We bring brands to life for successful clients. We're a brand and experience agency, proud of our design focus. So while we talk strategy and relentlessly test solutions, our focus remains firmly on doing. Because we know your business relies on customers interacting with beautifully designed experiences, without delay.
Right now there are nearly 60 of us, in studios across Auckland, Wellington, Melbourne, Sydney and Singapore. Working as a single agency, and guided by four partners who have owned the business and worked together since 2001, our approach is simple: listen to clients, understand their audiences and solve their problems.
How we work
Besides producing high quality work, we strive to make clients’ lives easier. How? By delivering on the ‘s’ word. Service. There, we said it. Service. Nestled within the walls of an agency, it’s easy to forget the challenges clients face but we always keep them front of mind.
We’ll always try a new idea where we think we can get a better result, but we ultimately respect client opinion. We’re open and flexible about our processes. And we work harmoniously with appointed suppliers, including advertising agencies, to best ensure brand consistency and integrity.
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Displays and exhibitions
A practising designer for more than 30 years, Dave is responsible for the branding and design of many of New Zealand’s most iconic brands, including Air New Zealand and the All Blacks. He is a past DINZ president and recently received the Outstanding Achievement Award from the Designers Institute of New Zealand for his work in furthering New Zealand's design culture. Dave remains key to our strong agency culture. He makes sure our values are applied to everything we do.
+64 9 300 1614
Group General Manager
Andy is responsible for the overall performance of all four DCD offices. As a qualified designer with a background in advertising, design and production there’s no one better placed to understand the many facets of our business. When Andy’s not working side by side with senior management on matters of strategy and project management, he’s taking care of the finer details of resourcing and operations.
+64 9 300 1886
GROUP CREATIVE DIRECTOR
Andrew leads all creative teams across the Asia-Pacific region. As a part owner of the agency (alongside Dave, Andy and Jonathan) he’s also a businessman who is keenly aware of the job design has to do in motivating and persuading customers to act. Highlights from his 15-year career include the re-brand of ANZ’s Private Banking, the launch of Countdown’s Signature range, and the roll-out of major sponsorship packages for both the Australian Open and Shanghai Masters.
+64 9 300 1613
Group Digital Director
A design-led tech geek, Jonathan prefers to define a useful solution first, and choose the technology second. You won't catch him shouting "build an app!" before he's heard the question. A key part of Jonathan’s role is to help clients shape what they want from a project then to develop a content-driven digital strategy for our in-house team to realise – be it an app, website or digital window display. He works closely with Andrew to ensure full campaign integration on and offline.
+64 9 300 1612