One of us wished they would be a firetruck when they grew up. Can you guess which one? 
Neither of us planned on getting into advertising, or even realised it was an actual career. I mean seriously how is this even a job? But since it is, and pretty freakin’ cool one at that, we’re keen to help the next generation of oddballs, outsiders, and wannabe firetrucks to break in and kick-ass in advertising.
In Amsterdam, Helen has been on the Cannes Lions Film Lions shortlisting jury, been a Guest Judge for Best Ads, organised Ladies Wine & Design events, spoken on and hosted her own panels, was profiled on inVisible Creatives, and was shortlisted for Cannes Lions See It Be It. Alex has DJed for MassiveMusic, and we’ve reviewed folios for JongeHonden/YoungDogs.
In Australia, we taught, mentored, tutored, judged award shows, represented our agencies in diversity initiatives like Agency Circle, wrote for industry blogs and gave talks that rarely ended with us being booed.
If you want one, or both of us to talk at your thing, teach your someones, judge some stuff, write some words, or even yell at you in private, please contact us here.
Talking things -
H - "Cannes Lions Unwrapped" - guest speaker for Cannes Lions judges, organised by Orange Lions
H - "Ladies Wine & Design Amsterdam x Studio A" panel - organiser and panelist among 3 women leaders from adidas
H - OnBrand panel "Generation Bullsh*t" - guest speaker
H - Ladies Wine & Design Amsterdam 2020 International Women's Day "Creating Her Next Decade showcase": 3 panels, 2 workshops, 2 exhibits, 100+ attendees and Vogue NL’s #1 event to attend for IWD - organiser
H - Ladies Wine & Design Amsterdam "Failing Up, Fast Learnings from 6 women" - organiser, host, speaker
A - Oz Young Lions - guest speaker
H+A - Edith Cowan University - guest speakers 
H - AGDA WA folio review (Hosted by Central Institute of Technology) - reviewer
H - Central Institute of Technology "First 5 out" guest lecturer series - guest speaker
Internet things -
Teaching things -
H - The Diversity Collective Online Portfolio Review - event organiser and folio reviewer
H+A - JongeHonden (YoungDogs) folio review
H+A - Miami Adschool Sydney taught a 3 month 'Ideation & Campaign Development’ course
H+A - AWARD School Sydney tutor for 3 months (helped 3 students place in the top 10)
H+A - AWARD School Perth guest lecturer (topic Digital/Activation)
H+A - AWARD School Perth guest lecturer (topic Getting Started)
Judging things -
H - Cannes Lions Film Lions shortlisting jury
H - AWARD Awards Digital and Craft in Advertising (Digital)
H - Best Ads Guest Judge
H - AdNews Beer Review
Awards things -
Cannes Lions - Film - Consumer services - Business to business - Shortlist
Cannes Lions See It Be It - shortlist
Cannes Lions - Promos and Activations - shortlist
Cannes Young Lions (cyber) - silver 
D&AD - Press (Tactical) nomination / silver
Australian Effie - Long Term Effects - Grand Prix*
Australian Effie - Long Term Effects - Gold* part of ‘How transforming the Defence Force’s approach to recruitment delivered record returns’
ONE SHOW - Moving Image Craft - Direction - Merit
ONE SHOW - Moving Image Craft - Cinematography - Merit
ONE SHOW - Moving Image Craft - Production Design - Shortlist
ONE SHOW Experiential - Virtual Reality (VR) Merit
Clio - Film craft / direction - Silver
Clio - Direct - shortlist 
SPIKES Digital Craft - Virtual Reality - shortlist
SPIKES Media - Use of Technology - shortlist
SPIKES Media - Use of Real-time Data - shortlist
British Arrows - Arrows - Financial and business services - Nomination
British Arrows - Craft- Cinematography - Nomination
LIA - silver
LIA - shortlist
LIA The NEW - Virtual Reality-  SILVER
Epica - Corporate Image - Silver
Epica - Post production & visual effects - Silver
Epica - Best use of music - Shortlist
CICLOPE - Direction (Under 90 seconds) - Finalist
Kinsale Shark Award - Advertising Film - Utilities, Energy Providers, Post - shortlist
Kinsale Shark Award - Film craft - best art direction/production design - shortlist
Kinsale Shark Award - Film craft - cinematography - shortlist

AIGA -  365: AIGA Year in Design - Information Design / Data Visualization
AWARD - CRAFT IN ADVERTISING DIGITAL -Technological Innovation - shortlist
AWARD - INNOVATION - Conceptual / Technological Innovation - shortlist
AWARD - Branded Entertainment & CONTENT - Gaming - shortlist
AWARD - Branded Entertainment & CONTENT - Experiential - shortlist
AWARD - Direct (Direct Response) - silver
Australian Young Lions - gold
AdStars - Press - silver
SAN - Service - Shortlist
B&T 30under30 Advertising - finalist 
Campaign Brief WA Digital Campaign of the Year
PADC Digital Online Strategy - Silver
PADC Digital Miscellaneous - Silver
PADC Integrated Cross Media Campaign - Silver
Helen was the first woman to be ranked #1 creative in Western Australia
10 year-old freestyle LEGO building champion (the prize money was spent on a Super Nintendo!)
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