Your Local Graphic Designer Perth
Founded in May 2008.
"Kristy’s creative ideas, attentive listening skills and her ability to be able to interpret what I desired, have led to a bold new image for the branding of my company, which I am immensely pleased with."
"Kristy will liaise constantly with you and deliver what you want, not what others think you want."
"If you seek the services of a person who can create an image, presentation or complete company marketing package from scratch, do not go past Ladybird Design Print & Media."
"Kristy is a sensational service provider who is on top of each project every step of the way. She really listens to what her clients want and treats every job with the same high degree of excellence and commitment.”
Hi I'm Kristy, a Perth, Northern suburbs based Graphic Designer. I specialise in commercial and industrial print design, marketing and branding.
How The Story Begins.
I've always loved print!
As a 10 year old, I designed our 'local' (for family and friends only of course) newspaper that my Dad printed on his work photocopier.
In high school, I spent more time designing the layouts, covers and artwork for my assignments than actually researching the subject matter!
By the time I had left school, I'd graduated to making my own birthday cards, all by hand. (cut and paste old skool!) I created birthday invites, calendars and designed our engagement and wedding invites.
So it may come as a surprise that for the first 20 years of my working life, I did not pursue a career as a Graphic Designer. In fact, it was working in retail, as a sales assistant in a newsagency.
A career I loved, retail was a fantastic platform for growing my small business knowledge, marketing skills and love for people.
I finished my retail career on a huge high, as manager of 2 multi award winning newsagencies with a total of 13 staff. We had won awards for customer service, sales and marketing and advertising.
It was during my final 10 years of management that I began designing our own store newsletters for our customers. We set up joint marketing campaigns with local retailers, restaurants and various small businesses. I could see there was a huge opportunity to grow our business further with print marketing.
Where The Frustration Began.
I found agency supplied ads to be so boring so I was always designing them for the myself. The local print shop, although they turned out some good quality, didn't possess the understanding of marketing I was looking for to reach our customers. I couldn't afford the fees of a marketing agency so I was doing it all myself. I enjoyed the entire research and design process but I was supposed to be a newsagent, not a graphic designer.
The Lightbulb Moment!
In January 2009, after lengthy thought and discussion with those closest to me, I started attending night school in West Perth, studying Graphic Design (Pre-press print design). Later, in May the same year, I registered Ladybird Design Print & Media. And by June 2008, the newsagencies were sold.
Now we fast forward 13 years. My business, Ladybird Design, has helped many businesses across a variety of industries to create effective print marketing material and brand identities. Coming from a customer service/sales background, I understand the importance of making every marketing dollar work for your business.
I combine my strengths in communciation skills, small business management and marketing to provide a particular service to business owners. "Effective business marketing and branding without the BIG marketing agency price-tag."
And whilst digital marketing dominates the marketing dollar, the tangible nature, longevity and trust of print, outperforms digital everytime.
I have a small team who work with me if/when the project calls for it, but I personally oversee every single aspect of work and communciation between Ladybird Design and our clients.
It's time to get serious about your marketing. We're your print marketing design specialists without the huge agency fees.
Ladybird Design Print & Marketing work with businesses, just like yours, to create awareness and generate more sales with smart print marketing strategies, driving customers to your website, shopfront or office.
With everyone scrambling to be everywhere online, we noticed a huge opportunity to help businesses get noticed, remembered and trusted with the power of print.
Consumers are educated, in control and question everything. Your marketing needs to engage them, create and build credibility & trust and clearly communicate that you can solve their problem before they even call you.
We create print marketing to help you:
- Stand out from your competition
- Engage your target audience
- Build credibility and trust
- Enhance your brand identity
- Increase your leads
- Convert leads to sales
- Grow your business