THE TEAM BEHIND THE SCENES

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GRAPHIC DESIGNER

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PRODUCTION CO-ORDINATOR

After spending her childhood traveling the sights of Australia, Andree found her manicured feet back on her home grounds of the Gold Coast in 1987 – and never left.

Now in her seventh year at Copirite, Andree knows the ins and outs of what is happening across clients’ design work through to the final print production. Her love of the role is further enhanced by working closely with the (awesome) staff and being known to get a flower or two from happy clients.

While Andree happily looks forward to enjoying a few Jatz with smoked oysters and a glass of bubbly on the weekends, she has also been heard to tell stories about her love of gardening, the beach, cooking, her two darling kids and spending time with her husband.

As Andree can often be heard reminding staff, “Attitude is everything so pick a good one!”, she certainly is a positive and well-known personality within Copirite.

 

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MANAGING DIRECTOR

Annette founded Copirite in 2005, following the rapid growth of her freelance graphic design business.

As Managing Director, she has been the driving force behind the company’s steady growth to a team of 24 staff and her hands on approach ensures she is readily involved in major client campaigns. With over 15 years experience in print, design and advertising, and having worked for a variety of leading advertising agencies, Annette continues to bring a wealth of knowledge and the know-how to lead the team at Copirite.

Annette says her daily dose of energy is her two year old son Jackson (a.k.a- Copirite’s Mini CEO), who can on occasion be heard giggling from her office.

Outside of work, Annette has an undying love of handbags and shoes and doesn’t mind a sneaky online shop.

A stern believer in staying motivated, Annette lives by the quote: “If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it”.

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SENIOR GRAPHIC DESIGNER

After completing a Bachelor of Design at Griffith University, Aynsley knew which design company she wanted her high-heel loving feet in: Copirite!

Fast-forward six years later and Senior Designer Aynsley still wakes up every morning looking forward to well…coffee, but also to the design concepts she will be creating under Copirite’s roof. Aynsley continues to work on some of the largest design campaigns and is an integral part of the team with her extensive knowledge of interior fit outs, along with her solid experience in training new up and coming designers within the team.

When not living her days as a talented designer, Aynsley can be found involved in her hobbies of cooking, cleaning (what!?) and all things real estate domination. Her life is completed by her husband Justin and her two mischievous cats Jinx and Harley.

Aynsley lives by the belief that “you create your own destiny” and we couldn’t agree more!

 

 

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PRINT PRODUCTION

After completing a (deep breath in) Bachelor of Sustainable Development and Construction Management at Bond University, Brodie joined the Copirite team as a coordinator of print production.

His role has him working across the printing and dispatching of client campaigns, along with the installation of signage and banners Australia-wide. Brodie enjoys the changing challenges and tasks that each new day brings, plus (obviously) working with some pretty amazing people.

Beyond the walls of Copirite, Brodie is often spotted at the beach, involved in athletics or training with his AFL team. In fact we’re proud to brag that he was a 2012 AFL Rising Star nominee!

Never one to shy away from hard work, Brodie believes in Muhammad Ali’s inspirational saying: ‘I hated every minute of training, but I said: don’t quit. Suffer now, and live the rest of your life a champion’.

Champion of Copirite, we agree!

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PRINT PRODUCTION MANAGER

As Copirite’s Production Manager Chris’ main role is, quite simply, making the impossible jobs possible. He is involved in the printing, production and dispatching of all client campaigns, along with overseeing the staff involved in that process.

Chris credits his ‘get the job done’ mentality to his time spent in the military, and his ongoing training in martial arts. Not one to mess with, if you ask us!!

When not ensuring a smooth transition from production to dispatch at Copirite, Chris can be found scouring the off-beat music shops to add to his growing record collection.

Always one to believe that any dream can be achieved, Chris is a big fan of this famous quote: ‘He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life’…and we definitely agree.

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DISPATCH CO-ORDINATOR

As one of Copirite’s longest standing team members, Dan is the integral link between print production and your important packages reaching you on time!

Working with our custom built job management application, Dan plans the logistics of getting things out in sometimes, well.. ‘challenging’ situations and ensures all details are stored for tracking and future reference.

When not waking up at the crack of dawn to be at the production plant for the morning shift, Dan can be found seeking out quality dining establishments along the Coast, and matching it with equally quality vino.

 
 

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PRINT PRODUCTION

Gold Coast-born Dylan usually has two things on his mind: printing and fitness. With his days spent a part of Copirite’s print production team, and his nights spent training for the next athletic championship, Dylan is certainly one busy-constantly-on-the-move kinda guy.

His part time role at Copirite has him involved in the production and execution of client campaigns. Whilst outside of work, one could safely assume Dylan is pretty committed to his athletics training considering he competed in the 2007 World Championships, was a member of the 2008 Olympic Games and has his eyes set on the 2016 Rio games.

Quite the deep-thinker (he does have a degree in Psychology after all) Dylan lives by this motto: “Be before you are and you will become”.

Don’t worry we don’t really understand it either, but it works for him!

 

 

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With over 15 years experience in the printing industry, Copirite’s CEO Grant is a fundamental part of the leadership team. Grant’s background in printing, along with IT and web development, provides him with the knowledge and experience to ensure that Copirite’s production and design teams maintain consistent high work standards.

Grant’s role within Copirite has him overseeing the technical and mechanical side of production so client work is continuously and promptly processed and delivered.

Grant’s enthusiastic nature has helped Copirite to quickly become one of Gold Coast’s top design and print agencies.

Outside of work, Grant’s interests are very fitness focused. As a professional athlete, Grant is often found training for races and, of course, winning them. However, Grant does credit most of his athleticism to continuously chasing around his growing toddler!

 

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STUDIO ADMINISTRATION ASSISTANT

Sometimes you have to dabble in a few things before you find what you have been searching for, and Hazel certainly did just that. Working in industries spanning from retail through to hospitality, Hazel finally found a perfect career within Copirite’s doors.

As an Account Manager, Hazel’s passion lies within working with clients and designers to ensure a unified and outstanding creative result. Plus, working with a team she describes as “fantastically fun” does help too.

Hazel continues her love of the creative outside of work too. She can often be found making her own jewellery or cooking uber fancy meals for her friends and family.

It’s definitely clear to the world what Hazel’s motivation slogan is as she is often heard whispering, “I can do this” behind her computer screen.

 

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MULTIMEDIA + GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Born and raised in Manila, Jan spent his childhood surrounded by his own creations, cartoons and transformers. As time passed, and his love of toys declined, his interest in drawing and design continued to evolve and he quickly realised the creative path he was headed down.

Skip ahead six years later, and he moved to the Gold Coast to live out his childhood dream of design. After completing a Diploma of Graphic Design at Gold Coast Tafe, Jan joined Copirite’s team as a junior designer. His favourite part of his work includes working on campaigns that involve image manipulations.

With a self proclaimed interest in “geek stuff”, Jan’s hobbies include building scale model kits, painting and adding to his eclectic movie collection.

Jan has a bright future in designing and lives by the motto, ‘Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare’ to keep him motivated.

 

 

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DISPATCH CO-ORDINATOR

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WEB DEVELOPER

Living in the beautiful Tweed Heads shire for all of his life, Jaymie spent most of his childhood and later years leading a very active life, participating in sports such as fishing, bodyboarding, skateboarding and on his pushy.

After completing studies at NCIT, Treehouse, Codeschool and the SchoolofJaymie, he gained valuable work experience through various national, international companies and government.

Loving all things web, Jaymie is actively involved in running local meet up groups – Drupal Gold Coast and Ruby on Rails Gold Coast and is passionate about the websites and web applications that allow him to solve problems for people everyday.

With his motivational slogan of ‘The hardest things in life are the ones most doing’, and his current hobbies including bodyboarding, photography, travel, coding and movies; it’s hard to picture our pleasant natured Jaymie indulging in his other obsession – horror and psychological thrillers!

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STUDIO ADMINISTRATION ASSISTANT

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SENIOR GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Simply put, Kim’s childhood was spent drawing stories rather than writing them. While this wasn’t exactly appreciated by her teachers, it was a clear foundation for her future as a Graphic Designer.

Tasmanian-born Kim further fueled her interest in creative design by completing a Diploma of Graphic Design at Tafe. From that she proceeded to work at a high profile agency in Hobart, before making the move to the Gold Coast and finding her feet within Copirite.

Kim’s love of graphic designing, in particular creating music posters, has seen her awarded with the Gold PICA Award in 2007 and has had artwork twice featured in OzGraphix.

When not madly involved in her work, she can be found playing bass in her band or watching The Discovery Channel. Sometimes, she says, she will brave the weekend daylight and go to the beach…or forage for food.

Living by the quote of ‘Sometimes the people who say that you can’t do something are usually the ones who are afraid you will!’ has helped Kim overcome her fear of claymation cartoons…..

….Just kidding, she is still terrified of them, but we love her motivated spirit!

 

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ART DIRECTOR

As award winning Art Director, Kris establishes all conceptual and creative direction for Copirite’s clients.

Known as a creative entrepreneur, idea mediater and brief deciphering guru, Kris has been an integral part of the Copirite team since 2005. Prior to Copirite, Kris gained his experience in visual communication and advertising roles within commercial and print agencies in his hometown of Melbourne.

Kris has worked on numerous award winning national and international campaigns, including being awarded the prestigious regional MACCA’s ‘Best Advertising Campaign’ for two consecutive years whilst designing at Copirite.

Life outside of the Copirite design studio includes fashion designing, vintage furniture hunting, a die-hard love of house music plus time with his uber cute curly haired schnoodle named Lazer.

Kris lives by the slogan “Nothing is easy…otherwise everyone else would be doing it” and nothing rings truer than his dedication to the challenges of his work and role.

 

 

 

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STUDIO ADMINISTRATION ASSISTANT

Laura, also known as Lozza, Loz or Lozza for the obvious reason, also goes by ‘Bunsen’ and ‘Pinball’.. for burning all food and ricocheting off everything..! Growing up in rural northern England, she was surrounded by a picturesque hillside location, loving family and plenty of pets.

Laura’s adult life has seen her spend much of her career working within hospitality and tourism, as well as travelling the globe which holds her in good stead for the many skills required in the busy Copirite operation.

Laura cites feeling part of a great vibrant, dynamic team who show passion in their work every day as they create-create-create as her favourite part of work. Outside of the office she loves running, creating with beads and singing to her cat, as well as having a strange love of Bollywood!

Laura’s key to keeping motivated is to to live by the quote; “Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.” (Mahatma Gandhi)

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STUDIO ADMINISTRATION ASSISTANT

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SENIOR GRAPHIC DESIGNER

After completing his education at London’s Met Uni and Singapore’s Iss & Coleman Creative College, graphic designer Paul gained invaluable design experience working throughout Europe and Asia. But after seeing the sights and sounds of the world, Paul finally found home on Australian soil and under Copirite’s creative roof.

While his British accent might be nearly impossible to understand, his love and passion for designs (especially those including sport) isn’t hard to see.

Paul happily says his favourite part of the job is getting paid to do his hobby. What a lucky guy!

Out from under Copirite’s roof, Paul can be found being a proud husband to his wife Jade, a father to his two children and a self-proclaimed sun junkie who spends way too much time on his skateboard.

   
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WEB DIRECTOR

Growing up in the suburbs of Melbourne, Copirite’s Web Director Rob distinctly remembers when he fell in love with programming.

He was 8 and had just received a Commodore-64 but was sadly dragged away on a Christmas-time holiday. So Rob grabbed onto what he could and took the computer’s Programming Guide with him, hoping to learn more about his brand new present. By the time the holiday was finished, Rob’s new obsession with programming was evident and he has loved it to this day.

Rob’s role within Copirite sees him lead the web team as they design, develop and maintain interactive websites and web applications. Coupled with the graphic design team, Rob ensures the clients’ visions and online goals are met with easy to use, great looking and secure websites. When not developing amazing sites, Rob likes 4WDing, seeing the sights of the world and watching movies with his wife.

Quite the minimalist, Rob lives by the belief that: ‘Anyone can make something complex. It takes a touch of genius to strip away complexity and create something simple’.

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STUDIO ADMINISTRATION ASSISTANT

Growing up on the North West Coast of Tasmania, Sommer was heavily involved in sporting and in particular Volleyball; representing the state for several seasons. Despite now living in Queensland for over 13 years, she still, er, proudly… calls herself a Tasmanian. We’ll excuse her for that!

Sommer cites her favourite part of work being able to work alongside the very fun loving and quirky administration team, and seeing a job progress from brief to finished art, and hearing the clients satisfaction.

Outside of work, it’s all about Footy! That’s AFL – of course! Sommer is a fanatic and her major love for the code and the mighty Geelong Cats has seen her endure the pain of a tattoo to show her dedication. She also manages to fit in some love for the other 2 men in her life, husband Steve and toddler Jettah and lives by the motto “Life is too short. Live it to the fullest”.

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SENIOR GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Stayc has fond memories of growing up in a small surfy town that prides itself on main attractions like camel rides and the Big Banana. However, as Stayc grew so did her interest in the lights of the big cities, so she made the move to the Gold Coast at 18.

Stayc’s new GC life saw her enroll in a graphic design course at the International College of Art, and later finding herself in the world of full-time design. After working on major campaigns for Billabong, Sin Design and Kelly Lane, Stayc’s experience landed her a senior graphic designer role within Copirite.

A self-proclaimed beach-aholic, Stayc’s life outside of design involves her keen interest in fitness, playing basketball and cutting her sandwiches into triangles; never squares.

Always ready for what life holds, Stayc is quite confident in the belief that, “Life is too short to remove your USB safely”…and we agree. Sort of.

 
 

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SIGNAGE +PRINT PRODUCTION

There is a joke around the office that Tyson is rarely seen with a shirt on when the temperature rises above 20, but with a job as important as Tyson’s, we say whatever makes him happy!

Tyson’s management role of signage installation and fit-outs has him traveling Australia wide to ensure that all client projects are professionally installed and visually appealing.

From our purpose built factory, Tyson also operates Copirite’s large format print, router and banner finishing machines.

When not busy with his day-to-day hands on work, Tyson is an athletics enthusiast, a car lover and a “just going for a skate” kinda guy.

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GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Fijian-born, Sydney-raised Vanessa spent her early childhood riding horses and creating in-depth artwork pieces for the likes of the Tooth Fairy and Santa.

So, it was no surprise to her parents when later in life she enrolled in Sydney’s KVB School of Design to become a full time graphic designer. Before finding her creative feet within Copirite, Vanessa’s work history included designing toys for McDonalds and involved creatively with Marvel Comics.

Currently her favourite part of work includes advertising designs for a national client and working alongside equally passionate individuals. Outside of work Vanessa is an absolute fitness junkie who loves the gym, snowboarding and general outdoor activities.

Living life to the fullest, Vanessa well and truly actions her favourite motivation slogan of, “Go Hard or Go Home!”.