Dan Tomkins is an artist and illustrator based in Adelaide, Australia. Creative service is at the heart of Dan’s practice and he thrives on the connection and challenge of creating work in a collaborative environment. His illustrations appear on a diverse range of projects though he is best known for his work specialising in the wine industry in both Australia and abroad.
VERSION was commissioned to create a simple and effective website that highlighted his varied works.
The goal of fauNature is to offer products and services to attract the types of wildlife you would like to see in your own backyard. Appropriate planting and the provision of water are the starting point, and fauNature helps you go further.
VERSION worked in collaboration with Fit4Market to produce their online shop and website. Various stationery and promotional collateral were designed and printed using existing logo and style guide.
Para Hills High School is a co-education secondary school, serving years 8-12, located in Adelaide’s Northern Suburbs region. Para Hills High School is 1 of 124 government schools in the Para Hills West area that cater to students of various nationalities.
VERSION was commissioned to help with both exterior and interior school signage and a wayfinding system that is on-brand, clean, and simple. The process began by looking at the whole site and identifying buildings and learning zones for the entire school. Each room has been mapped and numbered so that they are easy to find by staff and students. VERSION project managed the production and installation of all signage.
Shop industrial supplies and trade tools from leading brands at Eyre Trading. Large range, in stock and ready to ship. Online or in-store.
VERSION was commissioned to refresh an existing logo with a must-include list of items on the logo. The logo created fulfilled the brief given and was utilised on signage and a comprehensive online shop.
Implementing good financial habits and receiving the right advice during our lifetimes significantly increases the odds of having great financial health throughout our wealth accumulation and retirement draw-down years. Our friends at Circadian Wealth needed a brand that symbolises freedom and rhythm. Our logo solution are stylized flapping wings combined with the letter ‘C’.
The final logo designed by VERSION is simple, clean, and represents the aspirations and goals of all clients. Implementation of the new branding extended to website design, corporate stationery, and signage.
From The Parade Norwood Blog 28 Dec 2023:
Discover How VERSION Design Is Helping Local Businesses Take Off
Since graduating from UniSA with a Bachelor of Visual Communications, Michael Roxas has helped to create brands for hundreds of companies and campaigns. And the co-owner of Version Design says that some basic principles apply to every business in the marketplace.
Whether you’re launching satellites, fostering the next generation of creatives or organising pop-up sushi dinners, you need a brand that tells your story effectively. “Even before you start approaching people and promoting your services,” he says, “it’s important to have your brand and your digital presence fully figured out.”
That’s because your branding is responsible for the first impression you make on consumers and collaborators alike. “It sends out a message to your client that you are serious about doing business and that you’re organised enough to look after your brand. And if your brand is not up to scratch compared to your competitors, who do you think they will approach first?”
More than simply creating something aesthetically pleasing, Version tries to tap into a business’ narrative to tell a story unique to them. Roxas uses his background in illustration and graphic design to look after most of the front end design including branding, marketing and promotions, while his business partner Simon Perrin is in charge of the digital elements.
The pair first collaborated when they founded Duografik in 2011, and the years since then have placed them at the heart of an industry undergoing dramatic changes. “In the beginning we did a lot of websites as well as big print runs of brochures and catalogues,” Roxas recalls. “But the printing budget has really declined. Nowadays it’s just website and branding,” with a few notable exceptions like the colouring books they created that sold more than 50,000 copies around the state.
Add in the emergence of social media, smartphones and new platforms, and the ability to adapt to a rapidly changing business environment has been key to Version’s success. “We can service anyone that needs design, from startups and small businesses to government departments and large companies,” says Roxas. It means that Version’s design work is regularly seen overseas through businesses like MicroX, which manufactures and exports miniature x-rays from a base in Tonsley, though the company reached new heights when they worked with one client recently.
“My business partner designed a logo for Inovor, which is a company based at Lot Fourteen,” Roxas says proudly. “That’s now on a little satellite that’s floating up in space at the moment, which is pretty cool.”
As part of the Praxis Artspace rebrand, VERSION was also commissioned to redesign a new user-friendly website that would showcase the gallery’s spaces, exhibitions, and artists. Full-width background images were used to full effect to highlight the various spaces within the gallery. The minimal dual menu makes navigation easy and intuitive.
VERSION was commissioned to do a brand audit for O’live You. The supplied illustration was redrawn, made symmetrical, and enhanced to be thicker and more robust. The new logo was then applied to various packaging for zip-lock, glass jars, tubs, oil bottles, and more.
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St John’s Grammar School is a co-educational independent day school affiliated with the Anglican Church. The School offers a high standard of education, social development and community responsibility supported by a caring environment.
Since its inception, the School has experienced ongoing growth and now spans three campuses in the picturesque bush setting of Belair. St John’s Grammar is an inclusive community of creative, innovative and passionate learners with the courage and confidence to soar. VERSION was commissioned to redesign and redevelop the website to be more user-friendly. Pages are easy to find and navigate to using mega-menus. Further payment gateways for parents are also being developed in the back-end for future use.
An Itamae (sushi master) from Tokyo, Chef Yohei is dedicated to serving authentic Japanese sushi using the finest local & Japanese ingredients. Expect a different selection of sushi and accompaniments each week as Yohei-san sources what’s in season in Australia, New Zealand and Japan.
VERSION was commissioned to help with branding and consulted with image creation for the site.