Account Management, Advertising, Art Direction, Branding, Corporate Identity, Creative Direction, Design, Digital, Environment, Fashion, Marketing, Packaging, Print Design, Problem Solving, Project Management


  • Early Settler
    Studio Manager / Art Director
    2017 - 2017

    Early Settler is a Australian furniture company that focuses
    on unique and affordable pieces with 50+ stores throughout
    Australia and New Zealand.
    My duties included creating:
    –– Catalogues and other printed material
    –– Packaging
    –– Digital Assets
    –– Social Media Assets
    –– Styling and Art Direction
    –– Managing a small team of 2 designers
    –– Creating briefs

    Senior Designer / Art Director
    2016 - 2017

    During this period I freelanced throughout Melbourne in
    various roles. I worked with Oxford University Press,
    Tabcorp, RACGP, VECCI, Fenton Stephens.
    My duties included creating:
    –– Publication design and other printed material
    –– Environmental
    –– Packaging
    –– Digital Assets
    –– TVC

    Art Director / Studio Manager
    2015 - 2016

    Australian Pharmaceutical Industries consists of some of
    Australia’s iconic retail/pharmaceutical brands including
    Priceline, Soul Pattinson Chemist, Pharmacist Advice and more.
    My duties included creating:
    –– Catalogues and other printed material
    –– Packaging
    –– Digital Assets
    –– Managing a small team of 6 designers

    Senior Designer / Art Director
    2013 - 2014

    –– Press adverts and other printed material
    –– POS
    –– Packaging
    –– Digital Assets
    –– Social Media Assets
    –– Environmental

  • Sensis
    Technical Team Leader
    2010 - 2013

    Graphic Designer
    2008 - 2010

    During this period I freelanced whilst travelling across Europe
    at various studios including Toni and Guy, Siren, Marks and
    Spencer, Elvis Communications and TK Maxxx. I returned
    to Melbourne and continued to freelance at The Ross
    Partnership, Biba, Little Star Gift Vouchers and the Reality

    2006 - 2008

    Finished Artist / Creative Artworker
    2004 - 2006


  • JMC Academy
    Advanced Diploma In Digital Animation
    2002 - 2004
  • University of New England
    2001 - 2004

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John Mladenis
Education Jan-2002 - Nov-2004 - JMC Academy
University of New England
Employer Early Settler
Location Melbourne Australia


About John

Over the past 13 years of my career I have worked in various creative roles that have given me a very broad skill set within the creative and retail industries. I like to have fun in my role however I am always focused on the task at hand. I have managed both small and large teams where I’ve always encouraged collaboration and growth to ensure the best results. I have a strong work ethic, am great at creating ideas and I am always ready to lead by example, I still love getting on the tools and helping wherever is needed!
I am well versed in all Adobe products, Wordpress, HTML & CSS & I have worked in fast-paced retail environments so I am great at multi-tasking, whilst at the same time have an eye for detail.




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