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
Before I engaged Earth & Sea Creative I was completely dissatisfied with my web designer. I was paying good money for a very poor service. They just weren’t listening, I didn’t like the website and they were pushing to publish something that just wasn’t me. So I sacked them and phoned Merryn!
From that first phone call I knew I was in safe hands. What I discovered was Merryn has a wonderful way of connecting to the whole brand, she understood exactly who I was and what image I wanted to portray to my clients. She was wonderful to work with, checking in with me regularly to make sure I was happy and offering great suggestions where I had no idea. Merryn bought my brand to life.
Now I have a beautiful website that I am proud of. The feedback I have received has been exactly what I was wanting to achieve – a professional, classy and easy to navigate website that represents me. But it was even more than that – Merryn was able to capture the essence of Inspiring Success and ensured brand consistency across all of my marketing materials – flyers, business cards, website and blogs.
I still can’t believe how easy it was dealing with Earth & Sea after having such an awful experience with the other provider. Merryn was able to meet a very tight deadline (in fact was 24 hours ahead of schedule!) and provided a thorough and detailed handover via a website masterclass. I felt like one of her valued clients from the first phone call and all the way through the process. I have no doubt you will too. Just don’t make the same mistake I did – call Merryn first!
Thank you Merryn – I am so grateful.
Vanessa Medling, Inspiring Success
Working with Merryn on Calm Down Mamma has been a beautiful experience.
From the moment Merryn said ‘let me meditate on this’, I knew I was working with the right designer for my project.
The original design didn’t capture my heart like the final design has done. Luckily I was exercising my new found strength of being honest and speaking up about what I want.
Merryn was awesome at receiving feedback and immediately moved on to what is now an incredibly beautiful concept, which I am very connected with. Thanks Merryn.
Charma Voller, Calm Down Mamma
Merryn designed my logo and branding and I felt that she completely understood my message and my personality, so I employed her services to design my website.
The brief I gave was to create a natural theme utilising photographs of the Gippsland Lakes and to create an inviting user friendly space. I had a preconceived idea of what the website should look like but Merryn completely exceeded my expectations.
The process was smooth and the ultimate result is even better than I imagined. It brings Natural Health Balance to another level in business and the overall look is professional. Not only did Merryn design the website but she also gave me a valuable master class on managing the site into the future.
I look forward to reaching more clients and empowering women through my health and wellness coaching service. I highly recommend utilising the expertise of Merryn Padgett from Earth & Sea Creative.
Christine Boucher, Natural Health Balance
From the initial meeting, Merryn puts you at ease and we just ‘clicked’.
It was fantastic discussing the ideas and her suggestions were extremely helpful. I had postcards, business cards, logos, stickers etc made up and everyone has remarked just how professional it all looks.
We had a few goes at getting the logo just right, due to us changing our minds! But Merryn came through every time with great designs and concepts. I would definitely recommend Merryn to other business owners.
Charlotte King, Schoolworks Supplies
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.
I love the creative journey that Earth & Sea Creative takes you on; from the initial Skype session you feel really connected to Merryn and the branding process.
Merryn’s creative brief allows you to really focus on your business and captures the essence the brand. Without asking questions about your values, passion, people and ‘your why’; the process for developing a brand would be much harder.
As a creative person who loves Pinterest too, I enjoyed the collaborative process the most! Merryn was able to work with my timeframe and deliver the project on time and budget. Merryn was always professional and friendly and very open to my needs as a client.
I love Earth & Sea Creative’s minimalist style, as I was interested in having a simplistic brand mark that would be timeless for the Remake It brand.
I think that Merryn truly delivered a logo that does everything I want. The brand mark and typography work well together to tell the story of my brand.
I couldn’t be happier with the outcome and love beyond words what Merryn has created for my business.
Erin Clifford, Remake It
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!
I engaged the services of Earth & Sea to design the logo for my business relaunch.
She was recommended to me after a different designer had completely failed to understand my needs.
She listened, asked relevant questions during the briefing process, and managed to really understand what I was trying to achieve.
Her turn around times were excellent (even when mine were not), and I cannot recommend her work more highly.
I was really impressed by the branding options that she provided, all with clear design and simple graphics which conveyed the message I wanted. The minor modification I suggested (combining elements of 2 of her designs) was delivered promptly and without making me feel like I was being difficult. Thank you Merryn!
Belinda Chung, Keeping Books Bookkeeping
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