Jamie was just 18 when he landed his first advertising job as a despatch clerk in 1985. Whilst working his way out of the mailroom, through media and into client service over the next 3 years, Jamie also studied at night to gain his Advanced Advertising Diploma. In the 6 years that followed he went on to manage major clients for a number of top Sydney agencies and for McCann-Erickson, London.
In 1994, with client management and strategy under his belt, Jamie focused his energy on ‘creative’ and graduated at the top of the Australian Writers and Art Directors School (AWARD) class of 94 in August that year. One month later he went from being a Senior Account Director to a Junior Copywriter and despite earning less than half the money he had more than twice the passion. It showed - over the next 5 years Jamie’s work received more than 50 local and international creative awards and landed him a role in 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 in 3 different countries, across 4 different departments with 11 different agencies, Jamie opened his own in 2003. Workshop is now in its 15th year and has just moved from Surry Hills to Newport on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. From their idyllic agency location, Jamie and his team continue to provide strategic, creative, digital and production services to some of the world’s biggest and smallest brands.
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.