HAPPY NEW YEARS!!!
Say 'Guwayu' Goodbye to 2021 and Yiradhu Marang 'Good Day' to 2022!
Yaama ‘hello’ everyone! I hope you all had a fabulous Christmas and were able to share it with your loved ones (I know some of us were isolating, so have had delayed Christmas gatherings). In amongst the last minute shopping for presents/food preparation and travelling to be with the people that mean the most to you, I hope you were really able to slow down and take a much-deserved break.
Can you believe it, we are now welcoming 2022! I’ve been reflecting on how amazing this year has been for my business. I am so grateful for each and everyone of you whom I was able to touch base with, started a project or even referred me to other organisations or deadly business owners who were in need of branding & illustration design. Leticia Anne Designs & Co. would not have made it without all of you. It just goes to show how powerful the impact of your mob can be, and I truly love the energy and care that goes on around our communities. With that, I want to sincerely say a huge Mandaang Guwu ‘thank you’, from all of us here at Leticia Anne Designs & Co.!
On another note, I also just want to take the time and send my thoughts out to our children who are currently in foster care. This season may be especially tough for them, as they may be feeling the sense of longing to belong to a family now more than ever. The holiday season isn’t the same for everyone, and I absolutely believe that this is the time for us to send our love and thoughts to those who need it a little more.
As we wrap up 2021 and welcome 2022, I’m excited to share our last Yarn and Share for the year! Read on for exciting announcements and a HUGE give away that’s happening in January!
A SNEAK PEEK INTO OUR NEW YEARS GIVEAWAY!
Welcome the New Year with a new look for your brand! To celebrate the coming year and our most heartfelt gratitude for all your support, we’re giving away over $1,770 worth of prizes. Here’s a sneak peek of what’s up for grabs: 👇
Tune in to our INSTAGRAM PAGE as we release further details on this fabulous give away on 1st January!
UPDATE ON OUR BRANDING PACKAGES AND SERVICES
Over the last year, you would of seen immense changes and growth in Leticia Anne Designs & Co. From being only a one-woman team to know having 8 other deadly creatives that work alongside me – Clare, Noni, Lauren, Karen, Barbi, Jasmine, Karen and Scott. Expansion means shifting the way we work to encompass the growth in our skills, services and offerings. I also have been focused on a lot of self and professional development this year to acquire more knowledge within branding, graphic design, business and Cultural Arts – such as completing my Cert III in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Arts, Yarpa Grow, and commencing a Brand Strategy course. With endeavouring to bring you the best possible range of design services and I am now ready to share it all with you in the New Year!
With this, kindly note that Leticia Anne Designs & Co. will be introducing updates to our branding packages & services pricing guide effective 1st January 2022.
DESIGN PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS
DCJ New Year, New Career
This past year I’ve had the pleasure in working alongside Department of Communities and Justice for many design projects including our the most recent “New Year, New Career” campaign. A recruitment Campaign welcoming people in our communities to consider becoming Child Protection Caseworkers to support children and young people in out-home-care.
Spear and Arrow Business Cards
Check out this fabulous business card design that we designed for Spear and Arrow! Spear and Arrow is a Dubbo based personalised Behaviour & Therapeutic Support Service Specialising in Autism + Trauma with over 20 years of experience in education supporting learning, disabilities and well-being. As a newly launched business, it’s important to get its brand personality out there, and this business card is designed to help with just that!
WHELK. Logo & Website Launch
One of my design highlights for this month is a website for my dear sister, Clare McLennon’s. I’ve always been such a huge fan of her detailed and beautiful artworks not to mention she is one of our deadly creative. So when Clare reached out for some help in creating her logo and website I got so excited – for it was a long time coming 🙌
Clare always brings such a spiritual depth into to her practice celebrating connection to environment and self through her beautiful works. Her original art collections are inspired by our relationship with nature, the oceans and the feminine form.
Check out her brand-new website at www.whelk.com.au
GETTING TO KNOW JESS OF DHIIYAAN ART
There are so many deadly businesses out there, and it has been apart of my mission to share them with you everytime I can. Earlier this month, I was able to yarn with Jess of Dhiiyaan Art and now I am so happy to share about her story and her passion for creating art on here! 🙌
Read on to find out a little more about Jess and Dhiiyaan Art! 👇
What inspired you to start your business?
I find painting very therapeutic and a beautiful way to connect to culture. I really enjoy creating pieces that reflect my own personal stories and unique journey as Aboriginal women and mother.
During the 2020/2021 lockdowns my family and I had more time at home and naturally we just started painting, endlessly painting! Very quickly we had lots of pieces and not enough walls to fill.
I suggested to my Dad (Peter Turk) and his wife (Samantha Turk nee Howard) the idea of launching a page dedicated to our art and we went for it.
I used my social media & marketing skills & set up Facebook/Instagram/Tiktok accounts which have attracted over 5000 followers combined in just over a year and just like that Dhiiyaan Art was born. (Dhiiyaan = Family)
What's your favourite thing to do outside of the business?
I love gardening, we have a native bush tucker patch and loads of fruit trees at home, I love connecting with nature and the relaxing vibe a garden brings. (although let’s just ignore the ever present weed situation)
What's something you'd like to share with other mob looking to start their own business?
Always invest in yourself. You are your business. Level up with continual growth do courses, learn from those around you listen to podcasts that align with your beliefs/culture and always be prepared for opportunities the universe sends your way.
And lastly love what you do , my art is a way for me to share and celebrate my culture while strengthening my own identity. I want my children to see a strong proud woman loving what she does and providing safe nurturing environment as we grow together.
What is a fun fact about you?
I’m deadly on the netball court, watch out 😂
Check out Jess and Dhiiyaan Art on these platforms:
To welcome the New Year, please note that Leticia Anne Designs and Co. will be closed on the following dates:
During these times I will be uncontactable as I will be spending time with my loved ones. 💛
CHANGE TO BUSINESS HOURS FOR 2022!
As on January 2022 our new hours will be MONDAY to FRIDAY 10am to 6pm (Therefore no longer contactable or working on Saturdays – as I no longer have TAFE commitments on Wednesday & Thursdays, so will be back to week days only.
Super excited to work with all you deadly businesses in the New Year, as you all know, I’m fully booked for this year!
Mandaang Guwu ‘Thank You’ so much for reading through our email! Happy New Year and see you on the next one!