Born from lockdown
Born from lockdown, we are a consortium of design-loving humans devoted to creating beautiful digital assets.
With over 20 years of design & marketing experience, founder & creative director Carl Thompson leads our team of skilled design professionals in creating digital assets that make our clients thrive online.
Requests for creative work came flooding in during Covid-19 lockdown, which proved to be the driving force behind the creation of Foundation Digital.
- Good design isn’t just what you see.
- Good design takes the user through a journey.
- Good design is an experience that makes the user want more.
- Good design is joy.
Simply the best
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Tim is a past Advertising Executive turned Managing Director, with over 7 years of experience working with some of the most respected international and local brands.
After graduating from the University of Auckland, Tim established himself in the advertising market at Ogilvy & Mather New Zealand, before moving into senior roles at Contagion and TBWA Auckland as an Account Director and Senior Account Manager.
Tim has delivered work for a range of clients both in New Zealand, including; KFC, Carl’s Jr., Energy Online, Tourism New Zealand, Fonterra, ANZ, Nissan, Southern Cross and DB Breweries. In his time working with these brands, Tim has developed and delivered work across all disciplines of advertising while developing strong and meaningful relationships with each client.
Tims passion lies in the strategic side of the business, offering key advice to clients to guide them to their business goals, while also taking a hands on approach to the project management side of the work to ensure these goals are achieved in a timely and efficient manner.
Carl is a creative director, digital marketer, and brand and marketing strategist with 20 years of experience.
He started his journey at Media Design School at the age of 17 and has since founded companies; Foundation Digital (Agency), TradeGecko (B2B SaaS, sold to Intuit), Contento (B2B SaaS), Crowded Elevator (Apparel), Momentum Marketing (Agency), Bronami (B2C SaaS), NZ Coffee Festival (Event).
Carl has worked with companies both locally and internationally, including; The Attention Agency, RAW, Remix Magazine, Fitwear, NZ Fashion Week, Laminata, SkyCity, Golden Gate Ventures and many, many more.
Carl’s passion for good design and innovative marketing is the driving force behind Foundation Digital and combined with his extensive industry experience he has built a company that delivers stand out returns for any client.
Frankie is a Web and Graphic Designer who graduated from the Youbee School of Design in 2019, where she studied Web and Graphic Design alongside Digital Design.
In her role as Digital and Web Designer for Zure Edge, she has already worked with reputable local brands such as MONDAY Haircare, Dose and Co., Nood Pet Food, and many other ZURU Edge FMCG brands.
Frankie’s passions align with our own, with an eye for good design, creative and innovative branding solutions as well as a strong illustration skill set. Her hunger to learn, grow and adapt to the ever changing market brings an edge to an already impressive eye for design.
Olivia is a Business Development specialist, General Manager and Sales Strategist with over 14 years of local, and international industry experience.
For the past 5 years, she has been running the market-leading TourismHQ, working with industry leaders to deliver unforgettable travel experiences alongside founding and operating her own events agency. Recently, Olivia showed her flexibility in the industry by pivoting to the role of Business Development Manager for The Attention Agency where she continues to work hand in hand with her Sales role at Foundation Digital.
Over her established career, Olivia has applied her passion for the industry in all areas of work to help grow new businesses’, ensure client goals are met and has a rare talent for finding huge rewards in small opportunities.
Olivia brings with her an impressive professional network along with a keen eye to snipe and sell.