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Plato Creative opens in Timaru

Meet the Timaru crew

December 1st saw the opening of our office in Timaru. We’re excited to be able to extend our services south and welcome a skilled and senior team to grow and support the regions. Here’s a little bit about them:

Sara Williamson - Client Director

Sara’s always known the creative world was for her, ever since she was a kid and would cut out pictures from magazines and create her own publications to sell to family and neighbours. Since breaking into the industry as a fresh-faced 21-year old marketing assistant for rural supply company CRT (now Farmlands), Sara’s career has spanned 20 years and seen her enjoy various roles covering everything from marketing account management to marketing partnerships, communications, and campaign management. She spent the last decade as a marketing and communications manager for rural telco, Farmside. Sara gets a kick out of seeing a creative journey unfold and the brand play out in real life, but her real drive is seeing clients’ results roll in. Combine that with her ample experience in marketing for the rural industry and she’s the perfect fit for our South Canterbury offering.

RYAN CARTER - Art Director

Raised in Timaru and raising his own family here, Ryan rejoins the Plato team excited about bringing something a bit different to his hometown. Ryan’s a design veteran with over a decade of varied industry experience gathered over a career path that’s been guided by luck and life. The journey’s armed him with a wide range of real-life design skills, perspectives and social skills to deal with the ebb and flow of design agency life whilst juggling a family and all the chaos that entails! Even though he’s the least famous Carter in the family, Ryan’s still super ambitious and loves the challenge of creating something completely new from nothing more than a simple conversation or a few words on a page and taking clients on a journey of ideas and clever creative.


Eamon’s been a qualified graphic designer for over 15 years and after a spot of travel (as us Kiwis do) settled into the creative scene in Timaru first with Copyfast then Heartland Design and Print. Local knowledge and an interest in online as well as offline design makes Eamon a real asset to our team in Timaru. He’s earned a solid reputation around town for a reason, having been part of the design/brand/web setup for a lot of successful local businesses and events. Eamon loves helping translate passionate business owners’ visions into creative and brands that look incredible and gets results. And when he’s not creating cool stuff for work, he’s creating at home, reliving his youth with the kids and their Lego.

Published: 5 Dec 2017