Our senior team is comprised of talented, multi-skilled practitioners. With a reputation for being patient, attentive listeners and clear, practical communicators, they thrive on cultivating open dialogue with our clients.
James Armstong – Co-owner / Creative Director
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James established Gozer in 2006 amid the rafters of monastery turned arts precinct, The Abbotsford Convent. Those formative years developing creative and cultural experiences to enrich people’s lives inspired James to evolve Gozer into the kaleidoscopic creative studio it is today.
James directs Gozer’s video work and has 20 years’ experience within the film and television industry, honing his storytelling skills across documentary, drama, comedy and animation. Employing his penchant for narrative, unusual sense of humour and poetic design sensibility, James strives to create unique, moving and aesthetically compelling stories.
James’ film-making was also the first to be projected onto the Sydney Opera House, has been screened at numerous festivals worldwide, been broadcast on commercial television … and appeared on Opera twice…
Luke Donovan – Co-owner / Creative Director
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Luke’s 17 years of diverse creative experience is underpinned by a distinctive and considered approach to design, creative direction and a talent for working across multiple mediums from print through to digital and video media. Luke has worked with clients including WWF, Earth Hour, Stephanie Alexander, The Big Issue Magazine, The Australian Greens, Zoos Victoria, Toyota, The Abbotsford Convent and The Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation.
From eclectic branding for cultural institutions, to periodical magazines and publications, government behaviour change communications, digital fundraising and corporate websites, and iconic political campaign creative, Luke’s original and culturally relevant art-direction helps organisations cut through and connect with new and existing audiences alike.
Luke is an active member of the design community and has had design projects featured in international publications and selected for group exhibitions interstate and overseas. Luke is regularly called on for speaking engagements, and curated and spoke at Gozer’s sell out Melbourne International Design Week event, Business of Design for Not-for-Profits.
Adam Kostick – Strategy Director
Adam draws on over 13 years of European and Australian communications expertise to generate mainstream engagement for organisations creating a more liveable, inclusive, and sustainable society. He leads Gozer’s balanced and integrated strategic approach to campaigns and communications for sustainable brands, government departments, political organisations, cultural institutions, and non-government organisations.
When not doffing his hat to Bjarke Ingels, Adam is interpreting moral sacrifice, political dilemma, and philanthropic cause into creative concepts that matter, motivate, and mobilise audiences. A Post-It note agnostic, his co-design workshops are facilitated with bonhomie and precision to acquire codified insights into our client’s marketing frameworks and communication models.
If translating behavioural analysis into compelling brand strategies, campaign propositions, message framing, and behaviour change + awareness communications is a priority, Adam would love to hear from you.
Ben Lagoutte – Senior Developer
Ben is a developer with 20 years’ experience who understands both the importance of the code he writes and the messages that this code presents. He works comfortably across both the more tangible world of front-end development and the incredibly complex maze that can be back-end coding. While many organisations can find the online ‘world’ a minefield, Ben enjoys the challenge of creating pathways through this world for clients, allowing them to stay in control of their projects, ensuring their vision is reached.
Whether a client is looking to develop a new website, a microsite, fundraising functionality, campaign site, a comprehensive eCommerce solution, or an innovative app, Ben is able to provide a solid, reliable, and appropriate solution. With interface design and website development all in-house, his streamlined approach works effectively for basic sites, through to large and complex custom builds.
Our Extended Family
Outside of the the senior team we have a wonderful collection of talented collaborators and contractors who are a core part of our our family. They look at words, pictures or moving images with us, and always have our back. Although we like to keep everything in-house we know there are only so many hours in the day, so if your project requires some additional hands, or minds, we’ll make sure the right person is here for you along the way.