behind the name

My name is Emma Barrett and design is my passion, I live and breath design - whether it be a beautifully crafted logo or handmade card.

Having studied and earned my stripes in big business, you can be confident that working with me will yield creative, impressive and articulate design outcomes. I love my craft, design is my passion and I want to share it with you to see your business and your passions grow too.

I graduated from Design College Australia, Brisbane in Visual Communication in 2002 and have been a practicing graphic designer ever since. I have built a long career in large design agencies in metro highrises, small agency work and government positions and contracts. Now I enjoy regional living, surrounded by space, my growing family

why do i design?

I'm passionate about good design and hate seeing people's hard earned money spent on products that are 'straight out of the box'.

We all have our strength's, and design is luckily one of mine - accounting is not! So I specialise in creative design and engage professionals for those tasks that aren't - engage specialists not generalists.

I love the thrill of creating a new branding project for a new business, or seeing the passion reignited in an existing business with a brand refresh.

quick facts about me

I'm a lefty / I have three different styles of handwriting but illustrate on my mac with my right hand

Design nerd / My love for Mac's has been strong since '93
I love a beautifully crafted font - everything about typography
the smell of ink on paper fresh off the printer is my jam

Big dreams / Always dreaming of 'whats next' and love learning and discovering new things - you can guarantee that I'll put all my heart and passion into my work

Coffee / Always coffee. and music. must be strong and hot

Mum / I'm a mum of two boys and live in the country - so plenty of room to run around


markernoon is a series of creative (coffee-fuelled, champagne-sipping) workshops where you can learn new skills, meet new friends and make a mess!

There are currently no scheduled makernoon workshops for 2019.

I'd love to send you a little something, why not sign up to keep in touch and receive an awesome freebie every month. Plus, you will stay in the loop on all workshops and events and maybe even learn something that will help build better business brands and engage in some new markets.