About KinThings

WHAT WE DO & WHAT WE'RE ON ABOUT

KIN is an independent creative studio that provides unique, striking solutions to varied creative problems. We partner and collaborate with brands, broadcasters, agencies and fellow creative companies, providing a broad range of services.

We have a particular passion for quality design, moving image, brand development and the telling of splendid tales.

 

CREATIVE
We love broad creative thinking and eagerly pursue the development of unique, high quality communications across a variety of mediums for a diverse body of clients & industries. Our team can comfortably drive strategic creative thinking and development right through to final productions or, as may be required, flexibly slot into any stage of your project or campaign. Passionate, curious, and stylish. Versatile, efficient and effective. No ego. Itching to create and make.

 

BRAND
We understand branding to be a ‘wholistic’ beast and therefore we partner with our clients to develop both new and existing brand worlds that enhance and expand a brand’s identity, stories, messaging and ongoing communications, all within a framework of providing immersive, entertaining and beautiful brand experiences for the consumer.

 

MOTION
Our love for and experience in moving image has us providing service as directors, motion designers, animators, editors and content creators. We love to develop engaging stories and striking visual journeys that connect with an audience and reinforce smart and selective messaging that enhances a brand’s stories and experiences. We are strong advocates of the rising trajectory of motion based communications and consider moving image solutions that cover traditional (broadcast, tvc), current (digital, online, UI) and emergent (interactive, experiential, VR) formats. Moving imagery is where it’s at.

 

Our services stretch across directing, design, creative direction, motion graphics, 2D and 3D animation, content creation, post production, production, brand development & identity, print, large canvas, experiential and immersive media.

The future will be fantastic and we would love to be creating it with you. For real.

Nathan Drabsch

Creative Director

Nathan is an highly awarded Creative Director, Director & Designer who has directed, designed, animated, branded and created communications for an array of international brands, broadcasters and agencies.

He embraces creative problem solving and strongly believes in open, equal creative partnerships. He is passionate about strategic brand thinking, good design, meaningful stories and connecting with people through striking, sophisticated visual experiences.

Within his 20 years of experience, Nathan helped establish two of Australia’s leading design and motion graphic studios (Tactic and The DMCI), guiding teams of up to 20 creatives and working across local and global projects for broadcasters, agencies, B2B, commercial and retail clients. His work has been globally recognised, evidenced by the accumulation of over 80 International Awards as well as being featured throughout the world at festivals, conferences, exhibitions and within various publications.

His experience, insight, process and results have afforded him opportunities to share and present on creativity, design, branding & motion graphics at conferences in New York, Singapore, Johannesburg, Sydney & Melbourne.

Nathan has an interest in developing creative partnerships within the fields of new media and emergent, creative technology, including experiential, interactive, digital and VR/AR.  A growing interest in strategic startup partnerships has subsequently fostered his passion for the development of social entrepreneurial ventures and initiatives that bring about advances for the greater good – sustainable, ethical and social endeavours that can create powerful experiences and positive outcomes.

Nathan is open to all forms of collaboration, discussion and discourse… a good surf, family and friends, food and drink, music and a good laugh don’t go astray either.

 

Contact

+61 417 465 504

online

Brecon Littleford

Creative Director

Brecon is a highly regarded and awarded creative, who has carved a path through the broadcast arena as Creative Director, Director & Designer.

Brecon is a hands on creative. A talented designer, illustrator, photographer and storyteller, he uses these skills to forge the backbone of both his design and directing pursuits. His unique outlook and creative thinking provides solid ammunition to creative problem solving. Brecon has been the other half to a highly successful creative partnership with Nathan that stretches over 10 years and has earned him a bucket load of awards and internationally recognised work.

Always captivating people with tales of his travels and intriguing life, Brecon lives and breaths storytelling. This, combined with a highly skilled sense of design provides him with all the tools needed for effective communication.

When he isn’t making things move or look good, he can be found up a cliff climbing the $#*! out of it.

 

Contact

+61 418 616 836

online

Awards

2014

GOLD Promax ANZ – Best On-Air Branding Design (OoH) – TVH!TS
GOLD Promax ANZ – Best Original Logo Design – History H100
LOGIE Nomination – Nickelodeon ‘Play Along With Sam’

2013

GOLD AEAF (Australian Effects & Animation Festival) Award – Motion
WORLD GOLD Promax – Art Direction & Design: Promo Campaign for CBS
WORLD SILVER Promax – Marketing Video for CBS
WORLD BRONZE Promax – Promo Campaign (OoH) for CBS

2012

WORLD Promax – 4 AWARDS

GOLD – General Branding/Image for Fox Classics
SILVER – Design for Fox Classics
SILVER- Kid’s Programming Spot for Nick Jr
BRONZE – General Branding/Image Campaign for Fox Classics

ANZ Promax – 9 AWARDS

GOLD  – Most Outstanding Promo of the Year
GOLD – Most Outstanding Design in Promotion
GOLD  – Best TV Image Campaign
GOLD  – Best TV Image Promo
GOLD  – Best On-Air Branding Design
GOLD – Best On-Air Ident Design (OoH)
GOLD  – Best CG Animation
GOLD  – Best Design Without Footage
GOLD  – Best Promo Not Using Program Footage

Desktop Magazine / QANTM CREATE Design Award – Motion

ASTRA Award – Most Outstanding Channel Image Spot for Fox Classics

OFFICIAL SELECTION

Prix Ars Electronica 2012
Pixellerie Fine 2
CircuitoOFF 2012
TAAFI – Stash Best VFX of 2012
2012 International Melzo File Festival
2012 Liberarti Festival
2012 Olympics ICCI 360 Visual Arena
Nasjonalgalleriet – ‘The National Gallery’ Norway

FEATURED

VIMEO Staff Picks – Future Proof & AEON
STASH 87 & 89 – Fox Classics & Future Proof
Motionographer
IdN
Computer Arts Collection
CREATIVE Magazine
Desktop Magazine
How Magazine
Digital Media World

Clients & Brands

Clinets