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Sara-Jane Austen

 Hello! I enjoy creating clean, crisp, effective, and beautiful designs for clients throughout New Zealand and overseas.

I love creating connections with small to medium businesses and taking over all their branding needs to ensure effective, efficient, affordable roll-outs that take the hassle out of your business marketing. 

Job title: Graphic Designer

Location: Porirua, Wellington

Experience: I began my career in 2002 after graduating with a Higher National Diploma majoring in Graphic Design. Following this I spent six years working for design companies in the UK. In 2008 I moved to New Zealand and became a freelancer trading as Designerbloom Graphic Design. Having worked on a variety of design projects over the past 15+ years, I have a varied and diverse skills set. I have worked with a variety of clients including sole traders, start-ups, and large multi-national businesses.

Specialities: Creating clean, crisp, effective and beautiful designs for clients throughout New Zealand and overseas. 

I'm looking for:  I really enjoy working with new business owners to help with their whole design package (logo, business cards, signage, website, social media, etc.). I also enjoy larger projects, such as Annual Reports, and have a lot of experience working for multinational businesses (for example The National Health Service in the UK, a UK book publishing company, and Resene Paints).

Portfolio: Click here to view my website

Best endorsement: “Such excellent service and design! Sara-Jane has been designing posters for me for years now, she's so quick and always full of amazing ideas. She gets an idea of what I want, then it's always better than what I pictured. And if I'm not sure of what I want, then she just seems to know! I highly recommend her and her services :-)” -
 Jayne L'Amour, Studio L'Amour, Wellington, New Zealand

Availability/lead time: I can usually start a project within a couple of days of hearing from a client. I am an efficient designer, but the time it takes to complete a project depends on what is required. Generally, the whole process takes 2-3 weeks give or take how many revisions are made and the turnaround time for feedback. Please understand that true creativity takes time.

Contact me: Email is best, designerbloom@gmail.com. A follow up text on 021 141 6583 is a good idea too incase emails go amiss. Please note, when I am ‘in the creative zone’ I silence my phone to avoid distraction. I will get back to you as soon as possible, usually within the working day. I look forward to hearing from you!