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Veda Yoga logo - black with white text

Jo is an absolute legend and star. Professional, fast turnaround and excellent perception. She knows what you want even when you don’t. Couldn’t give her enough gold stars.

Dipti D.

Jo provided a really quick turn around on a rush job with brief instructions for us designing a banner for an event. She gave us four distinct design options to choose from and we were so happy with the design we chose. The banner received so many positive comments from the event attendees – couldn’t be happier! I would recommend Startled Squid Design Group to anyone who needs graphic design services. Jo listens to your needs and is extremely responsive.

Kate C.
Metallic silver Dragonfly Web Design logo mockup on slate grey glass wall

Thanks to Jo, I have a new logo I can be proud of. She took on board my creative input, helped me design a visual brand better than I could imagine. She handled the process with total professionalism, and delivered files in all the correct formats for print and web. A pleasure to work with, and highly recommended!

Louise K.
Mockup of business cards designed for WildArt featuring acrylic artwork and gold foil printing

Startled Squid is so professional and easy to communicate with. I felt like my project was taken to it’s full potential and I’m so happy with the results. Their knowledge is well founded and covers so much more than I realised was involved. I would highly recommend Startled Squid if you are serious about your business as they will give you ‘wow’ service.

Sarah L.

Simple, clean, purposeful designs.


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FUN

I try to make the process as much fun as possible. From easy online forms to the occasional pirate quip *arr, Matey*, I'll do my best to bring a little sunshine into your day. Because there are enough things to be annoyed about, like, why hasn't anyone invented an endless cup of coffee yet?

HONESTY

Working together means expectations need to be met. You'll know exactly what to expect from me, because I'll put all the details in our Agreement. That way, you're never left wondering. And if I think you're going to need something that hasn't been included in the Agreement, I'll let you know.

COLLABORATION

I'll get to know you. I'll take the time to investigate your needs and come up with a strategy to get you the best result. We'll work together as a team. I won't blindly give you what you ask for if I know it's going to hurt you in the long run. Better design. Better businesses. Better communities.

EXCELLENCE

I take the time needed to get results and make an impact. I won't rush your designs. Why? Because we're here to create something better, and better requires thought and originality. I want our clients to be better, to have better, and to make better things for others. Let's be better together.

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Average Rating: 5.0 stars (based on 12 ratings)

Annette Bates

I can thoroughly recommend Jo from Startled Squid Design. Her expertise and innovative ideas regarding Web design are great, Jo is a pleasure to work with and has an abundance… Read more “Annette Bates”

Christine Yeomans

We have been working with Jo on 2 separate websites for businesses we run as a family with our staff. She has been most helpful with getting our site looking… Read more “Christine Yeomans”

Skincare Business Foundations

Mockup of the PDF e-book titled 'Pricing for Profit' by Skincare Business Foundations, showcasing design by Startled Squid Design Group. Shows three pages of the PDF including cover with antique gold cash register image overlaid with pink rectangles with white heading text.

Jo is always great to work with and produces a beautiful end product for a reasonable price.

Realise Style

Thank you for your time and effort building the logo for my Style Coaching business. It took a bit of time for me to discover what I really wanted and… Read more “Realise Style”

Veda Yoga

Veda Yoga logo - black with white text

Jo is an absolute legend and star. Professional, fast turnaround and excellent perception. She knows what you want even when you don’t. Couldn’t give her enough gold stars.

Nillumbik Tourism & Business

Jo provided a really quick turn around on a rush job with brief instructions for us designing a banner for an event. She gave us four distinct design options to… Read more “Nillumbik Tourism & Business”

The Online Fix

Kirri Romero, Digital Strategist from The Online Fix

I needed help to put the right kind of spit and polish on an ebook I had written and I needed it done in a hurry. Jo was great. She… Read more “The Online Fix”

Hey Lulu

Hey Lulu robs testimonial image with model wearing a teal satin robe and logo overlaid

Jo is super quick and turned expensive photos which were the wrong colour into product photos I could use on the website. Professional and lovely to work with, will be… Read more “Hey Lulu”

Kelli H.

Vector cartoon illustration of mother and daughter

Jo was such a pleasure to work with.
Even creating a small personal caricature for our youtube and Instagram accounts was fun for her!
Her turn around time… Read more “Kelli H.”

Dragonfly Web Design

Metallic silver Dragonfly Web Design logo mockup on slate grey glass wall

Thanks to Jo, I have a new logo I can be proud of. She took on board my creative input, helped me design a visual brand better than I could… Read more “Dragonfly Web Design”

Mandala Mood

Mandala Mood vectorised logo

Wonderful designs, advice and communication 🙂 Highly recommend!

WildArt

Mockup of business cards designed for WildArt featuring acrylic artwork and gold foil printing

Startled Squid is so professional and easy to communicate with. I felt like my project was taken to it’s full potential and I’m so happy with the results. Their knowledge… Read more “WildArt”