The Distillery is led by our Director Nathan Leong. Founding our studio in early 2011, Nathan has a passion for commercial enterprise and creativity, founding Rockstar Memoirs and Trellum after serving as a Consultant for Deloitte. Nathan loves the thrill of turning creative ideas into tangible reality, discovering new paper stocks, and marvelling at the mechanics of the Heidelberg Windmill. Watch an interview by Nathan for the Commsec Entrepreneur Series.
Our talented Creative Printmaking team combine their cross-discipline passions to design and produce the tastiest letterpress and specialty prints. Not just talented graphic designers and printmakers, our team brainstorm ideas, illustrate, design typefaces, prints, stationery and packaging, mix ink, make plates, precision cut paper, edge colour, and operate 1 tonne vintage presses in style. Our team is Ben Toupein, Daryl Prondoso, Elise Polito, Christine Liong, Phil Smith, Cecile Michel, Tom Scarcella, Alicia Goodmanson, Justin Scivetti, and Anna Lee.
Our Client Consulting team focus on helping our clients achieve the best outcomes for their project. We do this with a smile, and are led by by Courtney Linke, Alex Power and Cassandra Shelton. Courtney is our senior consultant, and was married in early 2012. She loves helping brides-to-be with their wedding stationery. Alex is the fourth generation in a family of printers, and she love talking about paper. Cassie is our consultant who doubles as a very talented graphic designer.
Our Digital Services team does digital The Distillery way. We believe that telling stories through videography is vital to building brands. Dave Katague leads videography, photography, digital motion services and special projects, and Tom Maitland leads our web and digital services projects. Marie Lado is our Internal Operations Leader. A Chartered Accountant, she also moonlights as a screen-print artist.
Noftus is our studio dog – a golden retriever, currently 20 months old. Please don’t be alarmed if you’re walking past our studio and see him eating paper – it’s 100% cotton. If you’re thinking of visiting, please bring your own dog – Noftus loves doggie company.
Finally, we make special mention to extended members of our team who continue to be part of our family and work on special projects. Jessica Foy, Dylan Murray, Jen Fontaine, and Liv King.