About

we do a lot more than you think...

sydney & newcastle

• graphic design
• illustration
• creative direction
• animation
• motion graphics
• corporate videos
• explainer videos
• music videos
• video editing
• advertising
• web design
• web development
• online marketing
• social media
• photography
• copywriting
• packaging
• installations

Established since 2002, Nodding Dog has grown into a boutique creative agency with a multidisciplinary focus. That means we work across all areas of print, digital, video and animation. Our unique, ‘cross pollination’ approach always results in memorable and unique campaigns. With it’s two key locations in Newcastle and Surry Hills, Nodding Dog has over 300 clients and has worked on over 4000 projects since 2002.

Key Staff

Adrian Edmunds // Managing Director

After finishing a Bachelor of Graphic Design, Adrian established ND in 2002. Having a wide range of interests and skills – from design and web through to animation and video – Adrian has grown the business from it’s humble beginnings in his parents back room to a studio with over 300 clients that operates in both Sydney and Newcastle. Noted as an emerging artist early in his career, Adrian’s work has been showcased locally and overseas, profiled in magazines  in Oz and the UK and he was even shortlisted to work on The Star Wars prequels as a pre-visualisation artist back in ’03. He is now  pretty happy that fell through, as those movies sucked. When he is not busy juggling ideas and projects, you can find him drinking at pubs, looking for classic 60’s cars or shredding on lead guitar in his band ‘The Warehouse Project’.

Ben Hillis // Creative Director

Ben has been working at ND since 2008 and is an integral to all things creative.  He met Adrian at University before being snapped up by some major advertising firms in the UK where he worked on projects for some of the world’s best known alcohol brands. Ben returned to Australia to apply his perfectionists eye to FMCG packaging design but was more than happy to help out when his old Uni buddy needed a hand taking his business to the next level. When he’s not busy making campaigns and images stand out, Ben is working on his own illustration and art projects or laying down mean basslines in his band ‘Valvewire’.

Tom Hudson // Video Director

Tom has been working at ND since around 2009 and heads up all things video. After years of being repeatedly thrown in the deep end by Adrian, Tom is now a multi-tasking machine with an eye on perfection. While being a talented writer, director,cinematographer and editor, Tom has also been known to work on photography, music and sound production too. Tom can often been found making short films, gigging with his band Indian Gun or thinking of new ways to make fun of overseas call-centres who ring the office.

Studios / Staff

ND has a talented bunch of staff in design, web, animation and video in both Surry Hills and Newcastle. And when things get too busy, we have a really cool network of freelancers that help out too. So no project is too small or too large for ND to sink their teeth into.

Want a job / work experience?

We get a load of resumes and CV’s from heaps of talented people. We wish we could hire everyone and we tried that once but it didn’t work out. Send through a resume to info@noddingdog.com.au and make sure you include a link or PDF to your work. Even if you’re only looking for work experience, we’re really  looking for a sense of some talent and a good work ethic. It’s also helps to actually say you have looked at our work, and why you’re interested in working with us.

Why haven’t you heard back?
We’re busy and we like to get back to everyone but sometimes it’s hard to find time. If we’re looking for a new recruit, we’ll look through the resume archives to see who could be the right fit.

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