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Leading Hand is a naturally curious and abundantly creative design and digital agency in Surry Hills, Sydney.

At Leading Hand, we love developing and communicating outstanding visual stories, on and offline. We take a strategic approach to every project in order to achieve optimal results.

We offer a range of design and digital services including: graphic design, branding and visual identity, art direction and photography, environmental graphic design, digital and web, videos and animation, illustration, copywriting and print management.

Our strategic creative solutions are innovative, practical, results driven and great value. We have an open and collaborative working style and from this we nurture long-standing relationships with our clients.

Our strategic, creative and technical solutions are innovative, practical, business results-driven and great value.

Our open and collaborative working style supports our ability to nurture longstanding relationships.

We have a strong reputation for creativity, reliability, personal service, accuracy in

pricing, high standards and commitment to each of our clients.

 

Some of our wonderful clients at Leading Hand include: ABC Radio, Austrade, Australia Council for the Arts, Australian Chamber Orchestra, Australian Federation of AIDS OrganisationsAustralian Publishers Association, Australian Society of Authors, Daniel Boddam Architects, Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp, Legal Aid NSW, Lendlease, Musica Viva Australia, NBC UniversalNIDA, NSW National Parks & Wildlife, Minka Consulting, Riverside Theatres Parramatta, Social Ventures Australia, St Vincent’s Curran Foundation, St Vincent’s Centre for Applied Medical Research, Sydney Theatre Company, Sydney Writers’ Festival, Tanner Kibble Denton Architects, Working Management.

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Our Team

Jamie Carroll

Jamie Carroll

Founding Director and Designer

A marketing and graphic design expert, Jamie Carroll’s extensive knowledge and keen commercial sensibility are the hallmarks of his long-standing client relationships at Leading Hand. His skills include arts marketing, design strategy, visual brand development, art direction, retail advertising, environmental signage and wayfinding, consumer packaging, copywriting and print management. View LinkedIn Profile

Brett Osmond

Brett Osmond

Managing Director

Brett Osmond joined Leading Hand in 2016 following a stellar career in book publishing. He launched and directed the Australian Government’s national Books Alive campaign for five years and most recently was Marketing and Publicity Director and Head of Digital for Random House ANZ. Brett brings great expertise in digital marketing, graphic and web design, brand development and publishing. View LinkedIn Profile or email brett@leadinghand.com.au

Caitriona Egan

Caitriona Egan

Creative Director

Caitriona has been with Leading Hand for over four years. A talented design creative, she has a keen interest in graphic design for the built environment, illustration and branding. She has recently completed some innovative illustration projects for the Department of NSW which she art directed from start to finish. Her background in video production has also earned her the role of Leading Hand’s in-house video director/producer.
View LinkedIn Profile or email caitriona@leadinghand.com.au

Vanessa Brewster

Vanessa Brewster

Digital & Print Designer

Vanessa has a range of experience across a variety of graphic design projects in print, web and motion platforms. She brings a diverse set of skills and interests to Leading Hand, including user experience and interface design, illustration, visual brand development, animation and motion design. View LinkedIn Profile or email vanessa@leadinghand.com.au

Franklin Carroll Osmond AKA My Buddy Franklin

Franklin

Studio Cat

I am Franklin Osmond Carroll, a Lilac Burmese. I live in Sydney and have a keen creative streak and a passion for living life to the full. When I am not in Potts Point you can find me at Leading Hand.

Jason Williams

Jason Williams

Digital Producer

Jason Williams has been at the forefront of digital innovation for 15 years. His extensive knowledge encompasses user experience and user interface design in web development and web-app development, through to SEO, SEM, social media and website hosting solutions. Jason ensures Leading Hand delivers all types of technical projects from concept to completion along with ongoing support. View LinkedIn Profile or email jason@leadinghand.com.au

Cate Lane

Cate Lane

Senior Writer

Cate Lane has a passion for words. A successful freelance writer who brings 20 plus years of experience in advertising to Leading Hand, Cate has worked on local and global brands for ad agencies both large and boutique. Cate writes for every kind of medium: digital, social, print, TV, radio, DM, POS and retail; plus, press releases, magazine articles and branding documents. View LinkedIn Profile or email cate@leadinghand.com.au

Brittany Denes

Brittany Denes

Designer

Brittany is an articulate and talented senior designer and we are thrilled that Brittany Denes is back working with Leading Hand. Having travelled extensively, lectured at the UTS School of Design and worked with a range of design studios Brittany has garnered a breath of design knowledge. Britt’s expertise covers print, digital and branding with a particular passion for ecological feasibility, environmental sustainability and longevity in design. Email brittany@leadinghand.com.au