
Senior Creative
Likes; Swimming at the beach, taking an extra slice of cake, full fat milk and everything about Italy.

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David Hutchens
Account Director

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Lord Denny Monk

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Dom Antelme
Creative Director
Likes; Family, Old school skateboarding, tattoo's, the ocean and Rock n Roll.

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Dori Stevens
Office Manager
Likes; My little family, Jack the black lab, Getting lost in a book, Feasting with friends and Eagles of Death Metal

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Duncan Blair
Creative Group Head
Likes; Dark ales. Dark music. Dark humour

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Fernando Hart
Director | DOP

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Gareth Moon

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Hadley Petraska
Account Manager
Likes; Ice cream, Holidays, My dogs, Home decorating and Laughing loudly

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Ian Sweeney
Creative Director
Likes; Nothing

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Iva Trifonov
Creative Assistant
Likes; Photography, Travelling, Illustration, Polaroids and Daydreaming

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Janelle Herrick
Senior Creative
Likes; Tyre swings in Puriri trees, a challenge, home made waterslides, architecture and new orchards laden with fruit.

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Janisa Parag
Head of Planning
Likes; The classic Kiwi Bungalow, Juliette Hogan, Supreme Coffee, 5 Day Test Cricket, Pearl Jam ‘93

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Jen Sievers
Senior Designer
Likes; Colourful things, Painting furniture, Lenses, Sunlight and My baby girl

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Jerry Beale
Social & Cultural Strategist
Likes; My children, Empty beaches, Mountain-tops, Fresh coffee, Acoustic music

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Jess Standidge
Senior Account Manager
Likes; The Coromandel, Cooking, Stormy beaches, Villas, Typography

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Joseph McAlpine
Senior Producer

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Josh Morrice

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Kate Lennon
Digital Account Director
Likes; Good food, Great chat, Daydreaming, Jewellery design and My Dog Cooper

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Kayleigh Martin
Content Curator
Likes; global adventures, swimming in the rain, climbing mountains, musical exploration and books, glorious books (the paper kind).

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Kevin Schluter
Digital Design Director
Likes; Family fun, Surf missions, Spontaneity, Italian food and the odd IPA (or Otago Pinot)

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Mardo El Noor
Motion Designer

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Matt Dickinson
Managing Director
Likes; My family, Cricket, Music, Fishing, Eating and drinking

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Matt Ellwood
Creative Technologist
Likes; Inappropriate jokes, Putting my foot in it, Martins Bay, Things that just work.

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Matt Heays
Head of Design

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Matt Procter
Account Executive
Likes; Summer, Basketball, Waterskiing, Eating out and Chocolate Ice-cream

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Melissa Chardet
Art Director
Likes; Playing games, Watching movies, Science, Japanese food, Leonardo DiCaprio

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Nigel Sutton
Likes; Summer, my crazy lovely daughter and road trips.

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Olivia Knox
Likes; Fresh flowers, Fashion, Salty ocean air, Travelling, Quirkiness

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Oscar Fernandez
Industrial Designer
Likes; Rock ’n’ roll, beating Scott at table tennis, a good lager, dinosaurs and precision measuring equipment.

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Pete Hansen
Senior Editor
Likes; Oldschool motorcycles/cars/music/fashion

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Peter Koopman
Senior Web Developer
Likes; Bass, Jazz, Wine, Travel

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Rachael Macklin
Senior Creative

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Samara van der Valk

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Sara Pethybridge
Account Manager
Likes; summertime, dancing, family, chocolate & good books

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Sarah Chernishov
Senior Art Director

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Sarah Pethybridge
Consultant | CRM DM Loyalty
Likes; Likes; MAC make up, Frodo (my cat), Brightly coloured flowers, Waiheke Island, Mexican food

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Scott Moyes
Likes; Rugby league, Kumara fries, Ginger beer, South Park and Terrible puns

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Sean Wakely
Likes; Sports Cold Water Swims Summer Dad’s olive paste Pina Coladas Sports again Lemons Dad Jokes

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Sophie Smith
Account Director

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Steve Kane
Managing Director

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Tash Vranjes
Studio Manager
Likes; Summer evenings spent outside, Makeup, Tattoos, Cheesy 80's music, Laughing

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Winnie Dumell
Production Manager

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Join Us

We’re always looking to meet clever, inventive, passionate and talented individuals who can expand and improve what we do.

So if that’s you, let’s chat. Any defined vacancies at True will be posted on our blog and Facebook page. But even if nothing is showing, we’d still like to hear about you.

Send your details to [email protected] - you never know what's around the corner.

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