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Mark Low
Founder, Managing Director

Mark is co-founder and Managing Director of Ascender Design. His key roles at Ascender include Sales – he is responsible for establishing and maintaining a pipeline of potential clients and developing a client base consistent with the growth plans of the business. Mark has played a pivotal role in developing relationships with TAL, Bupa Aged Care, Hindmarsh, McGrath, Wesley Institute, Secure Parking, Workplace Gender Equality Agency and Longrain Restaurant. Mark also oversees the Finance functions and has been instrumental in developing Ascender's advisory network. Mark is also a volunteer Program Manager for charity organisation A Sound Life and has Bachelor Degree in Graphic Design and an Associate Diploma in Sports Science.

Adrian Weller
Founder, Creative Director

Adrian’s ideas have been bringing businesses to life for over 20 years. As co-owner of Ascender and a qualified strategic planner, he brings a variety of thinking tools to every project, ensuring what we do is always strategically sound, creatively inspiring and commercially relevant. Adrian’s extensive experience in corporate identity and visual communications spans Australia and the UK. He created work for Jones Lang La Salle, Tesco’s, Prudential, TSB Lloyds and many others. In Australia, ING, Multiplex, Sunbeam, Dymocks, Optus, McGrath, Macquarie Bank, the Sydney Symphony and others benefit from Adrian’s ability to use design to recreate businesses and brands.

Tara Welsh
Account Director

With over 15 years experience in managing and implementing projects for clients from a diverse range of industries from corporate, government, financial and health through to lifestyle and entertainment, Tara’s understanding of building and maintaining relationships, and executing projects of varied scale, ensures that your project is delivered efficiently and on time.

Kate Johnstone
Design Director

Kate has extensive experience across the Financial Services sector having led key projects for First State Super, Zurich, TAL, MetLife and ASX. Kate is at the forefront of design thinking and journey mapping and leads a team of designers through complex business and organisational problems, to deliver integrated design solutions that help create positive change. From branding projects to integrated campaigns, Kate works collaboratively across a number of mediums to ensure the right solution is produced for each the brief.

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