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Meet Corey

Describe yourself in 10 words?
I’m a manga reading, table tennis playing, emotionally obvious nerd.

Now in three words.
White male guilt.

What emoji best describes you?
🤦🏻‍♂️

Hobbies outside of building web banners?
Building web banners.

Most embarrassing agency experience?
I was ’White Shoe Man’, a man-sized white boat shoe mascot for an A-League derby match between Brisbane Roar and Gold Coast United.

What were you doing before Circul8 and why didn’t we find you sooner?
I spent most of my life in Queensland with a good chunk at Brisbane agency, Junior; creating successful campaigns across a number of government and commercial clients. I arrived in Sydney a few years ago for a change of scenery and have spent most of my time freelancing for agencies like Grey, Host, We Are Social and Isobar to name a few.

What’s your favourite thing about your job?
That creative problem-solving is valuable to any industry.

What would you change about your job if you could?
The gender pay gap.

Why Circul8?
It’s not often you find an agency that shares many of the same interests and motivations (and has a spot for you).

What gets you up in the morning?
An orange mocha frappuccino.

Favourite example of digital advertising?
Geico’s ‘Unskippable’ campaign from 2015 is dead simple.

Example of digital that makes you cringe?
‘Cracked Chiropractic Commercial’ from 2013 by Rhett & Link (though technically it’s supposed to make you cringe).

Dinner with one person, dead or alive?
President Trump.

Any tips for aspiring creatives?
Pick your battles, feedback is your friend, rationalise everything.

Lastly, will robots take over the world?
Almost definitely.