RSPCA Queensland is the state’s oldest, largest and leading animal welfare charity, dedicated to improving the lives of all domestic, farmed and native animals throughout Queensland.
Mariart was initially approached to design a fundraiser invitation to raise money for the relocation of RSPCA Queensland’s headquarters to the RSPCA Animal Care Campus in Wacol, which was undergoing a major upgrade at the time. The devastation of the Queensland floods had rendered the Fairfield campus unsuitable and the damage which resulted, made the need to raise funds even more pressing than usual.
Mariart’s ‘Noah’s Ark’ inspired illustration and flyer design was well received and has paved the way for a valued ongoing partnership with RSPCA Queensland.
We have since been honoured to work on a wide variety of pieces for RSPCA Queensland, including logo designs for The Great Migration Walk and RSPCA Opshop, event invitations and most notably, a complete signage master plan for the RSPCA Queensland Animal Care Campus in Wacol, which included illustrations and print management.
Mariart considers the opportunity to provide (and sometimes donate) design services to RSPCA Queensland as tremendously rewarding and we look forward to our continued partnership, as well as the ongoing success of the organisation as a whole.
In addition to our design commitment to RSPCA Queensland, Mariart also sponsors a Doggy Dorm at the RSPCA Animal Care Campus in Wacol.
Lockyer Valley Council
Mariart were honoured to design the event identity and material for ‘The Lockyer Valley Remembers & Reflects’ commemorative service, held on January 10, 2012, in remembrance of the victims and heroes of the January 2011 floods.
A delicate subject matter close to the heart of every Queenslander, our challenge was to create an identity and accompanying collateral that captured the sense of loss associated with the tragedy, but also the outlook of hope and community spirit that is inspiring Lockyer Valley for the future.
The rosemary plant was chosen because of its traditional association with remembrance and soothing lilac tones that couple perfectly with the solemn, but hopeful mood of the occasion. Attendees of the service received individual rosemary plants, which they could either plant or give to a member of their local community as a way to embrace the spirit of community kindness and remembrance engendered by residents of The Lockyer Valley.
In addition to designing the identity for ‘The Lockyer Valley Remembers and Reflects’, Mariart also designed the event invitations, menus, order of service booklets, rosemary plant tags, and ‘One Year On’ documentary DVD label and cover.
The Department of Environment and Resource Management is a Queensland Government department (formally EPA).
Mariart have been contracted to provide graphic design, illustration and print management services to the department since 2005. During this time, we have created signage, maps, illustrations, visitor guides and brochures for areas throughout the state. Our extensive experience with the Department means we are well versed with the government style guide, however we pride ourselves on continually providing them with fresh concepts and designs.
We have also been instrumental in the cataloguing and coding of signs to ensure all units within the Department follow a standard set of guidelines. This has lead to our recent creation of a comprehensive style guide for all signage used by the Department.