MEET THE HALO DREAM TEAM!

We’re an intentionally small agency, with a long-standing core team. When you call, you’ll most likely speak to one of us:

Hayes Cunningham | Creative Director

With more than 23 years in the Graphic Design field, Hayes is passionate about Brand Development and Film/Video production.

A perfectionist by nature, his strengths are understanding the psychology behind branding and the art of visual storytelling. He is known for his honesty and unique approach to solving problems. We’re also in awe of his ability to block out the noise of working with so many women!

QUICK FACTS:
Special Skill: Creative perfectionism
Speciality: Video Production
Can be bribed with: Pizza
TV Shows: James Bond movies
Obsessed with: Fishing & Guitar

Louise Cunningham | Brand Director

Louise is really into brand cohesion – ie. getting it all to work together just right. Her 23 years of international experience in the graphic design and marketing industry have exposed her to learning from some of the top global businesses and to bring that knowledge to her clients.

She’s a seasoned traveller and brings her love of adventure to pushing boundaries in marketing strategy and presentation design.

QUICK FACTS:
Special Skill: Multi-tasking
Speciality: PowerPoint presentation design
Can be bribed with: Chocolate
TV shows: Bad reality TV (not Kardashians though!)
Obsessed with: Gardening & the pups

Deshnee Subrayen | Senior Designer

Deshnee is a bit of a speed freak. Not on the road, but just watch her on a Mac! A solid all-rounder, she’s calm under pressure and has a wide range of technical experience in Visual Communication, UX and Web Design.

Despite her love of all things pink and sparkly, she excels in her specialist experience in high-level financial and mining brand design – none of which are sparkly.

QUICK FACTS:
Special Skill: Technical Versatility
Speciality: Brochure design
Can be bribed with: Pasta
TV shows: The Bachelor
Obsessed with: Anything pink!

Dominique Balie | Senior Designer

Dominique brings an international flavour to Halo Media with a (somewhat compulsive) obsession with Italy and global design ideas!

A strong ‘business’ designer, she has research and data interpretation skills to ensure the design effectively meets it’s target. Dominique’s thoughtfulness means she brings detail into strategic implementation plans.

QUICK FACTS:
Special Skill: Research
Speciality: Infographics
Can be bribed with: Buffalo Mozzarella
TV shows: Rome
Obsessed with: Italy

Shivani Poovalingam Halo Media Copywriter

Shivani Poovalingam | Copywriter/Key Account Manager

Shivani’s been in the advertising game since 2011. She enjoys conceptualising hard-hitting campaigns and keeping our clients happy.

Shivani is our resident grammar police and hyphen ninja. Incorrect hyphen usage won’t get past her. With a keen attention to detail and ‘can do’ attitude, you can always rely on her to get the job done.

QUICK FACTS:
Special Skill: Eagle eye
Speciality: Copywriting and proofreading
Can be bribed with: Cupcakes
TV Shows: Modern Family, Stranger Things
Obsessed with: Cats

Gill Crawshaw | Halo Media

Gill Crawshaw | Finance & Admin

Gill is like a charming sniper! Her keen financial mind helps us to streamline not only Halo Media, but also helps our clients businesses be more profitable.

Gill’s not only a qualified AGA(SA) Accountant, on top of that she’s an Archer (yes really!) so she actually does reach targets!

QUICK FACTS:
Special Skill: Seeing financial patterns
Speciality: Accounting
Can be bribed with: Greek food
TV shows: Lie to me
Obsessed with: Music & Languages

Halo Media dogs

The pups  |  Chief Barketing Officers

The pups weren’t original team members, but through their insistence are now official team members (perseverance works!). They work as a team, both as office security and comic relief, but have been known to sleep on the job.

QUICK FACTS:
Special Skill:   Happiness factories
Speciality:   Pawject Management
Can be bribed with:   Colleagues lunches
TV Shows:  Snow dogs
Obsessed with:  Butt sniffing

EXTERNAL TEAM MEMBERS

We work with regular specialists which include:

  • Copywriters (technical and creative)
  • Illustrators
  • Photographers
  • Animators
  • Developers
  • Researchers
  • Scriptwriters
  • Camera assistants and gaffers
  • Sound engineers & Voiceover artists