AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND // Raymond Otene McKay is an Indigenous Chief Creative Officer based in Aotearoa (New Zealand). He helms the agency with his wife and Co-Founder Laura Cibilich. Raymond is of Ngaati Mahuta, Ngāti Rongomaiwahine, Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Pūkeko whakapapa (geneology). He has worked at the highest level of advertising for close to 20 years, in some of the world’s most awarded creative agencies.
He now runs his highly awarded agency having been acknowledged locally and internationally at the Axis Awards NZ, Indigi-X Canada, Spotify - Outside Voices New York, Google Rare Steering Group, Fast Company Innovation By Design Awards, Ad Stars, Communication Arts, Best Design Awards, Australian Graphic Design Awards, Indigo Design Awards, Campaign Asia 40 Under 40, Lürser’s Archive and the New Zealand Marketing Awards.
He is an advocate for Indigenous excellence working with Iwi/tribes, First Nations, Governments and other organisations locally and globally to help them navigate the cultural and creative communication space. His agency and team produce world class ideas across graphic design, advertising creativity and innovation.