Who we are

Flametree Creative is a Western Australian owned communications consultancy that specialises in creating excellent brands and brand assets. Our clients vary from one-man bands to national companies. We operate on a project basis or in a full service capacity, but our objective is always the same: to clearly differentiate our client’s business to the extent that it becomes or remains a brand leader within its category. To achieve our aims we follow a process of continuous improvement that clearly positions our client’s brand by creating outstanding design solutions and strategies whilst ensuring that the expectations we create are matched by the outcomes desired by our clients.

Our team

John Douglass

Creative Director

After graduating from Curtin University with a degree in Design, John specialised in publication design and production, gaining an excellent knowledge of digital processes and print production. He worked as senior designer with Fremantle Arts Centre Press for 10 years utilising his skills in layout, typography and systems management. He has won major national design awards for his work in book design as well as awards marking excellence in print production and interpretative graphics.

John formed Brown Cow Design in 1993 which he ran until merging with Brimstone Creative in 2015 to form Flametree Creative. He has served as lead creative to: The City of Fremantle, Fremantle Sailing Club, Halco Tackle, Colgate Aust - N/Z, Spare Parts Puppet Theatre, Matsos, Mt Barker Chicken and many more. John has designed books for Richard Woldendorp, City of Perth, UWA Press, The Town of Victoria Park, Holmes a Court Gallery, Linneys, BHP and many others. He has designed interpretative displays such as The Kalgoorlie Prospectors and Miners Hall of Fame, John Curtin Gallery and the Maritime Museum of WA.

Mark Venables

Creative Director

A fine artist and graduate of Curtin School of Design, Mark worked in illustration, advertising, creative writing, corporate design and strategy both in Perth and London.

Mark has been developing successful brand and marketing strategies for over 30 years.

Mark has created and developed local brands like Matsos Brewery, Baileys Fertilisers, Captain Cook Cruises and many well known tourism and familiar household products from inception to market leaders.

Dick Baynham

Brand Strategist

Dick started a boutique advertising consultancy that became one of Perth’s leading creative agencies in the 1980s and 1990s. His mentors were Al Haggar, Chairman Young & Rubicam (Australia) and David Abbott, Founder Abbott Meade Vickers. His agency merged with another in the late 1990s and he sold his shareholding to retire two years later while still in his 40s.

He subsequently returned to the industry as a creative director and brand strategist. He has served on the Industry Advisory Panel for Curtin University School of Design and his work has received over 100 awards. Clients have included: Anchor Foods, AutoMasters, Bed Shed, Chooks Fresh & Tasty, FAL (Dewsons), Golden Egg Farms, HBF, Home Building Society, John Hughes, Leets, Milne Feeds, San Remo Pasta and the WA Health Dept (Quit & Nutrition).

Frans Bisschops

Graphic Designer

Frans is the senior designer at Flametree with twenty years working for commercial agencies and in the Government sector. His experience crosses a variety of disciplines from tight corporate branding to edgy packaging design.

Frans is also a practicing artist having exhibited his paintings in 5 solo exhibitions and many group shows. He brings his brilliant artistic flair into every task he undertakes. He works quickly and his output is considerable – matched only by his enthusiasm.

Helena Tilley

Digital Designer

Specialising in digital and web design, Helena has a keen interest in user experience design and loves exploring everything new coming from the web design world. As a Graphic Design graduate from Curtin University, she brings her background in design to every project she works on.

Helena loves to always be learning and is usually tackling a new course, such as a recent Designer Bootcamp with The Design Kids.

Nomi Letchford

Graphic Designer

Nomi is an eclectic artist, creative designer and illustrator. Her passion is bringing people joy through creative expression, visual artistry and unexpected design. She explores the art world and is constantly trying out new mediums, styles and techniques.

Nomi graduated with her Bachelor of Graphic Design in August 2021 and has since joined the Flametree team. She keeps herself creative with painting and has recently picked up sculpting clay and gouache.

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