Design & Illustration

Emmanuel College - India Project

We are so proud to showcase one of our most recent and important jobs, the Emmanuel India Project, a partnership project between Queensland’s own Emmanuel College and The Institute for Indian Mother & Child (IIMC).

With a goal of raising $50,000 to fund, build and run a brand new, monsoon-proof concrete school in West Bengal, India, by November 2017, the Emmanuel India Project realises the importance of providing education to children who may not otherwise be able to attend school, be it due to overcrowded schools, a lack of teachers, or no access to transportation. With a current illiteracy rate of 56%, West Bengal’s children deserve a better, happier future through education.

Emmanuel College, with two locations in Brisbane and the Gold Coast, is one of the leading schools in Australia. With 1,500 students and some of the best academic results in Queensland, its alumni includes prestigious accolades such as olympic athletes, international CEOs, national performers and social justice advocates.

The funds raised through this partnership, in addition to building costs for the school itself, will also cover students’ fees through the IIMC global sponsorship program, provide teacher mentorship through Emmanuel College’s ongoing PLAID program, and facilitate alumni volunteering both in and out of the school.

For our contribution, we utilised our team’s wealth of experience and creativity with custom timber joinery, laser etching and engraved details, and a laser cut custom timber veneer. Using both Queensland blackbut and a solid Red Cedar frame, our project was designed and built entirely in-house.

We are thankful to be a part of this heartwarming project, and look forward to leaving a lasting impression for such an important cause. Do you have a custom project you’ve been dreaming up? Feel free to get in touch for more information.

Here are some great shots from photographer Alister Randal documenting the day of the reveal.

 

We even created custom branded packaging for the big reveal!

 

Bodhi - Samples Drawers

A boutique apartment development located in Upper Mount Gravatt, a suburb of Brisbane, Australia, the Bodhi Apartments are a new project from successful Gold Coast developer, Adam Lacey. Featuring an assortment of one, two and three bedroom apartments in a bustling area, the Bodhi Apartments will also include a landscaped, ground floor barbecue area and recreation space, as well as secure parking and an open-plan living design.

As a part of the design stage, we were contacted to create custom designed, portable display suite sample boards for the Bodhi development, made to showcase the various materials used in the design of the apartments – from the wall tiles to laminates, timber flooring finishes, wall paint and carpet.

Typically designed to be fairly large and heavy, we decided to utilise a sleek, double drawer box design for ease of use. With trays that can be pulled out completely, we also included captions printed below each sample so everything was clearly identifiable. Custom hand bound with black leather and laser cut UV printed acrylic internal elements, we also love the subtle black-on-black design, which was made to include a direct image on the top for an added branding element.

Thinking of enlisting us to assist with your next custom project? Excellent! Please get in touch via email or phone, and we look forward to working with you on your next custom design need. 

Got a project you’d love to see come to life? Get in touch with our team today!

2017 Quiksilver and Roxy Pro Champion Trophies

Kicking off both the men’s and women’s WSL World Championship Tours, the Quiksilver and Roxy Pro Gold Coast was held at the renowned local surf spot, Snapper Rocks, in mid March 2017. Featuring some of the world’s best surfers, including Kelly Slater, John John Florence, Mick Fanning and Stephanie Gilmore, among others, the event brought spectators by the thousands to the warm white sands of Coolangatta.

Tasked with the honourable duty of creating customised competition trophies for the contest winners, we went all out to create a product that reflected both our love for the ocean and Australia’s natural beauty.

With a desire to utilise quality local materials, we chose locally sourced, native Australian timber to pay homage to the origins and location of the competition, using the timber as both the backdrop and frame for the trophies. For the central focal point and inner portion, we created a unique and stylised birds eye view of Snapper Rocks, accomplished by overlaying laser cut coloured acrylics in order to portray the point break  waves that Snapper Rocks is so known for. Lastly, we layered laser cut timbers to represent the surrounding sand and rocks, creating a final cohesive look that speaks to both the location and overall surfer lifestyle.

After a fierce and exciting competition, surfer Owen Wright powered through the finals to become the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast Champion alongside runner up and fellow Aussie surfer, Matt Wilkinson. In the women’s competition, Aussie surfer Stephanie Gilmore took home the top trophy, while American Lakey Peterson snagged runner up.

Our trophies glimmered in the well-deserved winners’ arms at the end of their fierce display of skill, and we continue to show our support for the sport of surfing, both locally and beyond.

Interested in having customised trophies created for your event? Get in touch, and we look forward to making your vision a reality.

 

Photo courtesy of Corey Wilson 

Queensland Government 2016 Excellence Awards

Introduced by the Queensland government, the Start Playing Stay Playing initiative shines light on female achievements in the local sports and recreation industries, as well as individuals and organisations that work to boost sports and recreation opportunities for women living across Queensland, Australia.
With a twice-annual awards ceremony honouring the categories of Inclusion, Innovation and Inspiration, as well as a once yearly Minister’s Excellence Award for the winners of the previous categories, we were honoured to produce customised trophies for the 2016 Start Playing Stay Playing Excellence Awards Ceremony.

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Incorporating their existing branding and armed with a desire to create something unique, eye-catching and memorable, our talented in-house production team designed the custom trophies with the illusion of floating in mind.
By employing several different engineering techniques, as well as using quality materials such as printed clear acrylic and Australian blackbutt hardwood timber with laser etching, we were able to exceed the client’s expectations and provide remarkable trophies for deserving individuals and organisations across Queensland.

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We recognise the importance of leading an active lifestyle, whether for your health or personal well-being, and were honoured to create a keepsake as part of this year’s Awards celebration.

Interested in customised trophies for your business? Get in touch with our Australian or North American offices, and we’d be happy to help.

Jim Moran Classic Custom Trophies

These custom trophies were made for the  The Jim Moran Classic which is a major Golf and Tennis tournament held in Orlando, Florida each year. It is organised by The Youth Automotive Training Centre and feature some major American sports stars hitting it out for the title. From all accounts they all loved the trophies we designed and produced for them and couldn’t wait to take them home.

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Granny Smith Festival - Custom Trophies

The guys over at Granny Smith Festival  wanted us to create something special for them, so we came up with these layered optical custom trophies which have great visual impact. With the sharp vibrant colours mixed with brass and timber we couldn’t be happier with the end result!

 

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CBC Fremantle - Surfing Memorial Trophy

This was a trophy created for CBC Fremantle for a perpetual surfing award, using custom cut layers and custom colours to create this stylised wave piece.

 

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Custom Aluminium book covers

This was one of the first jobs we did with our new router. We were approached by the team at The Really Quite Good Ideas Company to come up with a powder coated aluminium cover for a project they were putting together for Yellow Cover. The cover had to be quite industrial looking due to the nature of the business. The most challenging part of the whole job was coming up with a suitable binding system which was both practical and looked great.

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DLX - Custom Joinery & Environmental Graphic Fitout

We just recently completed some Custom Joinery & Environmental Graphic Fitout for DLX Agencies, which put our design and joinery skills at work. Who are the agency for Hurley, Nike and Converse here on the Gold Coast. As you can see the space looks modern, simple and crisp for these premium brands. The client brief was to supply a look that would compliment the premium brands.

The job entailed 4 solid waterfall edged free standing showroom tables,  2  ‘a-frame’ counter levered solid timber shoe shelving displays. And 1 giant boardroom table (which had to be lifted in by 6 people due to the weight of the hardwood!) all made with A-grade Australian “Blackbutt” hardwood. All has been finished with natural furniture wax for a great natural wood tone and a crisp matte black paint for a subtle accent.

 

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Robina Group - Botanique Custom Showroom Environmental Graphics

The guys at The Robina Group keep us busy with great custom work that they use to spice up their showrooms, and with a new development up an running they needed some more cool items. A custom cut and printed A frame for outside the showroom, and some custom door hangers to let people know that they’re open for business! A custom TV surround for around the touch screen inside the showroom. Some more samples boards which slide into drawers underneath a joined timber framed corkboard map to identify which areas have been sold.  This all looks fantastic all together in their environment and carries the branding through the whole showroom. So let us know if you need custom showroom environmental graphics and you’ll get a great finish to spice up your area.

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Bacardi - Custom Cocktail Taps

Here’s some cool laser etched custom cocktail taps we created for Bacardi. With a custom shape blackboard attached on the back so the different cocktails can be fully updated, it creates a cool ‘vintage’ but stylish style. The Palm tree handle were constructed to fit onto already existing bar taps to be used as the handles for the bar tenders. Made in house from Tasmanian Oak, and custom illustration done by our creative director. These are a part of an Australian wide promotion, so you can check them out at a bar/hotel near you! Bacardi – Custom Cocktail Taps.

 

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Regional Flavours 2015

Once again we have worked with the good people of Brisbane Marketing and Sharon Penny Designs to create some signage and installation pieces for the Regional Flavours Food Festival at Southbank, Brisbane. This year we have reconditioned a large freestanding wall for the Hunting Club tent.  We refurbished and constructed the new archway and designed a custom wallpaper design mixed with asian inspired imagery and a concrete background to compliment the Asian Fusion menu. As well as the usual freestanding printed timber signs, beer samplers paddles, printed timber cube seating and custom timber menus. All in all another great event we were glad to be a part of.

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Hand crafted design solutions for forward thinking industries

Some of our valued clients

Nike
Coopers Brewery
Bond University
RVCA
War Memorial
Quiksilver
Olympus
Hurley
The Australian Army
Jetstar
Vittoria Coffee
Queensland Health