Jamie commenced his advertising career at just 18. Whilst working his way out of the mailroom, through media and into client service, he also studied at night to gain his Advanced Advertising Diploma. Over the next 7 years he went on to develop his strategic and management skills across major clients in Sydney and London agencies.
In 1994, with client management and strategy under his belt, Jamie pursued his creative ambitions and graduated at the top of the Australian Writers and Art Directors School (AWARD) and landed a job as a writer with McCann-Erickson Sydney. In the next 5 years Jamie won over 50 local and International creative awards before being lured to the US. Here he worked for top New York creative agency Fallon, guest lectured at the Miami Ad School and New York School of Visual Arts on ‘The Art of Creative Concepting’ and became a Senior Creative Vice President at FCB New York.
After 18 years working across 3 different markets, in 4 different departments with 11 different agencies, Jamie opened his own in 2003. Workshop is now in its 17th year and whilst deliberately small, Jamie and his team provide strategic, creative and production services to some of the world’s biggest brands. After working as a strategic advisor to a number of clients, Jamie was invited to join the board of Agri Fintech start-up, Jungle Trading Pty Ltd to provide marketing expertise. To build his knowledge base, Jamie completed and graduated the AICD Company Directors Course in 2018.
Jamie lives in Newport with his wife Ingrid, 3 children - Indiana, Jye and Fin as well as Luna the dog. He is passionate about his family and sustainability and loves cooking and growing his own food, making things out of wood, building dry stone walls, fishing, surfing, diving and anything to do with the ocean.