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BIO

After a much lauded and successful career as an Art Director at the world’s number one ranked agency Jae has re-launched himself upon the same trajectory as a Director at Finch. Jae has cemented himself as one of the industry’s most creative Directors. Having worked with such prominent clients as Pepsi Co, Levis, Volkswagen, Toyota, NZTA and Skoda. Jae continually brings bold ideas with challenging, visual executions to his work. In his time at Colenso BBDO Jae picked up multiple awards including a Gold Lion at Cannes and Yellow Pencil at D&AD culminating in him being ranked as the number five Art Director in the world. As a Director Jae has already received multiple film craft awards, including Golds at the LIA, Adfest, Award, Axis and the One Show, two Silver and two Bronze Cannes Lions, two Wood Pencils at D&AD, and a finalist in the Cannes Young Director Award. His passion for the screen, his love of design and his knowledge of fine arts have all combined to produce stunning and powerful pieces of cinema that have blossomed under the guide of his natural storytelling abilities. Training in the Meisner technique for two years as an actor has honed his performance direction in a way that few directors experience. His contemporary direction style reflects his search for unique executions of great ideas and keeps him at the cutting edge of film making.


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FILM CRAFT AWARDS

CANNES
Gold Lion, Three Silver Lions, Three Bronze Lions, Finalist.

D&AD
Two Wood Pencils.

THE ONE SHOW
Gold Pencil, Finalist.

SPIKES
Two Grand Prix, Silver, Two Bronze, Three Finalists.

ADFEST
Grande Lotus, Two Gold, Silver.

LIA
Gold.

AWARD
Two Gold Pencils, Three Silver, Seven Bronze, Finalist.

CLIO AWARDS
Bronze.

YOUNG GUNS
Two Silver Bullets, Finalist.

NZ AXIS AWARDS
Three Golds, Seven Silvers, Twenty Bronze, Eleven Finalists.

CANNES YOUNG DIRECTOR AWARD
Finalist.

WEBBY AWARDS
Finalist.

CAPLES NYC
Two Golds.

DMA ASIA
Gold, Silver.

MUMBRELLA
Ad campaign of the year.

AUSTRALIAN CINEMATOGRAPHERS SOCIETY
Gold.

CASTING GUILD OF AUSTRALIA
Winner, best casting in a TVC.

LISBON INTERNATIONAL ADVERTISING FESTIVAL
Bronze.

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CREATIVE AWARDS


RANKED 5th ART DIRECTOR IN THE WORLD
Big Won Report 2012.

CANNES
Gold Lion, Silver, Three Bronze, Two Titanium Finalists, 16 Finalists.

D&AD
Yellow Pencil, Two Wood, Four In Book.

THE ONE SHOW
Gold Pencil, Six Finalists.

SPIKES
Three Grand Prix, Creative Effectiveness, Four Gold Spikes, Three Silver, Three Bronze, Finalist.

CLIO AWARDS
Bronze, Finalist.

AWARD
Four Gold Pencils, Nine Silver, Ten Bronze, Finalist.

YOUNG GUNS
Gold Bullet, Five Silver, Bronze, Five Finalists.

NZ AXIS AWARDS
Two Grand Axis, Grand Prix, 20 Gold, 13 Silver, 10 Bronze, Advertiser of the year.

CAPLES NYC
Four Gold, Two Silver, Four Bronze.

DMA ASIA
Two Gold, Two Silver.

NEXUS AWARDS
Best In Show, Best Digital Creative, 10 Gold, Silver, Finalist.

INTERNATIONAL ECHO AWARDS
Diamond Award.

CAANZ EFFIE AWARDS
Gold, Five Silver, Bronze.

THE MASHIES
Best Branded Content Series 2013

WEBBY AWARDS
Two Finalists.

CAANZ MEDIA AWARDS
Finalist.

SXSW PEOPLES CHOICE AWARDS
Finalist.

THE FWA
Site of the Day.

BIG WON REPORT
Number One Creative Agency In The World.

AGENCY OF THE YEAR
Six Times.



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