Company History

Promotions in Motion is a creative studio specialising in the conceptualisation, design and build of bespoke animated retail windows, Christmas settings, Christmas decorations and 3D props. Established in 2001 based on a 40 year history of puppetry and set design, we are renowned for our signature string and mechanical animation, excellence in industrial design, and mastery of both traditional and digital media. We are proud to work with some of the worlds leading retailers and tourism operators with clients including David Jones, Smith and Caughey's, and Buderim Ginger.

We are a full-service agency offering design, fabrication, project management, marketing support, delivery, installation, removal, storage and maintenance from our 1600 square meter studio in Noosa Heads, Australia.  We ship worldwide and offer purchase, rental and lease to buy contracts. We invite you to engage us for your next creative project.


David Poulton

Founder and Artistic Director

David is intimately involved in all projects at Promotions in Motion. Under his direction, a dedicated team of artists, craftsmen, puppet makers, musicians and animators provide Promotions in Motion with a vast skill set which allows the company to meet any creative challenge.

David has worked as a professional puppeteer since 1968.  David produced and directed over 20 theatrical productions including Blinky Bill, The Magic Pudding, Peter and the Wolf and Pinocchio, and has performed to over 8 million people. 

David received a scholarship to study puppetry under Albrecht Roser, Master Puppeter, in the Figurentheaterschule Stuttgart, a school for puppetry at the Conservatory for Music and the Dramatic Art, Stuttgart, Germany.


Josh Mitchell


Josh is involved in every stage of a project, from concept design through to installation. He has over 12 years experience as a professional consulting engineer as a senior engineer, design manager and project manager.  He has extensive experience in machinery design with an intimate knowledge of industrial design techniques, materials, and fabrication methods.  

Josh is a chartered mechanical engineer with Engineers Australia, with a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical and Space Engineering) from The University of Queensland, and has recently completed a Masters of Project Management (University of South Australia).



Georgia Mitchell

Business Development Manager

Georgia is responsible for marketing and client relationships, and is a member of our art department.

Georgia brings over ten years experience in senior roles in the creative industries, higher education and not for profit sectors to Promotions in Motion. She has managed major events, including Vision Australia’s Carols by Candlelight, and worked in senior marketing, engagement and event management roles at The University of Queensland.

Georgia holds a Graduate Certificate (Integrated Marketing Communication) from Queensland University of Technology and a Bachelor of Business (Event Management) and a Bachelor of Arts (Spanish and German) from The University of Queensland.