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.

We are
The Creative Noise.

- but you can call us TCN

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 Sleed 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.

Our workflow...

Meet the founders.

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.

Google Reviews

Great service and fab end product (140 page report/document), Amanda was very patient with us in less-than-ideal circumstances.”

Emma Samuel
QUT

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

Jason Henschel
DIMENSIONAL STONE

“The Creative Noise 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. I strongly recommend them to anyone looking for professional graphic designers who are creative, innovative and easy to work with.”

Phillip Ngorima
La Zambezi Cafe

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