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.
As diverse as his sense of humour, Chris’ career has spanned over a decade within various commercial creative gigs that all have design at its core. He’s gained experience across signwriting, graphic design and film for both NZ and international brands, working on exciting and challenging projects. Never shy of mucking in to get a project done, he’s developed an instinct of knowing what works and will stretch our clients to think outside of their comfort zone. He’s adept at seeing the big picture and reading our clients needs and meanings between the lines.
His high-energy approach to taking care of clients and the Beans and Rice team means he’s our go-to guy for whatever we need – especially when it comes to giving lunch time meal suggestions or to fly down a YouTube rabbit hole.
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.
As the adage says “know thy self”, well, we know ourselves to know our strengths and weaknesses. Maureen is by far one of our strengths.
Realising that her childhood dream of becoming Margot Fonteyn wasn’t going to happen, she started off in the working world as an Office Junior making tea and running office errands. She was so good at that, that they gave her a promotion. And onwards she went up and up…
Ever humble with a strong work ethic, she keeps us and our books above board. She’s a ‘go-getter’ kind of gal, she started her own business in 1990 while becoming a Mother and doing a University degree. Her psychology degree is probably coming quite handy as she sits listening to our banter. She might even throw in a few comments by way of a social experiment. We’ll never really know.
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