Jonathan Sagar


As one of New Zealand's leading brand specialists, Jonathan has developed Voice from a one-man design agency to one of Australasia's most innovative and respected brand consultancies. With teams in Auckland, Melbourne and Sydney specialising in the development of robust and insightful brand strategies, Jonathan’s leadership and intuitive approach to business issues are sought after to provide clarity and direction to some of the region's best loved brands. His desire to innovate, challenge convention and problem solve has seen him establish industry trust and respect and develop client relationships which have lasted over 30 years.

Sean McGarry

Creative Director

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.

Fiona Lopez

Client Director

Fiona joined the Voice team in June 2019. As a senior client director, Fiona has over 25 years experience delivering complex branding and marketing projects in both the UK and Australia. She works closely and collaboratively with clients, using design thinking to help deliver results, build successful brands and help businesses communicate more effectively.

Neil Sparksman

Managing Director

Neil understands relationships – between agency and client, brands and consumers, and between strategy and creative execution. A driven problem solver and creative thinker, he leverages his thirty years’ experience in customer service to help serve up meaningful results for the Voice client portfolio. Neil joined Voice in 2003 and today he and Jonathan co lead the agency, continuing to keep the Voice proposition relevant, meaningful and compelling to businesses.

Mark Di Somma

Strategy Lead

For over 20 years Mark has worked with senior teams to identify how they set bold goals and make daring decisions that enable a business to change how its valued by the people who buy it, and those for work for it. He believes its about being interesting and staying interesting in a world where distractions abound and attention quickly fades. To date Mark has done exactly that in New Zealand, Australia, the UK, Malaysia and Europe, tackling problems for Red Bull, World of Wearable Arts, Lease Plan. Sydney Olympic Park, Vector, Z Energy and NZ Rugby amongst many others.

Richie Hartness

Design Director

It would be fair to say that branding is in Richie’s DNA. He has been designing, developing and delivering high profile, award winning brands for over 20 years in New Zealand and the United Kingdom. His down to earth personality and dry sense of humour bring a sense of levity to his work but when it comes to the nitty gritty of brand design he believes in beautiful design that’s relevant and communicates with clarity and purpose.

Mark Hearne

Digital Director

A career in the advertising industry in the UK led Mark to focus on digital communications on his return to New Zealand. A strong communicator and problem solver Mark is highly experienced in web development and business management and brings a broad range of knowledge, skills and insight to his projects. His multi-skilled team of creatives and developers deliver a range of innovative digital design and development services that help to ensure that our clients’ brands succeed online. Mark’s strength lies in his ability to build trust with clients and deliver clarity whilst coordinating complex projects with a range of demands.

Sara Hearne

Creative and User Experience

From studying fine arts to working in information management, Sara has a strong focus on the end user and a passion for effective and affecting visual communication. With 14 year’s experience facilitating users’ access to information and their experience online Sara brings insight and strong direction to her role working alongside the client and the developer to hone relevant and engaging solutions in the digital medium. Sara’s creative, critical thinking brings a problem solving pragmatic approach, an artistic vision and a sense of humour to projects.

Bronwyn Williams


In her past life as a journalist, Brownyn edited for national publications and penned news and features across both digital and print. As a creative she has aided the direction and repositioning of some of New Zealand’s most enduring fashion brands. Bronwyn has an appreciation for great content, and is passionate about creating strategies and brand experiences that engage, delight and convert target audiences. Her innate sense of brand, combined with her writing craft allows her to lend a unique voice and point of view as a creative copywriter.

Julie Sowter

Financial Controller

Over the past 20 years Julie has helped to nurture and grow a number of small businesses from infancy into some of the New Zealand’s leading companies. With a skill set spanning from general finance through to operations management, Julie successfully optimises performance across our complete business. Her passion for detail, financial acumen, HR and operations has ensured growth flows through to the bottom line while maintaining a special, sought after business culture.

Hannah Dear

Client Service

Hannah joined Voice in 2016 as part of the Client Service team. A natural relationship builder, she has used her skill to build strong trusted relationships with her client base, and her critical thinking to support the development of some of Voice's outstanding, award winning work. Hannah is dedicated, a strong communicator and clarity seeker. You’ll be pressed to find someone with as much energy for commercial creativity, or who has such broad understanding of multiple marketing disciplines.

Matt James

Graphic Designer

Interning at Voice in 2017, post tertiary, was the lever Matt needed to start his agency career. Voice directors were impressed by Matt's personal drive and ability to articulate his career aspirations. Since being made full time, Matt’s capability has grown exponentially, gaining valuable studio experience across a range of brands and disciplines. Matt has the perfect combination of personality, collaborative style and aesthetic that makes him right for the agency-land environment.

Ethan Sagar

Graphic Designer

After graduating from the Media Design School in 2014 with a first class honours degree, Ethan has been working hard as an in-house creative resource, working across our diverse client portfolio and honing his skills as a multi-disciplinary designer. Passionate about great typography, Ethan brings a warmth and vibrant presence to the studio.


Office Greeter

Harry Winston takes his job very seriously, ensuring that all visitors to the Voice office are greeted appropriately. This varies from a quiet canter down the hallway to meet you, to a full on, all bells and whistles barking welcome. In between greeting duties Harry can be found on various laps in the office or attending meetings in the big room.