June Yarn & Share

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Yiradhu Marang 'Good Day' everyone!

We hope you are going well and not under too much rush or pressure coming to the end of another financial year. We’re moving forward, and it’s already mid JUNE! We had a jam-packed month of MAY where my team and I got the chance to connect and yarn with so many new deadly people and kick started our youth mentoring program. But what’s happening now?

Leticia has COVID - some other exciting news!

Unfortunately I got a positive COVID result today – after being hit hard with symptoms yesterday. So will be taking the rest of this week off and potentially start of next week depending how my recovery goes. In the interim we have had to put some projects on hold and had to postpone meetings/discovery calls for this week. Please note, we will notify you if this is the case over the coming day.

Ohhh and I am pregnant! My partner and I are expecting a little boy in December 2022 – so we are also organising and getting ready for my big move to the Central Coast, preparing for bubba’s welcoming and for when Lauren takes lead in December – February whilst I take some well needed time on the side lines.

Supply Nation Connect 2022

Lauren and I were out of the office to join Supply Nation CONNECT Tradeshow on the 25th of May. The event was in Sydney on Gadigal Land. With over 160 First Nations businesses, and 1500 attendees throughout the day, we were kept on our feet – getting to meet, yarn and connect with some many amazing people, potential clientele and suppliers.

We are so grateful for this opportunity, especially to our brother Adam Fletcher from NAB putting us forward for a sponsored booth. Thank you, NAB, and their Indigenous Business Team for providing us with the space to yarn, share with the community, be recognised, and prosper! The Supply Nation Event was a great reflection of the opportunity provided by NAB to experience and to know where we now stand in the bigger picture as a proud blak business.

Also a deadly shoutout to the Team at Keighran Legal, it was so deadly getting to meet the team face to face and see the creative work we did for them on the larger scale. Check out the deadly thuli ‘goanna’ behind Duane’s head.

Lauren and Leticia at Supply Nation Connect 2022
Supply Nation Connect 2022

MENTORING AND ADVOCACY

Start Up Deadly has launched with our first cohort 5 weeks ago – but guess what! We are welcoming a second intake to expand the opportunity to more First Nations young people – commencing Monday 27th of June at 6pm (weekly group sessions go for 1/1.5 hours).

Do you know a First Nations young person who dreams of entrepreneurship, wanting to learn about what it means to kick start their own business from the very beginning? We offer guidance and mentoring to help passionate people start their own small businesses over the next 3 months. We’ll cover a wide range of topics such as:

The foundation of understanding what self-employment is
Coming up with your business ideas and brainstorming
Creating a name, identity, and learning about copyright
Registering your business name
Creating a business plan
Different ways you can fund your idea
Tips and tricks that even we as business owners wish we had
Marketing and branding basics
Networking and connection to lead to growth

And sooo much more!

In addition, you’ll be connected to a mentor who will support you in your learning journey. You’ll get to decide how you connect, such as by phone or video call, and how often, such as once every week or two.

If you know a young person who would be interested, please encourage them to reach out  admin@leticiaannedesigns.com.au 
or call Leticia on 0419992974

Kickstarter Campaign Graphic For First Nations Youth

Design Project Highlights

Aboriginal recruitment campaign for Department of Communities and Justice

Aboriginal Recruitment Campaign for DCJ

After getting the opportunity to create an Aboriginal recruitment campaign for Department of Communities and Justice to welcome First Nations child protection case workers last year; we were invite to create a new campaign this year. 

Yandharra

We are currently working on a new project with @yandharra ! 🥙

If you are looking for an opportunity to experience and learn the Wiradjuri through taste, Yandharra is the place to go! Rose Dejong wants to share her vision by holding a space for people to learn, come together, and eat together embrace our native ingredients, bush food, stories and providing strength within community to connect to our beautiful culture,
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Yandharra is the word for ‘eat together in the Wiradjuri language. Rose’s words about Yandharra – is to create a social enterprise business that will bring to life a hospitality venue. The cafe will operate as a restaurant and cafe, bringing together local community members and tourists under one roof.

Yandharra Shirt

Dhiiyan Arts

Dhiyan Arts was one of the deadly winners from our last giveaway with receiving a social media tile package!

Graphic featuring Dhiiyan Arts

Jess, the beautiful owner of Dhiiyan Arts has been continuously receiving love and commission requests even at the height of the restriction during lockdowns of 2020 and 2021. She is a deadly talented Aboriginal mum and businesswoman.

I met Jess during our time completing our Cert III in Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Cultural Art course at Maitland TAFE over the past 6 months – love seeing her business grow daily. We are also excited to share and help her in creating art that expresses her business beautifully.

Check out her creations at @dhiiyaan_art here on Insta. Commissions are currently closed but do watch out for next year’s openings!

Contact Hours

We have dedicated working hours for working on projects, meetings and client contact regarding projects.

Monday – Friday: 10am – 6pm


Outside my business hours we are only contactable by email and will endeavor to respond to you as soon as we can (within 3-5 business days). You will likely hear from Lauren or myself, whom check in with our socials and email correspondence during working hours.

Mandaang Guwu ‘Thank You’,

Yarn Soon,
Leticia

We would like to acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land that we stand and live upon. The beautiful Country created throughout our Dreamtime over 70,000 thousands of years ago. We’d like to pay our respects to our Elders past, present and future emerging for they how the acknowledge, guidance and resilience of our people. We’d also like to extend our gratitude for the gifts our Mother Earth and Baiame’s creations – for our people, land, waters & sky. We would like to further this to all our First Nations clients, businesses, creatives and community members across all Nations within Australia.