Design is the body language of your marketing don’t slouch
My name is Peta McDonald-Smith. I started my career in sales and marketing way back in 1994 at a local newspaper in Gladstone, Queensland. I worked in Sydney for a few years in corporate sales and marketing. Moving back to sunny Queensland was an easy decision, we wanted to be closer to our families and to start our own. Before starting Moonstone Creative I was a Marketing Assistant and received on the job training in Graphic Design. In late 2013 I added WordPress Web Design to my skill set and in April 2014 Moonstone Creative was born.
I have always been creative, taking on ceramic classes, mosaics, painting, etc. Now I get to combine this love of design with my years of marketing and sales experience to help small to medium businesses succeed.
I started Moonstone Creative in April 2014. My first client was a good friend who entrusted her small business website to me for a complete overhaul. Since then my clientele has grown entirely through word of mouth.
My clients range from local historical societies, authors, artists and lifestyle bloggers through to property developers, acupuncturists and truck tyre businesses!
Projects have included logo designs, designing and building WordPress websites, through to social media campaigns, calendar designs, t-shirt prints, book design and typesetting!
Helping small businesses and contributing to the local community is important to me. Since Moonstone Creative started I have worked with the local historical group, Kenmore & District Historical Society. Designing their logo in 2015 and building their WordPress website shortly after, to this day I maintain their website. They have also published five books that I designed and typeset. As a not for profit organisation they are run entirely by volunteers, who tirelessly give their time to ensure the history of our area is maintained for future generations.
TO MOVE FORWARD, YOU HAVE TO GIVE BACK.
You are a genius! I am jumping up and down (literally)! I’ll look at it more in detail over the weekend and get back to you with a few thoughts but, overall, I love it!
It is hard to put into words just how incredible Peta was from the start showing both compassion and professionalism for the project she assisted us with. As this was our first book to be published, she guided us through each process with patience and understanding. To say she went above and beyond is an understatement, Peta did a fantastic job and for a very reasonable rate. We would only consider her services for future projects.
The websites are fabulous and the service is first rate!!
Thank you Peta McDonald-Smith of Moonstone Creative for her skills and artistry in the book formatting and design – a gorgeous job that readers are loving.
Thank you again Peta for the great job you have done on our book. You have got the best out of some pretty ordinary photos and I am very pleased with the outcome. The design is perfect. Very exciting!
Thank you so much Peta. Just had a look through and it’s a great change. Really happy with it, nice and fresh and new pics. Thanks a million for your expertise!
Oh Peta I LOVE IT!!! That image is perfect, WOW. Yes I do love the crisp feel of it too. I’d like to have turquoise / aquamarine colour incorporated in there somehow too. Thanks so much Peta, you really captured what I wanted.