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I started my advertising life in advertising sales, then moved into media planning and buying at McCann-Erickson, Sydney before kicking off my creative career as a writer/producer for Sydney film production company, Paper Plane Pictures. I then worked for Saatchi & Saatchi and Saatchi & Saatchi Direct as a copywriter, after graduating from Axis Ad School in 1992 (trumpet:12 advertising students were accepted that year). I have since worked for agencies DMB&B, McCann-Erickson, BBDO, Ogilvy, Lavender, RBR, Frank and more around the globe, in roles such as copywriter, creative director, brand strategist and executive creative director.
I'm presently based in Hamilton, New Zealand, which is an hour's drive (less in my Audi Quattro) south of Auckland. Whilst I enjoy telecommuting I travel when necessary. Most of my clients enjoy videoconferencing, Skype chats, email and phone communications.
I am comfortable writing UK, US or global English and I'm really tech-savvy, being into computers, the web and social media. If you live outside of New Zealand, the exchange rate between our two currencies is usually in your favour. If you're based in the United States or Australia, you'll pay around 25% less than locals.
I've been married to Marion for 14 years and we have a beautiful 10-year old daughter, Grace. I have a passion for art, good food and performance vehicles. We have two pedigree Staffordshire Bull Terriers. They are brilliant, loving and loyal family pets and are also great guard dogs. I highly recommend Staffies if you are a dog person.
"Will has always impressed us with his creativity, the high standard of his work and very importantly, how hard he works to get the job done, sometimes with seemingly impossibly tight deadlines." General Manager