Brand and Communications
Aligning strategic thinking and
vision to business objectives
that genuinely connect
Every job starts with a simple, concise project
plan – you get a road map from start to finish.
We believe every brand should immediately
and clearly communicate the brand promise.
Ticks every box
Every solution is delivered on brief,
on time, on budget and on the money.
Business & Marketing Consulting
Branding & Marketing Communications
Founder & Presenter: PG Podcast
Strategy & Project Management
Marketing & Design Consultant
Founder: Lewers Research
Creative & Content Strategy
Creative & Strategic Thinker
Artistic Director / Ensemble Offspring
“Ensemble Offspring can’t recommend SML highly enough! They are the perfect combination of quality design and programming standards as well as extremely friendly and helpful personal service. Vanessa, Gerson and Patrick are a total pleasure to deal with and really are a dream team when it comes to rebranding and website design and building. SML websites are both functional, unique and beautiful and we are extremely happy with the final result they created for Ensemble Offspring.”
“Visit Victoria appointed SML Design for a brand refresh for the White Night Project. The scope of works included a redesign of all elements of White Night Melbourne and three regional events in Ballarat, Bendigo and Geelong. SML has shown a proactive and professional approach in their design work with the Visit Victoria marketing team and the curatorial team David Atkins Enterprises. We have had very positive feedback on the design elements of the project. The project works across multiple stakeholders and requires a level of professionalism with coordinating the various competing needs. We wish SML every success in their future work.”
Lord Mayor City of Melbourne
“SML Design produced thoughtful and impactful work for me in very tight timeframes. SML was able to understand the brief and translate that into a creative campaign that reflected my brand and values and ambitions. Their ability to produce quality work within deadlines demonstrates their listening skills and superior ability to interpret a client’s brief into an effective creative campaign. SML has the capability and capacity to undertake challenging projects and deliver quality work that uniquely reflects the client’s outcomes. I would not hesitate to recommend SML.”
CEO / CIA Services Group
Vanessa has the quintessential eye for detailed design producing flawless and meaningful work. She is unrelenting and tenacious in her quest for consistency and continually offers clients incredible value.
Founder / President at Six One Agency
“Dedicated. Efficient. Visionary. Attentive. Creative. Collaborative. Thoughtful. Accomplished. Organised. Prepared – all words to describe the immensely talented Vanessa Ryan. Vanessa brought innovative & new ways of thinking to the world of Nike Pacific Public Relations & Marketing. I don’t think I have worked with anyone in the industry that is so motivated and driven. I would highly recommend, hire or work with Vanessa again in a heartbeat.”
Paul Gardner AM
Founder Sales & Media
I have had the honour and privilege of working with brand experts over many years and through various iterations and can tell you that, in my experience, none are better than Vanessa and her team. She may have started SML as small, medium and large, but the work and results I have witnessed first hand certainly redefine her as Standout Meaningful and Loved…don’t just take my word for it, ask her clients!
Founder / RBD
SML designed the new RBD website and identity and have truly lived up to their mantra – Standout, Meaningful, Loved. We initially were not going to change the existing identity but agreed with the sml team that strategically it made sense to refresh it. The new logo cleverly embodies the heritage of the former while creating a striking, powerful mark for the future. The use of the letter shapes as project images is a perfect device. The website design is dynamic, functional and downright sexy. Vanessa and the team are clever, endlessly inventive and a pleasure to work with.
Chief Operating Officer / Solubility
SML recently worked on the re-branding our or Law firm, and Vanessa and her team worked tirelessly to pride us with a new brand we can be proud of. We especially appreciate the time taken to understand and “get” what Solubility is all about and to represent our brand authentically but with creative flair. Working with Vanessa and her team has been an absolute pleasure, we were constantly impressed with their vision, creativity, problem-solving, and energy. Nothing we threw at them was ever a problem and they were always responsive and accommodating and approached our project with enthusiasm and skill. The SML team provided us with a full branding and digital offering, not only re-inventing our brand, but delivering a slick and impressive website which we are incredibly proud of and also helping us to organise a very successful launch event. Any expectations we had were exceeded and we would not hesitate to highly recommend Vanessa and SML.