Simon Paterson, Principal, Strathfield South High School
“I commissioned Leading Hand to design large murals to serve as the public face of my school. Brett and his team were meticulous in their consultation and desire to understand my school’s context to ensure that my school and community’s needs were met. The finished product is outstanding, and has received unanimous praise from within and outside the school for the way that the designs and colours lift what were previously drab, red brick spaces. The team at Leading Hand are fantastic to work with and are very clearly focused on delivering exactly what their clients require to ensure a unique, professional service that truly reflects the character of space their designs are serving. I would certainly work with Leading Hand again whenever I needed a distinctive, thoughtful design for a space of any size.”
Lucy Abbott, QLife National Project Manager, LGBTI Alliance
Leading Hand quite literally led us by the hand to create a fabulous new website. I didn’t even think there was too much wrong with the original site until I saw how different it could be. The new site is easy and intuitive to use. The design is unique and contemporary, giving us a site that stands out, and reaches out to users. The team at Leading Hand listened to our requirements, were gentle with their expertise, and responded with innovation and care.
Diane Fetherston, Principal, Alexandria Park Community School
“LOVE THEM – they look fantastic.” (In reference to the super graphics throughout the Alexandria Park Community School)
David Owen, Managing Director, Owen Signs
We (Owen Signs) have worked with Leading Hand on a number of projects where we have produced signage for clients based on their provided artwork and concepts. We are constantly impressed with their ability to provide design work that is bold, creative, and appealing to a broad spectrum of audiences. It is always a pleasure to work with Brett and the team from Leading Hand.
Catherine Feeney, Director, Altogether
“It’s always a pleasure to work with Leading Hand. They listened to my brief, asked thoughtful questions and responded with a spot-on creative solution for my new visual identity.”
Hospital Scientist & HIV Point-of-Care Testing Coordinator
NSW State Reference Laboratory for HIV
St Vincent’s Hospital Centre For Applied Medical Research
“Leading Hand Design were recently commissioned by the NSW Ministry of Health to design a kit containing materials and instructions on how to self-collect a sample of blood with the specimen sent to St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney for HIV testing, as part of the HIV Home Test Dry Blood Spot (DBS) pilot study.
Leading Hand successfully delivered the final product and the design was praised by the various stakeholders involved in this project. We highly recommend the services provided by Leading Hand, for which we will be using in the future.”
Arlene Meeke, Director, The Colour Palette
Leading Hand recently did a beautiful job of my logo, re-branding and website.
They made the whole experience seamless and really listened and worked with me to provide a very modern and fresh look.
I couldn’t be happier with the end result and would highly recommend Leading Hand.
Sarah Stanton-French, International Education Adviser, Austrade
“The entire team at Leading Hand were a pleasure to work with. They delivered a large-scale project with numerous, concurrent deliverables, in a tight timeframe, with a finite budget. Their project management skills and design outputs were to a very high standard. They were solution-focussed and often suggested multiple work-arounds when presented with a challenge. They also shared insights and lessons from their industry experience freely. I look forward to continue to working with them!”
Patty Zenonos, Executive Officer, Nursing Research Institute
Recommend Lending Hand Design wholeheartedly. They are the best design team I have worked with. They are so professional, incredibly creative, quick to grasp concepts and have turned out an exceptional report with very little revision required – and all within the committed deadlines. I can’t say enough about the quality, the attention to detail and the efficiency and effectiveness of their team. Plus they are just bloody nice people. Thank you LH!
Angela Van Den Belt, President, Walker Books Australia and New Zealand Pty Ltd
“Leading Hand is wonderful to work with. I asked Brett to come and consult with our consumer marketing team. Brett was engaging, very generous with his knowledge, and a great listener too. I would highly recommend Brett, and the team at Leading Hand if you want a professional, personalised collaborative approach.”
Dr Kiran Pienaar, Research Associate, Curtin University
“Leading Hand are a pleasure to deal with as they’re friendly, flexible, responsive and always keen to help. They delivered a great website on a tight budget with some challenging requirements. We’ve received compliments on the elegant design and accessibility of our website – this is testament to the skills and vision of the Leading Hand team!”
Lisa Cuthbertson, Marketing Manager, ABC RN
“Always ready to give a hand – and a leading one at that. Leading Hand tops creative delivery with integrity, intelligence and efficiency. From the pitch to the printer, it’s an agency you can trust to deliver on brand – and budget.”
Peri Wilson, Corporate Affairs & PR Manager ANZ, Yahoo7
“Working with Leading Hand was seamless. Their quote was the most competitive and the end product was of a very high standard. They are friendly and talented and I look forward to working with them again.”
Geoff Watts, Manager, Communications and Digital Marketing, Austrade
“Leading Hand are quick and responsive and their design is contemporary and dynamic, helping Austrade showcase Australia’s capabilities to a global audience.”
Margaret Skagias, CEO and Director, CaringKids
Leading Hand created a new logo for CaringKids charity. The deisgn and consultation process was so easy and the end result was outstanding. The actual logo design itself exceeded our expectations. It unified our team and volunteers, it’s brought supporters toward us, and most importantly – it is genuinely loved by the families we assist. Thank you to all the team at Leading Hand for putting your creative talents together and coming up with something that is really unique!
Rani Haywood, Head of Marketing and Digital, Sydney Writers’ Festival
“I’ve worked with Leading Hand at three cultural organisations, across a variety of projects. The team consistently meets the brief and are always a delight to work with.”
Shannon Sweeney, Head of International Student Recruitment, Macleay College
“Leading Hand are a joy to work with because they always deliver – often with short lead times. The team has a can do, collaborative attitude to our projects.”
Russell Conley, Executive Officer, GI Cancer Institute
“The Leading Hand team are friendly and responsive and have a good track record in providing quality design on time and within budget.”
Jonathan Llewellyn, Marketing & Communications Manager, Riverside Theatres
We have been working with the team at Leading Hand for more than five years. They are an essential part of our day to day and feel more a part of the team than an agency. They are always professional but can have a laugh and relate as humans when needed. They are great at bouncing ideas off and coming up with creative solutions to challenges as they arise. They are efficient and quick in their work but importantly ask questions when things aren’t clear or need clarification. The skills across the team complement each other well and provide a service that is well rounded in an offer to a potential client. They get our business and design needs and are a real pleasure to work with. If you are looking for a great team of designers to work with, especially in the arts space, talk to them – you’ll be surprised.
Fergus Kibble, Founder & Managing Director, FORWARD Agency
“Leading Hand have a ‘can-do’ attitude. They are easy to work with and have always come up with simple, elegant and beautiful work.”