Sean McGarry has joined Voice as Creative Director bringing with him more than 20 years’ agency experience in New Zealand and the United Kingdom.
When it comes to commercial creativity and design, not many have the depth of pedigree that Sean has. 20+ years as a creative and business leader including 15 years as a director of one of Wellington’s best known design houses, being a fellow and past president of the Designers Institute of New Zealand (DINZ) as well as judging in New Zealand’s prestigious design and print awards means Sean’s capability and experience is definitive and unarguable.
Being part entrepreneur, part creative thinker, Sean understands the commercial context that brands must occupy. His work with Chamber Music NZ and Hermes New Zealand are a testament to his ability to ideate innovative, beautiful solutions that fulfil a deep strategic intent. Solutions that saw his agency, Base Two Design in Wellington, secure a number of design and creativity awards.
Business, government agencies and the fine arts; across brand, advertising, environmental and digital design represents the broad spectrum of Sean’s professional history, both in New Zealand and abroad. All brought together by his single-minded drive to develop design-led, communications that solve complex business problems. The very same drive that saw his tenure with DINZ last for well over 4 years.
Voice Executive Creative Director Jonathan Sagar is delighted to have Sean on board saying he is a welcome addition to the team with a complementary skillset. “Sean’s experience and capability will add support to Voice’s creative product, helping us to grow, maintain our level of responsiveness, clarity and sharing our passion for branding with our clients” he says.
Sean moves with his family from Wellington to Auckland to take on the role. “The move definitely signifies the next step in terms of career and family” says Sean. “The scale of work at Voice is exciting and my family are going to settle into Auckland life pretty easily I’m thinking”.