About Us

Experienced Creative’s. Refreshingly down to earth.

 
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Our People

Our creative people have worked in some of the country’s top Design Studios and Advertising Agencies. Over the last two decades we've contributed to the success of some of Australia’s most iconic brands: CUB, Yellow pages, Sorbent, Mercedes-Benz, RACV, HBA, Australia Post, Ford, Origin Energy, Ripcurl, Tooheys, and Wedgewood; just to name a few. We’ve also produced some great work on Australia’s smallest and emerging brands - and everything in between. We see every job, no matter how small, as a chance to do something terrific for our clients.

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Richard Cooke - Creative Director | Designer

Richard has more than 25 years experience as a Graphic Designer. He has worked in Melbourne, Sydney, Cambridge and London. Over the years he’s worked on some of Australia’s biggest brands and won countless awards in the process. Prior to ThompsonCooke Creative, he ran his own successful Design Studio for 15 years. In his other life Richard is a keen surfer who has travelled extensively throughout Indonesia and Europe… He’s also a classic car nut, who has recently restored his 1968 Triumph TR5 after 20 long years. A 1929 Ariel 500cc motorbike is currently in a zillion pieces…

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Kaye Thompson - Senior Art Director | Writer

Kaye has worked in the Design and Advertising industry for 25 years, as an Art Director at Melbourne Ad Agencies, MDA Mattingly, Ogilvy & Mather and J Walter Thompson. Kaye joined Richard Cooke Design in 1996 and finally got her name on the door in 2001 when Kaye and Richard joined forces to form ThompsonCooke Creative. Kaye's strengths are in Concept Development, Art Direction and Copywriting. In her other life Kaye paints, sings in a lounge-room duo and continues her quest to master some rudimentary guitar skills. She has a passion for gardens, organics and the environment.

Lynda Thompson - Senior Writer | Strategist

Over the last 25 years Lynda has worked at leading Melbourne Ad Agencies, Y&R, Mojo and Clemenger Melbourne. She has won over 40 Australian and International awards for her Art Direction and Copywriting. Her high profile work has resulted in highly successful campaigns and sales figures for clients like Yoplait, Yellow Pages, Kit Kat, Sorbent, HBA, Australia Post and Mercedes-Benz. Lynda’s highly developed strategic thinking and advertising experience have been instrumental in creating some super effective Ad Campaigns for ThompsonCooke clients. Lynda sings in a comic duo, plays tennis and has recently taken up bike riding - albeit more Latte, than Lycra.

 

Our Studio

Our studio is located right in the heart of St Kilda, just a five-minute walk from St Kilda Beach, Acland Street and The Palais Theatre. It’s a beautiful light filled space with high ceilings and big warehouse style windows. No. 9 Inkerman Street houses a range of other creative businesses as well as Mr Wolf Wine Bar and Restaurant downstairs. We’re also lucky enough to be surrounded by an abundance of fabulous café’s and just around the corner, there’s an artisan bakery that serves up the most delicious croissants in Melbourne. Any wonder our clients love to coming to our studio for meetings? Coffee and treats anyone?

 

Our Awards

Ultimately our success is measured by the success of our clients and the design and advertising campaigns we create. Listing our awards is a way of reassuring our clients and potential clients that we have and will continue to provide work of the highest standard.

AGDA

Graphic Design Award

Australian Catalogue Awards

Catalogue of the Year
Mens Apparel
Mens Apparel
Women's Apparel

AWARD

Graphic Design
Graphic Design
Advertising
Advertising
Advertising

Cannes Festival

Cannes Lion
Cannes Lion
Cannes Lion
Cannes Lion
Cannes Lion

Creative Mail Awards

Best of Show
Gold Award
Bronze Award
Bronze Award

Design Down Under

Graphic Design
Graphic Design

London Television Awards

Gold Award

New York Festivals

Gold Award
Silver Award

New York Clio

Gold Award
Silver Award

MADC

Graphic Design
Graphic Design
Graphic Design
Graphic Design
Graphic Design
Graphic Design
Silver Advertising
Silver Advertising
Bronze Advertising
Bronze Advertising
Bronze Advertising
Bronze Advertising
Bronze Advertising

U.S. Mobius Awards

Gold Award
Gold Award
Gold Award
Gold Award
Gold Award
Gold Award