‘Hands-on’ experience, a wealth of knowledge, vibrant creativity,
design savvy and insight into consumer markets
Chris Michaelides - Managing Director
Chris has a comprehensive background in strategic creative communications, graphic design and fashion, spanning more than 25 years.
This, together with ‘hands-on’ experience in all aspects of account management, and serving on numerous industry boards, has assisted Chris in accumulating a wealth of knowledge upon which he has drawn to form the basis of Gloss.
A co-founder of the multi-disciplined design agency, The Designworks Group (1991) and the international fashion house Spencer & Rutherford (1999), Chris is experienced in a broad range of specialised services.
Including creative marketing campaigns and project management, from concept to manufacturing and media advertising.
His determination to remain faithful to the core values of design strategy and creative implementation, while following a singleminded quest for communication excellence, has underpinned many successful brands and business development success stories, both nationally and internationally.
Kim Michaelides - Creative Director
With a fashion designer mother and an architect father, Kim was always destined for a creative career. An early childhood fascination with beautiful clothes and delicious trims and fabrics, became a globally successful reality for Kim who has been the Creative Director of Melbourne handbag label, Spencer & Rutherford for the last 15 years.
Kim, a graphic design graduate, began her working life as an Art Director in advertising and design companies. After meeting Chris, she combined her creative prowess with his management, marketing and production skills to launch their very successful design company, The Designworks Group.
When a handbag was needed for a Designworks photo shoot, Kim designed it herself, and Spencer & Rutherford was born. She attributes the success of the label to her background in graphic design and marketing, and her passion for all things design.
Today, as Gloss Creative Director, Kim’s vibrant creativity, design savvy and insight into consumer markets is an asset to the company and its clients.
Brinelle Hateley - Graphic Designer
Brinelles passion for smart design is fuelled from years of experience, working with companies to deliver successful designs that combine strategic thinking with creativity. With a background in Corporate Communications, Publications, Marketing, POS, Web and Email Marketing, Brinelle has worked with businesses large and small in order to find the best design solutions that ensure Gloss client goals are on target and objectives are being met.
After graduating with a Bachelor of Visual Arts in Graphic Design and Multimedia, Brinelle lived in England where she concentrated on printed and online communications. Over the ensuing years she worked with successful campaigns such as Joseph Roundtree Foundation, Anglican Water, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries and AUSVEG.
Brinelle has a love of typography and a keen eye for all aspects of design. Her innate sense of style, and ability to contribute fresh, exciting ideas, make her a vital contributor to the Gloss creative team. Brinelle’s close relationship with clients, and understanding of the scope and potential of each project, results in visually striking and strategically sound design solutions.
Fresca O’Neal - Client Services
Fresca has over 30 years of sales development and client services. Her expertise and experience in the retail industry adds further depth to her understanding of quality and delivery of customer service.
Through her commitment to excellence, Fresca has gained a solid reputation for providing personalised service and outstanding customer support.
Her understanding of business objectives, and how to practically and effectively apply communication strategies and techniques, helps her to ensure Gloss client goals are on target and objectives are being met.