Adam Is DD8’s centre of gravity. He runs our business side - our go-to person for, well, everything. Steeped in the technology of the industry and a specialist in live graphics technology, Adam’s technical expertise and his in-depth knowledge of the broadcast and sports industries have spurred DD8’s rapid expansion.
Jean-Christophe is the soul of DD8. An expert in broadcast design, he has been a leading creative director across two decades, mentoring countless designers along the way. Specialising in consulting on network design and design workflow, both locally and globally, Jean-Christophe is committed to broadening DD8 into innovative and exciting areas.
Celeste has worked with some of Australia’s biggest broadcasters, including both free to air and subscription TV, as well advertising agencies, and direct to client – from large and small retailers to government departments. Celeste’s warm and unpretentious yet whip-smart approach makes her a natural team leader. Her calm under pressure brings fluency to jobs, as she unfolds complex direction with minimal drama and a serene confidence that both internal teams and clients rely on.
Leigh Newman is a one of a kind creative director. He is more than a creative strategist. He has a deep knowledge of technology and understands its vital relationship with creativity and innovation. He has created apps for Ferrari and Nissan, and was asked to speak at InsideAR about the potential of augmented reality. Leigh is committed and client-focused. His ideas are constantly fresh, relevant and astute.
Mark, who works out of DD8’s Singapore office, uses his years of regional knowledge to expand the company’s scope throughout Asia and the Pacific. Formerly Director, Creative Services for Fox International Channels - FOX SPORTS, Mark moved to Singapore from the UK in 2000 to help launch ESPN SportsCenter. Mark is an all-rounder - strong in creative direction, design and consulting on broadcast technology and workflow. He has an innate ability to inspire creative teams to produce great work.
After completing his degree in Visual Communication at UWS, Matt was selected to study at the prestigious industry-run Tractor design college in Sydney. Coming from a design and photography background Matt developed his 3D animation and live graphics further and hasn’t looked back. Matt has continued to evolve as a designer and team leader, and was recently appointed Art Director.
As DD8’s Design Director, Kelsey manifests a unique blend of conceptual and technical skills. Kelsey's award-winning background in both motion design and compositing, paired with his highly perceptive nature, see him direct strategic design projects with ease. Fast evolving into an intuitive design strategist and innovator, Kelsey is currently following the path of UX and immersive media interaction design whilst undergoing a course in Design for VR.
Jaycen comes to DD8 from FOX SPORTS Singapore where he was an integral part of the broadcast team that adopted a VIZrt based graphics network. With design, data integration and operational experience on Chyron, Orad and VIZrt, Jaycen has valuable experience in live and non-live studio productions, as well as outside broadcasts. We are excited to have Jaycen as part of our growing DD8 family working out of our Singapore office.
A clear stand out graduate from Billy Blue College of Design, Ally’s inquisitive and confident nature is a great addition to the DD8 team. Ally is hungry for innovation, experience and a challenge. Her creativity is reflected in her effortless and eclectic style, resulting in a unique and fresh approach to branding, typography and digital design. As our resident foodie, Ally continues to contribute to our studio with both her culinary and creative skills.