Last year we had the privilege of creating some more custom products for the Australian Defence Force School of Intelligence. To be placed in their mess hall, the team had requested we etch the history of the school onto an existing tabletop, as it was the only part of the Canungra base that wasn’t sporting their history within the mess hall. The mess hall was lined with several long tables that had been around for decades so it was a more unique way to engage people than just having old photos on the wall.
Using a pine timber to match the existing tables, the very old photos under went a intense trial and error period to find the perfect contrast to etch the images. The detailed artwork was etched into the top in one session over several hours so everything needed to be perfect. The piece was then treated with a high gloss glass coat to ensure resistance to damage throughout its lifetime. We also took care of refinishing the table frame with a new paint job to bring it back to life.
The feedback from the School of Intelligence was overwhelming as everyone was thrilled with the final outcome. Did you know we create custom furniture pieces? We can create pieces for events & marketing as well as more permanent pieces. If you have a project in mind, get in contact today!
Founded in 1817, Westpac is Australia’s first and oldest bank, marking this year as their 201st year in operation, and as of this year has 14 million customers across Australia and New Zealand. This year we were lucky enough to be contacted by the team at Westpac to create their yearly Christmas cards.
Settling on 3 different designs for the cards, the cards featured red and gold hot foiling with a combination of laser cut filigree components on a beautiful linen textured card stock. We had a fantastic time working with the team at Westpac and were thrilled with the outcome of this job.
It’s never too early to be thinking about Christmas or any special event you are planning, if you have an idea for a special invitation or card, contact us today to get the ball rolling!
Apart from our usual corporate projects we also love to create personalised items for small local clients like these custom wedding invitations.
Our clients were inspired by nature and wanted a rustic feel to be reflected in their invitations for their upcoming wedding. They also wanted to create something that would be a beautiful reminder on the fridge rather than the traditional paper invite, after all most invites are sent out months before the event.
For the main invitation, a locally sourced timber was printed and laser cut with an intricate floral filigree. A printed card with information on the event was placed on top of the invite to soften the overall look; these pieces were then bound together with a length of twine, to really tie back into the rustic vibe.
A beautiful outcome for a beautiful event, the clients were very happy with the unique outcome! If you would like some custom designed invitations for your special event, contact us today and see how we help!
Working again with the crew at The Mad Hueys, we were asked to work with them to create another point-of-sale item to accompany their previous display stands.
This display stand was made to look like an emergency fire box that will be fitted out to hold a beer and a shoe for an emergency shoey, an Australian ritual often undertaken as a bringer of good fortune.
The boxes consist of intricate joinery and completed with a satin emergency red paint finish. The boxes are double sided so they can be placed either on a shelf or in the middle of the room and be viewed from many angles, rather then your average point of sale strut cards which are only viewed from the front. The box features an acrylic panel at the front with printed graphics and text. The lids can be slid up and down so the graphics on the internal of the box and the shoe/can of beer can be interchanged with the seasons. The box also displays large logos on the sides so that even from the sides, the customers will know the Mad Hueys are up to something.
Wanting to create some custom Point of Sale or marketing products for your company, contact us today to see how we can create something bespoke for your company!
Raw Espresso is a cafe located on the Gold Coast who serves up a great cup of coffee along with tasty fresh meals and juices. Working with them before on various custom projects, Raw Espresso turned to us again to create a custom wooden bike detail for their custom built bike! Isn’t it a beauty!
Using a stained timber, the shape laser cut and etched with retro typography. The finished look came out amazing in the darker timber and it stands out great against the bright blue bike!
If this has sparked an idea in your head and would love us to help you out with your custom project, contact us today to see how we can create something unique for you!
Youi is a leading insurance company who prides itself on being one of the most competitive insurers in the business. They get to know its customers and their lifestyle to provide them with a great price and real savings.
At the end of last year Youi requested us to create a collection of trophies for their upcoming Core Business Values Awards, recognising the achievements of their employees.
Using black, white and clear acrylic, the trophies were pieced together layer by layer and also included some acrylic elements that were adhered to the surfaces for a 3D effect through the layers. We love the sharp contrast between the black and white acrylic in these trophies.
Have an upcoming awards ceremony and want a unique and custom award? Contact us to see how we can help bring a creative feature to your upcoming event!
Having previously worked with Coopers on their beer tap decals, we welcomed the opportunity to work with them again and incorporated their iconic branding into this A-Frame design!
These A-Frames sit on top of the bar and contain a chalkboard so that specials and custom messaging can be displayed. The timber is an aged rustic locally sourced timber, which creates a surrounding boarder for the chalkboard. We laser etched the coopers tagline into the base of the frame which creates a tactile element for the customers to engage with. Finally, we finished the piece off with the Coopers timber decal at the top. The pop of colour against the dark weathered timber really draws in attention and sells this design.
If you would love to have some custom marketing products designed and manufactured to draw in new customers, contact us today and check out our other point-of-sale projects to spark some ideas!
Located in Mermaid Beach on the Gold Coast, the Blue Heron Motel offers a great stay for all kinds of travellers being so central to the many tourist attractions the Gold Coast has to offer.
To give life to the newly renovated motel, the owners contacted us to create some key tags that had a bit more of a modern tropical feel then your average plastic room key. Using an Australian native timber we printed the logo and other information on one side then flipped them over to etch in the room numbers and palm leaf pattern.
We love the simple but effective outcome of these, it will hopefully be something their guests will admire! If you are looking at having some custom yet functional promotional products made for your local business, contact us today to see how we can help out!
Alder Constructions is a construction company specialising in complex projects who have branched themselves into a wide range of disciplines including civil, building and infrastructure construction.
As a way to show their gratitude to their long-time employees, Alder contacted us with a request to create an honour board with the names of their employees who had dedicated 10+ years of service to the company.
This plaque uses a combination of acrylic and custom joinery features, as well as the removable and updatable panel displaying the employees names. It was important in this piece to create a plate that could be removed and updated as it needed to be accessible for future names to be added as well as easy for the client to re-install the plate.
Have some long-time employees who deserve recognition? Contact us today to see how we can make a custom honour board for your company.
Hurley is an internationally recognised surf apparel brand who aim to create products to enhance and make your experience in the water fun. Endorsed by bands such as Blink-182 and All Time Low the brand also sponsors many events and athletes around the world.
For Hurley’s latest point-of-sale marketing campaign we created a simple design to be rolled out in stores across Australia. The signs are a combination of black board, laser cut white acrylic letters and black metal stands. These stands are viewed from both sides and really encompass the sleek and clean essence of the Hurley brand. The best thing about this signage is that the main “Hurley” part of the signage can be updated with special sale offers, different logos or even photos depending on the season or style the brand wants to roll out. The options are endless, which makes these signs a long-term signage solution.
If you have an upcoming store opening or would just like to update some point-of-sale marketing displays in your store, contact us today to see how we can create some custom designs for you!
Based in Burleigh Heads on the Gold Coast QLD, The Mad Hueys is a fishing crew, who love to fish, surf and drink beer and with their name they have created an apparel brand that is sold globally.
To create some point-of-sale display stands, the team at The Mad Hueys contacted us to help out. They needed something that would be placed on a table and can be easily moved, assembled and dismantled. So we created a system of acrylic inserts, the middles with a different image on both sides and the front and back pieces to have the logos. These would then insert into wooden bases for an easy install!
If your brand is looking into having some custom made POS created, contact us today to see how we can create something special for your company!
With six campuses spanning from Brisbane to the Gold Coast, Griffith University has been running for 40+ years strong and is ranked in the top 2% of universities worldwide. Griffith’s aim throughout a students’ study is to “provide them with an excellent education and the capacity to develop and apply knowledge to exercise influence and make meaningful life-long contributions to their communities”.
For their upcoming Outstanding Alumni Awards 2018 to recognise and congratulate their graduates who have made a remarkable impact in their fields, Griffith approached us to create some custom awards for their winners. Using timber veneered pieces for the top and bottom of the awards, layered of printed acrylic were created for the middle section and the timber was then finished off with laser etching and silver details.
If you have an upcoming award ceremony and would love to have some custom awards made for your winners, contact us today to see how we can make something special for you!
Photo: Griffith University