We are Big Fish Creative
We are a full-service creative agency proudly based in Whangarei, Northland, with a friendly, talented and passionate team who think 'outside the tank' to deliver great results for great clients.
Strategy is about asking the challenging questions; where is your business going and how you define success. We offer ‘big picture’ insight to deliver marketing and communication strategies that are smart, effective, measurable and collaborative.
As a full service agency, we produce everything in-house, from exceptional strategy and branding through to captivating video and websites. Our team produces researched, insightful, artful work that is both smart and beautiful – yes, you can have it all.
Making it happen. We work with you to deliver your marketing strategy and continue to guide you through the measurement and analysis phase. Our preferred approach is to build meaningful long-term relationships as the ‘creative team’ for our valued clients.
Less talk, more action. Here's what we do.
This is what we’re passionate about. Our clients are important to us - the big guys and the small - and we work hard to find the right solution every time, whatever the brief.
Get to know our team
A clever, diverse, creative bunch with a global perspective, who have chosen to live in Northland for the big backyards, the friendly neighbours and the quintessential kiwi coastline.
Tristan TuckeyCreative Director
Tristan produces outstanding ideas at the drop of a hat, and coupled with his ability to easily distill a strategic vision and objectives and marry them effortlessly with tangible creative solutions, he is the ideal creative director.
Including his ten years as co-founder (now sole owner) and creative director of Big Fish Creative, Tristan is a design graduate who has been immersed in the creative industry for over 20 years, having worked in New Zealand, Australia and the UK developing and leading a range of high profile marketing initiatives.
Katy BrownMarketing and Communications
Katy brings strong marketing and communication skills to the team, adding linguistic finesse to all Big Fish projects and ensuring the finer details are meaningful and well considered.
A trained journalist and arts graduate, Katy has been with Big Fish for six years and has over 15 years’ experience in media and communications across a range of industries including health, education and large industry. She loves being a part of the creative process and witnessing a client’s strategy, vision and business objectives being brought to life.
Barac UnderwoodArt Director
Barac is the funky fish in the tank – keeping us up-to-date with the latest trends, products and surf reports, especially when there’s a nice ground swell running on the west coast.
He’s also a brilliant graphic designer and videographer, with a natural finesse for timelapse photography and editing.
Barac is delightfully honest and has an incredible eye for detail, which has been well refined in his 6 years with Big Fish.
Chris AndersonStrategy & Design
Chris is both a big picture thinker and a stickler for detail, a winning combination in his multi-faceted role as strategic account planner and designer. Chris loves the strategy behind the design, delivering to the highest standard, every time.
A senior designer and planner, Chris specialises in print and web design work, having spent seven years in London working for multinational clients including Starbucks and the BBC.
An incredibly talented artist and all-round super nice guy, Trent was lured into the Big Fish tank for his coding skills as a front end website developer. Combined with his design expertise, eye for detail and natural affinity for understanding the needs of the ‘end user’, Trent knows how to take a good website and make it exceptional.
Outside of work, Trent is a recognised local artist of outstanding public and private art projects.
Cassi KeyteMarketing Assistant
A local lass, Cassi brings insurmountable levels of positivity and energy to the Big Fish team and clients.
She has a flair for all things creative, including design, copy and baking – her cupcakes are legendary!
In her role as Marketing Assistant, Cassi juggles a myriad of roles, including account management, social media planning, design, reporting, and generally looking after everybody!
Briar van AmeringenAccount & Design
Briar is a vibrant, talented designer with outstanding account management prowess and exceptional illustration and web planning skills. Her skills across multiple disciplines means she always has her finger on the pulse.
Briar has a strong background in all aspects of design, including web and illustration, and is a great communicator, offering outstanding account management to her clients.
James CarppeDeveloper & Server Administrator
James is the real deal when it comes to genuine, hard-core developers, living and breathing code (and computers) all day every day.
A guru when it comes to film and television, and an ex-radio DJ, James is a master of PHP, mySQL and database design. James also doubles as server administrator, ensuring our technology remains up-to-date.
Mike DavisSales & Media
Mike (better known as Mavis) has a background in the fitness industry and extensive experience in media sales.
Mavis works with the Big Fish team to build long-term relationships with valued clients around New Zealand.
When he’s not fishing for Big Fish clients, he is working incredibly hard establishing his own business, Dream It, and is a devoted Dad to his beautiful twin girls. He runs marathons for fun and breathes life into any party.
Lee CreneFinance Manager
Lee is new to the creative industry, having trained as an accountant before being snapped up by Chartered Accountancy firm Petherick Kennedy.
After ten years with the firm, she left to start her delightful family, which now includes three gorgeous rugrats.
Lee also helped husband Pete kickstart his hydraulics firm, LC Hydraulics, where she managed the finances for seven years, before joining Big Fish.
Get in touch
The best place to begin any creative journey is with a cuppa and a blank piece of paper or two. Call up, call in or email us to start the journey.
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