Patrick Lam

Creative Director

Patrick is driven by a resolute belief that great design improves the quality of people’s lives. He is passionate about creating work that lights up his clients faces and loves seeing his concepts brought to life.

Now based in New Zealand, Patrick has worked in Malaysia, China, Hong Kong and Australia with clients across multiple sectors– across real estate, finance, restaurants, retail and hospitality.

Patrick founded Cartel Creative to create work that’s truly expressive, unrestrained by the convoluted politics in big agency processes, and to always keep one simple value in mind – never lose the personal touch.

Patrick is a team player who believes that success can only be achieved and shared when everyone is allowed to reach their full potential. He also loves traveling to explore his horizon while at the same time being on the lookout for designer toys.

  • Art Direction
  • Strategy
  • Brand Identity Design and Development
  • Interior Design

Mavis Chen

Art Director

Mavis is an ingenious creative, specializing in Art Direction, Project Strategies and Project Management. With years of experience, her portfolio is impressive. It showcases international projects, many focused in the Shanghai, Bangkok and London markets. Mavis’ approach to her work starts with the end product and target audience in mind.

Her creative process, from research right through to development, encompasses her project management skills, which help her to consistently reach goals and deadlines.

She rocks the craziest of hairstyles, which sometimes serves as inspiration for us!  A genuine creative, we’re proud to have her on board.

  • Art Direction
  • Strategy
  • Brand Identity Design and Development
  • Graphic Design

Nikola Topalovic

Web D

Helen is our resident code guru and has been deeply involved in the digital space her entire professional life. She is passionate about creating brands that are beautiful and meaningful.Helen is a powerhouse with experience working in both Singapore and Australia. She is obsessed with umbrellas, and when she is not working you will find her on the prowl for expensive cuisines or shopping up a storm. Maybe she needs her umbrellas after all.

  • UI / UX Design
  • Web Design and Development

Sarah Sweis

Digital Brand Strategist

With an epic background in digital marketing, mobile communication and brand strategy, Sarah is our go-to girl for everything social. She’s a forward-thinking strategist who gets way too excited about data and pretty graphs. She is passionate about the power of social media and the way it can be harnessed to grow brands, products and services. Sarah lives and breathes all aspects of what truly makes brands successful in the digital environment. She likes to push the boundaries of what can be done of social platforms. When she is not scrolling, snapping or liking, Sarah likes to keep up to date with current affairs, shopping and yoga – sometimes a combination of all.

  • Market Research
  • Digital Branding
  • Social Media Management