Barge Creative / Indy Griffiths
What's your 30-second elevator speech?
Designer, Believer, Outfit Repeater — that's me. Graphic Design is my jam. I'm passionate about creating intentional and functional brands, books & documents for my clients, enabling them to show up consistently across all touchpoints in their business. In 2019 I was lucky enough to win design awards in Australia, New Zealand, Russia & more which have set my business on firm foundations. Barge Creative was my dream at 16, and 7 years in I’m so stoked with this path I’ve taken.
Who inspires you the most to be the best you can be as a person?
Growing up both my parents worked super hard within their own businesses, carving a way for my siblings & I. The dedication they showed was incredible, but the freedom they had was something I wanted for myself! Mum is still my biggest cheerleader & inspiration today. (Cringe)
Can you tell us a little bit about your business, and the areas you specialise in?
Barge Creative works with small-ish businesses (a little bit later than the start up phase) to create consistent, intentional & functional designs that serve a purpose.
While we specialise predominantly in designing brand suites & books, we find joy in working alongside business owners to create professional branded documents and reports.
Can you tell me about one of your client success stories?
Working alongside a business owner & turning their offering/product into something saleable & appealing to their clients is always a big reward.
A few months ago an older man approached me with a concept for a book he had been dreaming up. He’d almost finished the copy, but an unformatted word document wasn’t going to get him many sales.
Within days of working together he had a print ready book. Once we organised for it to be printed, I watched this first-time Author sell out every single copy of his beautiful book. I'd call that a success!
What’s your favourite thing about working at Motive Coworking?
Considering my business started in my shoebox bedroom, Motive is an amazing space to feel inspired, to get motivated, and more importantly stay on task. White walls, white desks, plants & good company.. What more could you want?!
What does life look like outside your business profile? What do you like doing for fun?
Outside of business, I enjoy 4x4 trips, fishing & a few cheeky beers.
I also volunteer as a youth leader at our church’s youth group each Friday — making space for young people to stay safe on a Friday night & learn more about faith.
Is there anything you would like to share? Or anything you’d like to offer help with?
Running a business means wearing all the hats – 'designer' often being one of them.
We found our clients approaching us time & time again, feeling overwhelmed with how to keep things looking consistent within their brand, so we created the Brand Review.
The brand review is completely FREE service, designed to go through your existing biz material (think social media, print material, website etc) to evaluate strengths, weaknesses and areas for improvement.
Come and chat to me personally, or visit www.bargecreative.com/brandreview to book your FREE BRAND REVIEW.
Alternatively, If you've got a design project in the works, please do get in touch!
Bonus Question: If you were a sandwich, what sort of sandwich would you be and why?
Vegemite. Enough said.