Since 2011, we have been sharing and subletting office space with a number of our colleagues and friends. Our goal was to always find an office space just for our company. After 12 years and 2 company name changes, we finally found a space that we can call truly ‘OURS’. Since 1st of May 2023, we moved into 2A / 53 The Parade Norwood.
Parking at the rear can be accessed via Woods Street & Beyer Street on the side of Norwood Oval. Say hello next time you are on The Parade!
VERSION aims to provide our clients with services to help with business growth. This year is no different as we partner with Dan Kither from ZEN Agency.
Like VERSION, ZEN is a professional graphic design studio based in Brisbane, specialising in print and digital design, branding, and creative strategy. ZEN produces compelling creative that meets the brief, works within budget, and is built on 27 years of industry experience.
Upon starting ZEN in June 2016, Creative Director Dan Kither had already produced well in excess of a thousand creative projects for hundreds of clients, over a 21-year career working at design studios in Adelaide, Sydney, and Brisbane. Dan is a fully qualified graphic designer with three years of tertiary training and has extensive experience working across all design disciplines, including print design, art direction, creative direction, client liaison, project management, print management, creative strategy, branding, and digital design.
Since opening its doors, ZEN has produced well over 400 individual design projects. As part of VERSION, Dan can manage and oversee the progress and completion of projects interstate. His extensive experience, eye for detail, high creative standard, passion for great design, and client-focused approach is a great addition to our team.
Some of the clients ZEN have worked for include Queensland Rail, Secure Parking, QGC, The Prince Charles Hospital Foundation, PresCare, Classic Holidays, Coca-Cola Amatil, Cerebral Palsy League, CitySmart, SC Johnson, Helen’s European Cuisine, PowerLink, Sedgman, NTI, Westside, TORO, Toll, Southbank Corporation and many more.
This exciting partnership between Zen Agency (QLD) and VERSION (Adelaide) expands our future service offerings nationally and beyond.
Are you dreaming of starting a new business or wanting a more professional VERSION of your current DIY logo?
Usually, it’s time and money that deter business owners from investing in one of the most crucial aspects of any new business:
A LOGO OR BRAND THAT ENCAPSULATES YOUR SERVICE OR PRODUCT.
The VERSION StartUp Kit has been created to keep the design process simple and affordable.
WHAT • We’ve bundled a range of basic branding elements to provide your business with the startup toolkit to be identifiable, relevant and professional.
WHY • Create a confident, strong platform for the success of your business and to help you compete for customer attention.
WHO • For startups, new and existing businesses who have been DIY-ing for too long.
VERSION STARTUP KIT INCLUSIONS:
We’ll run through our Branding Creative Brief together. This questionnaire will gather background information and inspiration that will feed into our creative development of your new business logo.
We design and present 2x logo concepts to choose from, you choose one for us to finalise.
We then design a mood board and recommend a custom colour palette and company fonts to use.
You have 1x round of revisions included for both items.
Once approved, we set up all finished artwork logo files as JPGs, EPSs & PNGs.
We’ll supply your Brand Guidelines with chosen logos, colours, and fonts.
We design 2x business card concepts to choose from
We design an A4 letterhead and follow-on page
You have 1x round of revisions to one of these concepts.
We set up artwork files and supply you with PDFs ready for printing.
Printing – Once your stationery has been designed, we can organise printing for you. We have long-established relationships with our print suppliers and can offer you competitive pricing on most of your marketing collateral. Let us know if you require us to provide a quote to print your new stationery.
One Page Website
We’ll run through our Website Creative Brief together. This questionnaire will gather background information and inspiration that will feed into our creative development of your new website.
WordPress is our pick for usability [for those who aren’t techy or web-savvy]. While your site begins with a template, we can customise this to reflect your new branding.
We’ll design a 1-page, mobile-friendly website landing page with your chosen features [ such as a contact form, social media links, and a Google map].
You have 1x round of revisions included.
We then connect domain name + social media accounts.
Launch your new website landing page!
VERSION STARTUP KIT INVESTMENT = $4,500* + GST • APPLY NOW >
*Terms & conditions apply. Please note that additional items and extra rounds of revisions required will be quoted on top of the above costings.
A TASTE OF HOME 2018 GALA FUNDRAISING DINNER DONATES $25,000 TO THE MIGRATION MUSEUM
Last November, 200+ Guests attended a gala fundraising dinner at the Migration Museum courtyards. Thanks to all who attended, the generous sponsors and volunteers the event raised $25,000 for the redevelopment of permanent displays at the Migration Museum.
VERSION kindly donated the design, branding, and website development to the event and has volunteered to be responsible for all marketing materials produced to promote subsequent fundraising activities.
Please play the video below to see ‘I Still Call Australia Home’ performed by Alannah Mai Roxas on the night.
FOUNDER OF DISABILITY TRAVEL STARTUP CLAIR CROWLEY WINS TOP HONOURS AT 10th eNVIe AWARDS
A passion for helping people living with disability to experience everything the world has to offer, has earned Clair Crowley, founder of The Good Scout Travel Company, a prize package valued at more $44,000 including a trip to the United States. Clair was one of six finalists to present at Flinders University’s New Venture Institute (NVI) eNVIes Awards held at the former Royal Adelaide Hospital, taking home the top honour of Gold eNVIe.
After a snowboarding accident left Clair Crowley’s husband a paraplegic, she experienced first-hand the frustrations of finding travel and adventure experiences that are accessibility friendly, leading her to create The Good Scout Travel Company – an online platform for planning travel with a focus on accessibility.
“One of the things we as a family always look at when booking travel and accommodation is not the pool, but the bathrooms, for accessibility,” said Clair.
“So I knew the why of my start-up, but not the how. I’ve been dabbling in the space for a while but not really known how to create the value. Through Venture Dorm I was able to put the end-user at the centre to create value and use a data-driven approach to develop a sustainable model.”
The Good Scout Travel Company is one of 19 start-ups out of the current metropolitan round of Flinders’ NVI Venture Dorm program. Clair came to the program through the SPARK Adelaide scheme, funded by Renewal SA and through Hub Adelaide.
Venture Dorm helps new businesses start up fast with a low upfront investment, and supports them beyond the 12-week immersive program to continue to grow and mature through Flinders’ NVI’s co-working space that provides access to a multitude of valuable business and entrepreneurial services.
This recently completed program saw a wealth of start-up ideas covering industries from genetics to adventuring. It follows NVI’s recognition earlier this year as a global leader in start-up incubation by benchmarking company UBI Global.
Flinders University Vice-Chancellor, Professor Colin Stirling, congratulated Clair Crowley on her win, acknowledging the high level of quality contestants in the competition.
“The eNVIes are going from strength to strength and each of these awards is as diverse as our University itself and as unique as the people who venture through our doors,” Professor Stirling said.
“Our team at Flinders is absolutely passionate about pushing the boundaries of what is possible, but we can only be as good as the partners and the people we work with – and the quality of competitors tonight demonstrates just how exceptional that standard can be.”
Taking out the Silver eNVIe on Thursday was Matthew Stead of Ping Services, with his wind turbine management system that has been rapidly prototyped through the Flinders Innovation Centre.
The People’s Choice Award went to Karen Roberts, founder of Book Burritos, an iron-on and environmentally friendly school book-covering system.
The Awards followed the first regional eNVIes, held on Tuesday 12 June in Mount Gambier with Ashlee Kalantarian taking out the top spot on the night. Ms. Kalantarian completed the newly launched Venture Dorm program at Flinders University’s eNVIsion on the Limestone Coast, NVI’s sister incubator.
The Limestone Coast hub enables entrepreneurs across South Australia to be part of a larger innovation network with two-way collaborations already in the pipeline and provides a framework for an innovation ecosystem across the State.
Born global is a catch-cry of the New Venture Institute, and the winners of Gold and Silver eNVIes – four start-ups across the two locations – win a seat on NVI’s annual US Innovation Mission. This takes them to visit start-ups in San Francisco, Silicon Valley and Austin, joining other business founders and leaders to attend more than 30 events, pitch competitions, site visits, and networking opportunities. The US Innovation Mission is open to other founders and businesses as well and never fails to inspire entrepreneurial growth in participants.
The eNVIe Awards are supported by the Government of South Australia, NewsCorp, Amazon Web Services, Joey Crowd, Moonshine Lab, NewsMaker, BDO, Chiliad Consulting, Ethos, Motus Legal, and Komms Haus.
Posters are generally associated with music bands. Their main purpose is to promote events to the public. When Music SA approached us to design their Courses Brochure for 2015, the idea was to treat each individual course they offer as an event worthy of a ‘poster’. We created 10 x Music SA posters overall plus a course brochure. Have a look and see which one you would want to attend?
FOOD TO GO
‘So what’s good?’ Is a question often asked about food. Word of mouth recommendations drives a lot of sales in the food industry and our friends at Kitchenhand really know about healthy eating. They have just released these ‘suggestion cards’ outlining quick and easy to follow instructions on how to use their range of products. By scanning the QR code, you get direct access to the Kitchenhand website where you can browse through their menus and learn about healthy eating etc. By buying their products, you also support the local food industry as they only source ingredients locally.
“Kitchenhand makes handcrafted food focusing on freshness, nutrition, and flavour. Their artisan approach begins with the discerning selection of fresh ingredients sourced from local growers. Then using authentic methods and working in small batches they create nutritious foods with exquisite, modern flavours.”
Check out the list of Kitchenhand stockists here >
A PERFECT MATCH
With the recent crowning of Olivia Molly-Rogers as Miss Universe Australia 2017, we reflect on how lucky Olivers Reef has been to be associated with this stunning 25-year-old speech pathologist and artist.
Eighteen months ago, Olivers Reef was searching for a model that would reflect their brand, both in personality and appearance. The requirements were;
a beauty that radiates from within
a happy disposition that would reflect a holiday, beach, and luxury lifestyle
discreet sexiness with elegance and grace
a fun and infectious personality
an approachable girl next door appeal
Olivia ticked all of the above and she was both professional and friendly.
The person who said ‘you can’t judge a book by its cover’ has not been to Chasdor Bindery.
We have had the privilege of designing their promotional brochure and it is full of great bookbinding examples. They specialise in the handcrafted and Charlie Zammit (the owner) is always happy to answer any questions about the process of binding.