Dean’s passion with creative arts began in his teens, notching up City of Sydney Eisteddfod wins in acting and public speaking followed by several stage, television and movie roles. He went on to study photography and event management working on several major events, such as Vivid Sydney, City of Parramatta Australia Day and Laneways festivals and the iconic Fair Day and Harbour Parties for Sydney Mardi Gras.

Along with a large number of corporate events, Dean spent several years as the Events & Conference Manager as part of the leadership team for the beachside Coogee Bay Hotel, a 2,500 capacity multi-purpose venue which houses the famous Selina’s rock performance venue.  Continuing his hospitality, creative and event based career, Dean went on to manage several boutique hotels and was involved in a number of land, hotel and town house development projects.

Over the past 8 years Dean has established and managed production and creative studios in Sydney, Brisbane and now the Gold Coast, providing facilities for the likes of Jonathan Murphy (Potbelleez), Cloudcontrol, Peking Duck as well as several art, dance and creative businesses.Returning to his roots in photography in recent years, Dean now runs Brisbane’s largest photography club, Jungle Photo Club, as well as shooting model portfolios, fashion and creative shoots.

Dean brings a wealth of creative flair, business management and event hosting to Urban Jungle Studios, the creative beast in Brisbane’s trendy hub of Newstead and at the popular beachside suburb of Burleigh Heads.