Your Partner

Visualise the ideal world for your brand. Let’s call that our destination.

We’re Starship, a full-service creative agency that’s covered a lot of ground in our 26 years. But what gets us up every day is not where we’ve been, but where we’re going on our journey. It’s creating partnerships with our clients as together we discover ‘what’s next’? Are you at a stage in your career where you’re ready to take off?

Your Intrepid Team

With an agency culture driven by innovation, curiosity and a never-ending flow of ideas, we’re not happy standing still. Team Starship is a crack unit comprised of experienced strategists, clever planners, talented creatives, and deep thinking working with practical teams across media, social and brand development. Big enough for any challenge, but small enough to stay agile and nimble, we respond automatically to new circumstances and always see opportunities.


Geoffrey McDonald Bowll

MD • Captain

Geoffrey has a deep background in market research prior to establishing Starship in 1991. Geoffrey understands what motivates people to act combined with his natural ability to think laterally makes him an ‘out of the bag’ ideas man. Within Starship, he is our fearless leader with an admirable set of values. He is driven by creating marketing solutions, hiring people who are better than him, building his team to be exceptional, ensuring they lead a happy and very productive working life, and looking after clients they like and respect.

 


Prue Kirkcaldie

Creative Strategist

Need a deeply emotive creative strategy that will work across all channels to market? Prue is the guide to help your brand evolve and stay relevant, online and offline.
Her experience includes time spent in New York, London, Amsterdam, New Zealand, and Australia, working with major and challenger brands to keep them relevant, top of mind and connected. Within Starship, Prue creates high-level communication strategies and looks after the business side of things. Prue is also an artist – her work is all about the narrative that flows from ‘life force’ energy. You can view her art here.

 


Gavel Markowski

Creative Director

Gav is known for his steady, calm, consistent manner, and brilliant creativity. He’s the glue that binds the team together. Gav came to Starship in 2004. Now he’s in charge of the creative process. He’s a great ideas generator that drives brands and their communications forward with adventurous output that meets our clients’ desires. He’s also a really good person-manager, getting the best out of his team under often trying circumstances, and managing client’s needs with style, grace and humor.

 


Hannah Jackson

Social Media Strategist

Hannah is a specialist in end-to-end social media and content management, including strategic planning, content creation, copywriting, web management, and implementing paid campaigns. She proactively conducts in-house audits to revamp strategies for clients and forward on campaign proposals and opportunities. She also manages cost assessments, invoicing, oversees production and liaison with media partners. Also a professional musician, Hannah is a drummer who performs at gigs around Melbourne with her band, Fool Child.

 


Anya Ow

Brand Designer

Anya has a fantastic intuition for how a brand needs to communicate. She crafts its brand strategy, personality, and language, key to helping our clients make noise in increasingly crowded marketplaces. From big brands needing multiple strategies to small start-ups who want to stand out and attract the right stakeholders, Anya is your go-to person. Off the clock, she’s a lover of big cities, a foodie, an illustrator, and a writer. She published her first novel, the Firebird’s Tale, at the end of 2016 and has also written several short stories for various magazines.

 


Helen Papas

Accounts Manager

Helen is found in the background making sure that money comes in and goes out at the appropriate times. Helen provides financial reporting and client reconnciliations keeping everyone on budget and on time.

 


Dakota

Public Relations Manager

We all love Dakota. She’s switched on, a keen judge of character and very good at figure out the weakest link in the room to beg treats from. Dakota is a futurist and an ideas dog, you’ll also often find her practicing mindfulness by exercising her sleeping skills under a table somewhere. Whether she’s on the job cruising around looking for cuddles or treats, or when she hears the word ‘walk’, she’s simply adorable and a core part of Starship. Her main role is ‘internal communications and human resources’ and we think she’s the best in the biz.