We are a Graphic, Print & Web Design Studio with a Strategic Marketing background working for small and large businesses across Australia and the world.
We help businesses like yours to develop a message that gets the response you want and gives you an edge over your competitors.
As a team, we are exceptionally easy going – we have fun, we love what we do, and it shows. We are passionate about design, but know that great design also needs to be functional, and as developers, we ensure that everything works as well as it looks.
Dan has an exceptional ability as a graphic designer and his creative mind is the reason we keep coming back! Over the past 4 years, he has provided us with a professional service where nothing is too much trouble. He always goes above and beyond, meets deadlines and does so with a cheerful and friendly manner. I look forward to continued work with Dan and it is a privilege to recommend his services.
– Rebecca Hanton, Operations, KFC / YUM Restaurants
WE MAY BE SMALL, BUT WE DELIVER BIG RESULTS
Dan has been freelancing forever, whilst working for some of Australia’s best known brands. After 10 years spent designing in Melbourne, the lure of returning to a country life beckoned, and he moved to Benalla in rural Victoria with his wife. He has a wonderful, if naughty 4 year old, Ivy, who keeps him grounded.
Dan is a bit of a jack-of-all-trades, having worked in various positions throughout his career. In 2010 he started Ellis Creative as a freelance business, and became a full time freelancer in 2013.
Alycia came on board at EC after critiquing some of Dan’s work during a temporary role with a client. He hired her immediately, so she couldn’t tell anyone else about his failings as a designer. He can also have the pleasure of firing her if it happens again.
As a newly minted webby (website designer) she brings a fun, alternative, and slightly frizzy persona into the office. Alycia lives in Shepparton with her partner, her baby bump, and their fur menagerie: cats, Jasper and Scarlett, and Molly the Border Collie.
DEVELOPER / SYSTEMS ARCHITECT
Dan (or D2) has the inglorious, but much appreciated task of taking all our magnificent designs and making them actually work. Dan says he specialises in native and web app development, responsive websites, cloud-based database architecture, and custom-built Content Management Systems – and we believe him.
Dan is usually based in Newcastle, but is somewhere in England at the moment with his partner, drinking crap beer, and keeping odd hours as he delivers our projects. We found this image of Dan on Google, and are waiting for him to notice and take it down 🙂
OUR EXTENDED CREW
THE ONLY PEOPLE WE KNOW IN THE AREA NERDIER THAN US!
The Compusult Team have been working with us on some fantastic local projects over the last couple of years. We utilise Compusults services for most of our clients website hosting and IT requirements, but this is only a small sample of what Compusult can do.
Servicing the Goulburn Valley, Compusult focuses on delivering large company IT solutions in a way that is both affordable and practical for small to medium sized businesses.
Compusult provide you with an outsourced IT department to assist with the processes of Budgeting, Software Licensing, Hardware Procurement, Implementation, Support, and everything in between.
Affectionately (and hilariously) referred to as Propeller Heads by some of their clients, we highly recommend their services – even if we don’t know exactly what they are 🙂