May Yarn & Share

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Yiradhu Marang 'Good Day' everyone!

It’s MAY already! EASTER came and went! We had the pleasure of enjoying two long weekends along the way including myself and my team. The break was well needed, we can tell you that. We hope you and your families also had this time to have a break and get together. I was lucky to finally have some time with my mum and little brother visiting from Dubbo, after our last getting quality time together being Easter last year.

Where have we been? What have we been doing?

NSW Aboriginal Business 2nd Roundtable in Sydney
I attended the NSW Aboriginal Business 2nd Roundtable in Sydney on Tuesday 3rd of March focus on highlighting issues and needs for support regarding black-cladding, procrument, government funding, accessibility and trust in the real capabilities and opportunities for Aboriginal Businesses.
I have been doing community consultation work with Nous Group Consulting every Tuesday & Wednesday for the past month so have been off the ground.
We ran a FREE online Canva Workshop in connection with Yarpa Hub to support mob to learn the basics on creating on Canva.


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This program offers a comprehensive approach to navigating life as an entrepreneur. You’ll learn about self-employment and skills to support you in starting your own business, creating a business plan, and brand identity, managing cash flow and funding your business.

Kickstarting on Thursday 12 May at 6pm to 7pm ONLINE

Kickstarter Campaign Graphic For First Nations Youth


#Blak Business graphic showing Shelby Rae - Owner Of Marara Designs

Shelby’s love for graphic design and art has led to her creating Marara Designs. She was born in Narrandera NSW, where she connected with her culture, putting her feet in the grains of sand on the bank of Murrumbidgee river.

She was able to mix graphic designs and culture together and Shelby was able to grow her business and share it with everyone. She has amazing kids who she educates about their culture and designs because she wants to be the best role model to influence their lives.🙌

What inspired you to start your business?

“My children are my biggest reason. I started to make educational games while living in an off country to connect them with our culture. I lived in a remote town 4 hours away from my family, my homeland and I didn’t want them to miss being brought up without it, it was now up to me to pass on our culture & I did that through my love for art & graphic design.”

What's something you'd like to share with other mob looking to start their own business?

“Have a good plan in place. Write all your ideas down and don’t give up. Things do get hard somedays but always remember why you started and keep pushing. Make sure you have your pricing & products mapped out and a good support system you need people to catch you when you want to fall & to put you back where you need to be! Have a good time management plan in place especially working from home with bubs things can get side-tracked so quickly.”

What's your favourite thing to do outside your business?

“Outside of my business I am also an AEO which I love, again I can pass our culture on to little minds and embed what a strong, beautiful culture we have but most of all being with my family, of course, my boys and partner but my nan & pop’s house & the river has to be my favorite places to be. Nothing can compare to all your mob running around nan & pop’s or digging your feet into the sand on the banks of the bidgee.”

What's a fun fact about you?

“After my second son I was at a weight size I just didn’t like or felt comfortable in anymore I worked hard and lost half of my body weight and I love a good run on the footy field!”

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Design Project Highlights

Create Foundation Cultural Design Assets
*Image supplied by Create Foundation*

Create Foundation Cultural Design Assets

To help businesses communicate better, we have created an illustration project and have designed custom templates for their promotional materials. The collateral templates include flyers, social media content, slideshows, and more.

This is exciting for young entrepreneurs and artists with so much potential in contributing to the economy. We only need to provide them with guidance to do so.

Ngiilay Gift Boxes

Another successful logo creation for our deadly client,  Ngilay Gift Boxes!

NGIILAY Gift Boxes is happy to offer the best quality products for every occasion. Their company purchases many of our products from Aboriginal businesspeople across this great country. From Wiradjuri to Guringai, Yuggera to Naarm, and everywhere in between, we search for and showcase beautiful products made or designed by Aboriginal people.

‘Ngiilay’ means “from here” in Yuwaalaraay. It’s a name that we chose for our gift boxes. Their gift boxes contain high-quality items made “from here” and promotional merchandise that will provide an unforgettable experience to the recipient.

We also had the pleasure of creating their new website.

Ngiilay Gift Box

Welcoming Scott Wilson

Scott Wilson

I am happy to announce and introduce another deadly creative that has joined us at Leticia Anne Designs. Let us welcome the man, Scott Wilson! Woohoo! Scott was recently involved in a language project with us for Connected Beginnings in Bourke for a language resource with some deadly character illustrations!

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,

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.