After studying at the AAA School of Advertising, Desirée went on to complete an advanced advertising programme at True Blue in Chicago. She then worked for many of the top advertising agencies in SA before becoming an independent creative consultant.
Desirée also holds an honours degree in Psychology from UNISA. In 2004 she co-founded Guerrilla Marketing with Michael Gullan and together they grew the agency into what is now Gullan&Gullan - a digital, PR and social media specialist agency. Desirée also co-founded the online jewellery boutique Lobster Charms (www.lobstercharms.com
), for which she is also the creative director.
Desirée lives and breathes digital media and steers her creative team to conceptualise and implement breakthrough brand strategies and content that engages, inspires and entertains.
When she's not plotting world domination of all things digital, Desirée can be found bonding with her daughter, walking her Great Dane and bending to the whims of her two black cats. She's an avid reader, has an insatiable appetite for fashion and is a qualified Inyengar Yoga instructor.