TEAM

The Peach & Pineapple Co. works with a number of freelance consultants located around Australia and sometimes collaborates with other small agencies to work on large scale projects or clients. These people are the best in their field and we're thrilled to be able to partner with them when the occasion calls for it.


Caitlin Irving

CAITLIN IRVING

Director aka The Pineapple 

Caitlin has worked with a diverse range of entertainment, fashion, arts, beauty and lifestyle clients including Proctor & Gamble, Seafolly, Hair Expo, Housewares International, Pacific Brands, Nudie Juices, Husk Boutiques, Max Factor, Covergirl, Bonds, IMAX and Marquise.

Since moving to Perth in 2010, Caitlin has worked with clients such as General Pants Co, Zara Bryson Shop, Melissa Harris Jewellery, Havaianas, Kailis Jewellery, Proctor & Gamble, Avon, Ellery, Jeep, Optus, Apple,  Red Bull International Air Race, Baci Chocolates,  Lancelin Ocean Classic, MAMMA MIA! The Musical, 10 Year Anniversary (National Tour), The Short Black Opera Company (Perth), Songs for Nobodies (National Tour), Tura New Music, City of Fremantle, Perth Symphony Orchestra, Perth Chamber Orchestra,  Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap 60th Anniversary (National Tour), The Leeuwin Concert with Marina Prior and David Hobson, A Clockwork Orange (Australian Tour), Hairspray the Musical (Sydney Season), Fighting Fear: The Movie (Perth Launch), Matilda the Musical (Australian Tour) and The Fashion Institute (Sydney) to name just a few.

In her 'spare' time Caitlin worked for City of Perth as the Digital Content Officer for the award winning website VisitPerthCity, produced the Courtney & Eli show on Mix 94.5 FM and stepped in as the temporary Broome Electorate Officer for the former Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, the Hon Ken Baston.

When time permits she writes on a freelance basis for different publications including reviewing theatre productions for Fairfax and interviewing the occasional rockstar, such as Jared Leto, for The Vine. A former professional dancer who graduated from the full time performing arts course at Brent Street Studios in Sydney, she still occasionally teaches tap dance classes and cherishes her volunteer work with the PCYC Fremantle Safe Space and DCP Mentoring Program. In 2016 Caitlin was included on The West Australian's 100 Influential People list. 

Zara Bryson

ZARA BRYSON

Director aka The Peach

Zara is a sought after, respected and well recognised entrepreneur, stylist and creative consultant. Zara began her career in-house, working for iconic Australian fashion label Scanlan Theodore for 5 years in Perth, opening their first WA store and turning it into one of the highest grossing stores nationally. Zara was the youngest person in the company’s history to be appointed as a retail manager and was later also dispatched to spearhead the opening of the company’s first Brisbane outpost. 

After completing tertiary studies in Frontline Management, Marketing and Arts Management, Zara took out the Channel (V) V RAW competition and completed work placement at Sydney’s famed Premier Harbour Agency, she returned to Perth and worked in house as a graduate intern for Universal Music Australia. Zara then moved seamlessly into the corporate world and for the next few years worked in some of Perth’s premier advertising agencies, excelling in the client services area on high profile brands including GESB, Dale Alcock Homes, BGC and the Perth International Arts Festival.

In 2012, Zara won Perth Retailer of the Year at the WA Fashion Awards for her unique retail concept Zara Bryson Shop, which launched in 2009 and had popular fashion destinations in Subiaco, Claremont Quarter, 140 Perth and online.

Zara co-founded the Peach & Pineapple Co with Caitlin in 2013 and continues to be in demand as a stylist and creative consultant for brands that include: Disney Australia, Chanel, West Weekend magazine, The Sunday Times STM magazine, South Australian Style Magazine, Solid Gold Diamonds, Telstra Perth Fashion Festival, Bowie Wong, Betts Shoes, Airflex, Betts Kids, L’Oreal Professionnel, Carillon City, enex100, Wesfarmers, Rosendorff, Target, Kmart, Workwear Group, Perth Symphony Orchestra, Patricia Field for enex, Reno’s Hair Care, Mirvac, Adrian Zorzi, Sweetwater Rooftop Bar, The Cottesloe Beach Hotel, Empire Rose and The Mangrove Hotel. 

 


JP

Senior Account Director                   (Melbourne based)

J.P Bolton is an expert communications practitioner who has worked extensively in celebrity, arts, fashion and beauty PR.  In the celebrity world, J.P. has managed campaigns for personalities such as Elton John, Kevin Spacey, Sam Mendes, Tim Minchin, Stevie Nicks, U2, Eric Idle, John Cleese and Ben Elton.

He was appointed as the Australasian publicist for major musicals and theatre events including Billy Elliot the Musical, MAMMA MIA!, Miss Saigon, Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap and many more, working with prestigious companies such as The Bridge Project, Cirque du Soleil and the Royal Shakespeare Company. Outside of the theatre world, JP has worked with iconic Melbourne Fashion boutique, Madam Virtue & Co.

JP and Caitlin have worked together for the last eight years on a number of national musical publicity campaigns with exceptional results including currently Matilda the Musical.

JILLIAN

Social Media / Writer / Photographer (Perth & Bali based)

A couple of Jillian's earliest recollections are memorising how to spell 'encyclopaedia' and writing her name over and over to improve her handwriting and impress her teacher. It's little wonder then that she went on to become a journalism major – and teacher's pet – at university, before going on to work for Fairfax Media, The West Australian and ABC News.

When she's not attached to a laptop, it's a camera instead. Jillian loves looking at and creating beautiful images and the muscles she works out most often are probably those required to scroll through Instagram. She also loves to travel and has had her photos published internationally, including a photo essay of her time in India for the Arabian Business Magazine.

Jillian has also worked as a publicist and producer for Perth's number one radio station Mix 94.5 and the Today network's 92.9 and has several years experience in managing corporate social media platforms. She loves working in the online world almost as much as she loved the year that playing Words With Friends was cool.


LAUREN

Marketing Consultant & Graphic Designer (Perth based)

Lauren has accumulated over 10 years experience working in marketing, promotion and events for some of WA’s most recognisable brands.

After completing a degree in Public Relations and Advertising, Lauren was offered a position at the university in the Edith Cowan International Marketing Team.

In 2008 Lauren accepted a role at the West Coast Eagles football club, where she worked for over 5 years in the Membership & Merchandise department overseeing their events, marketing and promotional activity.

Searching for experience in a different industry, Lauren took on the role as Brand & Marketing Manager for the national fashion footwear retailer Betts Group. This position unearthed Lauren’s passion as a producer and led her to co produce one of Betts most successful campaigns shot on location in Bali.

Over her career Lauren has also completed courses in Visual Merchandising, Graphic Design, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign and Adobe Illustrator.

In her spare time Lauren loves to express her creativity through floral design, co founding Blossom & Bloom, a small business specialising in wedding and event floristry.

 

IZZY

Copywriter (Melbourne based)

Simply put, Isabel loves words. She’s the dorky one who carries around a big, fat dictionary, and whose dream date is someone who will play Scrabble five times in a row. Isabel gets no better satisfaction than from sitting down to craft unique, tailored copy for clients.

An advocate of sharp and clever communication, Isabel has writing and editing experience across multiple platforms. She creates web and print content, writes newsletters, blog posts and articles, and produces internal documents for businesses. She is also a published writer and copy editor, and proof reads higher academic research. Aside from getting to play with words all day, Isabel thinks her job is simply smashing for the opportunity to meet new folks to collaborate with.

A food and hospitality devotee and an art and design lover to the end, Isabel’s work is often keenly focused on these areas, but regardless of the subject at hand, everything she works on is produced with complete dedication to getting it just right. Check out her work here.


SHELBY

PR & Event Assistant (Perth based)

Shelby, the newest addition to the Peach and Pineapple team, is a recent graduate from Curtin University where she studied Event Management and Public Relations over the past three years whilst also working part time as a menswear stylist at Politix Clothing and interning for The Urban List Perth.

Interested in all things creative, Shelby enjoys styling the odd event and wedding here and there and counts modern calligraphy on her list of hobbies along with floral arrangements, reading blogs and creating pinterest boards!

An avid lover of anything relating to food, she also can’t pass a single dog without giving it a good pat. The ultimate day for her would be taking a long, unhindered stroll down the aisles of Officeworks or Kikki K with an uncapped credit card.

EMMA

Writer & Social Media (Perth based)

Given her childhood predilection for playing dress ups, spinning tall tales and bossing around her peers, it was a natural progression for Emma to find a career as a stylist, journalist and event planner. Having launched her fashion blog Dropstitch in 2007, Emma was a pioneer of the digital fashion scene in Perth, with her street style photography featured regularly in international publications. 

Her creative eye developed further during five years as the Arts and Fashion Editor at X-Press Magazine, where she was introduced to the joys of editorial styling. Emma has since worked freelance, utilising her wide range of skills in creative direction, project management, public relations, journalism, copy writing and styling, for clients including 20th Century Fox International, Betts Shoes, Telstra Perth Fashion Festival, the City of Joondalup and most recently as a freelance entertainment reporter and stylist for The West Australian.