Justin Drape – Co-Founder & Group Chief Creative Officer, The Monkeys
Justin Drape started The Monkeys in 2005 with Scott Nowell and Mark Green. They each invested $10K with a vision to create the most provocative creative agency in the country.
Today, their client include: Qantas, Intel, Telstra, GM/Holden, IKEA, Unicef and Asahi. The agency has won more than 200 creative awards from various shows including D&AD, Cannes, The Clios, One Show, Webbys and AWARD.
This year The Monkeys was named Campaign Asia Australia Creative Agency of the Year, Mumbrella Creative Agency of the Year, B&T Advertising Agency of the Year and after a successful year, Campaign Brief Australian Agency of the Year (2017). Last year the agency was recognised as Mumbrella Asia APAC Creative Agency of the Year, Campaign Asia Australian Creative Agency of the Year and B&T NSW Agency of the Year.
Drape is also a writer and executive producer. He wrote and produced the acclaimed SBS TV series, My Family Feast, and was co-creator and writer of comedy-drama series :30 seconds (working with Andrew Denton’s production company, Zapruder’s Other Films). Both series were nominated for Logie and Australian Film Institute awards.