All about us.

Designers, Developers, Creatives

Who we are

Publica is a multi-disciplinary Christchurch design agency, fuelled by caffeine and the adrenaline of innovative ideas. Put simply, we enable brands to tell a story and bring ideas to life through leading-edge approaches to design. As a design-led creative agency, we deliver brands that tell a story and speak volumes across multiple platforms. From the development of visual presence, to apps and websites, to effective marketing plans - Publica does it all.

Why we're different

Publica creates brands and solutions that physically connect with the everyday in an increasingly digital world. Our bridging of design and development is inherently unique, and our ability to think outside the box has enabled unprecedented results for our clients. Through the combination of innovative ideas and technology, we are consistently taking brands to new heights on local and global stages.

How we work

Publica's philosophy is to partner with our clients. We are a brand agency that becomes part of our clients' teams and take the approach of working ‘with’ them rather than ‘for’ them. Our clients' success is our success. We partner with our clients to help them reach their brand and marketing goals - from naming, to print design, to marketing strategy, to digital solutions, we push brands to reach their full potential.

Our People

The movers & shakers  


Mark Spurgeon

Creative Director / Co-Founder


Michelle Shirtcliffe

Managing Partner / Co-Founder

Lissa Birse

Digital Team Lead

Dayle Direen

Account Director

Dave Cullen

Digital Account Manager

Laura Dugan

Account Manager


Dasha Tofanchuk


Simon Dowding


Deborah Mikdame



Adam Taylor

Front End Developer

Antony Thompson

Full Stack Developer

Navjeet Singh

Full Stack Developer

Ezequiel Fernandez

Full Stack Developer

Nick Chin

iOS Developer

Brenn Rayos

Android Developer

Ken Ye

Front End Developer

Madeline Stevens

Project Administrator

Claire Cowles

Copy Writer

Beth Spurgeon

Social Media