I believe

Everyone has something unique to offer. A mixture of personality, creativity, passion and culture. If you can define that something special into once sentence, you’re half way there to unlimited success. I’m passionate about discovering the soul of your business and matching you with the clients you deserve.

Stu Flynn - BA Design

I’m comfortable across print and online communication, bringing passion, experience and software expertise to my work. I enjoy liaising with clients, helping to bring ideas to life with a balance of purpose and visual appeal.

What I do

Print and online design/communication from the ground up – bonus services include illustration, photography & music production. Design includes brand development, WordPress, strategy, finished art, finessing of typography and images using the latest Adobe Suite products, print management, MailChimp EDMs, ibooks, photography, retouching and social media strategy.

What I don't do
  • Quicky jobs – Any job done properly requires consultation, planning, execution and administration
  • Large Ecommerce sites – Shopify platform is worth considering for multiple products
  • Clients who pay late – I’m a small business and can’t afford the overheads of chasing money
Education and training

Formal qualifications. BA. Design – Illustration, Assoc Dip. Graphic Design, Award School, Business Studies, various advanced courses on Photoshop. Regular in house short courses at award winning agency BMF Advertising.

Subjects have included:

  • Typography – 2 years
  • Illustration – 6 years
  • Print making – 3 years
  • Graphic design – 6 years
  • Photography – 2 years
  • Art History – 2 years
  • Drawing – 6 years
  • Advance Photoshop – 2 days
  • Business Studies – 6 months
  • Accounting – 6 months
  • Office Administration – 1 year
  • Idea strategy – 6 months
  • Print production – 1 year

I continue to spend many hours a week doing online research into new technologies and design trends.

 

Clients I've worked with

Renault, Lion Nathan (XXXX gold, Toohey’s Extra Dry), Foxtel, Bpay, Weightwatchers, Elle Bache, OPSM, IKEA, Foxtel, Commonwealth Bank, Aldi, Lamb, Beef, Ty the knot, Providence Wealth, Rheem, Paloma, Urban Growth, Ideas Hatchery, Nurture Parenting, RISA, Aussie Home Loans, McDonald’s, Gillian Adams Day Spa, Wentworth Hotel, Novotel, Scouts Australia, Living Health, Netball Australia, Adelaide Fringe, Dairy Vale, Hyde Park Dental, The Clyde Hotel, Chunky Custard, Planet Square, stufly, Jai Sounds, Sastchi & Sastchi, Pulp, BMF, Corporate Express, Headmark, PPR.

My background

Born in 1970 and raised in Adelaide, South Australia I’ve always had an interest in creative. I had a passion for illustration as a boy, drawing for up to 5 hours a day, so when I left school I spent 6 years studying graphic design and then majoring in illustration to turn my passion into a practical trade. I spent the next 16 years working amongst some of the top agencies in Australia, contributing to many award winning campaigns. Art Director (pulp, DP ink) , Studio Manager – (PPR), Senior Designer (BMF Advertising). Advert ideas has been up and running since Nov 2013.

Advert ideas is all about quality and personalised service. As a sole trader with a broad knowledge of all things design and advertising, I collaborate closely with you to deliver the best strategy and execution for your advertising needs. Unlike other agencies I rarely outsource work, so whether you choose to work side by side or remotely, I’m hands on with your print, technical, imagery, branding and online requirements.

An average design week will require expertise in these areas.

  • Design & finished art 95%
  • Brand management & strategy 80%
  • Web, EDMs & social 70%
  • Copywriting, proof reading & publishing 80%
  • Illustration or retouching 70%
  • Photography or art buying 60%
  • Administration & accounting 95%