2017 A Year in Review

11 December 2017 Geelong Graphic Designer

Now that we find ourselves in December (where on earth did November go!?), we are taking the time to sit back and reflect on a busy and successful 2017 in the Martlette studio.  And there is plenty to be proud of!

We’ve been working on some wonderful projects with our new and long term clients – from illustrated books, social media campaigns, websites and of course business logo designs, just to name a few.

Take a look at our video for a quick flick through the work we completed in 2017!

Martlette Graphic Design was honoured to be awarded the 2017 Geelong Business Excellence Award in the Micro Business Category, as well as being recognised as one of six finalists for 2017 Business of the Year!  It was a fantastic achievement and we owe it all to the wonderful relationships we have forged with our many clients over the years.  A big ‘Thank you’ goes out to you all!

As always, we have ensured that our interstate clients are not forgotten and this year our travels have taken us to Darwin, King Island and to the East Coast of New South Wales.  We have loved catching up face-to-face with our clients and enjoyed the opportunity to speak with owners, managers and team members about what has been happening and what is coming up in the future.

2017 has seen Martlette partner with various community organisations, with the donation of design services to help support their efforts to raise awareness, support local businesses and raise much needed funds for charitable projects and events.  Donated services have been made to:

  • Geelong’s Chamber of Commerce as a 2017 Silver Corporate Partner;
  • The Fighting Hellfish Rally Car – Fundraising event assistance for the Cancer Council of Australia;
  • The Barwon Heath Foundation’s Catwalk for Cancer event; and
  • Give Where You Live – event advertising design donated

We have also been fortunate to host a wonderfully talented Year 11 student from Belmont High this year, as well as employing an amazing and creative graphic design intern from Paris for a 5 month period – Léonie Jean.  Both were great opportunities for the studio to get some fresh ideas bouncing around and to exchange creative inspiration and experiences (we loved the French music playlists in the studio too!)

In September 2017, we jumped at the opportunity to join Martlette client, Pilates & Yoga Styles on their Yoga Retreat to India.  We got to experience a yoga retreat ‘first hand’ and see a magical part of India in the process.  It was an experience that will not be forgotten and was a great source of creative inspiration!

Our successes over the past year, and indeed the years gone before, are owed to the many partners, suppliers and collaborators we work with on a daily basis and have established strong working relationships with.  We take a bow to the following awesome businesses, just a few who have helped make Martlette clients stand out from the crowd!

Below is our 2017 infographic, to give you a snapshot of what we have been up to.

We are excited to have some amazing projects lined up for early 2018 and looking forward to taking a break from the studio to recharge and relax with family and friends over the Christmas/New Year period.

From all of us at Martlette, we wish our clients, partners and collaborators a wonderful and safe Christmas!

Cheryl Martin

Director and Graphic Designer

Martlette Graphic Design