Lachlan arrived back in Hamilton in 2020, after spending the last 18 years living away from his hometown. On the back of three months traveling through North America, with a global pandemic popping up out of nowhere, Locky decided to hunker back down in Hamilton. Up popped the opportunity at HGB, and voila… we have ourselves a Head of Creative.
With over 15 years design experience, working in marketing and brand agencies in Wellington, Auckland and Toronto, Locky now leads HGB’s design team. Outside of work he enjoys photography, music, cooking, and travel.
How did you come to join the HGB team? After living in Toronto for a couple of years and then traveling around the US for 3 months, my empty bank account brought me home. After an unexpected holiday extension (COVID lockdown and subsequent economic fallout) the fine folks at HGB were in need of a Graphic Designer.
What is something not many people know about you? Before studying design, I qualified and worked as a chef for a few years.
What are you known for in the office? Banana o’clock. 11am weekdays. Be there.
What is one thing you couldn’t live without? Coffee or beer. Tough call. Different ends of the day.
Living or dead, if you could choose one person to have dinner with who would it be? Bill Bailey. Hilarious and an amazing musician.
Would you rather: be attacked by a grizzly bear, or a shark? After doing a lot of camping in “Grizzly Country”, I’d probably have to try my luck with a bear. I carried bear spray on me at all times, and by the end of the trip was almost disappointed that I never got to use it. Also – as far as I know – there’s no such thing as shark spray.
If you were a wizard, what would your patronus be? If?
Last but not least, if you could choose one ice cream flavour to eat for the rest of your life what would it be? I’m not really a sweet tooth. More of a pie guy. A classic steak and cheese is the benchmark for every bakery.