Laura was recently included as the only New Zealander in the Campaign Asia-Pacific Woman to Watch 2018 list, awarded for being an outstanding female high achiever in the marketing, advertising and communications industry across Asia-Pacific. A designer with over 14 years experience, she has an extensive knowledge of strategic design, advertising and brand application, with particular expertise in brand ideation and typography. Laura is a professional DINZ (Designers Institute of NZ) member and has experience working across multiple international brands, creating work for clients including Sheraton Hotels and Resorts, Kelly Tarlton’s, Westpac,Plunket, Lego, Puma, Wilson Parking, Canon (New Zealand and Australia), Mattel and Te Puia (one of New Zealand’s top tourism attractions).
Since founding RUN in 2008 (then Designstein), Laura has orchestrated the launch of many successful brands, including an extensive biodiversity project in the Pacific for the FAO of the United Nations. She has also been commissioned to create work for the annual worldwide industry conference Semi-Permanent, and is a talented, multi-disciplined designer.
Laura has a passion for helping clients grow and build their businesses. Her inherent knowledge and skills in the area of brand ideation and strategic based thinking help her expertly navigate across media channels in the implementation of branding projects on any scale, small or large.
Call Laura on 021 1100 737
Tēna koutou. Ngā mihi whakamihi kia koutou. Kei te hari me to koa au ki te tūtaki i a koutou. Nō reira, tēna koutou, tēna koutou, tēna tātou katoa. Hailing from Tainui and a very proud and close descendant of Pōtatau Te WheroWhero, Raymond was recently named as one of Campaign Asia Pacific’s 40 Under 40 in 2018. Raymond has worked at the highest level of advertising, alongside some of the world’s most awarded creative directors. He is one of the few creatives of Māori/Polynesian descent in the advertising industry in the world, giving him a unique cultural viewpoint, a bonus in the ever-changing Kiwi landscape.
After graduating from AUT University with a Degree in Bachelor of Communications Studies, Raymond was quickly hired to work as a creative at Colenso BBDO, consistently ranked in the top three most creative agencies in the world. He further honed his craft as an Art Director in the biggest and most respected advertising agencies in New Zealand and Australia, including Saatchi and Saatchi, Clemenger BBDO, TBWA Whybin, Lowe, Draft FCB, DDB and 99. During his career Raymond has worked on global brand and retail advertising accounts including Air New Zealand, Pacific Blue, Emirates, McDonald’s, TV3, Sky TV, Toyota, The Warehouse, Chrysler, Volkswagen, Frucor, Fonterra, Placemakers, ASB Bank, Les Mills and many more.
Raymond is also the creative behind Wellington’s iconic ‘Blown Away’ sign, chosen by public vote and commissioned by the Wellington Airport as a gift to the windy city. Experienced in a variety of categories and disciplines, Raymond thrives on any creative business challenge. Exposure to all facets of advertising, has enabled him to effectively navigate the gap between traditional and digital communications.
Call Raymond on 021 175 0941
At RUN our core values form the foundation for an environment that benefits and enriches our clients and our team. We strive for these every day because we want to be a company we are proud of and that our clients are proud to work with.
CREATIVE & INNOVATIVE
Obviously being a creative agency, creativity and innovation are in our blood. We’re ideas people and encourage and embrace thinking differently, enabling us to come up with better solutions for you. We’re passionate about using creativity to solve problems. We believe in the proven link between creativity and commercial success. And we’re up for any creative challenge that comes our way!
OPEN & HONEST
We are truthful, upfront and open-minded and like to work with people who are the same. Open, honest communication is the key to any successful relationship – that’s when great teamwork and collaboration happens. We may not always agree, but we’ll always be truthful and in our work it’s how we come to the best possible outcome for all. Organisations we work with value what we bring to the table, which is a lot of expertise in stuff like graphic design, strategy, branding, marketing and creative advertising. If we aren’t the right fit for some we’re ok with that. We strongly believe you need to go with your gut feeling.
FAMILY FRIENDLY & REAL
Sick kids? School holidays? Or didn’t notice your baby left a stain on your pants just as you walked out the door? No problem – we totally understand. Everyone was a kid once and everyone has family (good and bad), so why try and hide it? We aim to be the same people at work as we are at home. We have strong family values. We are a small, close team who respect, motivate and support each other. We laugh and have fun together. Family keep us grounded and down to earth. At RUN kids are always welcome.
GROWTH & KNOWLEDGE
We constantly strive to learn and improve by expanding our skill set and looking for ways to grow and expand our knowledge. RUN is made up of amazingly smart people; our team has extensive, real-world experience and education in our craft. We consider everything a learning experience, so look forward to what we can learn from you.
PASSIONATE & DETERMINED
We love what we do. We put our heart and soul into it every day and that’s why we’ve helped so many businesses succeed since 2008. Our determination to produce outstanding work stems from our true love and belief in our craft. We are passionate about what we do and want to share that passion with each other, our clients and the world!
Good ideas and decisions come when positive people surround us. Research shows there is a connection between positivity and performance, and we feel it. Positive people produce better work, are more successful, healthy and make the world a better place. We have a fun, positive attitude and environment for all. A smile goes a long way. We are grateful. Sure, we like facts, but believe that the glass is half full and there’s always an opportunity to top it.
We strive to make decisions that not only benefit our company and clients, but the wider community and environment too. We strive to do what’s right for the world. We are ethical, honest and have a sense of purpose to improving the planet and humanity. We are doing our bit to make our work continually more sustainable, to leave a lesser footprint on the earth. It’s just the right thing to do. Ok, in the spirit of openness and honesty, we’re not at all perfect (we should probably have a worm farm in the office, although we do have a dog who helps with the food scraps), but we’re continually striving to do our bit.