Our Team

Our Brandland Superstars

Lauren Donnolly

Lauren is the General Manager of Brandland. A local since birth she knows all there is to know about Queenstown. She has all the knowledge there is to have on apparel and promotion and will get your team suited up in no time. When she’s not in the office, she is in the rivers of southland fly fishing.


Georgia Russell

Georgia is our photographer extraordinaire and manages all our in-house print production, and lets not forget the popular local publication The Flyer. When she’s not busy taking photos or chasing advertising she’s a very keen trail runner, outdoor lover, painter and runs a business on the side which keeps her busy! She’s a Northland girl through and through who has favoured the icy mountains over the tropical seas up North. Print, Photography, Advertising – Brand and market strengthening is what she does best.



Bianca Sosa 

“B” a San Franciscan native, is one of our senior designers. She comes with A B.A.S in Digital Animation and VFX,  a Post Baccalaureate in Marketing Strategy & Digital Design from UC Berkeley, California, and has over 10 years of international graphic design experiance.  

She heads the web department, and can help you go digital in no time. When she not hunkered down in front of a computer she’s off in the mountains shredding the winter pow or riding the downhill trails.



Kat Barcenilla

Born and bred Welsh girl, at the end of her 3 year travel stint, Kat found herself in Queenstown not really wanting to leave. With a background in print and publications, and a love for hand-crafted design, she enjoys the wide variety of jobs and creative freedom of being a graphic designer at Brandland. Inspired by the mountains, sunshine and great outdoors lifestyle, for her Queenstown is a fully saturated, hi-res home from home – she loves hiking, bookshops, experimenting with new recipes, and of course, a good old beer in the sun with friends.


Sam Hewson

Sam is our part time graphic designer / builder and sign maker. He originally hales from the Sauvignon Blanc capital of the world – sunny Marlborough! He enjoys skateboarding and snowboarding when not making things. He enjoys working with clients to create their brand from scratch and see it right till the end, even making and installing the signage.

Caitlin Jack

‘Cait’ is fresh out of design school and graduated top of her class. She’s a Queenstown native and her portfolio is not to be missed, filled with beautiful illustrations and showcases her amazing talent. When she’s not  designing, she finds new and cool products for our retail shop.



Stacey Illingworth

Stace is our branding services specialist. Contact her now to book in a free 30 min consultation to get your business flowing in the right direction.


Anna Thomson

Anna is our smiling face to help you in store on the weekends. She is a competitive olympic weight lifter who competes at a national level, so if you need help carrying your retail purchases to the car, she can help you out!