Flametree Creative is a Western Australian owned communications consultancy that specialises in transformational change. Our clients vary from one-man bands to national companies and 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 simplifying offers and ensuring that the expectations we create are matched by the outcomes desired by our clients.


John Douglass
Creative Director

A graduate of Curtin School of Design, John commenced his career at Fremantle Arts Centre Press before launching Brown Cow Design in 1993. He has served as lead creative to: The City of Fremantle, Dunsborough Construction, Fremantle Sailing Club, Halco Tackle, Kidogo Art Institute, Mt Barker Chicken. 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 had 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

After a background in fine art Mark studied Graphic Design at Curtin University before working as a creative and writer in the industry in Perth and overseas. Mark formed Brimstone Creative in 1996 and as Creative Director grew the business, becoming well known for successful brand promotion across a broad range of clients. Mark now brings that experience to the Flametree team.

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).

Hugh Faulkner

Hugh graduated from Perth Central TAFE with an advanced diploma in graphic design and has been working as a designer for the last 11 years. Hugh has excellent skills in many areas, which he uses to produce highly creative and original design work. He has an excellent knowledge of the different software applications used in the studio such as drawing packages, photoshop and web applications. Hugh has great communication skills and is available as required to carry out design work under the contract. Hugh has a passion for popular culture, especially music, food, art and photography. These are part of his life, and this experience he brings to his design work.

Grace Kaspe
Multimedia Specialist

Since graduating from Curtin University, Grace has spent the last two years at Flametree working as our Multimedia Specialist. Prior to her studies she had worked for an e-commerce company, CV Delapan Delapan Avenue where she worked in the areas of web development and social media engagement. Grace is a real all-rounder who can effectively work on a variety of digital projects from initial briefing through to completion. She is our go-to person for digital animation, web graphics and front end web development  – her vast technical knowledge that is the envy of the team. This spans the Adobe Creative Suite through to specific programming languages.

Kasia McNaught 
Social Media Manager & Content Creator

Kasia is a Social Media Manager and Coach, as well as a Communications and PR Consultant. Her specialties include copywriting, content creation and social media.

Kasia has a multi-faceted media background from working in online, radio, print and non-traditional advertising. She is an experienced digital marketer with a passion for helping businesses grow in the online space. 

Frans Bisschops

Displaying remarkable talent (for a Kiwi), Frans makes a great contribution to the Flametree team. He brings his brilliant artistic flair for everything visual into every task he undertakes. He works quickly and his output is considerable – matched only by his enthusiasm. Frans has been a designer for 10 years and has produced striking designs for most of our clients over that time.

Tom Galpin

Tom is the most recent addition to the Flametree Creative team.  Having started as an intern in his final year of study, we liked Tom's analytical approach to problem solving and flair for creative design so we took him on.  Tom is a great communicator and organiser, both great attributes which he applies in brand development and strategy.