This is Derek. Derek is the Big Boss of everyone. So there. At college, Derek drew some squiggly lines. At the end, they gave Derek a piece of paper with his name on it. In crayon. Derek likes to visit the Coorong. But he has learned that two Coorongs don’t make a Cooright. Sometimes he paints – sometimes with a brush, too.. Isn’t Derek funny? And more than likely, also quite disturbed.
This is Melanie. Melanie can draw. She can draw trains and ships and fairies and monsters and elephants and monkeys and spleens. People put her drawings and her typing things in books and magazines and in things called ex-hi-bi-tions. Now she draws and types on boxes and labels and calendars and spleens and all sorts of wonderful things for big companies. Isn't Melanie clever?
This is Min. Min is from Sing. Apore. But Min can't sing. It's a din. Min likes sushi and crab and soups like shark fin, drinking Singapore Sling, watching docos (interesting!), and unusual things like vases from Ming and long bits of string. Min's last name is not Ee-mee. Or Emouse. That would be a copyright sin.
This is Emma. Emma used to work in printing, but was dyeing to do design. Emma is in the Adelaide Roller Derby, but Matron at the Maximum Security Facility for the Criminally Insane doesn’t want her to be. Emma collects stuff like bits of junk and other parts of south-east Asian fishing vessels.
James is a boy. Like Derek. James drives a Nissan 300ZX but he isn’t a balding middle-aged man who wears white shoes and can’t afford a real sports car. James likes hip-hop music which is like classic pop but without any discernible melody or intelligible lyrics except 'yo, whaddup?', and it's a lot, lot faster.
Natalia is from Indonesia. She has a visa. And mastercard. Natalia can count. And she doesn’t have to use her fingers. Often. Graphic designers can’t count. So this is why Natalia does county things like accounts. And that’s why we count on her.
This is Fish. Fish is the mascot of Black Squid Design. Fish can swim. Fish can eat. Fish can poop. In fact, children, Fish doesn’t really do much of any use what so ever. Fish is a bit of a dead weight. Fortunately, however, Fish is a tax deduction.