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Justin Drape

Chief Creative Director and Co-Founder, The Monkeys

Sydney

Justin Drape is Chief Creative Director and Co-Founder of The Monkeys. He is also a Director and Partner of Maud Design.

Since starting The Monkeys with Scott Nowell and Mark Green in 2006, the agency has won more than 200 creative awards, including Cannes, D&AD, Clio, One Show, Webbys, AWARD and British Television Advertising Awards. They were named 2015 Creative Brief Agency of the Year, 2015 Mumbrella Agency of the Year, 2015 B&T Independent Agency of the Year, B&T Australian Agency of the Year 2013, 2011 & 2011, 2012 AdNews Agency of the Year 2015 & 2013 and Independent Agency of the Year and NSW Agency of the year for 2015. They were also 2010 Australian Creative Hotshop of the Year and have been ranked No.1 Agency in Australia by AdNews magazine.

Justin has directed commercials for brands including FOX SPORTS Mountain Dew, Pepsi Max, and co-wrote and directed Losing Face, an award winning short film that premiered at The Melbourne International Comedy Festival and later aired on The Comedy Channel.

His book, ‘I Can Do Anything’ (written for Kids for Life) is now in the National Library of Australia and is currently on sale at various online bookstores. He was also a writer and Executive Producer on the acclaimed SBS TV series, My Family Feast, and co-creator and writer of the comedy-drama series :30 seconds, both of which were nominated for Logies and Australian Film Institute Awards.

Maud has been recognized by AdNews and B&T, as Emerging Agency of The Year and Specialist Agency of The Year.

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