Graphic Design & Printing Services
Our graphic design division provides a professional graphic design service from conception of brand concepts and design ideas right through to finished print jobs. Our edge is that it won’t just be a ‘pretty picture’. You’ll be dealing with people who understand all facets of graphic design and how it relates with your overall online and offline marketing and business strategies.
- Brand Strategy Sessions
- Brand Development
- Brand Style Guides
- Brand Manifestos / Key Messaging
- Business name strategising
- Business Cards & Stationery Design
- Flyers & Brochure Design
- Capability Statements
- Annual Reports
- Business Cards & Stationery Printing
- Flyers / Brochures
- Presentation Folders
- Speciality items such as duplicate pads
- Custom Printing needs
Good graphic design is the foundation of sharp marketing!
The Creative Collective have been offering graphic design and print services since our inception in 2007.
Over the years we have worked with hundreds of clients on brand strategies, designing their brands from scratch, brand refreshes, brand style guides, and brand roll out, preparing everything from business cards to stationery, presentation folders, capability statements, annual reports, prospectuses, books, cards and invitations and more! We pride ourselves on creating designs which involve ‘creative intelligence’ meaning that it’s not just about putting something on a screen or on paper.
There’s a concept behind the design, some real creativity and overall cleverness with each and every design we create.
We’re also quite wholistic in our approach. Before we commence any work we’ll undergo a thorough briefing process, taking the time to get to know you and your brand, who your target audience/s are, what the intended use/s of the design is, what other brand assets you already have, and add value wherever we can.
With over half a dozen designers on our team, each with varying industry and design experience, we will handpick which designer works on your project by matching your vision for the design with the designer who is best suited to achieve that design.
We also aim to make the design and print process easy for you. You’ll no longer need to understand the difference between a PDF and a JPEG, or your dots per inch to your pixels. Working with professional vector based programs; Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator & Adobe InDesign as well as Canva on request, our graphic designers can create designs for you in any required format.
We’re also big on protecting your brand through appropriate brand protection such as trademarks and house style guides so that once we do graphics work for you, forever after you have a clear guide on how to maintain a consistent corporate identity.
Brand Strategy Sessions
Starting from scratch? We can conduct a brand strategy session and assist with business names, availability and positioning. These sessions are instrumental in exploring the brands cape you will operate in and intimately understanding your target market.
We design brands and logos that speak to your personal or business brand. We do this by getting to know what it is you want to communicate. Our highly experienced graphic designers take into account colour, typography and imagery to make the elements work together for greatest impact. The main purpose of a logo is to identify your brand as distinct from others in the same market place. It becomes the signature of your business. A good logo becomes a tangible asset for a business, and communicates it’s message and values. It’s important that a logo can be printed at any size, and be effective in monochrome or black & white.
Brand Style Guides
There are basic brand style guides which are just a couple of pages of colour palettes and typography, and there are comprehensive brand style guides which expand on the proposed journey of your brand to document and unify how you present on – not just traditional channels such as print, but in the digital age we live we consider your website, social media, and more. Things such as the imagery you use on social media and hashtags need to be considered, as does the imagery and copy on your website. Do you have a brand style guide? Does it communicate all of this. If you are serious about looking cohesive and professional, you need a comprehensive brand style guide to ensure all of your brand style elements work together for greatest impact, whatever the medium.
Professional marketing collateral will be ‘on-brand’ and effectively communicate your messages to your audience.
We have extensive experience designing all sorts of documents and formats including business cards, stationery, presentation folders, capability statements, annual reports, prospectuses, visual identity kits, duplicate or triplicate pads, books, bound documents and cards/invitations, to name a few!
Given our intimate knowledge of the printing process, we can also advise and design your collateral in a way that will be most cost efficient for printing, if that’s a requirement.
We have a range of wholesale printing partners giving us access to fast turnaround times and cheaper rates than you could otherwise get from a retail printer. There are price efficiencies if you are wishing to print standard items such as business cards, flyers or stationery. However, if your job is a little more custom, we can also quote and arrange this.
Oh, and we deliver all over Australia or Internationally!
When it comes to printing, you don’t know what you don’t know. Leave the printing jargon to us!
Design Case Studies
Captain & Queen
Hear from our Graphic Design Customers
“Thank you to the Creative Collective Team for working with us to create a fresh brand, a website and their continued work with SEO to help us increase our website traffic Australia wide. Their friendly team are always willing to assist, are quick to respond if needed and always have great new ideas on how we can drive results. Our monthly meetings are a great way for us to discuss our website visibility growth and are always informative, helping to set the agenda for the month moving forward. We hope to continue our working relationship and to continue increasing our organic search positions.”
Boiling Point Services
I’m a small business owner and have been working with The Creative Collective for over 18 months now. Over this time, with there expert advice on all things marketing, they’ve helped grow my business from humble beginnings to something to be proud of. I hate think we’re I’d be without Kat and her team of tech heads! 100% recommendation for any business new or old!
Valkyrie Functional Fitness
“What a journey, and what a sensational result! Have spent some time this evening navigating through the back end of the site, making updates, additions and edits – very happy with the usability post handover. Congratulations on your creation and the teamwork that has brought about this better than expected result for our new brand and website.”
Cherbourg Council – Website
“The Creative Collective had a complex challenge to pull together a brand for us given the number of stakeholders and different target markets the brand had to appeal to. The workshopping process was thorough and The Creative Collective were very responsive in our requirements to finalise the end result. We’ve had a lot of positive feedback as we’ve used this brand out in the marketplace. It really seems to be resonating with the target markets.”
“Yvette and Kat are the most energetic, vibrant and trend-setting team I have ever encountered. Always cheerful, smiling, superbly intelligent and on-the-ball they make the graphic design process a wonderful and happy adventure of discovery. What’s more I feel “safe” in their capable hands as beyond their obvious talents they work to the highest standards of ethics and integrity which can be a rare commodity in today’s commercial world. I retained the Creative Collective on the basis of my initial impression of Yvette herself and as such my expectations were set “very high” – I was not disappointed – my expectations were met “admirably”by both Yvette and Katrina. What more can I say – they are the best! “
Marie Walton, ArtinU
“We’ve been working with The Creative Collective for 12 months now and have been very happy with the results from the campaigns they have managed for us. The team are very professional and easy to deal with.”
Lake Macquarie Holiday Parks
“If the concept wasn’t enough, the marketing has blown me away. I’ve received an enormous amount of positive feedback from all genders, young and old who all comment on the name/design The Creative Collective came up with for me. I love driving around in my Brew Captain branded vehicle and handing out the professionally designed marketing items. This is my first time in business for myself and everything from start to finish was very simple, and easy working with these guys. It was a real pleasure and we’ll continue to use them as the business grows from a one man show to hopefully a full franchise.”
“I am so thrilled with what this company can do in a day. It has been such a breeze working with them and they have made everything really easy and simple. I have unsuccessfully tried previously to get my websites up and running and I finally have a stunning website and branding. Couldn’t recommend you guys enough! 10/10!”
“Could not recommend this amazing company enough. I have had all of my branding + my website done by the team at Creative Collective and am so happy and impressed by the attention to detail, professionalism, patience (I am extremely fussy) and care shown by each and every staff member I dealt with. 1 year on I am still constantly receiving compliments from my clients on my beautiful logo and website. Thank you, thank you, thank you to the team at Creative Collective I am so happy with everything you have done for me and my business. Special shout out to Bronte who continues to go above and beyond!”
Brows of a Feather
“I always felt like i was in good hands with Kat and the other members of the team that helped me. Kat is expert at coming up with fabulous ideas and was really helpful in bring about the vision I had in a grounded and innovative way. Thanks Kat!”