Some of us seem to have been here forever. Others are a fresh, energetic face in the game. Check out the cred on G&A’s main players here.
Director + Senior Designer + Everything Do-er
She completed a Bachelor of Design majoring in Visual Communications at Ara in 2012, and was quickly chased by a multitude of agencies in New Zealand recognising her borderline super-human range of skills and talents.
Her natural creativity comes packaged with high attention to detail and a wonderful way with the clients, an unusual combination in a designer. On top of this she can somehow always manage to fit ‘one more project’ on her plate at any given time – and complete it with excellence.
In 2017, Grant and Mandy decided their best succession plan was to simply hand over the reins to Emma, so she can take the agency into the digital future – a place she feels thoroughly at home as part of growing up during the internet’s creation and rise.
Call Emma on 03 366 3678 or email her
Co-Founder + Sales Manager + Creative
Grant co-founded G&A in 1984 with wife and business partner Mandy Nelson. Grant is driven by generating results through creativity. For Grant, there is nothing more rewarding than growing brands and creating successful marketing campaigns, of which many New Zealand and Canterbury organisations and companies have been on the receiving end.
Not only is Grant a qualified designer and creative director, he is also a talented sailor of racing and leisure yachts known as ‘Nelly’ to sailing buddies and some school friends. When not at work or on a yacht, he can be found skiing, fishing, supporting the visual and performing arts, or socialising with friends and family over a good New Zealand wine.
Call Grant on 03 366 3678 or email him
Photographer + Traveller
Daniela became part of our network in 2015 when her and Emma met and had an instant connection over aestehtics. She’s an insanely talented photographer based in Christchurch. She was born in a small Swiss village called Klosters and grew up amongst the Canterbury plains in Christchurch, New Zealand.
She loves shooting everything from creative and crazy concepts, weddings, portraits all the way through to her main love which is shooting food. We hope she gets to eat it afterwards.
Daniela loves to tell stories through photography and to help businesses create beautiful, eye sizzling content.
You can view Daniela’s freelance work here
Co-Founder + Writer + Creative
As a writer, her strengths lie in information hierarchy – organising information logically – and cutting out the crap. She is in full command of the mechanics of English style, grammar and punctuation. Her non-fiction writing capabilities and experience range from corporate copy (company profiles; websites; annual reports; strap lines; brand stories; editing client copy) through to creative advertising campaigns; TV ad scripts; and the naming of products, places and companies. Her corporate copy writing is founded with integrity in 30 years’ experience in marketing strategy and a deep understanding of branding.
Her fiction writing capabilities extend to children’s books, ‘The Pebble Puppy’, and poetry commissioned or written simply for fun. She has experience in using poetic forms such as triolets, sonnets and similar. She also writes exceptionally classy erotic limericks and rhyming doggerel with perfect scansion. Moral of the story – we can challenge her!
Call Mandy on 03 366 3678 or email her
Digital Marketing Strategist
Moses’ key strength in the digital space is strategy and disruptive ideas to make sure brands cut through the noise.
Intermediate Graphic Designer + Art Curator
Bianca joined our team in May of 2018 by a chance meeting; travelling around New Zealand as a professional tourist from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Bianca met the G&A team at a creative event and hit it off like a house on fire! She is now part of the team assisting with various graphic design projects at the creative conceptual stage; a place she thrives best with her wild imagination and infectiously positive, creative attitude.
She is a person whose professional pursuit is to look for opportunities to grow. She enjoys working in places that she can identify with, with admirable people to exchange knowledge with, because she believes there is always room for new ways of thinking and evolving.
Graphic designer with many years of experience, she flirts with digital illustration, print layout, and layout for various types of media. Bianca flourished by working with art and curation, with all the stimuli that allowed her to use her creativity and intuition. She likes to get involved with different types of projects and people, and have the possibility to discover herself doing something new, whether working independently or collaborating with other creative professionals.