Let’s work together to hatch your ideas
and bring your brand to life!
Looksee Design began in late 2007, twelve years ago.
Before this, I was the co-director of Encompass Presentations, a multiple
award-winning family owned and operated graphic design and print studio on the Fleurieu Peninsula, in coastal South Australia.
Encompass Presentations was my home for eight years – working my way up from apprentice to co-director and it was here that I completed my Graphic Arts Training.
Looksee Design is the progression of that business. I am so proud of what I have created here; my work reflects this. I now handle projects across a broad range of industries including but not limited too; food and wine, horticulture, legal, government, health, sporting, tourism and accommodation
When I’m not in design mode, I’m a mum to three. I cherish every moment with them and together we enjoy the beach, camping, baking up a storm or just lazing around the house.
My journey through life hasn’t always been peaches and cream – I wasn’t expected to survive my first year of life. When I was 8 weeks old I developed a hemangioma (a massive swelling of blood vessels) in my neck the size of a football – you could see it growing as the blood was trapped. I became the youngest baby in Australia to be operated on by world-renowned Surgeon Dr David David at the Cranial Facial Unit in South Australia and spent the next year in hospital having multiple surgeries and blood transfusions.
During these operations and over the course of the year I had one of my major muscles in my neck removed as this was what the growth was attached to, I had a stroke, was paralysed down the left side of my body and I had a cardiac arrest on the operating table!
I believe that every business is unique and your ‘uniqueness’ should be reflected in your branding so when you work with me my approach is always the same no matter what your project is.
My case study was studied in many American Medical Hospitals
and used for research purposes to find out what causes hemangiomas.
I now have complete movement on my left side with only a few side effects – during the operation my saliva glands where put back in the wrong place so when I eat I get a patch of water under my chin, I have a scar on my neck from ear to ear, I’m a one finger typist on my left and I can’t completely straighten my left arm.
At school, I was bullied because I looked different. In my early 20’s I became depressed. I think the build-up of suppressed feelings caused by not dealing with my situation properly, led me to bouts of depression. I felt like I had fallen into a dark hole that had swallowed me; I did a lot of abstract paintings and this was my release.
Growing up I wanted nothing to do with design, all of my immediate family are artists or designers in their own right. I wanted to become a nanny or air hostess and travel the world, but the more time I spent at my parents’ studio the more I found I loved graphic design.
Today my focus is on building genuine relationships and providing personalised, professional graphic design and branding solutions that are tailored to my client’s needs. I work closely with small businesses across Australia as well as internationally to develop effective design solutions across a broad range of service and product based businesses.
Telstra Business Awards (Micro Business),
Multiple PICAs (Print Industry Craftsmanship Awards) and
Fleurieu Peninsula Tourism Awards (3 years running in the Media category).
that’s my story! I’d love to hear yours
Let’s work together to bring your brand to life…
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Whether you are starting out or rebranding, Looksee Design has a number of packages to suit
My Process is always the same whether it is a standalone logo or full brand development and strategy. I love working closely with the client through my creative process, relationships are built with you and because of this, the work that I produce is targeted to your specific market or needs and represents you as much as possible. The following are the steps I take.
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