Dave Clark Design has been part of the Melbourne design and digital scene since 2011. But we actually opened for business in 2001 through our Auckland studio. Since then things have grown to the point where we now operate out of Sydney too.

Maybe it’s our Kiwi roots that explain why we like to work under the radar, forging lasting relationships with clients more so than entering awards. That’s not to say design or creativity takes a back seat. 

Far from it! We remain absolutely true to our design heritage. And while we talk strategy, we firmly focus on the ‘doing’ because we know you’ve got targets to hit.

Engage our services and you’ll find a multi-disciplined approach, which leads to more consistent, memorable and complete experiences for customers online and offline, globally and locally.

At last count there were over 60 of us doing great work across five studios. Together we work as a single, integrated agency that crosses borders and time zones.

About us

Our approach

Our appraoch

If there’s one thing that sets us apart from other agencies, it’s our service. However clients also respect our ability to cut through the noise to get things done. Much of this stems from having the right attitude and making the right investment in senior design and digital talent. We’re open and flexible about our processes. We work harmoniously with appointed suppliers, including advertising agencies, to best ensure brand consistency and integrity.

How we work

What’s more we work as a genuinely integrated team, which leads to plenty of collaboration across disciplines. Copywriters work with motion graphic artists, graphic designers work with digital designers and so on. Our brand design influences what we do digitally. Likewise our UX thinking informs what we do even in print. Whatever we do, we make sure that working with us is easy by being prepared, flexible and nice. Nice by itself is good. But nice plus delivering great work – now that’s when you hit the jackpot.

 

 

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Brand

Brand creation
Brand delivery
Consumer communications
Internal communications
Investor communications

Experience

Websites
Applications
Mobile
Emerging platforms
Motion graphics
Content development
Displays and exhibitions
Retail environments

Key people

Dave Clark

Principal

A practising designer for more than 30 years, Dave is responsible for the branding and design of many of New Zealand’s most iconic brands, including Air New Zealand and the All Blacks. He is a past DINZ president and recently received the Outstanding Achievement Award from the Designers Institute of New Zealand for his work in furthering New Zealand's design culture. Dave remains key to our strong agency culture. He makes sure our values are applied to everything we do.

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Andy Brown

Group General Manager

Andy is responsible for the overall performance of all four DCD offices. As a qualified designer with a background in advertising, design and production there’s no one better placed to understand the many facets of our business. When Andy’s not working side by side with senior management on matters of strategy and project management, he’s taking care of the finer details of resourcing and operations.

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Andrew Smith

GROUP CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Andrew leads all creative teams across the Asia-Pacific region. As a part owner of the agency (alongside Dave, Andy and Jonathan) he’s also a businessman who is keenly aware of the job design has to do in motivating and persuading customers to act. Highlights from his 15-year career include the re-brand of ANZ’s Private Banking, the launch of Countdown’s Signature range, and the roll-out of major sponsorship packages for both the Australian Open and Shanghai Masters.

+64 9 300 1613

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Jonathan Tillick

Group Digital Director

Jonathan sets the digital strategy and the tone of the user experience for our digital team. Led by the design and user experience of a solution as much as its technical foundation, he ensures a customer’s interactive experience is relevant, authentic and rewarding. A key part of Jonathan’s role is to help clients shape what they want to get out of a project and then develop a content-driven strategy for our in-house team to realise – be it an app, website or more specialist digital solution.

+64 9 300 1612

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Jonathan Tillick

Group Digital Director

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