2021 Emerging 50 

The ProPrint Emerging 50 recognises the industry’s rising stars. Emerging 50 nominees include graphic designers, prepress operators, production assistants, postpress supervisors and finishing specialists as well as employees responsible for distribution, sales, administration and account management with approximately five years or less experience working in the industry. Recipients of the Emerging 50 were judged on the quality and the detail provided within their submission and the supplementary materials provided. It was possible to nominate more than one person and was also possible to have more than one Emerging 50 recipient from the same company. Self nominations were accepted.

Emerging 50 nominees also had the opportunity to apply for a 12-month mentorship prize in partnership with The Real Media Collective which included a $1000 voucher for a short course with the Australian Institute of Management (AIM). Other inclusions in the mentorship prize were complimentary entry in The Real Media Awards ‘Best Emerging Talent’ category and access to all The Real Media Collective events, awards and industry sessions. The Mentorship prize was judged by an industry panel.  

All Emerging 50 recipients were acknowledged in alphabetical order at the ProPrint Awards in Sydney on 26 November and in the December issue of ProPrint magazine.

Emerging 50 winners 2021

Abbie Graham, design & communication apprentice, Spatial Services, Bathurst
Adam Crellin, sales manager, Cactus Imaging
Alyce Cursio, sales and operations manager, ADS Australia
Ashleigh Jones, production manager, Digital Synergy

Ben Templeton, service co-ordinator, Durst Oceania
Bianca Willson, printer, Multi-Color Corporation

Charlotte Fountain, designer & digital printer, Worldwide Online
Chloe Rudd, graphic designer, Print DNA
Chris Palethorpe, orders team, CMYKhub
Christine Benetti, department manager – large format, Avon Graphics

Danielle Terblanche, print communication apprentice, Dobija World

Emerson Earl, internal customer support specialist, CPH Group
Emily Waterson, client services manager, Cactus Imaging

Felicity Holz, printer, Left Bank Art Group
Fletcher Masters, printer & graphic designer, Hansen Print & Design

Gretel Hornsey, sales representative, CPH Group

Hisham Hamdam, prepress and print apprentice, Ligare

Isabelle Lauder, graphic designer, Little Bee Marketing

Jacinta Allen, graphic design apprentice, Breen Printing
Jacob Williams, printer, Ultra Labels
Jarrod Whyte, general manager sales, MMT Print
Jason Smith, managing director, Clark & Mackay Printers
Jervis Tsui, print communication apprentice, Frontline Print
Joshua West, printer, Multi-Color Corporation
Jourdan Durso, account lead, Direct Mail & Marketing
Jye Bancroft, owner, Little Bee Marketing

Kaitlyn Fisher, fine art production manager, Left Bank Art Group
Kalani Hohlein, account manager, Carbon8
Kat Ryan, digital print lead, Direct Mail & Marketing
Kelsey Wade, graphic design & prepress apprentice, Print DNA
Kyle Wagner, Business Development, Pakko, Brisbane

Larissa Reynolds, CAD specialist, CPH Group
Leanne Hargreaves, Customer Service, Pakko, Brisbane
Luke Parisella, operations manager, ImageBox

Marilyn Li, client services manager, Cactus Imaging
Matthew Zunic, lithographic & digital print apprentice, Imagination Graphics
Milena Botta, Business Development, Pakko

Nicholas Ellerby, digital strategist, Pakko
Nicolas Birbas, printer, Multi-Color Corporation

Rahul Reddy, Account Manager, IVE Group
Raquel Todd, co-founder and director, Sista Girl
Richard Eastaugh, production and scheduling, Marvel Bookbinding
Richard Tran, production scheduler, IVE Group
Royden Thomas, account manager & new business development, CPH Group

Sorrell Eaglesham, online customer service representative, Spot Productions

Tom McDonald, sales account manager, Crystal Media
Tony Ong, general manager, Pakko
Tyler-Jay Schmidt, digital printer, GoTransit Media Group

Yannoto Ng, project manager, IVE Group

Zaf Haq, Project Manager, IVE Group

Emerging 50 ProPrint Editor’s Choice

Matthew Zunic, lithographic & digital print apprentice, Imagination Graphics

Emerging 50 Mentorship Prize Winner

Charlotte Fountain, designer & digital printer, Worldwide Online




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