Design Central is a boutique graphic and web design agency based in Noosa, servicing businesses throughout the Sunshine Coast and beyond.
Established in 2001 Design Central is a vibrant design agency that specialises in all areas of design and are the Team behind many of the Coast's iconic events.
Owner and Senior Designer Synda Turnbull has been in the game for nearly two decades working in Melbourne, London and the Sunshine Coast and has been responsible for some of Australia’s signature brands and designs. Synda has worked on large accounts including Crown Casino, Hyatt Regency Coolum, GJ Gardner Homes, Donson, Fernwood Fitness and Buderim Ginger.
Small to medium businesses are not forgotten at Design Central, and it is the smaller businesses that Synda enjoys working with, managing their whole brand and assisting with all their design needs.
To date, Design Central has enjoyed working with diverse industries including property developers, resorts, tour operators, health and beauty spas, restaurants, corporate clients, festivals and events, fashion boutiques, manufacturers, retailers and the list goes on.
Whilst Synda is the driving force of Design Central there is a talented team of creative designers on hand to service any client needs.
With more than 15 years of experience on the Sunshine Coast, Synda has also established relationships with printers, signwriters, interior designers, copy writers, publicists and photographers and can manage any projects associated with branding and design.
Originally from the UK, Louise has over 30 years experience as a graphic designer. She spent many years working on multi-national brands in large advertising agencies in London, Hong Kong and Johannesburg before moving to Bali in 1996, where she established and ran her own agency for 11 years. She moved to Perth in 2007 before settling in Noosa, where her experience with the five star resort market and tourism industry has been a major asset.
A highly versatile and passionate designer with 6 years experience in the industry, who has a desire for big thinking, conquering design challenges and endless learning.
Predominantly experienced in advertising, tourism, property and the fashion industries, with a keen eye for detail, a strong technical foundation and a thirst for creativity, Sonya has worked on many large accounts such as: Dreamworld, RACQ, Sunsuper, Brisbane Festival, News Corp, Cancer Council, Accor, Sekisui, Stockland, Ergon Energy, and was a co-founding member of Adfest ‘s 2016 independent agency of the year.
Leanne brings over 20 years of marketing and advertising experience to the mix, having worked with some of the Coast’s most well known companies including Ridges Oasis Resort, Aussie World, Tourism Sunshine Coast and the Sunshine Coast Convention Bureau, Noosa Springs and the Careflight Rescue Helicopter.
She has a Bachelor of Business in Tourism degree, and a strong Tourism Marketing, and Event Management background and is well versed in representing the region to overseas markets at trade shows and events, including Singapore Airlines Travel Show, AIME, APEC, ATE, Dreamtime, and OzTalk, working with Australian and overseas media and developing sales, marketing and communication strategies.
With a Bachelor of Business in Tourism Degree and over 20 years experience in strategic development of destination, tourism and product marketing, Leanne brings a wealth of experience and successes to the Design Central Team.
From developing strategies to turn brands and products into success stories, to coordinating and engaging industry, Leanne thrives on creating new concepts and executing her innovative ideas into tangible products and experiences. Entrepreneurial, accustomed to change and working with variables, Leanne’s energetic nature and professional management style, sees projects completed on time and on budget.
Rebecca brings over 12 years of professional experience in the Design industry. She has successfully managed and co-ordinated high value graphic design projects through the stages of briefing, quoting, production and delivery. She is passionate about collaborating with clients and colleagues to facilitate creative problem solving and is committed to providing quality design solutions.
Tyler has been designing, developing and promoting websites for over a decade. He has a strong focus on responsive design and continuously strives to improve his HTML, CSS & jQuery abilities through constant research and practice. Tyler gets excited about new web technologies and always look for clever and creative ways to utilise them in website builds.
"Working with Synda and her team at Design Central has been an absolute delight. Her creativity combined with an efficiency has resulted in deadlines being met and some fabulous designs for our marketing material. I would be delighted to recommend Design Central to anyone. We receive many, many compliments regarding the brochure. Thank you again for all your wonderful work and support, wish you could spread your efficiency to others on the Sunshine Coast."
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