Clive is the director of Perry Watson Design and has 30-something years in the industry (can't be more precise as the records are hazy). Most of those years have been in small studios that require expertise in the gamut of design work, from logos to magazines, from signage to billboards. Clive's professional attributes are an inexhaustible well of patience, a pedantic attention to detail, and lashings of good humour. Also his Christmas client lunches are legendary. Outside the office his hobbies are surfing, watching football (yes he is a Collingwood supporter, inexplicably). And playing banjo.
In a small studio like this, you can’t have too many superstars. So we’d quite like two Fionas. She’s back at Perry Watson for a second stint, after an eight-year hiatus during which she had a child (Sully, now at school) while discovering, mercifully, that city life is more to her liking than a sleepy bush outpost like Ballarat. Fiona is a Geelong supporter, so has already got all the premierships due in her lifetime out of the way, and is therefore happy to chat about all manner of other subjects. Her special one, however, is design.
We weren’t surprised to learn at his job interview that Lachie always wanted to work in design. He not only sports the sweeping Gallic fringe and quirky taste in shirts of the design aficionado, but also the tragic love of a boutique football team (Melbourne, if you need to know). As you may have gathered, he’s our design all-rounder, always ready with the left-field solution. It’s actually amazing how often they work out. He also likes fishing, going to the gym, and collecting cravats. (OK we may have made that last one up.)