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Graphic Design Team

Black Squid Design believes that one question can have many answers. That is why we have a diverse, collaborative team. Their abilities go beyond graphic design. Explore them.


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.

Derek Butler - Black Squid Design Director


This is James.
James likes The Tigers and tigers. Rawr.
His favourite number is 12 – the number of times The Tigers have won the AFL Premiership. Rawr (again).
James has been at BSD so long he’s earned his stripes.
James makes really bad jokes.

James - Black Squid Senior Graphic Designer


This is Josh.
Josh wanted to grow up quickly. He did. Josh is freakishly tall and moonlights as a mobile telephone communications tower. Holding a coat-hanger. Josh ponders the unbearable angst of existentialism whilst finger-painting.

Josh - Black Squid Marketing


This is Stacey.
Stacey grew up in a country pub, but won’t have a bar of one now.
Stacey likes cooking and watching cooking shows.
Stacey doesn’t like mice. Which is just as well because there aren’t many recipes for mice that are nice.
Also birds. Birds put Stacey in a flap. Stacey always wants to get the flock away.

Stacey - Black Squid Marketing


This is Lynn.
Lynn is Mrs. Derek. Lynn answers the phone and makes coffee and keeps things tidy. Lynn also does pilates, but not the ones who fly planes. And Lynn stamps her feet and says she is not as old as her black-and-white photo suggests.

Lynn - Black Squid Design Mascot


This is Izabella.
Bella to us. Bella likes plants like Belladonnas. Obvs.
Bella puts all her furniture on a 45-degree angle.
Bella has an angle on everything and always thinks she’s right. ‘Cept with right angles which are wrong.
Bella’s angles are acute thing about her.

Bella - Black Squid Design


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.

Fish - Black Squid Design Mascot