“It’s important for Tasmanian businesses to know great creatives are right here in Tassie, and the Diemen Awards helps recognise this”
Tom Waugh – Diemen Committee Member.
Sam Dobie - Chairperson
SENIOR ART DIRECTOR - THE20 HOBART
Originally from South Africa, Sam studied at RMIT majoring in advertising and concept development. She later settled in Tasmania before taking up her role at what was then Clemenger in 2007.
As a Senior Art Director, Sam is a versatile creative driving brands and delivering creative content for some of Tasmania’s top tier companies. She specialises in targeting audiences across multiple channels and fostering brand innovation. Sam has also worked with emerging young talent through the National Award School program.
She took up her position with the DIEMEN Awards because Tasmania’s creative talent is up there with some of the best in the world – and there is nothing more enjoyable than getting to recognise and award the people behind it.
Gary Nilsson - Treasurer
GENERAL MANAGER - MERCURY WALCH HOBART
Gary’s career includes being a General Manager with GEON, Operations Manager with Penfold Buscombe and Print Manager and PrePress Manager with PMP Print. His 40 year career in the print industry now sees him in the role of GM of Mercury Walch, Tasmania’s largest print site with over 50 full time employees.
Gary has been involved in many local and national award committees including as Chairman of the PICA Awards for 3 years and the DIEMEN Awards in 2014, his current role is Treasurer.
Jess Gulliver - Secretary
EVENTS & MARKETING COORDINATOR - ROYAL HOBART HOSPITAL RESEARCH FOUNDATION
After having a blast working on the DIEMEN Awards Committee in 2017, Jess has decided to come back for a second year. Event Management is a passion for Jess and you will often see her at festivals and events around Tasmania, honing her skills.
Jess has worked as an Account Coordinator for Tasmanian ad agency, Red Jelly, and currently works as the Events & Marketing Coordinator for the Royal Hobart Hospital Research Foundation. She is thrilled to be bringing her passion and expertise back to this year’s DIEMEN Awards.
Tom Waugh - Committee
CO-OWNER/CINEMATOGRAPHER - IGNITE DIGI HOBART
Tom is a Rosny College media (2007) and AFTRS (2010) Cinematography graduate who has worked across feature films, TV series, commercials and live broadcast in multiple roles.
Moving back home to Hobart in 2013, Tom teamed up with an aeronautical engineer to create a business specialising in camera movement, Ignite Digi.
Adam Glover - Committee
DIGITAL PRINT MANAGER - MERCURY WALCH HOBART TASMANIA
Adam began his career as a pre-press apprentice with a small printer in regional Victoria then moved to Melbourne working in advertising agencies, large print shops, universities and photographic bureaus before running his own print business in South Melbourne.
A sea change 12 years ago saw Adam move from Melbourne to Hobart to implement the digital pre-press department of the Printing Authority of Tasmania.
Currently managing the digital print and pre-media departments at Mercury Walch, Adam appreciates great design and loves the tactile nature of print. It is this appreciation and his years of industry experience that sees him become a committee member for the DIEMEN Awards.
Anna Bluck - Committee
FREELANCE DESIGNER - LITTLE BLUCK DUCK
Anna brings rich experience in the field of interpretation to her redefined career in graphic design.
Her work is driven by unraveling hidden stories and mixing handcrafted elements with the power of digital design.
In her design practice, Little Bluck Duck, Anna thrives on pushing her audience to rethink and feel, relentlessly seeking to express the genuine through ideas that leave the world a little bit changed.
Anna was also the winner of the 2017 DIEMEN Award for Design Student of the Year, and is bringing first hand experience to this years award in her role as DIEMEN Student of the Year Coordinator along with Tom Waugh.