About Us

Creative thinkers. Strategic doers.

We believe in the power of design to tell bold, inspiring and engaging stories.

By focusing on the why, we bring to life the how and what of your business with tailored, innovative and creative design solutions that tell your unique and evolving brand story.

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Curiosity

We’re inquisitive. We want to understand what makes you tick. By getting to the core of your brand’s purpose, we move beyond features and benefits and position your brand to build deeper emotional relationships. We're constantly learning and evolving to stay on top of our game.

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Collaboration

Our in-house team of creative and strategic designers are backed by an extensive network of specialists. We work with you to create design solutions that engage and connect. And we’re all about nurturing long-term, valued working relationships with our team, suppliers and clients.

Craftsmanship

Innovative platforms, cutting-edge software skills and an eye for detail are the cornerstones to brilliant design. There is no detail too small for our perfection-obsessed designers. Creativity is in our blood and our award-winning work speaks for itself.

You can call us TCN

We are
The Creative Noise.

We’re an independent creative studio that specialises in brand, design and web solutions.

A bunch of creative thinkers and strategic doers who have more than 25 years combined experience not only in design and branding but business. That means we bring a balanced mix of strategic planning, creative thinking and commercial insight to every job.

We’re founded and run by dynamic duo Amanda and Rory who form a formidable partnership (both in life and business). And they are backed by a team of talented developers, strategic planners, professional designers, whip smart copywriters, fabulous photographers (and more) who are united in a passion for creativity and design.

Our vibrant studio is based in sunny Brisbane but we service clients Australia wide (yay technology!). We enjoy meeting new people with exciting projects that we can make some creative noise about.

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Meet the founders.

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Rory Sleed

Digital Director

Rory is inspired by inspiring others, he loves working hands-on with decision makers and business owners, using technology and forward-thinking to help them kick-start their ideas and grow their businesses.

Fuelled by a passion for innovation, Rory is always looking for better waysto do things for TCN’s clients. And his warm, approachable style makes him a favourite with clients.

Rory joined TCN after working in some of Australia’s biggest agencies and media organisations including Clemenger BBDO and News Corp. He has more than 10 years experience delivering effective, exciting and original design concepts for start-ups right through to some of Australia’s toplisted companies.

Amanda Sleed

Creative Director

Amanda has an innate knack for problem-solving and forward-thinking. Combined with serious design skills and more than 15 years experience developing considered, purpose-driven visual solutions she’s a gun at elevating brands and nurturing new ideas.

Fierce, fearless, deeply empathetic and caring Amanda problem-solves with courage and compassion.

She was raised in a family of business-owners and creative entrepreneurs in South Africa, surrounded by colour, language (11 different kinds), culture, and the bush. She still craves time in the great outdoors and can be found bush walking most weekends.

What we stand for.

We're a purpose-driven business underpinned by strong values. We want to work with good people to achieve great things.

What does that mean?

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Problem-solving

Working together with clients, we solve their problems in meaningful ways. Our clients understand that strong brands lead to business success. And they value the strategic thinking and creative skill required to create beautiful designs and authentic brands.

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Reliability

Your success is our success. We pride ourselves in old school client service and reliability. We care about your business like it is our own and value add where we see the opportunity (because we just can’t help ourselves).

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Delivering value, not time

As creatives, we are paid for our experience, our ideas, the value we bring and the results we achieve. We manage our projects by going the distance, focussing on outcomes and providing excellent client service - rather than watching the clock.

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Lifelong learning

We are constantly learning, changing and evolving to keep up with trends, technology and best practices. And we’re continually refining our tools and processes so our clients get the very best outcomes and service.

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Local matters

We have a deep understanding of the Australian market and value quality results for our clients. We don’t outsource our work to overseas design factories and we support small local businesses whenever possible.

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Community

We share what we know freely. We provide tools, support, information and resources (as well as a friendly shoulder to lean on) for business owners who want to learn and execute everyday branding and marketing tasks for themselves.

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Social impact

We support our community and are kind to the environment. We partner with social enterprises that use the power of business to create positive change. And we actively take steps to reduce our carbon footprint and environmental impact.

What our clients say.

"I have worked with TCN on various projects and they are great communicators, professional and their attention to detail is second to none. Would highly recommend!"

"I highly recommend Amanda and Rory at The Creative Noise. I have been delighted with their services in graphic design and website development for a real estate project. Professional, timely and creative work with few revisions required."

“TCN team were a pleasure to work with. Their professionalism was outstanding. They listened to my ideas/vision and amazingly converted the ideas into a design I was so pleased with.”

“The Creative Noise was fantastic in helping bring our brand together. As a startup, it's tricky to turn your ideas into visuals but they made the whole process easy. We're really happy with the results.”

"Very helpful and professional. Instinctive brand design providing exactly what we imagined but had not perceived ourselves."

“Amanda was amazing! She completely understood the direction we wanted to go with our company brand. 100% professional with fantastic creative design ideas. Highly recommend using The Creative Noise for any Graphic Design work.”

“The Creative Noise team are wonderful designers and have completed both our logo/brand and our website. The brand they designed suited our brief perfectly, with the website aligning to the brand and functioning seamlessly. We can't wait to show them off!”

“The team at The Creative Noise developed my brand kit and website for my start-up business. I found the service to be outstanding, the results and service exceeded my expectations.

"Very happy with the outcome. While what I was given didn't match my initial imagination, it is so much better than anything I could have come up with, while still retaining my core ideas."

“Plenty of people work in the industry but very few people truly understand the industry. The Creative Noise don't need to be loud to be heard. Professional, well processed and yet very creative. Exceeded our expectations and will forever be part of our team.”

"I have personally worked with Amanda and her team for over 5 years now, she has helped me bring together the Brooke's Blooms brand, Amanda is diligent with her work and I would never go any where else.  A delight to work with."

"TCN have a broad knowledge of the industry and they were committed from the start to help up us achieve our objectives. They quickly understood who we were and what we stood for - not an easy task due to the sensitive and intricate nature of our line of business!"

"Amanda & Rory at TCN are leaders in their respective creative fields. I have been working with them over the past 5 years and have only had positive experiences."

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