Our Team

JP Media’s growing team comes from all walks of life. We have a highly skilled team of communication professionals, designers, developers and even an ex-method actress! JP Media’s philosophy is simple – match the personalities of client and team member, and guarantee that one of our directors will be there from a project’s inception to completion.

Patrick Anderson

Managing Director

“Hard decisions are made by picking the best option and backing yourself in. I’m determined to create effective communication strategies for lasting results.”

Patrick is a co-founder of JP Media who oversees the agency’s strategy and operations. He has 20 years experience in the industry and is instrumental in the creation of multi-tiered marketing and communication strategies, partnership structures and goals. He is an avid surfer and family man with one young son and twin baby girls. Patrick is keen on any kind of sport, renovating, guitars and well…any hobby he can find.

Jassa Amir-Lang

Digital Director

“My passion is building beautiful, functional products. I pride myself on finding the creative edge and a determined ability to deliver.”

Jassa is a master of complex digital platforms for high-profile brands and organisations around Australia. He has more than 15 years of experience working across all areas of the digital landscape. From apps to web development to e-commerce platforms, he is arguably one of the savviest technical operators in the country. Jassa is a mad keen surfer and spends his weekends scouring the coast for waves and is already encouraging his young son to surf.

Jeff Smith

PR Director

“Thinking outside the box is central to everything I do. My aim is to bring a creative approach to corporate organisations, and to be relentless when creating and facilitating opportunities.”

As a co-founder of JP Media with more than 15 years of experience, he leads the consulting team across the agency’s PR and Communications division. Jeff is responsible for blending JP Media’s trademark know-how with a creative approach, tending to high-profile clients across Australia. He is a passionate music fan and can be found in the front row at Adelaide’s famous music venues.

 

Emma Harrington

Senior Account Manager

“Compelling content is central to the success of effective communications and I love helping clients tell their story across different mediums.”

Emma is a former news reporter who manages our PR and social media by creating engaging content that appeals to target audiences. She leads the team in implementing and rolling out complex multi-tiered strategies, ensuring clients’ briefs and objectives are met. Emma has proudly been to pretty much every cellar door in SA and is JP Media’s in-house wine connoisseur.

 

Nathan Pana

Lead Designer

“The most beautifully executed designs begin with clear and precise direction. It only works when you can marry what users want with the designs they need.”

With 10 years of design experience, Nathan is a leader in UX, UI and brand development. He creates user-centric design patterns that enhance the online experience. He is driven by user research and testing to create modern aesthetic designs. Nathan has a love of 90s rap and still pulls out his skateboard from time to time.

Sarita Joshi

Developer

“With every line of code, I strive to make user-centric, high-impact and responsive websites which are easy to maintain.”

Sarita has almost a decade of experience in building, testing, publishing and maintaining software and websites for a variety of industries and clients. As an intrinsic part of JP Media’s tech team she crafts engaging and functional websites. She enjoys spending time with her family and loves growing organic herbs and veggies in her home garden.

Natacha Phanthapanga

Consultant

“Collaborative strategic direction is the key to a successful campaign”

Tach commenced work at JP Media as a university graduate and now coordinates our social media marketing campaigns and strategies. She develops and delivers strong key messaging and content across a range of platforms to achieve brand awareness in the national market. She’s also an integral part of the JP Media PR team. She loves to plan trips driven by good eats around the world and doesn’t mind a good cheeseboard.

Josh Millard

Digital Manager

“I have a passion for problem solving and love finding the right technical solution to solve complex issues.”

Josh has more than 15 years experience developing large scale websites and mobile applications for high profile brands and government agencies. As the lead developer at JP Media, Josh ensures the client’s vision is brought to reality on time and on budget. In his spare time Josh loves cooking up a storm in the kitchen, camping and playing soccer.

Matthew Kavanagh

Designer

“It is what it is!”

Matt began his creative journey in 3D animation and illustration. His left of field thinking and eye for detail has led to many great outcomes in logo and branding projects. His illustrative background has helped many brands boost communication through creative engagement. Matt loves wearing activewear and weird fitness shoes to work when possible.

Victoria Loughhead

Senior Account Manager

“I believe modern relationships and communications are increasingly grounded through digitally connected communities.”

Victoria brings more than 20 years of extensive public relations, media management and government experience. She’s a PR all-rounder with the ability to move from copywriting to issues management. She is a busy mum to boisterous twin boys and a German Shorthaired Pointer. Victoria also loves sharing good food and wine with family and friends.

Tess Ryan

Business Manager

“Life’s too short to eat bad food and drink bad wine!”

Tess has spent more than 25 years working in Business Management roles initiating new operational procedures and streamlining processes to better suit an organisation’s aims and vision. She leads teams by example and provides a strong work ethic to deliver business directives that meet the company’s strategic goals. Tess is an avid Sydney Swans supporter and loves spending time with her family and dog, the beach and a good red wine!

 

Johnny Graham

Consultant

“With so much content out there I feel we all gravitate to the stuff that’s genuine.”

Johnny’s biggest strength is his creative thinking bolstered by a background in arts media. He believe’s in outcomes that strike a chord with the public for their creativity and sincerity. This is a key strategy when it comes to acting and communicating on behalf of a client. Johnny’s favourite movie is Basic Instinct and he can’t get enough of Antiques Roadshow!