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 Graham Bron and Annie

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.


Sarah Alex James

Sarah

CUSTOMER HAPPINESS MANAGER
WITH A DESIGNERS EYE


Originally from Cornwall in South West England, Sarah’s a creative soul with a rare combo of graphic design experience (both in family businesses and multinationals) and fabulous customer liaison skills. Let’s be honest, lots of those creative types hate speaking on the phone so we snapped her up!

She has a passion for finding creative solutions and particularly loves guiding clients to make the magic happen.

Sarah’s previous design challenges have involved everything from luxury packaging design to styling for photo and video shoots.

Like the rest of our fabulous team, we love her can-do attitude and boundless enthusiasm…. Nothing is too much bother.

Sarah has two children, two dogs and at least two roles at Peterkin! And in her tiny little bit of spare time her hobbies include painting pet portraits (watch out Obi) and a love of anything vintage.


Shanise

DESPATCH GURU


Shanise is a Tassie girl through and through. Down to earth, calm and kind with a beautiful smile and warm personality. To be honest, she won us all over the first time we met her with a tin of home-made cookies – she’s not silly!

She is super industrious and comes to us from a 10 year career in management with KFC – no one can deny, paper smells a lot nicer than fried chicken oil at the end of the day! Luckily for us KFC has taught her irreplaceable life skills and our beautiful clients will be a walk in the park for her now ;)

Like a lot of our wonderful team, she loves the outdoors and is enjoying the amazing combo we have in Western Australia of breathtaking beaches and sunny, non-humid days on which to lie on them. Her and her partner think nothing of driving from Perth to Tassie (with a little help from a ferry of course), a journey which takes no more than 5 days apparently!? A lot of time for I Spy that’s for sure.


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.


Sonia Jess Amy

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!


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.


Amy

PRINTERY - PRINT + PRE-PRESS ARTISAN


Amy was an instant match with our Peterkin Team – her family owns a winery down in the stunning Margaret River wine region!! Sorry, no that wasn’t the only reason….. she has a degree in Graphic Design too (honestly).

Amy is a welcome addition to our Printery team – she has flair, knowledge and a common-sense approach that enables her to guide clients to their perfect product. She is wonderfully cool, calm and collected. Just what we need to blend with some of the other Peterkin crazies we already have! It takes all sorts, remember.

Outside of work, she has no choice but to be a wine connoisseur – in particular she loves a sparkling brut and a shiraz but confesses to loving all wine – she’s not fussy. She’s a typical WA girl, loves the outdoors, camping and hanging with friends and family. Her family walked the Kokoda Track together a few years ago so they must all be as calm and chilled as Amy to survive that feat together!


James Jens Bruce

James

WEB NINJA - DATA WRANGLER 


James is our proactive, nothing phases him, fabulous data manager…… to be honest he’s the first to offer to help in any of our departments, always with a sunny disposition and smile on his dial.

Originally from Sydney, he moved to Perth a few years ago and loves everything about our great WA city….. apparently there is nothing he misses about Sydney (apart from his family of course!).

His expertise in stock control, logistics and warehouse management is a huge asset to our ever growing business and his to-do list will never run dry!

Outside of work, he’s a big ‘boys stuff’ movie watcher (Star Wars, Indiana Jones) and loves a Scotch or two. But, don’t be fooled, he also loves a good sing-song – he’s no Paul McCartney but we don’t care, his happy, positive attitude means he’s a pleasure to be around (just don’t sing too loud in the office please James).


Jens

PRINTERY TEAM EXPERT


First things first, it’s pronounced Yens, like pence (this led to an office wide discussion of whether you say pence or penny, I mean do you go to the loo and spend a pence?? But at least we all now know how to say his name!

Jens is from Jakarta in Indonesia (his Dad is German hence (rhymes with Jens) the Germanic name) and moved to Perth in 2006.

He is calm, cool and collected which is just perfect when he’s surrounded by a team of bossy girls… poor thing!

His qualification in Graphic Design and work experience in print production meant we snapped him up for our print finishing and quality control area – we’ve trained him to have an eagle eye (as good as the girls!) and not much passes him by.

He loves soccer, snooker and generally chilling out at the weekend. He’s an animal lover and is always trying to play with Obi – who often darts in the opposite direction. That’s right Obi, treat ‘em mean, keep ‘em keen!


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.


Bruce Simon Obi

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 fazes 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 Heeler and Jack Russell - A 'Jackie Blue Heeler 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.