OUR TEAM

Meet the team

Our collaborative team works directly with key client management throughout each project, and engage on a regular basis on key development milestones with regard to design and production deliverables and timelines.

Jody Tucker

Managing and Creative Director

Nothing creates a sense of accountability quite like having your own name on the front door.

Equally, no one does as tough an apprenticeship quite like a member of the family, and so Jody’s rites of passage have included formal design study qualifications, running his own freelance business, and establishing and managing Tucker Creative extensions in Asia and North America, as well initiating new company products and services in the areas of bespoke merchandising and production.

With full visibility and hands on involvement in all Tucker Creative initiatives from client pitch through to design and production management, Jody’s extensive experience sets the tone for the company’s core values and culture – celebrating creativity, originality and courage for design, strategy implementation and communication.

When not in his studio or in-market with clients, Jody enjoys all aspects of cooking, socialising and entertaining, keeping an eye on his favourite AFL team, perfecting his tennis serve and having a friendly yet competitive game of pool with friends.

Hoby Wedler

Sensory Innovation Director – USA

In 2017, Hoby co-founded Senspoint Design, a partner company of Tucker Creative, to help create a world that is inclusive and accessible to all.

In his work, you will find a unique trilogy between sensory awareness, scientific knowledge, and a love for sharing his insights. Hoby has been completely blind since birth and has achieved great success.

He is a PhD level scientist, food & beverage expert and a passionate explorer and innovator of sensory-driven design thinking. Hoby’s numerous initiatives were recognized in 2012 by former President Barack Obama when he was named a Champion of Change for enhancing employment and education opportunities for people with disabilities.

In 2016, Hoby was also named one of Forbes Media 30 under 30 in the food and drink category.

Justin Vallandingham

Operations and Technology Director – USA

As an experienced consultant and project manager, Justin does not stop short of providing pragmatic solutions to identified weak spots. For more than 10 years, Justin has proven his skills in a wide variety of established companies ranging from retailers to software firms, to the food & beverages sector. Here he has built, ran and optimized process designs such as eCommerce, Supply Chain and inventory management.

As a graduate of UC Davis with a BA in US History, he first addresses problems with a careful review of the status quo. He now brings his talents and passions together as one of the Partners and Technology & Operations Director of Senspoint and Tucker Creative.

Andrew Gibki

Design Director and Digital Lead

Andrew Gibki is an experienced graphic designer and art director with more than fifteen years experience in the design industry; supporting his already extensive capabilities in print, packaging, web, mobile and social delivery platforms.

A passion for delivering visually engaging and compelling solutions provides Andrew the ability to extend his skills in graphic design towards strategic thinking and communication. The result is critical thinking which allows Andrew to deliver structure and meaning within complicated and nuanced projects, thereby augmenting benefit and value to clients.

Andrew brings this multidimensional skill set to the team at Tucker Creative, and enjoys working on a wide range of projects from small SME executions through to big, campaignable ideas.

Along with a keen interest in food, wine and music, Andrew is also an accomplished Argentine Tango dancer and instructor. Great passion, operating under control and instinct…

Marianne Rice

Senior Creative Services Project Manager – USA

Marianne holds a Bachelor of Arts in Art and Graphic Design from Cal Poly, CA.

With a passionate interest in packaging design, consumer goods and the wine industry, Marianne directs her talents into creative services management along with a keen and thorough attention to account and project management. Marianne's background in graphic design, art direction and overall creative experience brings value and focus to all stages of a project.

Often the ‘calm in the storm’, Marianne enjoys working with different clients – expertly gathering project details, managing the successful progression of deliverables, and feels a great sense of accomplishment when projects are delivered to a client’s satisfaction, on time and on budget.

Marianne grew up on the Central Coast of California, so loves spending time at the beach – especially in the company of family and Kaili, their rambunctious English Cream Golden Retriever.

Scott Bence

Senior Designer

Scott Bence is an enthusiastic and creative graphic designer with over 20 years' experience. His strengths are in graphic design, art-direction and production management.

Scott has a proven track record as a graphic designer as well as managing all aspects of a design studio. Although his core skills are as a graphic designer, Scott augments this with an extended skill set in art direction, production and supplier management.

Scott is passionate about good communication and collaborating with clients, creative teams and suppliers to facilitate creative problem solving.

Scott enjoys meeting new challenges and utilises time-management and organisational skills to ensure that my work is completed to strict time lines, with a high level of accuracy and attention to detail and is committed to an exceptionally high standard in his work.

Kerry Lin 林彦廷

Marketing Executive 市场营销专员

Kerry is completing his Masters Degree in Wine Business at the University of Adelaide, and has previously accomplished a Degree of Hospitality Management in Switzerland and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Taiwan.

Through his extensive studies and a healthy passion for wine and travel, Kerry brings a unique perspective to the Tucker Creative team.

Kerry applies a broad knowledge of wines to blind tastings and enjoys discussing the industry with wine professionals. With additional experience ranging from time in the MICE industry to managing sales & marketing in a luxury hotel, Kerry aids Tucker Creative deliver in-depth wine industry market research to their clients from the perspective of different cultural backgrounds along with proficient and effective Chinese language translation capabilities.

Gary Anderson

Marketing Strategist

Gary is a strategic marketer, working as a strategist, consultant, creative thinker and business developer.

He has consulted and implemented strategy, campaigning and business development in varied industries – wine, manufacturing, service, health, education, music, video, FMCG, and quality homeware products.

With his associates, Gary develops digital and web marketing plans.

Gary has a clear understanding of markets, and how they operate, and specialises in route to market and channel development.

As a skilled negotiator and facilitator, Gary has the ability to work and develop teams to achieve their marketing potential in line with their company goals and objectives.

Gary’s specialities are strategic and creative thinking, problem solving, planning and implementation, market understanding, marketing planning and implementation, business consultancy, project management and brand creation and management.

Jo Curry

Finance Manager

Jo’s experience in finance and administration commands a broad range of applications, covering fashion through to building and construction, and taking in creative, retail and software development along the way!

The constant has been small, ambitious business innovators looking for a level of detail in accounting and finance that relies equally on good management as it does consistent, clear communication.

Jo’s professional experience, personality and emotional intelligence underpins this approach, and ensures that strong financial discipline and foresight is always at the heart of Tucker Creative’s business.

When not at work, Jo enjoys active lifestyle pursuits such as hiking, pilates and yoga, while also leaving time for entertaining, cooking and the all-important conversational glass of wine.

Alessia Marrapodi

Marketing and Project Coordinator - AUS

Alessia is a master at all things Digital Marketing and helps to run the day to day operations of the team and any incoming Digital projects. Having graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing and Communications, her skill set is multifaceted.

Alessia has gained experience in various industries, from ecommerce to beauty, fashion, hospitality and everything few and far between. There is no challenge that Alessia won’t tackle with dedication. Although not a Graphic Designer by trade, she has a keen eye for aesthetics and strives to create cohesive digital strategies that have the ultimate goal of conversion at their core.

In her spare time, she is often fueling her passion for interior design by binge-watching Grand Designs or something Sci-Fi related. Although she has a limited affinity for the outdoors, she’s often sacrificing couch time to take her fluffy Finnish Lapphund, Alfie, out for adventures.