- Ministry of Villas, Co-Founder & CEO, one of Asia’s leading luxury travel brands with customers from 50 countries and 1 million followers on Facebook
- Powderlife.com, Japan’s leading English-language magazine and ski holiday booking engine
- Luxury Cruise Escapes, one of Australia’s leading luxury cruise brands
- Mastercard Priceless Cities, strategic partner of $50 million brand activation program across 5 countries
- Tourism Holdings, technology partner with Resonline channel manager and BookEasy data aggregator (Vibe)
Andrea has had a long career on the Sunshine Coast in a variety of client services/account manager roles at several well known agencies, and was doing some freelancing before joining The Creative Collective in January 2018. With a special interest and skillset in brand management, Andrea is also strong in photography + video production. She has worked with many high profile brands on major rebrand + marketing projects including Shine Lawyers, Stockland, SA Water, Buderim Ginger and Toyota just to mention a few.
Andrea juggles her role with the raising of her young son Owen, and also supports her husband Craig in his business – The Marble Bar Bistro at Sunshine Beach.
On the weekend you will find Andrea at the beach with the fam including their gorgeous French Bulldog Monty and at the occasional Music Festival having a ball on the dance floor.
Tess joined us in March 2021 as a social media specialist & photographer. Originating from the Sunshine Coast, Tess gained experience in the tourism industry working for entertainment venues, major events, hospitality sites and tour attractions.
These roles have provided Tess with strong skills in digital and traditional marketing. She has experience in all aspects of marketing including social media management, public relations, copyright, photography/videography, content production and editing, campaign management, web design, graphic design, brand management and email marketing.
Throughout her career she has assisted and coordinated marketing campaigns that have proven to drive increased awareness, engagement, and economic results. She will be working with clients as well as alongside our in-house team.
Tess has achieved a Bachelor’s Degree in Business majoring in Tourism, Leisure and Event Management from the University of the Sunshine Coast and is on her way to completing a Master’s Degree in Marketing.
When she’s not in the office, you’ll find her fishing or surfing at the beach, sipping on cocktails, dancing on stage or escaping to the country.
Janine joined the team in May 2021 as an account manager. Now located on the beautiful Sunshine Coast, she has gained extensive experience in the marketing industry. She brings with her over 20 years of marketing experience in a range of sectors including, fintech, FMCG, automotive, health and education.
Her previous roles as a marketing consultant, marketing strategist, account manager, product manager, marketing and research director have all prepared her with the strong skill set she brings to The Creative Collective.
Janine is highly talented in conceptualising, creating and implementing customer-centric marketing communications that deliver on organisational goals. She achieves this through her skills in brand positioning, value propositions, messaging, identity and consistency.
Janine studied and gained much of her experience in South Africa, as well as working in many other countries around the world including the UK and Japan. She attended the University of KwaZulu-Natal where she graduated with a Bachelor of Social Science, before graduating with honours at the AAA School of Advertising.
Arvind started his career as a graphic designer and transitioned into web design when the internet was still young. Endlessly curious about how things work, he has well-rounded knowledge of modern web technologies needed to create sites that are beautiful, effective and achieves customer goals, making him an excellent trainer in all things web. As an expert WordPress and Drupal developer, Arvind always aspires to best practice, and is passionate about the performance and security of websites. If you get to train with Arvind, you’ll be accessing 30 years of design and marketing experience coupled with about 20 years of web building. After hours, Arvind relaxes with art, books, some physical activity (not too much) and experimenting with tech.
Bec joined our team in 2015 and today divides her time across both The Training Collective as a Training Coordinator and Trainer, & it’s sister company The Creative Collective tasked with company administration such as accounts queries, & debt collection. As the first point of contact for The Training Collective, Bec helps clients to identify their training requirements, and to arrange the perfect trainer, location & agenda. This high paced role sees her regularly liaising with trainers in locations across Australia and New Zealand, and coordinating all aspects of the scheduled training (venue, catering, travel, tech equipment etc). Her main goal is to ensure a high level of customer satisfaction at all times. In her down time Bec loves spending time at the beach with her 3 children, drinking tea and attending music events.
Yvette Adams is a serial entrepreneur and a multi-award winning business woman including winning the ICT Woman of the Year at the iAwards in 2013 and the Commonwealth Bank Business Owner category at the Telstra Business Womens in Queensland in 2010.
She has started six businesses, the first a newspaper when she was just 17, and two of which she has since sold. She currently runs three businesses – The Creative Collective – a crowdfunding & digital marketing agency; The Training Collective – a digital skills training organisation, and awardshub.com – an online portal which helps people find business awards to enter.
In 2015 she was recognised for making a significant contribution to science and innovation in Queensland and included on the department’s Queensland Science and Innovation Champion Hall of Fame and in 2016 she was named as a Digital Champion by Queensland Government.
Yvette is a twice published author, and is regularly called on as a media commentator and keynote speaker, facilitator and MC for events all over Asia Pacific. Her most recent book was published in 2014 and is titled ‘No Kidding – Why Our Kids Know More About Us Than Technology and What We Need To Do About It’.
Most recently she has been presenting a new show called Young Entrepreneurs which can be viewed on BizVersity, the worlds first artificial intelligence app. Download it for free!