Emily Loughnan

Director

Emily is a serial over-achiever who is pathologically positive and oversees the creative and strategic direction of many of the projects we work on.

As a co-founder of the company Emily is pivotal in our user-centred approach, ensuring we really are creating something that will delight its users primarily, but also exceed our client’s business objectives.

Prior to forming Click Suite Emily had a very successful TV career including leading large and complex projects for TVNZ and NZ On Air where she commissioned NZ$50m of TV programmes annually. Emily has been a pioneer in the interactive industry and was appointed to the Prime Minister’s Growth and Innovation Advisory Board.

Emily is a popular speaker at various events, because her passion for new technology is infectious.

Rex McIntosh

Technical Director

Possibly the world’s first amateur connoisseur cook trackable by GPS, Rex is the technical wizard behind Click Suite’s many and varied projects that combine innovative software with custom built hardware.

Rex leads the development team and looks after all technical matters particularly where we need to interface with other technologies. He has his eye on longevity and reliability.

A co-founder of Click Suite, Rex ensures we are ahead of the industry, watching and testing new developments and even developing many “world-first” technologies of our own. Before Click Suite, he created the first computer generated images on TV and his animations for iconic NZ television commercials have won international acclaim.

Rex’s work has attracted the attention of industry pioneers, including Steve Wozniak from Apple Computer.

Cristina Campos

Project Manager

Cristina has a brilliant combination of deep experience, great technical knowledge and a very people-orientated style of Project Management that sees problems solved, work tested and delivered, and happy teams on both client and supplier sides.

Cristina also manages our external resources, as we have a large family of trusted contractors that we work with, ensuring that we are all working as one united team and that contractors also deliver on time, on budget and to our exacting standards.

She has an eye for detail, and so helps us remain quality focused. Like the rest of the team, she loves her work and works to ensure everyone enjoys the experience just as much.

Cristina began managing creative people in 2002 when she was based in Brazil, working in her own web production company. She has a BA in both Graphic and Industrial Design as well as a certificate in Project Management from PMI. She’s extended her multi-tasking skills recently by becoming a mother for the second time; the ultimate test in prioritising, keeping everyone happy, and managing moving time schedules.

Sheree Smith

Finance Manager

"I love the great environment and people at Click Suite, and there are always interesting projects on the go."

Making sure we all get paid on time is only one of Sheree's jobs at Click Suite. With an extensive accounting background, Sheree spends her time monitoring cash flow, keeping the IRD happy and sussing out any financial reporting for the directors.

Work/life balance is important to all of us, and Sheree says she gets it in droves. Outside of work Sheree says her other job is as a taxi driver for her two kids, who are up to all sorts of varied activities.

Sheree loves working within the creative industry and her ability to keep the financial wheels turning smoothly keeps the studio operating at the top of its game.

Patrik Niebur

Web Developer

Patrik is our front-end developer with a particular skill in creating innovative and high performing websites. His technical ability is, thankfully, matched by his strong sense of design and attention to detail; ensuring every website he creates is pixel perfect on every device, on every browser, every time.

Patrik started tinkering with web around 2009 by creating a CMS system for a local magazine, then he moved on to sites for businesses, to pay the bills, and online games to simply entertain his friends.

That skill set has grown and was put to use in several different countries until he made himself at home in Wellington, NZ.

Patrik’s been instrumental behind the scenes in many successful Click Suite projects and his dry humour and eclectic music taste keeps us on our toes.

Tim Denee

Senior Designer

Tim is a multidisciplinary graphic designer whose background ranges from straight typographic print work to fully interactive displays to mid-century illustration.

With over ten years industry experience, Tim started in the e-learning business, creating interactives for both small companies and large Government ministries. These valuable years taught him the power of storytelling and play within interactive experiences. Before joining Click Suite, Tim was working as a graphic designer producing identities, packaging and publications for some of New Zealand’s best-known brands.

Tim’s been at Click Suite for quite a few years now, where he’s worked on everything from a projection-mapped lightshow in a wharenui to a three-meter-tall interactive game about cities of the future in a science museum. His focus is clear communication – strategic, purposeful design. He also has plenty of experience with illustration, infographics, motion graphics, branding and a bunch of other design specialities.

His work has been featured by ProDesign, Wired and Well-Medicated. In 2010 he became a member of the International Society of Typographic Designers and he’s made significant contributions to Click Suite’s bulging awards wall.

Emma Martin

User Experience designer

Emma is a designer with a keen interest in interactive media. After graduating from the University of Waikato with a Bachelor of Computer Graphic Design, she spent the next three years in an advertising agency – working in a fast-paced environment where every day presented a new and exciting challenge.

Having earned her stripes there, she's followed her passion back into the world of interactive design - using a keen eye for the user experience to ensure that everything Click Suite does has the user's needs at its heart. Whether it's wireframes, personas, research or strategy, Emma brings energy and excellence to everything she does.

Emma has found the key to keeping her creative heart ticking lies with ambition. Ambition and Restlessness. She always has a handful of personal projects on the go at any given time, in any given media.

Outside of design she loves to keep active, especially climbing mountains and exploring her new home in the “coolest little capital”.

Madelyn Benn

Studio Manager

Out in the Click Suite jungle Madelyn has her hyper-focal eye on the viewfinder and finger on the shutter of our tamed and untamed pixel monkeys.

A talented photographer, Madelyn has the pivotal role of overseeing what everyone is working on. She loves a good process and has eye for detail.

She makes sure projects get the right people and resources, when they need them, and run smoothly against the timelines. She is a master at looking after everyone in the studio and ensuring we have the right environment for creativity to flourish.

Madelyn completed her Bachelor of Design at Massey, Wellington, went overseas, and then joined Click Suite upon her return to Aotearoa in 2006. She began managing creative people when she was based in London, working with a large photographic production company.

She thoroughly enjoys working in the creative industry and will be one of the first to greet you when you visit.

Meike Ahlers

Designer

Meike’s love affair with Aotearoa began when she came to school in Mount Maunganui as an international exchange student. She went on to study Communication Design in Germany and started work as a designer in an agency in Hamburg, in 2012. With the agency’s focus on branding and corporate design, Meike was able to gather lots of experience in telling a client’s story, using a wide range of design principles and media, and learning from the very best.

Being very interested in web design and development, she expanded her skillset in those areas and soon found herself taking care of all the agency’s web related projects.

After returning to New Zealand in 2017, Meike has become the newest addition to the Click Suite team where she contributes her beautiful design and development skills to create high quality digital experiences.

When she’s not at Click Suite, Meike is out, exploring the outdoors of her new home and enjoying the great kiwi lifestyle.