We get by with a little help from our friends

Here's what our clients have to say about us.

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 of patience.

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 modern and brighter! Jo was very patient with us all in getting an understanding of what was required and has come up with a great result! Thank you, Jo much appreciated.

Chris and the team

Skincare Business Foundations

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

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.
Jennifer Rudd

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 the journey was just as valuable as the end result. I was really surprised by what you came up with. You really exceeded my expectations. 🙂

Mya Le

Veda Yoga

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.

Veda Yoga logo - black with white text
Dipti D.

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 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.

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 created a great look, to my deadline and paid attention to the details that I didn’t even think of or notice. Absolutely a great job. I would recommend Startled Squid Design Group to anyone who needs help on a design job with fresh design, done to a budget and on a deadline.

Kirri Romero, Digital Strategist from The Online Fix
Kirri Romero

Hey Lulu

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 using Jo for everything in her skill set. High quality, trusted service providers are hard to find and Jo is a diamond.

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

Kelli H.

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 and quality of work is amazing and she is very cost effective.
Thanks Jo! We’ll be back!

Vector cartoon illustration of mother and daughter
Kelli H.

Dragonfly Web Design

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!

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

Mandala Mood

Wonderful designs, advice and communication 🙂 Highly recommend!

Mandala Mood vectorised logo
Kylie B.


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.

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