Who we are

At Black Canvas, we want to build a team of designers. What this means for you and us is, we’re not just the designer or the creative person, but we are the sales team, we clean up and wash up, we greet clients and get them a coffee, we do everyday admin, we meet with clients, we answer the phone, create quotes, we are interested in technology and design trends, we get each other coffee and tea, we work hard, we have fun, and we love what we do! Here's our amazing team... 

Meet Kristy

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Kristy has a noble and ambitious life goal to save the world from bad design, one job at the time. She is a mother of 3 boys and her claim to fame is being the wife of turtle guru – Dr Daz. Kristy’s sport of choice is cleaning, scrubbing, picking up toys and shopping with her sister (all tasks that take quite a bit of puff). Kristy never set out to be a Mumtrepreneur but relishes the task with aplomb. (And after all  coming to work does promise a good sit-down). Instagram has fast become her new best friend and those two do spend a bit of quality time in each other’s company. Kristy’s drink of choice is a cappuccino (don’t hold the caffeine), food of choice is cake (don’t hold the gluten) and she does enjoy a nip of baileys at night (medicinal purposes only). 

Bachelor of Art (Graphic Design) 

Say hello to Anna 

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Anna’s drink of choice is green tea or a half-strength decaf skinny latte. Which is probably a good thing because someone as naturally ‘on’ as Anna does not need caffeine. She whips through jobs and can multi-task like a champion. She is a dreamer, a schemer (in a good way), but more importantly a do-er and all round nice-girl. She works hard, but plays harder! Some of her favourite pastimes include (but are not limited to): chasing her toddler twins around the yard; gazing into her husband’s adoring eyes; camping with the family; playing cards, reading romantic 18th century novels; watching romantic 18th century movies and frock shopping with her sister. 

Dip Graphic Design; Dip Multimedia; Dip Pianoforte; Cert IV Workplace Training

Hey there Claire 

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Claire is our office DJ and go-to-gal for all things techy or social media. Her ‘google fingers’ are extraordinary and we never have to wonder about anything while in her presence – give her a keyboard, large internet quota and wha la - the answers are at her fingertips. Claire has a penchant for design magazines, blogs and IT geeks (or for one in particular - her betrothed). Claire rarely sits still and likes to have those aforementioned fingers in as many pies as possible. Claire is relishing the role of motherhood and loves hangs with her gorgeous baby girl Chelsea. Lunchtimes at work involve regular face-timing with her little mini-me. 

Dip Graphic Design

Give Lindsey a G'day

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Lindsey hails from North West England and it is the sound of her bonny Lancastrian (Lancashire) accent that both delights and befuddles us. Where she is from summer is 16 degrees, thongs are underwear and when it’s a hot day she is known to exclaim “it’s cracking flags!”. Lindsey loves weekends with her beautiful girl Zoe, ‘together’ activities include (but are not limited to) shopping and playing on the monkey-bars. Her sport of choice is pounding the Toowoomba pavement; food of choice is pie; her weakness – chocolate and she is a bit partial to a Yorkshire Pud. Our Lindz is uber stylish and her talents know no bounds – from keyboard to canvas and all things in between. Lindsey is our resident artist and she always calls dibs on any illustration work that comes our way. 

Bachelor of Graphic Design (hons) Manchester Metropolitan University

Lovely Laura

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Our Laura really is lovely. She is quiet, conscientious, super organised and happily gets on with the job. She is our diagramming queen and can transform an engineers scribble into a concise graphic masterpiece of both form and function. Heck, she has even baked us a diagram cake! Her unabashed favourite client is the marketing team we work with - Aurora. So much so, that around these parts she is otherwise known as ‘Laurora’. This girl has no drink of choice we can mention, because we have never witnessed such an occurrence. There was rumour of coke consumption one day - but there is no evidence to substantiate such claim. Laura is a little mysterious and weekend activities (if she is not on-call for diagramming duties) are purely speculation. 

Dip Graphic Design

Barista Ash

Ash bursts through the studio door each morning with enthusiastic greeting. Our in-house barista loves to serve and sees it as her personal God-given mission to keep each member of the team design-fueled and hydrated. Ash was previously a city-gal but has relished Toowoomba living with grace and gusto. She keeps us belly-laughing and loves a good game of Chinese-whiskers. Ash has an insatiable appetite for life and doesn't sit still for one moment. Out-of-office she renovates; writes books; sings and writes songs; posts tributes to her many life-loves on social media; picnics with these said loves; animates and skates. Ash is married to the apple-of-her-eye and love-of-her-life - the devilishly handsome Nate. 

Dip of Graphic Design; Dip of Film & Television

Heaven-sent Elly

When Elly stumbled upon into studio rather serendipitously one day, she had us at ‘hello’. We are unsure if the clincher was the Everest-esque workload towering over us or the teeny weeny dachshund brooch that adorned her attire... But we decided then and there that this girl’s vibe must be added to our tribe. She comes to us from a beef and dairy farm in Wallarobba but is allergic to milk. Oh. And grass. Her dachsie fur-babe, Henry is her biggest love, second only to her tech-wise hubby Oliver. And if we have to rate them, her cats comes in at a very high number three and four. Elly’s name is not short for anything else; her drink of choice is Buddah’s Tears {Umm. Yep. Its weird}; she is a creative enthusiast; is friendly and fun; and a total nice-girl. And we don't mind one bit that she is a bake-aholic.