Thanks to all the Janes (and friends) who came to the opening night of our My Name Is Jane exhibition. A spectacular time was had by all.

Worst joke of the night: ‘Hey, I bet I can guess your name?

Best surprise of the night: Jane Birkin curated a playlist for us! You can listen to it here

My Name is Jane Exhibition
Rokeby Gallery
90-94 Rokeby Street, Collingwood
Friday October 13 – Monday November 13

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Date

17 / 10 / 17

Project Services

Art / Exhibition / Names

When the opportunity to work with talented friends (and helicopters) comes up we usually jump at it. We recently travelled to Lake Tyrell in Northern Victoria with photographer Brooke Holm to create a series of landscape art works for a soon to be announced new project. Also joining us on the shoot was Brooke’s fiancé, Jeff Albert, who also happens to be Jane’s roving New York art director. Jeff was also responsible for making sure Brooke didn’t fall from the chopper. Ahh … romance.

“My inspiration comes from many places in many forms… photography, design, architecture, nature, science, technology, literature, film etc. My biggest influence and source of admiration is nature and its intricate complexities and beauty. It never ceases to amaze me and most of my personal work is centred around it.” – Brooke Holm

Full project details coming soon ….

Date

29 / 09 / 17

When Forever New needed an endless stream of content to launch their spring collection they called Jane. We responded with ‘forever spring’ – a social and above the line campaign consisting of film, stills and loads of animated GIFS.

Date

30 / 09 / 17

Project Services

Art Direction | Design | Advertising | Endless Content |

With 243 stores across 28 countries, Debenhams is one of the world’s largest and iconic department stores. To help launch their new concept store in Melbourne, Jane has been working with the UK and Australian team to ensure a seamless integration into the local market.

Date

01 / 09 / 17

Project Services

Launch Strategy | Advertising | Activation | Love Letters

Dear friends of Jane, if you live in Melbourne and would like to attend the opening night of our My Name Is Jane exhibition please RSVP gallery@rokebystudios.com.au

Date

29 / 09 / 17

We are thrilled to announce Rachel Hunter as the new face of long standing client Jacqui.E. “Australian Vogue took a big chance on having me come over here and do a cover with them and here I am 30 years later,” Rachel says. “It’s great to come back into the Australian market which I had not been in a long long time. It’s been amazing to step back into those (modelling) shoes at 47 years old.”

Date

28 / 07 / 17

Project Services

Art Direction / Fashion Campaign

 

Jane is over the moon (or should that be mountain) to announce our new client Jack Wolfskin. With over 900 stores worldwide, Jack is on a quest to get us all ‘out there’ a bit more with their pawsome range of outdoor adventure gear. To kick things off, we have joined forces to walk 100km in the Oxfam Trailwalker. Yes, Jack and Jane will be walking up a hill.

Jack Wolfskin is launching in Australia and NZ, May 2017. Jane will be there every step of the way.

 

Date

31 / 03 / 17

Jane has just launched a new quarterly publication, The Report, for premium property client Kay & Burton. With a focus on local and international property, the printed publication serves up a full spectrum of high-end market content including; investment, global briefings, plus interviews with inspired business leaders. Featuring an illustrated portrait of Schiavello Managing Director, Peter Schiavello, on the cover, The Report introduces a new vibrant aesthetic while continuing to build on the elevated positioning of the Kay & Burton brand.

Date

21 / 11 / 16

Project Services

Writing / Publication Design / Reporting

After 5 and a bit years of in our Carlton studio we are sad / happy to announce that Jane has moved. Sad because we will miss all of our lovely neighbours and friends (some of who became clients) including: Panacea, Nora, RPM, Nova, DOC, Campos, Vincent The Dog, The Guy Who Pushed Trolleys Across The Road, The Woman Who Would Swear At Us Every Day Through The Window, The Track-Suited Mum And Daughter With Similar Aged Boyfriends … we will miss you all. Thank you Carlton for the good times.

For those who like to turn up unannounced (Like Our New Friend Who Walked In Wanting To Know ‘How Much Is That Inflatable Unicorn Head?’) you can now find us at 233 Abbotsford Street, North Melbourne, 3051.

Date

14 / 11 / 16

Tommy Collins is a boutique catering brand that serves up meticulous experiences for both private and corporate clients. In mid 2016, Tommy Collins and fellow catering giant Atlantic Group hatched an idea to join together and create a new force in boutique catering – Tommy Collins by Atlantic Group. Jane was brought in early to help define the brand and bring it to life across a variety of platforms including logo, communications, and a full suite of graphic and digital content.

Keep an eye out for the new look Tommy Collins by Atlantic Group at all good parties where bow-tie wearing gents are serving up good times.

Date

01 / 11 / 16

Project Services

Brand Strategy | Brand Identity | Design | Cocktails

Thank you to all the Janes who took part in our My Name Is Jane project in Paris and London this week. From icons (Jane Birkin) to artists (Jane Puylagarde – pictured), the first international leg of our tour de Jane has been a humbling experience. As with our Melbourne shoots, each Jane was photographed (and filmed) in identical studio and lighting conditions. So far the project has captured 50 Janes of varying age, backgrounds and demographics.

This project is ongoing – stay tuned for more details regarding the print and digital gallery. In the meantime you can follow the project on instagram @janetheproject

 

Date

10 / 10 / 16

Our new campaign for law firm Hall & Wilcox has hit the streets (and airports) across the country. Part of the brand’s new  ‘smarter law’ positioning, the campaign uses a series of thought provoking headlines to show that there’s much more to smart than just being clever.

 

Date

11 / 06 / 16

Project Services

Copy Writing | Advertising | Law & Order

My Name Is Jane is a photographic study of those who share a common bond of name alone. We are currently searching for other like-named individuals to take part in this project. Each Jane will be shot in identical studio and lighting conditions to deliver a pure anthropological, social and artistic study of a name that is far from plain.

UPDATE:

Shoots 1, 2 & 3 are now complete and we are currently seeking interest from Janes in Melbourne and Sydney for our next round of portraits.

For more details or to register your interest contact us at hello@janetheagency.com

Date

22 / 03 / 16

Jane recently had the pleasure of working with internationally renowned architect Koichi Takada on his latest project, Forrest Light. ‘Nature teaches us that there is more to architecture than the creation of beautiful forms; it must involve all of our senses.’  Working closely with Koichi we set out to create a film that would not only bring to life the architect’s vision, but a create a sensory experience that blurs the lines nature and architecture.

 

 

Date

10 / 03 / 16

Project Services

Film | Content | Forrest Lighting

Our new campaign for fashion brand Jacqui.E has hit the streets, shops and screens around Australia and New Zealand. Featuring the impeccable Ms. Moss the new campaign delivers a more tailored and polished direction for the brand which continues to go from strength to strength … a bit like Tara Moss really.

 

Date

24 / 02 / 16

Project Services

Art Direction / Creative Direction / Production / Posing

Our latest film for luxury property client Kay & Burton takes us inside a classic Melbourne home designed by late architect Wayne Gillespe. With simplicity at the core of his philosophy, Gillespe believed that ‘a home should be designed in an honest way without resorting to featurism‘. With this in mind we interviewed the owners of Hopetoun Road to get a rare insight into life at one of Melbourne’s best addresses.

Date

24 / 02 / 16

Project Services

Film / Photography / Design / Tennis

We’re back & happy to officially announce our first new client for 2016, prestigious property brand Kay & Burton. With a rich history dating back to 1938 and a reputation for selling some the most coveted properties in Australia, Kay & Burton is a name synonymous with luxury property and lifestyle.

Stay tuned for our first projects coming soon …

Date

06 / 01 / 16

Project Services

Film / Branding / Content / & Other Things

To celebrate the 6th inaugural JANEuary we have made this sweet ’16 calendar poster. Printed on Colorplan Candy Pink 135gsm this limited edition A2 poster has been designed to improve productivity by 67% and reduce the need to squint when searching for the letter J.

If your name is Jane contact us and we’ll send you one. Or if you’re name starts with J we’ll think about it. But not if it’s Jayden.

Date

05 / 01 / 16

Project Services

Typography | Print | Poster | Zoroastrian Theory

To help market luxury Melbourne home La Maison to an international audience, we created a complete visual identity for the property, including; naming, styling,  photography and film. To bring the campaign to life we collaborated with Vogue Living regular Sharyn Cairns & stylist Tamara Maynes.

 

 

 

Date

16 / 11 / 15

Project Services

Film / Photography / La Branding

Jane has collaborated with food visionaries, Nora, to create a short film to promote their new progressive dining experience – Small Dinner Club. From making their own crockery to drying freshly-glazed ducks with plastic fans, the film documents the unrelenting and often unglamorous journey of creativity and craftsmanship. Nora’s Sarin Rojanametin describes it as, ‘like the first time that you went on an acid trip and you came down from it thinking wtf just happened?!?, but I want to get back on it again’.

We couldn’t have said it better ourselves.

Date

12 / 08 / 15

Project Services

Film Direction / Food Tasting /
Film Cutting / Meat Cutting

Our latest campaign for Portmans is now out. Featuring heart stopper and all round IT girl, Jess Hart, the campaign is rumoured to not only have increased sales but also traffic accidents by 37%.

Date

16 / 07 / 15

Project Services

Creative Direction / Art Direction / Hart Direction

Check out our latest offering of Nice Work; featuring fashion films, short films, square films, animated GIFs, animated eyebrows, supermodels, and super nice logos and websites.

Music: ‘Katachi’ by the lovely and talented Shugo Tokumaru.

Date

04 / 07 / 15

Project Services

Show Reels / Showing Off / Self Promotion / Self Propulsion

Wedding? Bar Mitzvah? International fashion campaign? Show your love with a personalised GIF from the Jane GIF Shop™.

Order yours today at hello@janetheagency.com

Date

02 / 07 / 15

Congratulations to our lovely producer Rosey on the arrival of little Lyla Mae Miles! We can’t wait to meet you Lyla. PS. We hope you like your new outfit. PPS. It’s by Mini Rodini from Sweden. PPPS. They make lovely things for tiny people like you. PPPPS. Why are we even telling you this, you can’t even read yet. Or maybe you can?

Date

02 / 06 / 15

It’s been a big month at Jane. Three new clients, two secret side projects, a trip to LA, and a freshly stocked mint slice jar. May shall now be known as the month Yay.

Date

27 / 05 / 15

Out of office: We are currently location scouting in Los Angles. It’s really hard work and we may not get any reception during the day. Thanks for your patience during this trying time.

Date

19 / 05 / 15

Extra special thanks to typographic superhuman Luke Lucas for yessing up Jane this week.

Date

15 / 02 / 15

Book Crush – i ate it!! by Shie Okabe

Each time we see a pigeon it reminds us (in it’s little pigeon voice) that we did not purchase this book…  Little pigeon, we’re glad you liked it & we liked your book spotted at the Melbourne Art Book Fair over the weekend.

Anyone for a trip to Japan in September for the Tokyo Art Book Fair? We need to stop talking to pigeons.

Focus on Japanese art book publishing presented by Tokyo Art Book Fair and HeHe

Date

05 / 05 / 15

Project Services

Excursion / Inspiration / Book Crush / Twitching

Our little baby LeShopGuide.com has turned 1. That’s like 15 in internet years. Launched in collaboration with our fashion best friend Michi Girl, we’ve been scouting the world for the best shops online. From bag makers in Brooklyn to swimwear in Sydney, we’ve featured over 150 shops (and counting) across 20 categories including men, women, children, gifts, accessories, optical, swim and home. Happy Birthday LSG xx

Date

20 / 01 / 15

Project Services

Side Projects / Digital / Design / Curation / Le Shopping

Our ‘Hello my name is Jane’ cards have been given make-overs of the prettiest kind. Thanks to the super talented @thesouvenirsociety@evie_barrow, @eliza_svikulis & @kazuki29861129 for our latest addition of wall candy.

If you’d like to take part just say hello@janetheagency.com and we’ll happily send you some cards.

Date

28 / 01 / 15

Project Services

Collaboration / Curation /
Stamp Licking

Behind every Jane Christmas collaboration is a massive bon bon. And inside that massive bon bon is a family of adorable mini bon bons. And behind those mini mini bon bons is a very hairy man. And behind that very hairy man is a very frightened dolphin. And just to the left of that dolphin is a bunch of onlookers coming to the realisation that their day at the beach is about to get weird.

Date

20 / 12 / 14

Project Services

Bon Bon Construction / Explosions / Celebrations

Roadwork meets Nice Work in our latest campaign for Portmans Status in NYC.
The weather was cold but the company was warm thanks to our lovely and hard working crew.

Date

30 / 01 / 15

Project Services

Art Direction / Creative Direction / Production

Sometimes you just need to #putanemojionit. More over on @janetheagency

Date

30 / 01 / 15

Project Services

Side Projects / Emoji Management

Jane has launched a new campaign for Australian fashion brand Portmans.

Filmed on location in New York, the commercial sees IT girl Jess Hart turn the city into her personal catwalk. The spot also features a new summer remix of iconic pop song Diamonds, created exclusively for the summer campaign.

Shining credits: TVC Directed by Anthony Lau  / Music by Electric Dreams / Stills by Simon Upton

Date

30 / 01 / 15

Project Services

Television / Outdoor / Music / Diamond Dealing

Say bonjour to our latest project for Cinema Nova. To promote the new Yves Saint Laurent biography drama film by Jalil Lespert, Jane teamed up with fashion best Michi Girl and maker extraordinaire Evie Barrow to create a range of limited edition French designer dolls. Sold exclusively through the Michi Shop, the dolls sold out in minutes (sad) but the film premier was a huge success (happy). We also created an exhibition of film stills that were displayed at the cinema for the duration of the film release.

Date

30 / 01 / 15

New York has never looked so pretty in our latest campaign for Portmans. Shot over 3 days, from Brooklyn to the East Village, the SS14/15 campaign includes the brand’s first television commercial in nearly a decade. Pressure much? Thanks to the lovely Jess Hart and our hard working Australian & New York crew for an amazing week.

Keep your eyeballs here for more …

Date

30 / 01 / 15

Spread sheet party
Jane, 2014
Coloured cells on excel spreadshee

Date

30 / 01 / 15

Jane has just relaunched a brand spanking new identity and website for fashion best friend Michi Girl.
The site features a new shop, blog, email and occasional surprise cat.

What began in 2002 as a text message between friends, Daniel Pollock (Jane) and Chloe Quigley (Ortolan),
soon turned into a daily email shared between tens of thousands of like-minded Michis around the world.

More than a decade later Michi continues to grow in the spirit she was founded, working with nice and talented friends to create everything from books to products for her shop, as well as new websites that make online shopping easier (bonjour Le Shop Guide).

Date

30 / 01 / 15

There’s nothing more Australian than a Chiko. So much so that we decided to launch our new Chiko Chip Shop at a train station called Southern Cross on the Australia Day long weekend. To celebrate this Aussie phenomenon we even invented our own game show called Chip, Flip, Flop. A bit like Deal Or No Deal (but with Eskies full of prizes) the show was hailed as ‘the greatest game show ever played at a train station’.

Date

30 / 01 / 15

Hej! It’s not a typo, it’s our new campaign for Swedish retailer Swensk. With brands such as Filippa K, J.Lindeberg, V Ave Shoe Repair, Whyred, Blk Dnm and Hope Sthlm, Swensk is the official home of Swedish slow fashion.

Thanks for the hand modelling Mats

Date

30 / 01 / 15

Hello, get off the computer it’s the holidays! Jane will be back on January 6, rested and ready for a big 2014!
In the meantime you can always follow our leisurely updates @janetheagency

Date

30 / 01 / 15

Did you hear that? That was the sound of the internet just getting a little better. Made in collaboration with fashion best friend Michi Girl, leshopguide.com is a curated selection of the best shops online. Designed as a fashion addiction resource, you can search by name, shop style, shipping, product category or just browse through the latest shops, which are added daily.

Get addicted at leshopguide.com

Date

30 / 01 / 15

It’s official.

Jane instagram is now live.
Get the inside sneaky peaks from our world or worst case scenario see what we had for lunch.

@janetheagency

Date

30 / 01 / 15

Our latest advertising campaign for Portmans has launched across Australia. From the streets and rooftops of NYC the campaign features our Girl On Top Jess Hart and her New Yorkie, Floyd.

Jane On Top, Tudor City, Lower East Side New York

Date

19 / 11 / 13

Jane and Ortolan love child, Michi Girl, has just released her third and chunkiest book yet: Le Shop Guide – The Best of Paris for the Fashion Traveller. 200 pages of the cool, the chic, the vintage and must-see shops of the world’s best-dressed city. From blowouts to budget bliss, flea markets to Fendi, there’s a shopping category to suit every mood (i.e. bank balance).

Le Shop Guide is published by Penguin Australia and is available here  as well all bookstores with good taste.

Le Shop Guide by Daniel Pollock (Jane) and Chloe Quigley (Ortolan)

Date

14 / 11 / 13

Wink if you like our new SS13 campaign for Portmans. We’ll take that as a Jess?

Stay tuned for more soon.

Date

03 / 08 / 13

Meet Yasushi Kajiwala, flatland rider / illustrator / architect and 100% gentleman. Yasushi dropped into our studio this morning to say goodbye before heading back to Japan. You can see Yasushi’ amazing skills in our soon to be released film for Swedish retailer Swensk.

Safe travels Yasushi and may the road ahead be forever flat.

Jane (◕‿◕)

Date

02 / 07 / 13

Monday morning coffee made more enjoyable with this spread in Broadsheet. Well done to The Apiary and thanks Broadsheet for the kind words.

Date

01 / 07 / 13

Jess Hart + Strobing Lines = Seizure Warning

Date

23 / 06 / 13

We’re still riding high after our shoot with Japanese flatland rider Yasushi Kajiwala. Shot in the badlands of Port Melbourne the film will be the first chapter in our ‘Interesting people never go out of fashion’ series for Swedish retailer Swensk.

More shortly …

Date

17 / 06 / 13

Is it getting hot in here? Welcome to The Art of Seduction for Rogerseller. For our latest campaign in the Art Of series we worked with filmmaking collective The Apiray to create a short film embracing the theme of uncontrollable desire. Playing out over three vignettes the film draws upon the powerful symbology of a flower as the ultimate seducer. Don’t worry, it’s safe for work viewing.

Date

03 / 06 / 13

Date

20 / 11 / 13

On the upside we came up number 2. On the downside we have some creepy company.

Date

19 / 04 / 13

We’re proud to announce the new face of Portmans is global IT girl Jess Hart. Stay tuned for our launch campaign from New York, hitting the streets and internets over the next few days. ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Date

30 / 03 / 13

It’s a long way to the shop if you want a Chiko roll. Unless of course you’re wearing these limited edition Chiko thongs. Designed by Jane as part of our endless summer promotion for the iconic Australian brand, the rubbery shoe convertibles had consumers flipping out to get their feet on on a pair. As for the road test, we’ve been wearing ours all summer without one blow out.

Date

30 / 01 / 15

That’s right, it’s the best month of the year.
As the official sponsor of Jane-uary we’ve got all kinds of cool stuff planned this month. Like writing on windows … and … well that’s it really.

Happy Jane-uary : )

Date

01 / 01 / 13

Ever heard of Swakamond? Either had we until we Googled it and discovered that’s where we were shooting our next campaign for Portmans. As well as being famous for having heaps and heaps of sand, Swakamond is also the temporary home of the cast of Mad Max 4 – including our very own supermodel Abbey Lee Kershaw. Sand flies aside, the shoot turned out amazing.

Thanks for goodtimes Swakamond.

Date

18 / 10 / 12

Our latest project for Rogerseller has us as excited as a bunch of kittens chasing a giant ball of wool. Working with the talented girls at Harvest Textiles we created an exhibition of sting artworks for our new campaign Art Of Colour. Here’s what the design folk over at Yellowtrace had to say:

‘What I really love about this project is the way the irreverence and playfulness of the chosen words and pure joy of colours that represent them, are balanced with the formality and intricacy of the 3D string sculptures. The result is bold and exciting, encouraging the viewer to engage with the work on multiple levels.’

Date

01 / 08 / 12

Our job takes us to some strange and colourful places. And none more colourful than Bo Kapp in Cape Town South Africa. The amazing streets provided us with the perfect backdrop for our ‘Race For Colour’ campaign for Portmans staring Abbey Lee. Lovely people, great food, terrible weather. Two out of three aint bad.

Date

01 / 07 / 12

We’re proud to announce that Jane has been appointed as the creative agency for women’s fashion retail brand Jacqui.E. Working with author / model / brand ambassador / and all-round lovely person Tara Moss, we launched a ‘New Chapter’ for the brand cunningly disguised as an advertising campaign.

Date

06 / 06 / 12

Some agencies launch with a party. Others with a boring press release. At Jane we decided to tell the world we were here by creating an unfeasibly large tote bag. Made in collaboration with cult fashion label Chip Chop, the XXXL bag measured a whopping 2.4 meters high and also doubled as a sleeping bag for large people and conjoined triplets. But most importantly it was a demonstration that not all ideas are ads.

As a product the XXXL bag was a massive failure with only one sale to some guy in Germany. But as a piece of self promotion we like to think it worked as we received lots of word of mouse on sites such The Design Files and various magazines around the world. And we are still in business so it must have worked, right?

Date

03 / 06 / 12

Project Services

Brand Collaboration / Shameless Self Promotion / Product Design / Baggage Handling