Imagine being able to build the brand you’ve always wanted, attract your ideal customers and align your company with a single vision - all while having a team of professional designers at your fingertips capable of producing high-end creative solutions. Our team provides creative services to ambitious companies, helping them feel empowered to reach new levels of success.
4 step design process
The secret to a successful design project is finding out how your business works, who your ideal customers are, what makes you unique in your industry and defining what you want to achieve from this design project.
Research & visual prototyping
Once we all agree on the plan of attack we start to research your market, your competitors and visual references to help us create the right solution. We will get your feedback on our proposed design direction and ensure we are all on the same page. We will start creating concept designs along with examples of how they will be applied in the real world.
After we present our concepts, we will get your feedback and make sure we choose the right direction for your business. Focused on achieving your initial project goals we determined at the start of the project.
So you have your new designs, now what? Don’t worry we will provide you with everything you need to ensure your branding is implemented correctly and consistently throughout all your touch-points such as your website, social media, business cards, flyers and internal documents.
a proven process
With over half a decade of industry experience, we are a boutique design studio servicing the South Coast region of Australia. From Wollongong, Sydney to Melbourne we have collaborated with government departments, national universities, tech startups, local manufacturers and small businesses. We pride ourselves on being a small team that produces big results. We focus on knowing your business inside out, creating solutions that fit your budget and solving your underlying business pain points.
Our clients have often started their business and need to update their outdated branding so they can reposition their business as industry leaders in a competitive marketplace.
Need consistency throughout your existing marketing collateral?
As your business expands and your team grows, without a style guide or a set of brand guidelines it can be hard to implement consistency throughout your marketing efforts. Sick and tired of seeing team members send out proposals or important documents using the wrong colour or font? You may be in the right place.
Not satisfied with low-cost options?
There are plenty of options in the market in terms of freelancers and agencies, none are the same. If you have had a negative experience in the past and need professionalism, but can’t afford a big agency budget, we may be the studio for you.
Illawarra based business
We are a Wollongong studio and because of the magic of the internet we have worked with people all over the globe, Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, UK and the Netherlands. Communication is key for all of our projects, so we typically communicate via email, phone, text, video conference and any other platform you can think of. The design process framework we use works for any language and any industry.
Their attention to detail and a well structured methodology for branding made SpaceLab better comprehend itself and all the concept behind it, even though we do not undestand much from graphic design and brand systems. The international boundaries were not a problem for them to deliver great outcomes. We recommend them for any field, been a business company or an academic group/instituition, that wants to rebrand or make a hole new engaging brand identity.
Black Bear Creative were so easy to work with. They were intuitive, patient and had incredible customer service. Their turnaround times were impressive and their prices extremely competitive. Always willing to go the extra mile for the customer. I hope to work with the BBC team again sometime.
From the very start to the finish of our project, Justin was very professional in manner and with his expertise. Justin explained everything to us and advised us on what works best for our brand. He took our vision and created the perfect logo, he took everything we said on board and in a short amount of time our logo came to fruition, we couldn’t be more happy with the results! We highly recommend Justin and his team of creatives.
It has been a pleasure working with you on the design Justin. I was nervous to begin with due my own lack of design understanding and direction regarding brief, however you managed to guide me through your process comfortably with an upbeat and excited energy. Your communication was phenomenal, attention to detail exceptional and creativity inspiring.
Black Bear Creative has done a number of jobs for us in the last year or so. He is always reachable and turns the jobs around in very quick time. We are planning to use Black Bear for more of our substantive work into the future.
I have been working with Justin at Black Bear Creative for the last three months while I have been setting up my business as an educational service. Justin has a friendly, customer-focused, collaborative approach to his business and we arrived at producing a name and logo for my business where I was very much involved and could see the process of Justin's thinking and creativity.
Very professional service, easy to work with and nothing but good vibes. Definitely recommend Black Bear Creative, Justin took my own artwork and recreated it to digital files. He has a great creative mind, valuable input, advice and very flexible with any changes along the way.
I recently had my business cards designed and dealt personally with Justin. I must say Black Bear Creative was a fabulous business to deal with and I am very happy with the result. The cards turned out better than I ever expected! Very professional and easy to talk through designs with. Highly recommend to anyone wanting a graphic design done.