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Who Works Here?

Each of us has own our skill sets, but only two of us chew bones (and fart).


Sally Brownbill

Managing Director

Sally is one of Australia’s most highly respected and trusted creative intermediaries, and has been at the forefront of the Australian creative industry for over 20 years.

She is the great connector. Sally has the unique ability to combine her extraordinary knowledge and experience with a profound empathy for both creatives and those running creative businesses. Underpinned by a vast database Sally’s ability to connect people is second to none.

Starting out as a photographer, Sally has since developed a professional reputation in Australia and overseas as the authoritative voice on folio construction, career advice and editing images for exhibition and websites. She has also become a much sought-after judge, lecturer and keynote speaker and sits on a variety of course advisory boards.


Anthony Pellegrino

Lead Designer & Office Manager

Anthony is an Honours graduate of Swinburne University with a Bachelor of Design (Communication Design). He confesses to being a little too obsessed with typography and needs to work on reigning in his over-reaction to bad typography. He designed the website that you are now looking at.

As well as being the lead designer at The Brownbill Effect, Anthony is also the manager of operations. He liaises with the members and manages the social media, working closely with Sally on all aspects of the business

Anthony is as passionate about the creative industry as Sally and really enjoys meeting and talking with the diversity of talented creatives and photographers that connect with The Brownbill Effect every day.

He made the move from Echuca in northern Victoria to the bright lights of Melbourne in 2015. Although seduced by the dumplings, music and movies he claims to remain a country kid at heart.


Anne-Maree McKernan

Keeper of Books

Anne-Maree keeps the financial engine of The Brownbill Effect running smoothly. She is extraordinarily well organized, loves numbers and loves to help others to understand the big financial picture. She particularly enjoys the dynamic nature of The Brownbill Effect, its positivity, its willingness to change and, of course, the delightful and committed people who work here.

Anne-Maree is a highly qualified accountant (Bachelor of Business (Accountancy), CA, FINSIA). The breadth of experience she brings to The Brownbill Effect is extraordinary and her past and current clients include creative consultants, architects, fashion retails, farmers, engineering consultants and investment companies and SMSF’s.


Lany the Dog

Chewer of Bones

Lany is an English Staffy who adds a lot of fun to the daily activities in the office. She greets all clients with gusto and is often seen on anyone’s lap who will have her.

Staffy’s can suffer from separation anxiety, so being able to have in her with us all day long is fantastic. 

Loyal, in-your face, playful and totally adorable, Lany is a big part of our business and adds a warm fuzzy dimension to the work day. Literally !!


TBE Interns

Maggie the Dog

Each year The Brownbill Effect partners with Swinburne University to take on an intern from their Communication Design Honours placement program. 

Each student that we have worked with has been brilliant and made a huge difference in the short time they have spent with us. In fact last years Intern was Anthony, who you will see now works here full-time.

We do have a permanent intern, Maggie (Anthony’s staffy).