Darren has been designing for more than 20 years. Founding Bounce in 2003, Darren made the move from a big agency simply to enjoy work again. Darren loves his work, his young family, his dog and schooling people on the finer things in life… the best movie ever made Predator*, lawn mowing and disclaimers.
Jacky KitcherMarketing Director
After more than 20 years honing her skills in the advertising and marketing world, Jacky joined Bounce in 2010, bringing along her high-level client service and project management skills. Jacky provides project management, strategy and marketing advice, as well as assisting in the day-to-day running of the studio to ensure every job comes in on time and to the highest standard. If you need assistance with marketing, advertising and public relations, then Jacky is your go-to girl. Jacky is a very positive person who adores her wonderful husband**, her 2 great kids, loves a chat and her smile is infectious.
Andrea BoyleArt Director
Andrea joined our team in 2005, the day before Australia Day, so she could get a public holiday the next day, bringing with her a wealth of knowledge and experience obtained from design agencies in Sydney and Newcastle. In her 18 years of design she has an enviable portfolio of projects for clients such as Mirvac Hotels, Austral Bricks, Mrs Crockets Salads, Capilano Honey, Wyeth, Clarendon Homes, Feld Entertainment, Retravision, Civic Theatre, University of Newcastle and Wests Group. Andrea is recognised for her order, clarity and creative skills in presenting clever ideas in unique ways with focused attention to detail. Andrea also knows how to keep the Bounce boys in check… which is required fairly often.
Brenden StothardArt Director
With more than 18 years experience under his belt, and a lovely hernia scar, Brenden has an impressive background. His experience spans the property, government, retail, corporate and education sectors, working with national and local clients such as Australia Post, Landcom, National Foods, Aldi, Mirvac, Onesteel and the University of Newcastle. Brendan is a stickler for consistency, bringing brands to life and ensuring they always tell the right story. He is also our resident illustrator. Stodsy loves his arthouse and independent cinema, archery, and has a somewhat unique palette when it comes to sweets. He is also pretty specific when it comes to the music being played in the studio.
Chris GazzardArt Director
With over 14 years experience in branding, print and digital design, Chris has acquired an impressive range of design skills and has been recognised internationally for logo design by Logo Lounge and for website design by awwwards.com.
Chris mixes his creative talent and analytical nature to get the best out of every project. Having worked with local and national clients including The University of Newcastle, Wests Leagues Club, Balance Health Clubs, Northern NSW Football, Mirvac, Shaw Gidley, Newcastle innovation and Manor Homes, Chris has developed a thorough understanding of what makes different businesses and industries tick.
Chris is also Bounce Design’s sports nut, he loves to surf, play football (soccer) and can be found dissecting the weekend’s football results on a Monday morning…especially when Liverpool win!
14 years of Bouncin’
We opened our doors 14 years ago at The Junction, and have recently moved to a bigger and better premises in Darby Street, Cooks Hill, the most creative location in Newcastle. In this time, we’ve had the privilege of working with a very long list of clients that continues to grow. We’re too humble to tell you that we’re great at what we do, but one thing we will share is that we care about your brand as much as you do. Our long-lasting relationships with our clients are living proof.
We love to help
Whether it’s a small press ad or a company-wide rebrand, talking to you about what you want is how we work. Helping you begins with communication – just talking actually works
We love what we do
It almost goes without saying… creativity begins with the heart. Turning ideas into something real is what keeps us going. When it comes to self promotion, we leave the trumpet at the door. We believe our work speaks for itself.
We’re always learning
We stay on the edge of technology and industry trends. We are inspired by the unknown and are continually exploring, learning and refining.
We don’t take ourselves too seriously
When you work in a creative field, you can’t take yourself too seriously. We laugh, joke around, pull our hair out, collaborate and explore, but above all things, we get the job done and enjoy doing it.
There’s no point in pretending. We believe that with honesty, we can get straight to what’s best for your business. It’s your brand after all, and through collaboration, we want your business to succeed.