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Creative Studio Insider Podcasts

Creative Studio Insider Episode 1 - Frankie Fung - Hanes

In this episode, we talk to Frankie Fung the Design and Content Manager at Hanes Brands.

We discuss the key elements he thinks make up an effective team and look into taking care of the mental health of your design team.




Creative Studio Insider Episode 3 - Andrew Ashton Creative Director and Founder of The Powerhouse Program

In this episode we spoke with Andrew Ashton, Creative Director and Founder of The Power House Program. He told us about:

- Empowering in-house design studios to do more than just cool presentations.

- How In-house studios can influence how ideas are generated.

- His Powerhouse platform is launching to help In-house studios find meaning in what they do. 




Creative Studio Insider Episode 5 - Iain Anderson CSM at Rail Projects Victoria

Iain Anderson talks us through his 30 years of experience in the advertising industry. How technology has changed the industry from the first introduction of Apple Macbooks.

Iain is part of Rail Project Victoria a Government operation that delivers multiple campaigns throughout the year.  He takes us inside his Studio and how things  are run.  He tells us about:

-Dealing with strict regulations and taking your team remote 

-Working on Government projects 

-The decline in Print media vs Digital media production




New - Series 2 Creative Insider Podcasts


Creative Studio Insider Series 2 Episode 1 - Georgia Carrington 

Vicki-Anne speaks to Georgia Carrington Creative & Advertising Services Manager about her role at the Department of Jobs, Precincts & Regions. 
Georgia takes us through the function of the Studio inside the department and the main responsibilities:

-Creating great communication

-Solving problems

-Supporting other departments and agencies such as Agriculture Victoria, Creative Victoria 

-Staying on brand and connecting with the Victorian community

From a background in retail, Georgia explains how the scale and diversity of Government are what attracted her to the role.  The incredible scale of programs and deliverables is what makes the work worthwhile.  The conversation covers managing a studio during COVID-19 to advice for those considering Government as an employer, including managing a remote team and the technology that assists. 



Creative Studio Insider Episode 2 - Emily Ralfs - Movember

Are you running an international in-house creative studio? Then you’ll be able to relate to the latest episode of our new podcast, the Creative Studio Insider.
​In Ep#2, Emily Ralfs tells us what it’s like to manage a top studio across multiple locations, and the biggest challenges she’s faced this year.

You can also read the full blog article here.




Creative Studio Insider Episode 4 - Bud Peart CSM at Wellcom Worldwide

Bud Peart is the Creative Services Manager at Wellcom. Wellcom is working with some big names in the Australian retail space and make use of some interesting technology to run their studios across Melbourne and Sydney.  We discussed a few interesting topics from the life of a Creative Service Manager:
-The journey from being a hardworking all-rounder, in a small business, to the life of a freelancer and then eventually managing his own delivery team at Wellcom. 

-What happens when you are part of a multinational acquisition and how to plan for a global delivery footprint. 



Creative Studio Insider Episode 6 - Tara Hooper

In the latest episode of the Creative Studio Insider Podcast, we had Tara Hooper CSM at the Treasury Wine Estate join. Starting her career in the US and traveling across the world, she now is a proud Aussie.  She shared a few top tips with us:
The value of having an internal design studio 

-Tech Stacks for internal studios

-The biggest challenges faced by her team

-How problem-solving is one of the top skills needed in her team 

-Coping as a creative in a Corporate