Saltwater People engage a team of professional creatives, project managers, strategists and storytellers to advance cross cultural approaches that bridge shared understanding and impact.
Richard Seden provides high-level cultural and community engagement advice on health communications projects.
Richard has lived and worked in the Indigenous Health sector as a registered Practitioner and Counsellor across Central Australia, Cape York , Larrakia Country and North East Arnhem Land for over 25 years.
Richard has family connections to the Torres Strait (Kaurareg /Dhoeybaw) – and the Coen (Kaanju) and Shelbourne Bay (Wuthati) communities of Cape York.
Kate FitzGerald brings exceptional project management, communication and coordination expertise – from her experience with Seven’s creative studio and media agencies in Malaysia and Bangkok.
Kate FitzGerald embeds high-level organisational and analytical and relationship skills across our Agency.
Kate holds a Bachelor of Arts Media and Cultural Studies from Macquarie University.
Bianca Barling-Seden brings cross-cultural communications and engagement expertise supporting agencies to work best with First Nations people and their communities.
Bianca holds a research Masters in Visual Art and has experience in inclusive leadership, government and community engagement.
Bianca has lived and worked on the Thai Burma border, in Arnhem Land and FNQ – including the Torres Strait Islands.
Bianca is of English and German settler heritage and identifies as non-Indigenous Australian.
Hanh Lam is Saltwater People’s digital workflow mastermind. Hanh is our longest serving team-member and established our flexible and remote workflow processes.
Hanh recently worked with well known Singaporean Agency, Paper Planes and has worked in Vietnam and India managing operations for social change and community development.
Lauren Seden is our Communications Associate in her final year of a Bachelor 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.
Lauren supports our social media work with a special interest in our clients in the Torres Strait Islands.
Hon Boeuy brings extensive experience with over 10 years working as a graphic designer, manager and art director. He has worked in Sydney’s arts sector and produced visual marketing material from ideation through to finished art, and publishing.
Hon has worked with both small and national clients and teaches design at Sydney University. In 2017, Hon founded Dialogic Studios, an agency that specialises in visual communications.
Talei Elu has spent the last six years working with the federal government in roles that focused on Indigenous economic development in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet and the National Indigenous Australians Agency, and more recently with AIATSIS. Talei is now working from Seisia in remote Cape York.
Talei is a prolific photographer and creator of Faces of the Straits and recently shot a campaign for Vogue.
Elizabeth Yanyi Close is a Panaka Skin Anangu woman from the Pitjantjatjara and Yankunytjatjara Language Groups, whose family links are to the communities of Pukutja and Amata in the APY Lands.
Elizabeth is now based in Adelaide after reconnecting with her Grandmothers family (her Tjukurpa) and her Country from her Tjamu. This growth as an Aboriginal woman was profoundly reflected in the evolution of her artwork.
Ty Waigana 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 the NAIDOC poster artist for 2020.
Dylan Mooney’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.
Leicolhn McKellar is a Budjiti and Kunja woman from South-East Queensland who made her home for many years in North East Arnhem Land and now works from Darwin.
A professional photographer, Leicolhn is well-known for capturing the intrinsic beauty of Aboriginal culture. Her focus is on forming real connections with her clients and expressing their stories, uncensored and raw, through her portraiture.