Our People

Marketing strategists, web designers + developers, project managers, designers, packaging + print experts, photographers, videographers, brand managers, animators, illustrators, creatives, copywriters… We’re a mixed bunch here at Fluid so here are a few words to help you get to know us.

  • Tim Buckley

    Creative Director

    Owner of the company, designer, project manager and branding nerd. Tim has been involved with marketing and design in New Zealand since 1996. Hailing from the UK, Tim has worked for a number of UK and NZ agencies and thrives on unlocking the potential of your brand from a customer perspective.

  • Bex Coutts

    Creative Director

    After a 15 year O.E. working for some of London’s top advertising and packaging agencies, Bex met a Queenstowner, had three kids and then made the leap home to bring them up the ‘kiwi way’. So they bought a digger, built a house and they are now living the dream. Sweet as.

  • Sophie Kennedy

    Studio Manager

    Sophie is our resident whip cracker, keeping us all on task. She has a strong background in tourism, communications, marketing and website management. Having been on all sides of the client/studio fence, she’ll help you translate the geek speak and get complex projects across the finish line.

  • Gudrun Barth

    Graphic Designer

    Having had a successful design career in the corporate world in Auckland Gudrun decided it was time for a change and now enjoys being let off the leash at Fluid. She’s great at catching anything we throw at her, loves exploring the local running trails and her baking isn’t too bad either…

  • James Cummins

    Head of Brand & Strategy

    Welcoming James Cummins to Fluid as Head of Brand & Strategy, James is fresh off the boat and is joining us from ColensoBBDO in Auckland where he was running some of New Zealand's most well known brands. If you don’t find James talking to you about your brand purpose, you'll find him running the lakes in summer and attempting to smash the powder in Winter.

  • Becca Newman

    Graphic Designer

    Born and bred in the south Becca has joined us from Christchurch where she has had a successful four years as an in house designer. She is now in Queenstown to further her creative ambitions and tackle the local hills. If she’s not behind her desk building your brand ID you’ll find her out on the trails training for a marathon.

  • Chris Rae

    Web Developer

    Chris lives in the world of code. Sometimes it can be hard to understand what he does but the results speak for themselves. A tough, analytical approach to the web gives Chris the lead when it comes to getting your website really cranking.

  • Andy Brown

    Photographer / Designer

    Andy is our photographer extraordinaire! With a background as a Senior Graphic and Website Designer he understands your photography needs better than most! With over 8 years experience in both fields, Andy brings the hot sauce to fire up every project he’s involved in.

  • Indy Sanchez

    Graphic Designer

    Indy started out as an expat Kiwi graphic designer working in Perth and then realised New Zealand was where her heart needed to be. After working with us full-time for 3 years, she now juggles cracking out designs for Fluid with her bouncing baby boy!