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DOONE COLLESS

Executive Producer and Company Director of Coco Productions
Doone Colless is the Co-owner and Executive Producer of Coco Productions – Australia’s most dynamic agency and production company. Doone’s intricate understanding of both the advertising industry and commercial photography has allowed her to develop an outstanding reputation with clients, agency and talent. Over the last twenty years, Doone has worked with leading advertising companies including DDB, JWT, CHE, Zenith media and George Patterson Y&R…and that's barely scratching the surface.

Name:
Doone Colless

What do you do…
I’m an Executive Producer and Company Director of Coco Productions – A boutique agency representing some of Australia’s leading photographers, hair and makeup artists and stylists.

Home is…
In the Hamptons..! (Hampton, VIC)

What’s your favourite travel destination?
Africa. It’s a different world, one that makes you realise there are bigger creatures out there…it really humbles you! I can’t wait to take my son when he’s old enough.

What can’t you live without?
Sunshine. I really struggle in winter. My Nana spent every winter at her holiday house in Queensland and that’s exactly what I plan to do… but maybe in Bali.

What are you reading?
The Reluctant Hallelujah by Gabrielle Williams. 

What’s in your handbag?
The two important i’s – iPhone and iPad. Plus the all important germ gel.

What’s your biggest splurge?
A spontaneous six-day shopping trip to New York with friends.

What makes you happy?
My five-year-old Jake jumping into bed every morning for cuddles. It’s a great way to start the day.

How do you manage work/life balance?
Being a producer, I am organised by nature so I manage my life as though it’s a job, making sure I have a good balance between all the elements.  I think it’s really important to be present in the moment and although it doesn’t always happen, I try to focus on this everyday.

Who is your style icon?
Grace Kelly and Olivia Palermo – no explanation needed.

What do you find the hardest part about running your own business?
Owning your own business means you can never detach yourself from work like other people can. Whether you’re overseas, on a holiday or in the middle of a yoga session, it’s hard not to have business at the forefront of your mind.

  • You have a beautiful collection of artwork and design pieces. Who’s Your artist/crafter?
  • “Libby Campbell. I have commissioned her to do various pieces over the years and she is wonderful! She recently made an embroidered skull for my 40th birthday invitation which I absolutely adore!”