Bridget started her career over 20 years ago in a small agency where she was in charge of selling mining drill bits and tampons. (It was a traumatic start.)
Surprisingly, she stayed in the industry and went on to create award-winning work for Audi, Opel, Harley-Davidson, The Topsy Foundation, Cadbury, KFC, Vodacom (fone), The Apartheid Museum and others. She has served in South Africa’s top agencies and held leadership positions at Ogilvy & Mather, Ireland/Davenport, M&C Saatchi Abel and Blackriver F.C.
Most recently Bridget joined The Riverbed, South Africa’s largest black, female-owned agency and is loving exploring the convergence of cultures and disciplines it offers.
Bridget’s work has been recognised at the top international shows including D&AD, Cannes, Clios, The One Show, TEDTalks, Andy’s, as well as local creative and effectiveness awards. She has served as a judge at Cannes, The One Show, Dubai Lynx, The Loeries, Apex Effectiveness Awards and serves on the EXCO of South African Creative Industry body, The Creative Circle.
She has two beautiful children and an incredibly supportive husband who remind her that while she was put on this earth to change it, she still has to do laundry, pack lunches and take the rubbish out occasionally.