About the Studio

I am passionate about creating thoughtful and considered branding, packaging and visual design to give your business clarity, direction purpose and presence.

Girl with shoulder length hair and flowy skirt sitting casually on front step with coffee mug in hand and welcoming grin.

Hi! I’m Nancy.

I’m a brand and packaging designer on a mission to make it easy for small business owners to make more informed decisions through sustainable design.

My purpose has always been about creating. I have over 18 years experience as a graphic designer, brand manager and product designer as testament to that.

Creativity is my purpose, but my creativity also needs to be purposeful.  I love working with brands in the health, wellness and beauty sector who are as passionate about sustainability as I am.

I studied Marketing Communications at Ryerson University in Toronto, Graphic Design in Sydney and continue to update my skills and keep abreast evolving trends in the packaging industry through workshops and short courses.

I am committed to helping brands share their message with the world, and contributing to meaningful change through strategic and sustainable design.

We all have a part to play

I may be a small business, but my ambitions are big. I believe that as a designer, I hold a responsibility to design better solutions for the future of our planet and health.

I’ve helped leading Australian brands design packaging that is less wasteful, brands that inspire and marketing campaigns that sell their messages of cleaner and greener living. I am doing my bit to contribute to a world we can all feel good about.

What lights me up is seeing ethical brands achieve impact through an elevated market presence. Achieving this isn’t just about what looks good today, but also about a strategic approach that considers circular and sustainable solutions for tomorrow.

So, now it’s your turn: what lights you up?

I can’t wait to find out! Shall we chat?

My Design Credo


Your brand deserves more than a template

To stand out, you need design that is as unique as your brand. Which is why all projects start with a strategy session that digs deep into what makes your vision so special.

Design is about the big picture

My background in design, product design and marketing means I bring a strategic, informed approach, calling on knowledge and insight that considers both impact on your audience and the planet.

I keep things personal

You’ll always work direct with me – and I genuinely care about your success. You can count on me to be by your side supporting and informing you during your project and cheering you on long after your project is complete!

Good design shouldn’t cost the earth

I want good brands to have access to design support that serves them, and the planet, in the best way possible. My pricing is fair, transparent and with no hidden surprises. With minimal overheads, I can pass savings on to you.

every creative needs a sidekick…

Meet Railey

Chief of Pats, Purveyor of Treats and Official Greeter

Canadian-born, border collie x terrier Railey is qualified in cuddles, a master morale booster and adept at being the Best Boy. His role includes taking care of reception, office entertainment and barketing.

Having relocated to the other side of the world, he’s embraced the Queensland way of life, spending most of his day soaking up sunny patches on the floor. His role of snoozy office companion is one he takes seriously, rousing only for snacks or to harass the mailman (you can add security to his list of titles). And while he might be rocking double digits at 12 years old, he’s proudly a puppy at heart – and a very important part of Nancy J Design.

Fun facts about me

years in business

years as a design professional

Average Annual Coffee consumption

Almost 1/2 my work is from happy repeat clients