Shaun O'Connor – Creative Technology Director


Shaun O'Connor – Creative Director


I'm a skateboarder and Creative Director working at Saatchi & Saatchi, New Zealand where I lead creative across digital, mobile, social, and anything in between.

I solve problems with design, creativity, collaboration, and technology. I love change, innovation and ideas that connect people.

Recently my work for the Sydney Opera House was awarded Australia’s first Cannes Gold Lion for mobile marketing, along with a total of 10 Cannes Lions including silver and bronze across digital and direct. This led to DDB Sydney being one of Australia's most awarded agencies at Cannes 2016.

In a world where ‘mobile first’ has become a familiar catchphrase  – 11 years earlier, the first advertising campaign I worked on was a mobile film festival, while at Saatchi & Saatchi New Zealand. ‘Rubbish Film Festival’ was also awarded two gold lions at Cannes.

I have held roles within some of the region's most recognised agencies including DDB Australia, TBWA Sydney, Saatchi & Saatchi Australia, and DDB New Zealand.

My specialty and focus is on where creativity and technology intersect. Having a deep, practical knowledge of software development and design – along with a passion for ideas,  gives me a unique point of view and approach to problem-solving which is reflected in the contemporary, cutting-edge nature of my work.

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