Kind words from past + present clients.


Like many businesses The Social Executive® was established with a logo, website and multiple social media profiles – then we got busy. Because our energy went into developing content and engaging with the social media networks that are at the heart of everything we do, our visual brand got a little neglected. So last year we decided to do something about it, putting our brand in the tender care of Merryn Padgett.

What we loved is how Merryn got under the skin of the brand – who’s behind it, what drives them – and that reflects in the depth and confidence of her design. She developed a signature style and the collateral that allows us to implement a beautiful, clean and consistent image on and offline.

Merryn has a wonderful way of providing strong creative direction and advice while listening and responding actively to the needs of a client. On a practical level she meets deadlines and provides high quality, finished files. I highly recommend her.

Dionne Lew, CEO, The Social Executive®


Earth & Sea Creative was brought in to develop the creative for a social media campaign that peak body Vision 2020 Australia developed to raise awareness of eye health on World Sight Day.

The simple campaign encouraged people to take a photo of something they cherished and share on social media using the hashtag #snapforsight.

Merryn’s brief was to create branding, including the campaign logo and its applications, that was clean, adaptable and warm.

The result was a beautiful, considered look and feel that we could roll out across the whole campaign from the microsite to social media and traditional media materials.

Working with Merryn was an absolute pleasure. She is creative, accommodating and delivers on time even when given a very short deadline.

Louise Rudzki, Communications Manager, Vision 2020 Australia



When I decided to give my website a refresh, I knew I wanted Merryn to work her magic on it. Working with her in the past has always been a positive experience.

Her professional service and turnaround time is excellent and the ongoing after care support is outstanding, nothing is ever too much trouble.  Merryn has the ability to make your brand presence look good and stand out in the online space. She is a creative genius and really ‘gets you’.  I highly recommend engaging Merryn’s services if you want quality website design and support.

Christine Ford, Sensual Seed Oracle Cards



I absolutely LOVE working with Merryn – it’s like she has some kind of supersonic magical intuition, which she uses to get into your brain and heart.

This allows her to totally understand your vision and purpose, and then transform it into a work of art (“brand”) that can be shared with the world.  I utterly trust every decision and suggestion she has made. She is such a special, down to earth, intelligent, and warm being, who is incredibly talented, and such an inspiration. I am so grateful that our paths crossed!

Nancy Bryla, The Light Lawyer



When I decided to launch my new interior styling + home organisation business in East Gippsland; I knew that Merryn was going to be the design + branding specialist who would deliver the business brand image I wanted. 

One which would communicate visually in an instant that I am on trend, approachable, friendly and creative. Merryn was able to respond to and interpret my visual and emotional ideas quickly. She beautifully translated my hand painted image and colour scheme into the digital world, and produced a business identity which I am proud to have. I would recommend Merryn to anyone needing to develop a new brand or re-develop an existing brand, as Merryn truly understand the important role that branding plays to a business’ success.

Tania Goranitis, Interior Philosophy



Merryn was recommended to me by a friend who also works as a small business owner in the area of self improvement + development.

From the beginning my interactions with her were filled with ease. She was was prompt with responding when I initially contacted her. And when we discussed her own vision for her business, and how she works with clients, I knew it was the right fit. I could tell immediately that she was coming from a place of integrity and a real desire to help people build their brand.
The concepts that Merryn created were lovely and simple, moving away from all the frilly distracting aspects of so many brands and logos out there and I feel that she captured the unique essence of my business and what I stand for. 
When I moved into indecision about which logo to choose with she was fantastic in coaching me through it and getting me in touch with what was making me stuck in indecision so that I could make a more clear and honest decision that was in line with my deepest values. 
I didn’t have to chase her for anything and she was fantastic in all our dealings together. I would highly recommend her!
Candra Sleeman, Divine Warrior Yoga



Merryn is a diamond designer and every facet is fabulous!

She creates this amazing design incubator, digs through all your odd mis-matched bits and pieces of ideas, thoughts, feelings and fluff until she finds the rough nuggets.

Then she nurtures, nudges, nourishes and before you know it, there is this amazing branding diamond born, polished, sparkling and exactly what you need.  You really feel her passion for your idea and at the end of the process it’s hard to tell who is more excited!

Veronica Strachan


Just try and stop us from singing your praises!

Marguerite Davie, The Art of Women’s Business



Sometimes in life the right person comes into your world at the right time! This was Merryn Padgett from Earth & Sea Creative.

After being in business as a Civil Celebrant for just over twelve years’ I decided to totally rebrand. A new logo for a new website, plus new business cards and a pull up banner with the new logo for expos. 

Merryn made the process so easy from the very beginning. Taking the brief “modern, timeless, feminine brand in a Tiffany blue” and then providing Inspiration Boards to consider. She managed the printing of new business cards with high spec Spot UV on the front, making the card a premium product and one which I receive compliments about constantly.

We completed the project by Merryn designing a pull up banner which is especially light to handle and absolutely gorgeous with my new branding. The banner is also generic so it can be used for all occasions not just for wedding expos. Another thank you to Merryn for her forward thinking. 

I would also like to add that through having my new logo and website this has enabled me to gain referrals from many service providers in the Wedding Industry, one of which is Easy Weddings (the No. 1 Wedding search engine in Australia).

My journey with Earth & Sea Creative is certainly not over yet, I am sure that there will be more projects in the future. I would like to add that I would not hesitate to recommend Merryn, she is fantastic is her field and a joy to work with.

Robin Mayer Civil Celebrant