OUR CREATIVE FOLK

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

CREATIVE DIRECTION + STRATEGY

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 Masters of Visual Art (by research) and has experience in project management, leadership, government and community engagement. Bianca is of German, English and Irish Settler heritage and identifies as non-Indigenous Australian. 

 

Bianca lives and works on Kuku Yalanji country, (FNQ)

RICHARD

CULTURAL 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.

RICHARD lives and works on Kuku Yalanji country (FNQ)

MILL

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

Milly is a Business Development, Partnerships, and Account Director with over twenty years’ experience in creating and executing fully integrated solutions for clients, stakeholders, and the community in PNG and Australia. She acts with integrity, honesty, justice & respect & leverages her diverse background to show and act with cultural sensitivity at all times. Since 2017, Milly has worked on culturally and linguistically diverse (including First Nations) projects through the performing arts. Milly is an Australian with Papua New Guinean heritage.

MILL lives and works on YIDINJI country, (FNQ)

KATE

AGENCY MANAGER

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.

KATE lives and works on EORA NATION (SYDNEY)

AARON

MULTI-PLATFORM JOURNALIST

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.

Aaron lives and works on Gimuy-walubarra YidINji and Yirrganydji country (CAIRNS)

KANTESHA

DIGITAL SPECIALIST

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.

Kantesha lives and works on Kaurareg land (Thursday Island)

DYLAN

ARTIST

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.

DYLAN lives and works on MEANJIN LAND (BRISBANE)

LAUREN

COMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATE

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.

Lauren lives and works on Menjin LAND (Brisbane)

TY

ILLUSTRATOR + ANIMATOR

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.

Ty lives and works on Whadjuk COUNTRY (Perth)