the brightest thing in branding
A team of four over achievers who love creating brands that pull, over & over again…
We have a mantra – ‘we can’t brand you until we can sell you’. We discover your ‘hook’, your magic, what makes you different from your competition and turn it into the most compelling reason your clients want to do business with you; it’s intrinsically yours, you get it, you can speak it and because it fits perfectly it never falls off, even when we are not there. We turn your brand into a tool that sells.
We are incredibly generous, magnetic, fun and we drive ourselves hard for you. And we do so with love, honesty and with super charged thinking.
Mary Ellen Davy Creative Director
Favourite thing at e&e? Seeing the clients reaction to our work, when they go, ‘oh my god how did you do that?’ When they walk away feeling confident. Seeing my team, including the designers that come in for training, develop, I really enjoy that.
What did you want to be as a child? Miss World.
When did you stop wanting to be this? At thirteen when I realised I wasn’t pretty enough.
How did you feel about this? Terrible, but I am a realist and I still do wish for world peace.
What’s your favourite saying? If my mother was ever asked how old she was, she would say, as old as my tongue and a little bit older than my teeth.
Your funniest memory? Family holiday in Mt Maunganui, mum was standing in a rock pool and a huge octopus swam towards her; never seen her move so fast. We just about peed our pants. (Mary goes into hysterics).
What’s your favourite thing at the moment? My aqua laser steam mop; couldn’t live without it.
What do you want to be when you grow up? Younger!
Mal White Graphic Artist
What do you like about e&e? I love the people, the comedy, it’s fun.
Favourite memory? (above the belt please) There was a girl I used to work with at Farmers, we designed display units together. One day I sprayed her with glue and chucked feathers on her, she then chased me round the whole building.
What was her name? Kim Bennet – best friend you could ever have.
What did you want to be when you were a kid? What I am now I suppose, arty type person, I always liked drawing as a kid. I also liked Fred Flinstone characters and robots.
What part of your job do you really enjoy the most? Any design or concept challenge.
What are you looking forward to? Going home every night, saying hi to my chooks, I love chilling out at home it feels like I am on holiday.
What’s your favourite colour? Motukiekie blue.
Libby Sinclair Designer
So what hooked you back to e&e? I went on an adventure, it was great, Iβm glad I did. What hooked me is what e&e does. It makes so much sense, itβs a breath of fresh air.
Just like you Libby? Not last night, I went to dinner and put my foot in my mouth at every turn, eek!
Oh well, youβre not now. So whose your favourite person? Rob. He is funny, cheeky (her eyes sparkle) and English, but heaven forbid if you call it soccer, its football.
Funniest memory? This one springs to mind β I was 8 my sister 12, we had just watched the Sunday horrors and were off to bed. I hid from my sister, holding in my laughter, she came up the stairs, as she got to the top I jumped out, turned the light on and terrified her so much she almost fell back down the stairs. (Libby is hysterically laughing at the memory, I join in; people are looking at us, Libbyβs gone red in the face) I got her and it made me feel so good. (evil laugh)
What do like best about e&e? e&e people are a joy to deal with. (I hand her $10)
What did you want to be as a child? Old civilizations fascinate me, I couldnβt say it back then, but I wanted to be an archaeologist.
What do you want to be when you grow up now? World class β the best you can be, to be a bit of a famous brander β making the most of things.
How many kids do you want? She winces. (I change the subject)
What are you looking forward to most at the moment? Everything is happening β I am in it.
Whatβs the favourite part of your job? I like learning about what the clients do β and the design work, the feeling of how amazed you are that you have done that yourself.
Matt Scarlet Designer
What’s your favourite colour? Black.
Why? Because I am a vampire.
So how long have you been a vampire for? (looks at me as if I am stupid) All my life.
Give us a small overview of your career to date? I started doing a music degree but dropped out after a year, worked in a dental practise on front desk and assisting. Completed a design diploma, travelled the world in a band, and now here I am.
Favourite part of your job? Today it’s photo shoots.
What did you want to be when you were growing up? I wanted to be a fireman.
What do you like about e&e? The laughs.
What do you dream about? At the moment I am dreaming about nachos smothered in cheese and sour cream.