From brand strategy to creative design solutions we are an invaluable support unit for any marketing team of outdoor and active lifestyle brands. We create unique new stories and manage creative teams. We simplify the challenges that all internal teams face enabling them to work faster, smarter and with more innovation. We develop bespoke brand experiences across multiple channels, building everything from social platforms to integrated retail campaigns. We understand your markets, we know how to get results.
Mountain Creative's Mission
Our aim is to deliver the best and most relevant creative communication solutions for outdoor and lifestyle brands, thus enabling our clients to maintain existing audiences and to reach out to new ones.
Life outside of adventure sport always involved design in one form or another for Steve - he has lectured in design, mentored students, worked for a major US publishing house and advised on in-house design management. In 2004 he started Lavahouse Associates – a design consultancy which subsequently morphed into Mountain Creative. A specialist in brand development, design narratives and strategy, Steve creatively directs each project with the selected team.
As a professional skier and high level coach - his sporting life took him to the USA, Japan, Scandinavia and the Alps. He has represented his country, coached at the highest level, worked as a professional paraglider pilot and was a member of a top adventure race team in 2004-2007. He is also a director of the Kendal Mountain Festival having helped develop the organisation into the award winning international event that it is today.
A proud New Zealander - Jacqui comes from a marketing and political science background, working across a variety of sectors to deliver marketing strategies that are relevant. Jacqui is a highly talented strategic thinker, with a long-range approach to problem-solving and decision-making that involves objective analysis, thinking ahead and planning to ensure that any creative solutions have the right business relevance. She also keeps a watchful eye on clients' budgets and work deadlines.
Jacqui has wide ranging experience in the outdoor industry working in retail, adventure travel and as part of the marketing team for some of the world's biggest outdoor brands. Jacqui is a passionate photographer and advocate of outdoor life and travel, with a passion for skiing and biking. Having also lived and worked in Nepal, Japan, Aspen - USA, Australia, Austria, Switzerland and Ethiopia she has many stories to tell!