CAT ENTHUSIAST, LOVER OF ALL THINGS CUTE, AND MAGIC MAKER AT MELON GRAPHIC DESIGN STUDIO
With over 12 years’ experience as a graphic designer, a background in advertising, and a lifetime of being an artist – you could say, I live to create! When I'm not creating graphic designs, I'm being creative in the garden pairing annuals for a container pot, redecorating the home or sculpting fondant for my next cake baking challenge.
CREATIVITY IS THE WAY I SHARE MY SOUL WITH THE WORLD
- Brené Brown
I live in sunny Perth, Western Australia, with my husband Dan and our three feline fur-kids Wheeler, Polly and Data (yes, Dan named our cat after a Star Trek character). I run my business from my quiet home studio, which I absolutely love. Our home and my design studio is a place filled with inspiration and all my favorite things. Our garden and the many aquariums we have create great spaces to sit, contemplate, relax my brain and get those creative juices flowing.
On my days off you’ll find me; out to breakfast with Dan, finding some tall trees to walk through, pottering in my garden or planning my next crafty wee project.
I’ve always been an entrepreneurial creative. After years of working in small businesses it was a position with an advertising agency that made me realise I wanted to start my own graphic design business.
Working through a middle man wasn’t for me, I needed the human connection - the close communication with the client, that's where the love in the work came from. This love came not only in delivering the final product and directly feeling the clients joy and praise, but the whole process of growth and discovery we walk through together - my client is building their dream and together we design the soul of their business. Its an amazing privilege to share in the journey of their dream.
WHEELER, DATA & POLLY
Our Feline Fur-kids
I prefer the term "Cat Enthusiast," it's not as self-deprecating as "crazy cat lady". When our friends started having babies we adopted more cats. Our kitties are best snuggle buddies and are forever making the cutest cuddle puddles. They are the best work from home company one could as for. More about them here.
MY HUSBAND, DAN
He makes my heart so full ♥
Having met at an Aquarium shop, we fell in love whilst learning to scuba dive. Dan's daily goal is to make me laugh. He is a constant source of entertainment, my soundboard and proofreader. He shares my journey as a entrepreneur with his passion for saltwater aquariums and his niche business in aquarium maintenance and installations.
PAT & JOY
Breakfast makers & confidants
We have an unofficial tradition in our family of naming hens after our dearly departed female ancestors. Our Speckled Sussex Pat and Joy are our cherished pets, great listeners and allow us to be a little more self sufficient in this world.
Gym & Therapy in one!
Gardening has a profound way of grounding you. It gets you moving, keeps you mindfully present, lets you blow off some steam, and connects you with nature. We are so grateful to have a plot of land to raise produce, plant flowers, grow some trees and a stretch of lawn.
GETTING MY BAKE ON
Creating designs I can eat
Baking is another type of creative outlet for me. It brings me such joy as it is a way of sharing my creativity and spoiling the special people in my life.
Who doesn't find aquariums relaxing? Keeping fish has been a hobby for as long as I can remember. I've narrowed my passion down to simple planted aquariums (aquatic gardens!) and fancy varieties of Betta fish. I currently have 6 and short-fin Plakat's are my jam.
"Her creativity when it comes to logo design is exceptional"
Averil is an amazing designer who takes the time to get to know you and your business objectives. This allows her to present you with a design that you will Love! She has an eye for colour and design that will make your brand pop. Her creativity when it comes to logo design is exceptional as she draws out something personal to you with her designs and puts you on the page in image form.
- NATALIE BLANK, PSYCHIC READER & HEALER
LOGO & BRAND
While a logo is just the tip of the iceberg, your brand extends far deeper. I work with you to create a compelling brand identity that communicates an intentional message to your targeted audience. Making you stand out among a sea of competitors.
I can work with your existing brand or create bespoke design work as needed.
Lets get creative and showcase your business identity with: marketing material, stationery, flyers, brochures, business cards, social media graphics - you name it!
With easy navigation and responsive viewing in mind, I work with you to thoughtfully plan, creatively design and develop a website, tailored for your business. We'll drive your users into action and get them connecting and converting.