Saltwater People engage a team of professional creatives, project managers, strategists and storytellers to advance cross cultural approaches that bridge shared understanding and impact.
Bianca Barling-Seden brings cross-cultural communications and engagement expertise supporting government agencies and organisations to deliver best practice when working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people and their communities. Bianca holds a Masters of Visual Art (by research) and has professional qualifications in project management, leadership, government and community engagement.
Richard provides high-level cultural and community engagement advice on health communications projects. Richard has worked in Indigenous Health across Central Australia, Cape York and North East Arnhem Land. Richard has family connectionsto the Torres Strait (Kaurareg /Dhoeybaw) – and the Coen (Kaanju) and Shelbourne Bay (Wuthati) communities of Cape York.
Kate brings a wealth of project management, communication and coordination expertise and has worked across the media industry, including Channel Seven’s creative studio in Sydney. Kate holds a Bachelor of Arts Media and Cultural Studies from Macquarie University. Kate keeps the wheels turning, providing quality assurance and operational oversight.
Dylan’s practice includes painting, drawing and digital illustration, inspired by history, culture and identity. Dylan has learnt professional application of cultural protocols in his Batchelor study with the prestigious Contemporary Australian Art Program at Griffith University. Dylan is a Yuibera man, a Torres Strait Islander and South Sea Islander.
Aaron is an award-winning cross-platform journalist, specialising in Indigenous Affairs and the environment. Aaron is a regular contributor to NITV, ABC, SBS, The Guardian, Australian Geographic and Koori Mail. Aaron has a Master’s Degree in Journalism and Communications and a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Science.
Kantesha is an experienced copywriter, social media and website content management specialist. Kantesha brings high-level corporate communications, media and advertising expertise, graduating from QUT with a Bachelor of Mass Communication (2011). Kantesha is a proud Torres Strait Islander.
Jane brings extensive experience as a graphic designer and brand manager, working in the private and public sector with both small and national clients. Jane has significant expertise in business management, marketing strategy and publishing –and has bought to life many well know design projects including the internationally awarded magazine, Fête/Life.
Lauren is our Communications Associate in her final year of a Batchelor of Communications at QUT. Lauren graduated Year 12 in 2015 as the highest achieving Indigenous student from the NT. Lauren has family connections to the Torres Strait (Kaurareg / Dhoeybaw) –and the Coen (Kaanju) and Shelbourne Bay (Wuthati) communities of Cape York.
Ty is a professional illustrator and animator with a Bachelor of Arts from Curtin University. Ty is a proud Noongar and Saibaigal (Torres Strait) man. Ty has worked with us on projects for Australian National University and Queensland Child and Family Commission. Ty is also the NAIDOC poster artist for 2020.