Some of us are related and some of us live together, but we like to think of everyone as part of the Cassette family.
Founder & Managing Director
Having started Cassette at just 19 years of age, Charlie is our teacher and our leader and his mission is to keep us healthy and happy. He solves all sorts of problems in all areas of Cassette and comes up with a million ideas in the shower every morning.
Jess Whelan (White)
Director & Partner
From writing brand strategies through to Oprah-esque guidance during stressful times, Jess keeps the Cassette wheels well-oiled and in motion. Jess brings 10 years client side marketing experience to the table, ensuring we are always striving to deliver the highest levels of client service.
Head of crayons for over 7 years now here at Cassette. Mick has big red earphones and when he's plugged in, you know its business. His world is illustrated with original, clean concepts, the gym and alphabetically ordered design books.
The newest Jess to join Cassette, this one is passionate about communicating clearly, simply and vibrantly, whether she’s preparing brand and PR strategies to help clients talk to consumers (something she’s been doing for 14 years), or chatting to the nice barista at the café across the road about one of her other passions, coffee.
Architect by trade and fashion designer on the side, our large format manager Steve is a man of many talents. With modern design running through his veins, you might have once caught him entranced in Melbourne's latest industrial structure, while his latest collection made its way down the runway at L'Oreal Fashion Week.
Ask Operations Manager Sarah to describe her home life and automatically #Mumlyfe comes to mind, with two young boys (plus husband) keeping her on her toes! So it's no wonder she thrives coming into the Cassette office for a little bit of respite, where she also can explore her passion for organising everyone and everything in sight, nurturing new talent and enjoying the odd pinot at the end of a long week.
The Melbourne property market never knew what hit it when marketing guru Ebony hit our shores. Originally from sunny San Diego, California, this fitness junkie, smoothies aficionado and pho phreak's experience both client and agency side makes her the perfect addition to the Cassette property team.
With an encyclopaedia's wealth of knowledge and over 7 years of experience in development marketing up her sleeve, Sarah is our go-to girl for everything to do with residential projects. A jack-of-all trades and with her to-do lists in tow, don’t let this lady fool you to think there are just work priorities on there… she’s a mover and a shaker on the dance floor too!
The travel bug has well and truly bitten Bridget at Cassette, having delighted in the sights and sounds of over 20 countries and counting. With a background covering journalism, PR and marketing there's not a product pitch or marketing brochure copy she can't craft, even while flipping through the latest issue of Vogue.
Mia Van Bergen
The Energiser bunny's got nothin' on her. Manages a hundred jobs in one day, and does. not. stop. Wears amazing heels the size of Rialto, which never ever slow her down.
Forget Jamie's Kitchen, it's Ruby's kitchen table you want to be sitting at. Ruby might be a straight talker as our Marketing Manager but this self-proclaimed Pinterest and online shopping addict goes as mushy as mashed potato when the topic of cooking or retail comes up.
Senior Account Manager
Hailing from England, starting her career in music festivals in Manchester and Austria, Harriet is a welcome addition to the account service team. Passionate about creative and a lover of colour coded spreadsheets. Outside of work you’ll find Harriet scaling walls at Hard Rock, running round the tan or enjoying a nice G&T like a true pom.
Born in France, Elisa's lived in New Caledonia, studied Commerce in Sydney and worked in media prior to Cassette. Elisa now harnesses her experience to produce strategic and results-driven marketing campaigns for a wide range of property clients. Adding to her ying-and-yang vibes, Elisa is just as happy trekking in the outdoors, as she is satisfying her sweet tooth with a love of cooking in the comfort of home - red wine in hand of course.
Print Account Director
When we think 'personable', we think 'Flick'. She's super-organised, scarily efficient, and truly passionate about providing clients with outstanding service. We'd know. At times when she's not at work, you will find her out-and-about with her two young boys, most likely at their weekly Museum trip courtesy of their adorable obsession...
Print Account Director
The best multi-tasker you'll ever meet - for a male. Also a brilliant photographer, Andy juggles the oversight of the print team, print key accounts, and everything in between like he's being doing it since birth.
Print Account Manager
Until she's able to work her way onto The Great British Bake Off, Georgina can be found working hard for her clients in our print department. Armed with a degree in photography, and having worked in exhibition & production management in the UK for over 5 years, saying she has an "eye for detail" is a serious understatement.
Branded Environments Account Manager
Jenna has all the makings of a Melbournite – a foodie with an addiction to cheese, a shopping obsession that's keeping the retail industry afloat, and a craft addiction putting grandmas everywhere to shame. But our Branded Environments guru has also seen the world with stints living in Glasgow and London, and many more adventures on the cards.
Strategy Director - Property PR
If you can hear a booming excitable laugh or a cackle of laughter from out the front of Cassette, no doubt it's coming from our bubbly Property PR boss Merilla! A mum of two boys, Merilla brings an incredible passion for property and design, a strong knowledge of the industry and key players, excellent media contacts, and outstanding writing, pitching and negotiation skills that earn strong editorial coverage.
PR Account Director
This Sydney native brings the big ideas from her years working on international and Australian brands in the fashion and retail sectors. You’ll have no trouble finding Clare in the office as her voice can be heard from the next suburb, so it's guaranteed she can make any client message standout. In her downtime she is taking Melbourne assimilation very seriously working through an ever-increasing list of restaurants and bars.
PR Account Director
Clarko is a consumer PR gun with 7 years experience gained in PR agency and marketing roles. She’s a travel and tourism specialist, a Kiwi whose accent has almost gone, a skilled mind-reader and the best team player going. Even the All Blacks rate her highly.
PR Account Manager
While she may confuse us with her dislike of pancakes or donuts, there is no doubting Mietta's skills in the PR ring. A straight shooter who thrives on the adrenaline of red carpet media madness, you'll want her on side for your next big campaign, or whenever you need a tanning buddy at the beach.
PR Account Manager
Jess M-C has a serious case of wanderlust. A country girl at heart, she calls Melbourne home, and has recently returned after two years in London. Jess brings her accumulated experience to the PR team, and we’re so glad to have her back home – oh except for during summer, when we’ll be dragging her back from weekends in Lorne with family and friends.
PR Account Manager
The PR team's newest gun, Rachael may be a part time adrenaline junkie but when it comes to hitting PR pitches, she never misses the target. Always flanked by her number one supporter, dachshund Gumboot.
PR Account Executive
Gabby was an intern so impressive that we created a new role for her, the minute she completed the internship with Cassette. She is a bright spark, a speed-demon and an incredible support to the PR team. She’s also handily an events specialist and loves a vino rosso, only at the end of the event of course.
Our designer Alistair is a lover of the finer things in life, well his version of it anyway. His love of craft beer, great coffee, fixies, and live music have him chasing perfection year round. He's also training for a half marathon, but honestly, he's been chasing that one for a while!
Graphic Designer Meaghan takes pride in solving challenging problems with exciting creative solutions. Complex day job. But in fact, Meaghan enjoys the pleasure of simple things - Souvlaki, The Simpsons, and dogs with human names. Born in Sydney, it’s no surprise that in her down time you’ll find Meaghan sunning herself, like a lizard.
Although Grace has an extensive background in coding, she is happiest when being creative - something we’re happy to encourage her to do everyday. When not geeking out on pixel-perfect user interfaces, in her downtime Grace can be found sipping on black coffee and strumming away on her guitar.
Nat is part of Cassette's finance department. She also does a marvelous job keeping Cassette well-fed, well-stocked, and most importantly - hygienic.
Accountant Elise has an extracurricular schedule to rival the best of them. She spends her nights learning Spanish, and her days either trying to eat every doughnut in Melbourne or having a hit of tennis – a past time she's been mastering for the past 18 years. It's a good thing for us she's able to juggle numbers as well as her calendar!
Ask the team how they'd describe Zac and Mother Hen crossed with Dumbledore springs to mind, cause let's face it, the print production room would fall apart without his boundless wisdom and seamless organisation skills. When not at one with the Epson machine, Zac like to pair his print expertise with his passion for photography, producing his own unique creations through his business TheCollabCollection.
The studio/print team yo-yo while on the clock, after hours he is a dad of two. While spinning everything from Joy Division to Ice-T, Kubrick to Lynch, 80's road bikes to fixed gear. Adam is still convinced Miami Vice is the best TV series, and that one day he will be a New York Knick....Que Crockett's theme!
Trent is a competitive man. Playing any sport, be it team or individual – squash, swimming, softball, rugby (because, New Zealander), or marathon netflix binging – is where he feels at home. But the real high calling for this competitive spirit is going toe-to-toe daily with the complex Cassette print machinery. And winning of course.