Blue Marlin appoints creative director Ian Catling to run Sydney office as MD

Ian Catling

Brand and design agency Blue Marlin has appointed a creative director to run its Sydney office.

Ian Catling, creative director of Blue Marlin Asia Pacific, moves into the managing director role to replace Marshall Ward, who has moved to the agency’s London office.

His appointment marks the first time in Blue Marlin’s 20-year history that a creative has led the agency.

Senior designer Polly Williams will be stepping up to lead Sydney’s creative team as associate CD, with Catling retaining overall responsibility for the agency’s creative product.

Blue Marlin co-founder and CEO, Andrew Eyles said: ‘Ian has been at the heart of our Sydney studio for more than a decade, from its inception to its recognised position today as a leader in design. His commitment and personal development has been outstanding, and he is ready to lead our business in Australia.”


  1. Kieran Brazil
    26 Oct 12
    12:59 pm

  2. Nice one Ian!

  3. Kieran Brazil
    26 Oct 12
    1:00 pm

  4. Congrats!

  5. John Hulme
    28 Oct 12
    9:24 pm

  6. Congratulations Ian. Well deserved!

  7. Dante Meneguz
    29 Oct 12
    11:16 am

  8. Well done Ian & also Polly!
    Ian is so dedicated to Blue Marlin and deserves all the praise. I’m happy to have worked with them both.