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Willow Creative: beautiful design, personalised service.

I am a freelance graphic designer, with over 20 years combined experience working in retail, marketing management and graphic design. My main area of expertise lies in print media, particularly brochures and magazines, flyers and stationery - this includes illustrating new logos and refreshing the look and feel of a tired business. 

Here's what I do...

Graphic design for small businesses and charitable organisations are my specialty but I also love to knock together gorgeous party invitations and have a bit of fun with design. Feel free to browse my site for sample work, and contact me with any questions about the needs of your upcoming project.

I have a love for photography, particularly photographing food. If I get to sample it afterwards I'll be your friend for life... 

In addition, I know some talented creative types - other photographers, plus copywriters, artists, hair stylists and make up artists, and I would be more than happy to connect them to your project's needs.

The Willow Story...

Willow Creative was started by me, Julie Haines in 2006. After working in marketing management for both the retail and not-for-profit sectors for 10 years I felt a more creative career path was calling me. Having drawn and painted since I can remember I find using design software an exciting creative outlet with the added satisfaction of helping other people develop their businesses. A background in charitable work means I am adept at sticking to a budget and maximising every marketing dollar. 

Qualifications...

I have a Bachelor of Business (Marketing) degree from RMIT in Melbourne, where I graduated with Distinction in 1999, as well as a Certificate of Digital Design. Work experience includes both sales and marketing in the retail and not-for-profit sectors including: Clinique; Red Earth and Faulding Pharmaceuticals. My clients are many and include the Mornington Peninsula Magazine, Bulk Whole Foods, Style Temple, GPO Hotel, Purple Soup, Sugar Crafty, OmSKIN, PlayRope and many more. I have worked with not-for-profit organisations including Cystic Fibrosis Victoria, Road Trauma Support Services, the Rosebud Chamber of Commerce and Victoria Walks.

I look forward to working with you...