Meet our Team

Meet our Team of Passionate Paper People...

We spend 30% of our lives asleep...buy the best bed you can afford. We spend another 30% of our lives at work...get a job you're passionate about!

We employ people who WANT to work with us. Who are PASSIONATE in what they do every day...... and we recognise everyone has a niche. Something they're really, really good at.

We strive to tap into that niche and make our people responsible for the areas of the business they can drive their passion and therefore shine!

'Cos your best asset is your people...and you're only as good as your people - so we put great importance on choosing them well! (And WE have to spend 30% of OUR day with them, so they need to be nice with a good sense of humour - you've gotta spend some of your day laughing to keep the passion!)

We employ the best people to ensure you get the best product and experience possible at the best price possible.

Meet our talented team of passionate and creative people (with good senses of humour):


Jodie
BIG CHEESE

Jodie is our sassy head-girl who works at a million miles an hour and finds there are never enough hours in the day to complete her never-ending to –do list.

She began her paper and print career in 1991 and was destined to have her own business. Her passion and energy is infectious and she inspires us all to give our best. 

Jodie is a sociable creature who makes the most of every day but is equally as happy at home with her ‘boys’ Graham, Jackson and Obi.

Graham
CO-CHEESE

Co-director and partner to Jodie since 1994, “Skinny” (it’s an old nickname…) was dragged into the business in its infancy. He is Jodie’s partner in love and life and very proud to be Dad to their gorgeous son Jackson.

When we come to a road block, Graham’s the one we turn to. He’s our logical, strategic thinker who calmly sees the GIANT picture and how to get there without too much stress on the way.

He’s our fountain of knowledge on news, current affairs and celebrity goss and leads animated office discussions daily….. but to be honest, he’d rather be fishing.

Bron & Annie
CUSTOMER HAPPINESS MANAGERS & PRINTERY ESTIMATORS

Bron & Annie make up our legendary Customer Service team.

Their mutual love of lemon cheesecake, prosecco and coffee breaks (obviously only the latter during work hours) creates a beautiful friendship.

Their regular chats about husbands, teenage children and other everyday matters keeps the office wide-eyed and chuckling.

Both with a clear unbridled passion of customer happiness, it’s no wonder their job titles are Customer Happiness Managers.

Cally
DESPATCH GURU
(WHO MOVES IN FAST MOTION)

Cally joined the team in 2017 and loves paper almost as much as we do. Her job brings her full circle back to her passion as she used to work for a scrapbooking business who sadly moved to Sydney.  Thankfully (for us) she never quite found a job she liked after that but did gain invaluable office and systems experience that makes her a wonderful asset to Peterkin.

Her calm, professional and courteous disposition enables her to cope ‘unflappably’ with all phone calls and super-urgent situations…. always with a big smile on her beautiful face.

Out of work she is Mummy to her adorable whippet doggy Pippin – if you collect from the warehouse, ask to see some photos – she’s the cutest!!  Cally is a true blue WA girl who loves camping and road trips, going to the movies with friends, knitting and sewing….. it’s no wonder she’s so relaxed.

Alex
OPERATIONS
(WAREHOUSE, NOT SURGICAL)

Often seen checking, counting, adjusting, sorting and always seen helping and smiling, Alex has a wealth of knowledge of our warehouse and systems. 

She worked with us for 10 years before leaving to have her beautiful daughter Isabelle in 2015.  We were over the moon when she said she was happy to come back on board.

Alex takes care of our massive (and constantly expanding) live online inventory of over 8,500 products. She works her little tush off to ensure that everything operates as smoothly as possible, so that our promised turn-arounds happen without a hitch.  She schedules all our production runs and is incredibly patient on the phone, helping our internal team and clients with any stock queries.

Jack
WEB NINJA - DATA WRANGLER 

Jack is most comfortable with a spreadsheet open in front of him. He came to us from over a decade working in the arts - in music, festivals and community radio - and is now slowly getting used to working in an industry where people answer their phones before 11am.

His role at Peterkin is to build and maintain spreadsheets that take masses of random data we have about our products and spit out information we can use to set accurate prices, order our stock correctly and predict what our customers will want in the future. He's also developing a new inventory system to make us more efficient, as well as planning our amazing new website (*coming soon).

Jack spends his spare time binge-watching whatever TV series came out about three years ago, suffering through another sure-to-be-unsuccessful Fremantle Dockers season and trying to convince anyone who will listen that pineapple does not belong on a pizza.

Sonia
PRINTERY BOSS

Born in Reus, south of Barcelona, Sonia’s resume reads like it was written for the position.  She has a Master’s degree in Graphic Design and Art Direction, as well as a B.A.  Her experience includes digital press operation for a copy centre in Barcelona, product photography and digital website design amongst various branding, typography, packaging and catalogue design achievements.  She brings incredible talent, knowledge and passion to our Printery and will always offer guidance and advice to our clients to ensure they get the best job possible.

Although quiet by nature, do not be fooled!  A couple of beers and a dance-floor and you might think you’re in the audience at the finals of Dancing with the Stars.  We love her direct European attitude, combined with timely eye-rolling and crazy hand communication – she’s a very feminine version of a Spanish bull at a fiesta and not to be messed with!

Kelly
PRINTERY - PRINT + PRE-PRESS ARTISAN

Kelly is bursting with energy, colour and fun.  She’s crazy about the 1950’s and adores a polka-dot or ten.  

Having worked in the printing industry for over a decade, she’s got a tonne of experience, loads of creative input in our Printery and a beady eye for typos - so watch out for your work being returned with red underlining like your teacher used to!

Outside of work she’s a self-confessed K-mart shopaholic with a penchant for Mexican food – so much so, her wedding reception was held in a Mexican restaurant! 

Jess
PRINTERY - PRINT + PRE-PRESS ARTISAN

She’s a Jess (not a Jessie) and has had a fun life so far, having spent time living in Nepal and Canada. She hails from Newcastle, NSW but moved to Perth to be with her partner.

She tells us she loves living in Perth but does miss the late night shopping which is every night over East apparently – crazy!!

She’s a bit of a tomboy whose passions include designing skateboards (she attempts the sport too), footy and a party or two.

Other skills include textile design and screen printing when she has a moment – Jess fits in perfectly here with her zest for life and fun-loving attitude.

Allison
PRODUCT / WEBSITE DEVELOPMENT (AND ALL THE OTHER STUFF THAT NOBODY ELSE UNDERSTANDS)

Alli is mature beyond her years and is a walking print and paper encyclopedia and we all feel a lot lost when she’s not in the office to help and advise us. 

She has a Visual Arts degree and a Post Grad in Design. Pair that with managing a print shop and a job in advertising and you can see why she is the perfect fit.  She has stepped away from the Printery team to help build our websites and digital presence but is always there when needed….. she’s a Jill of all trades when we are under the pump.

Her love of colour and talent at visual blending means we all envy her beautiful wardrobe, shoes and accessories. She’s a pleasure to work with, badger and look at – we are very lucky to have her here at Peterkin.

Angie
FINISHER | QUALITY CONTROLLER

Angie makes us all smile with her totally inappropriate sense of humour and quick-witted one liners (that’s when we can understand her – she’s a true Georgie and needs an official translator by her side!).

In the industry since she was a wee girl, Angie has a genuine passion for paper. She picks orders, duplexes gorgeous stocks and checks, wraps and packs your Printery orders. 

She has a massive heart of gold and cares for the quality of your work almost as much as she cares for quality time (preferably camping in beautiful, unspoilt areas of WA) with her hubby and three gorgeous kids.

Helen
FINISHER | QUALITY CONTROLLER

For someone that could barely speak on her first day (she was so nervous) she’s come right out of her beautiful shell and those girls are constantly putting the world to rights ……. 

Whilst checking, wrapping and packing your gorgeous orders and controlling quality, counting and shrinking envelopes; Helen is kept pretty darn busy!  

She’s our warehouse ‘pocket-rocket’ who is not to be messed with!

Bruce
QUALIFIED PRESS OPERATOR | LETTERPRESS + FOIL PRINTER

Born in Canada and brought up in Fife, Scotland, Bruce was part of one of the last classes to be trained in both offset and letterpress printing during his five year printing apprenticeship. He learned on old Heidelberg and Roland letterpress machines, but used mostly offset machinery while at work in print houses.

Bruce has worked an amazing range of machinery in his career – from digital to offset and right up to huge 8 and 10 colour presses. Moving to Peterkin has taken him back to his roots and his original training. He loves old letterpress machinery, which is perfect because that’s what we work with. He’s old school, a perfectionist and a craftsman. He’s mastered our old cantankerous 1961 envelope machine as best it will be mastered and is addicted to the smell of ink on a press.

Bruce rides his bike everywhere and seems to like things in two’s… He has two kids, two grand-kids, 2 beagles but not two wives. He reckons he couldn’t handle that.

Simon
ENVELOPE MACHINE ADJUSTER/OPERATOR | QUALIFIED PRESS OPERATOR | LETTERPRESS + FOIL PRINTER

Simon is our no-nonsense, nothing phases him, envelope adjuster and machine operator. But with a printing apprenticeship under his belt, he jumps on any machine necessary. His ability to use his initiative bundled with tonnes of common sense is perfect for getting those beautiful envelopes onto our warehouse shelves and foiling tricky jobs on equally tricky stocks.

In private, he’s a ribs and beer type of guy with a Swiss heritage who is happily devoted to his ‘missus’ (his word not ours) and a weekend explorer in his 4WD.

Obi Wan Kenobi "Obi"
OFFICE SECURITY

Obi's got a big dog bark, but is about the size of a beagle. His heritage is Blue Healer and Jack Russell - A 'Jackie Blue Healer in fact.

As you can see, only one ear goes up, but it certainly doesn't affect his hearing!
He's our doorbell and scares the beegezus out of anyone who comes to visit.

Obi's been a 'working dog' since he was a puppy. He does laps around the warehouse and tries out anyone for a game of tug-o-war.