Announcing Axis 2018 International Judges

Posted 7 December 2017.

Scott Nowell, Chief Creative Officer & Co-Founder, The Monkeys

​Scott started The Monkeys with Mark Green and Justin Drape in June 2006.

In 2012 Scott, Mark and Justin also started design company Maud along with David Park. In ten short years they’ve grown from three founders to over 120+ employees.

Scott has judged numerous award shows including Cannes Lions, Clio, AWARD, MADC, Caxtons, Cannes Young Lions and has been a keynote speaker at the Caxtons, Semi-Permanent - the world’s biggest design conference - and AWARD.
The Monkeys have won over 200 creative awards at every major award show.

Scott has written and directed award winning short films, documentaries, web and television series, including teaming with Andrew Denton’s Zapruder’s Other Films to create, write and produce the critically acclaimed comedy drama :30 Seconds, nominated in the 2010 Logies, the AFI Awards and The Australian Writers Guild Awards. Scott has written and produced long-form brand-funded content for major brands such as Telstra and Ubank, and script edited and produced the ABC Documentary Art Irritates Life on the story of cult art movement and surf brand Mambo.

Scott is an integral part of the The Monkeys’ success, having helped Australia’s biggest brands grow and succeed with campaigns for the likes of Telstra, Parmalat, Ubank, IGA, Ice Break, Oak, Blackmores and award-winning campaigns for MLA’s Australia Day and diversity work.

Whilst still only 10 years old, The Monkeys have captured the imagination of the Australian advertising industry. In 2016 they were named Effective Agency of the Year at the Australian Effie Awards and they also picked up the coveted ‘Grand Effie’ for Meat & Livestock Australia’s ‘Operation Boomerang’. The same year they were named Creative Agency of the Year at the Campaign Asia Awards and B&T Advertising Agency of the Year.


Duncan Marshall, Creative Partner Droga5Duncan has worked in the advertising industry for over 25 years in London, Sydney, Los Angeles and New York City. He is a founding partner of Droga5.

Over the years he has enjoyed immersing himself in the world of businesses and organisations including Chase, UNICEF, Hennessy, BMW, The British Army, G.E., NSPCC, Toyota, Amnesty International, Puma, The United Nations, Under Armour, Ecko Unltd, and done a few things for Jay Z because, hey, it’s Jay Z.

Duncan has been awarded at every major industry competition, notably three Titanium Lions over three consecutive years at the Cannes International Advertising Awards.

He loves great work that works, and, beyond that, hiking and surfing wherever and whenever he can. He can also make the sound of an elevator button, a police siren, a Geiger counter and some early video games – so hit him up if you’re ever in a pinch in an audio-session.