OUR TEAM

The Aesthetic is an international collective of leading creative and strategic minds brought together by a pursuit of excellence. We hand select and work with industry leaders in film, photography, design, CGI/VFX, fashion and communications allowing versatility in delivering multi faceted projects at the highest level.

NICK LEARY

FOUNDER | DIRECTOR

Nick Leary is an internationally acclaimed Fine Art, Commercial image maker and director with a penchant for creating visuals that leave an imprint on the soul.

Considered one of the most sought after artists in his field, Nick has worked with Hollywood royalty, international sporting greats and fashion stars, such as Cate Blanchet, Hugh Jackman, Serena Williams, Miranda Kerr and Giorgio Armani, to name a few. His work has been featured in and on the cover of prestigious titles such as VOGUE, Harpers Bazaar and GQ; and his distinct aesthetic and high art/fashion pedigree has led him to be called upon by some of the World’s leading brands, each seeking to transform their visuals from conventional to compelling.

Nick’s work portrays a rare and powerful honesty that leaves a lasting impression; His passion for his home country is evident throughout all his work never missing an opportunity to Celebrate Australia.
Nick Leary is an internationally acclaimed Fine Art, Commercial image maker and director with a penchant for creating visuals that leave an imprint on the soul…

Annabelle Grieve

Executive Producer

With a background in Marketing and Production, Annabelle has worked across a variety of industries from Art and Fashion to Finance and Health and Wellness.

Annabelle has worked in Production with Nick Leary for over 10 years and is a Director and Founding member of The-Aesthetic as well as Co- Founder and Producer of Fine Art photography brand Nick Leary Collections.

She is responsible for curating and producing bespoke art for the Nick Leary Collections brand as well as facilitating and managing external alliances with brands such as King Living.

Annabelle brings her diverse skill set to her role as Executive Producer for The-Aesthetic where she works across company finance and strategy and enjoys bringing together teams of talented people to create visual magic that exceeds client expectations.
With a background in Marketing and Production, Annabelle has worked across a variety of industries from Art and Fashion to Finance and Health and Wellness…

JAY LYON

PRODUCER | PARTNER

With over 15 years experience in entertainment through mediums including film, tv, photography, music and art. Jay Lyon has worked alongside leading artists and creatives in music, fashion, film and tv around the globe.

Working with international brands including Givenchy, Lanvin, Diesel, Universal and MTV has helped shape Jay’s attention to detail and aesthetic.

Jay’s role as Executive producer encompasses everything from brief to delivery. Managing all facets of production and ensuring projects stay on track and are delivered to world class standards.
With over 15 years experience in entertainment through mediums including film, tv, photography, music and art. Jay Lyon has worked alongside leading artists and creatives in music, fashion, film and tv around the globe…

KARLA CLARKE

FASHION | STYLING

Karla is currently the Fashion Editor at Large of Harper’s Bazaar Australia. In her time at Harper’s BAZAAR, Karla has been responsible for the success of covers with Elle Macpherson, Bella Hadid, Rosie Huntington-Whitely, Hailey Baldwin and Lara Worthington. She has also worked with many of Australia’s most accomplished women and very much enjoyed developing their personal style in the pages of BAZAAR.

Karla also welcomes the opportunity to work with key advertisers on advertorial and sponsored content including executions for Tiffany & Co, Cartier, Dior and Georg Jensen.

A seasoned stylist, Karla’s skill lies in her ability to elevate brands, cultivating desire and ensuring the overall creative output is one that audiences can identify with. She is acutely aware of the changing media landscape and is committed to championing strong story telling in all its forms.
Karla is currently the Fashion Editor at Large of Harper’s Bazaar Australia. In her time at Harper’s BAZAAR, Karla has been responsible for the success of covers with Elle Macpherson, Bella Hadid, Rosie Huntington-Whitely, Hailey Baldwin and Lara Worthington…

CARLII LYON

PR | COMMUNICATIONS

Carlii Lyon has been at the forefront of the Australian lifestyle public relations industry for the past 15 years. Her client portfolio has comprised of luxury goods, property, international celebrities and New York Times bestselling authors.

Her experience representing international talent has provided her with the skills to deliver stories with global appeal. Her passion resides in the power of words and the art of storytelling. Areas of expertise include copywriting, media relations, talent management and brand partnerships.
Carlii Lyon has been at the forefront of the Australian lifestyle public relations industry for the past 15 years. Her client portfolio has comprised of luxury goods, property, international celebrities and New York Times bestselling authors…

BARRETT OVENS

HEAD OF DIGITAL

Barrett is an entrepreneur, UX designer and digital marketing expert. He’s founded and run several successful digital marketing agencies in Australia and has built more than 1,000 websites for clients worldwide and has more than 10 years’ experience in web development, SEO optimisation and marketing campaigns.

He recently spearheaded the campaign for the sold-out F45 clothing line, as well as working on major campaigns across Australasia.

Barrett also leads a global tech start up ‘Spacenow’ which helps users utilise under utilsed space in over 36 different categories. Google has heralded the platform as “the one to watch” in their recent review of global tech start ups.
Barrett is an entrepreneur, UX designer and digital marketing expert. He’s founded and run several successful digital marketing agencies in Australia and has built more than 1,000 websites for clients worldwide and has more than 10 years’ experience in web development, SEO optimisation and marketing campaigns…

RICARDO NEVES

FILM EDITOR

Ricardo Neves is one of our key collaborators. He’s a film editor, compositor and special effects gun, with twenty five years in the film industry. Ricardo’s wealth of experience spans both genre and form; including film, television, content production and advertising.

He’s worked with some of Australia’s biggest brands and is driven by a desire to create compelling, beautiful and arresting film, in all it’s modern forms.
Ricardo Neves is one of our key collaborators. He’s a film editor, compositor and special effects gun, with twenty five years in the film industry. Ricardo’s wealth of experience spans both genre and form; including film, television, content production and advertising…