Meet theers

Andrew Dowling


After almost two decades of leading some of the world’s biggest agencies, Andrew founded DO as an outlet to use creativity to directly benefit the businesses he worked with. Most recently Andrew was Group Managing Director of Y&R Group Sydney.

Over the years he has worked on some of the world’s most innovative and progressive brands throughout Australia and Asia.

Tom Ormes

Founder, Creative Director

After working in the advertising industry for 21 years, Tom co-founded DO along with his colleague and good mate, Andrew. Throughout his career, Tom has led creative teams in Sydney, India, Dubai, Colombo, Singapore, New York and Amsterdam, at most of the world’s big agency networks. Most recently he was based in Amsterdam, as Creative Director on Heineken’s global platforms.

Sharon Ormes

Group Account Director

Sharon has over 15 years of experience in the business leading brands, accounts and teams. Over her career, she’s been transferred and hired in different markets, adapting to new environments and cultures. Much of her experience was gained in Asia Pacific, primarily Singapore, the Philippines and Vietnam and most recently in Europe, heading up the Client Service team based in Amsterdam.

Brad Stapleton


With over eight years of design and advertising experience, if there even is a line, Brad has worked above, below, on and through it. His passion for all things design started at age seven when he was commissioned to illustrate a drunk gopher for his dad’s golf club. But it wasn’t until 2008 that he landed a six week internship at Leo Burnett Singapore, and he hasn’t looked back. Brad has worked as an Art Director in renowned agencies in both South Africa and Australia scooping up numerous awards along the way. His work has been recognised at International award shows including Cannes, OneShow, London International and Clio. But it’s not only Art Direction that Brad is passionate about, his illustration skills have seen his work featured in advertising publications in both South Africa and Australia.

Yujiro Abe

Social Media Manager

Yujiro has always been extremely passionate about content marketing and developing the business relationship between Australia and Japan companies. Growing up in traditional Japanese culture, he has developed an eagerness in the transformation, expansion and diversification of market demands around the Japanese culture. His background has landed him a range of extensive marketing experience introducing the Japanese culture to international markets. From market planning, research and social media content creation in government, FMCG and tech companies.

Gloria Gao

Account Manager / Digital Producer

Gloria has over 13 years of content production and marketing experience, gaining the technical skills from mainly media agencies and tech/finance industries. She’s worked with major news and broadcasting portals in Australia and has extensive knowledge of cross-cultural marketing, being a native Chinese speaker. She enjoys playing a proactive role in her omnichannel marketing campaigns and always considers herself a close partner in terms of helping brands grow. She has completed many cost and performance effective online and offline projects in her career.

Aideen McDonald

Corporate & Government PR Partner

Aideen is a strategic communications consultant with over ten years experience working in the UK, US and Australia. Aideen is passionate about delivering excellent business results for clients through strategic planning and smart integrated ideas. Without playing favourites to one sector, Aideen has led communications strategies across industries including government, financial services, FMCG, healthcare, telecommunications and alcohol. OK, that last one is her favourite.

Ashleigh Manion

Consumer & Luxury PR Partner

With 10 years experience in PR, Ashleigh is adept at helping brands navigate a changing consumer landscape. She has strong experience working across local and multi-national B2B, digital and consumer brands, with a particular area of interest in the luxury consumer, automotive and technology sectors. If Ash had her way we’d all be driving Aston Martins.