WELL, IT JUST SO HAPPENS THAT WE’RE VERY FRIENDLY
AND QUITE HAPPY TO TELL YOU ALL ABOUT US.

We’re a little fish in a big pond, but that doesn’t mean we can’t swim in the deep end with the piranhas. In fact, here’s our promise – fast moving, small fees, BIG ideas, huge creativity, great results, no biting. We’re pretty sure it’s the no biting thing that has seen our working relationships prosper and in the process your business. But, that could also have something to do with our award-winning creative.

There are no shoulder pads here – you won’t get tangled up in an impenetrable wall of suits, you’ll get to talk directly with our creatives. But just as a kindergarten isn’t run without teachers, neither is Beans & Rice without a bit of management. We’ve got just the right mix to keep it fresh and accessible but also to keep it moving.

MEET THE TEAM

 

CHRIS ALDER

GO-TO GUY

With ten years commercial experience in graphic design and over a decade of creative and film experience, Chris has worked on some of New Zealand’s most exciting brands.
A key strength is that he knows what works, this comes from being an experienced practitioner, well versed in bringing brands to life.

STEVE GOLDIE

CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Steve began his career back in 1988 in graphic design, and in 1994 became an art director in advertising. His path has seen tenure in some of NZ’s biggest agencies, and over the years has earned numerous awards both locally and internationally. With his experience in through-the-line advertising, he has gained extensive knowledge in all facets of communication and media channels, both creatively and strategically, executing many successful campaigns for some of the country’s biggest clients.

DE BAYNTON

PRODUCER

Everybody needs a De to get things done. De is the glue that keeps the B&R office from falling apart. From production to accounts and everything in between, De makes sure nothing slips through the cracks. She has a wealth of experience in the industry so knows how everything ticks better than most. She has skills and knowledge that are hard to find in one person anywhere.

MICHELLE KENNARD

DESIGNER

Michelle, or Wilma as she is now affectionately known, splits her time between keeping the studio organised and punching out beautiful artwork from her corner of the office. Wilma has been with B&R since the early days and has consistently produced great work. Wilma came to us from the ad world, and with that brought an understanding of the role good design plays in successful communications.

CHARLES LI

DESIGNER

Apparently no relation to Jet Li, but Charles can still bust out some pretty mean moves and kick butt with his mad design skills. We call him Chuck. Chuck has a number of years experience under his belt and can make anything look pretty darn amazing. Give him a brief and a deadline and he’ll give you a piece of art that talks to you.

HENRY GEDDES

DEVELOPER

Boy genius, rock star, idiot savant… all well-thrashed clichés for a young, smart coder. Henry is one of those rare breeds who can manage it from both ends – front and back. And what makes him even rarer is his eye for detail and design. With a 473ml can of Red Bull and some Drum & Bass, there isn’t a problem that Henry can’t handle.