HORIZON Festival of Arts and Culture was Sunshine Coast Council's first major region-wide arts celebration, debuting in September 2016. The event brought together 220 separate cultural events and added a few new ones that all existed in the arts space and were happening at a similar time of year...
In 2015 SunCentral was established under a State Priority Development Area appointment to oversee the expanded city centre project in the heart of Maroochydore. When VA was invited to help introduce the project to market, we were delighted.
Sunshine Coast Airport had a brief to increase the outbound market of passengers and to change the way people thought of the asset in their backyard. We developed the Fly Local tagline and the campaign took flight.
The Beauty House Academy, a prestigious training institute with campuses throughout South East Queensland, engaged VA after the business owners noticed a dramatic drop in prospective student enquiries.
4 Ingredients author Kim McCosker is the highest selling self-published author in Australian history, with cookbook sales spanning three continents, 26 countries and six foreign languages. VA is Kim's marketing agency of choice.
The Various Artists is a founding member, proud contributor and a major creative powerhouse behind the Maroochydore Revitalisation Association, the organisation propelling Ocean Street's reinvigoration.
John Pearson Consulting came to VA in search of a full-service creative agency in early 2015. They wanted to outsource to a team with expertise across online and offline marketing campaigns and we were happy to oblige.
We are proud of our relationship with World Surfaris, Australia's leading surf travel agency, having worked together for many years providing web design and maintenance, email outs and press advertising campaigns.
We have worked with Australia's leading provider of trainer training for four years, managing the complex website, substantial Google Adwords folio, ongoing SEO, EDMs and other online marketing activities.
We have worked with Rockcote since 2011 managing their online marketing and supporting their marketing team with graphic and print design. Rockcote's online "systems specifier" is an example of one of VA's largest web projects.
Fran is a Griffith University Queensland College of Art graduate, having majored in Graphic Design for her Bachelor Degree. At VA Fran is Creative Director and lead designer, in constant contact with our development team supervising the design layer of all projects and ensuring brand consistency.
Wayne is the owner of VA and in 2016 will be stepping into a Project Management role on the development team and running the business having spent 16 years on the tools as a web developer.
Erin is our resident graphic designer having graduated University of Leeds with a BA (Hons), Graphic and Communication Design in 2009. She comes to VA from Melbourne where she designed in store visuals and online experiences for the Cotton On Group.
Grant's relationship with VA stretches back several years, but he has recently joined the team on a more permanent basis as our in-house Search Engine Optimisation and Pay Per Click advertising guru having recently completed his Google University Certification. Grant has worked in marketing roles at both World Surfaris and Visit Sunshine Coast and offers a broad skill set across digital promotions.
Content + Media
Loris is our specialist content and media marketer having previously worked as a daily news journalist for Fairfax and APN. She is more recently a social media marketing graduate with a specific skillset in language communication, media and digital story-telling.
UX / UI
Luc is VA’s lead front end web developer and works hands on with all established clients at VA. Luc has been in the web industry since the year 2000 and is constantly improving our front end systems and methods.
Skye joins VA with a raft of Drupal development projects under her belt, the most recent being a 3-year stint as a member of the web development team at Victoria University. Before that Skye lived, travelled and worked in the USA as a web developer, working for a variety of universities and design agencies.
Sean is contracted remotely to VA, building and maintaining our deployment systems. He worked for Wikipedia and is currently contracted to National Computational Infrastructure providing services to CSIRO, the Bureau of Meteorology, and the Australian Research Council.
Our studio is located on the first floor of "The Old Courthouse" building in Maroochydore. We have boardroom facilities and ample parking available at the rear. Schedule an appointment or feel free to drop in for a chat and a coffee.