About JCD

In mid-2011, I established Jen Clark Design, a dynamic branding and graphic design practice that prides itself on working with clients from all industry sectors across Australia and internationally. 

Jen Clark Branding Graphic Designer Melbourne

A bit more about me

I have 19 years experience as a graphic designer and creative / design director. Having successfully delivered branding solutions to over 100 small businesses, individuals and organisations based both in Australia and internationally, I am widely regarded as a brand expert. 

I hold a Graduate Diploma in Communication Design (Distinction) from RMIT, full professional membership of the Australian Graphic Design Association (AGDA) and full professional membership of the Design Institute of Australia (MDIA).

My professional background includes four years managing the Interactive Design team at Sensis Pty Ltd and five years as Co-Director of Ripe Off The Press, an award-winning, independent art and design publisher and multi-disciplinary design studio. Prior to establishing JCD in 2011, I was Creative Director at Salsa Digital, a digital design agency based in Melbourne’s inner north.

Outside of running JCD, I am partner to Kirstie and devoted Mum to Max, 17 months.  I have long considered myself an ardent foodie and enjoy long distance walks, robust conversations with friends over coffee or a glass of wine, impassioned political banter and exploring new art, architecture, music and books. 

My Ethos

In the past few years in particular, I have observed a real shift in the qualities clients are seeking in a design partner. Gone are the days of the huge, ‘faceless’ agency, where you get hand-balled from account manager to account manager and charged exorbitant fees simply for breathing.

Clients are increasingly seeking a partner that fundamentally ‘gets’ their business and is able to tailor high-quality creative solutions accordingly. That’s where I come in.

My core values as a design partner are as follows:

  • Efficiency and reliability
  • Clear and consistent communication
  • A collaborative, highly consultative approach
  • Transparency about fees and availability
  • Honesty and integrity
  • Ensuring legal compliance / valuing IP and copyright
  • A steadfast commitment to at all times delivering high quality, original creative work

DIA Code of Ethics

As a full, professional member, I at all times aim to comply with the Design Institute of Australia’s Code of Ethics.  Key points of this include:

  • A designer shall act in the client’s interests within the limits of the designer’s professional duties
  • A designer shall not work simultaneously on assignments which are in direct competition without informing the clients or employers concerned, except in specific cases where it is customary for the designer to work at the same time for various competitors
  • A designer shall treat all knowledge of a client’s intentions, production methods and business organisation as confidential and shall not, at any time divulge such information without the consent of the client. It is the designer’s responsibility to ensure that all members of staff are similarly bound to confidentiality

Professional Memberships

Testimonials

I am so pleased to recommend Jen Clark Design for the wonderful work they have done for my Mortgage Business. Prompt, punctual, reliable, trustworthy, creative and professional service. All of my expectations have been exceeded and I could not be happier with the end results.
Jon Ward, Melbourne Mortgage Advice
From start to finish, Jen and her amazing team were just incredible to work with. No question or request was too small and she always responded to requests within a few hours. I could not speak more highly of Jen Clark Design for a company that go above and beyond.
Leisa Ashton, Australian Cervical Cancer Foundation
For ten years I have been working with graphic designers who either delivered good design or understood what a business needs. Jen Clark Design is one of those rare design practices that combine both qualities, and whomever engages them will never look back. Highly recommended.
David Koopmans, Aconex Pty Ltd
Words to describe Jen Clark Design. Prompt. Efficient. Intuitive. Smart. In other words, don't employ them…I don't want them to get too busy!
Mim Beim, Beaming With Health
It is mentioned quite regularly how much people like my McNally Travel logo. JCD helped create and bring this logo to life. It was a pleasure to work with Jen and her team.
Karen McNally, McNally Travel
Professional, friendly, generous, creative, innovative and excellent communication. I'm beyond delighted with my new website.
Catherine Deveny, Writer / Comedian / Author
I would like to recommend Jen Clark Design. I used their design and web expertise to build my new website and also for my business branding and found their work to be really excellent and good value.
Brian Tresize, Plumbing Industry Consultants
Jen Clark Design’s work was creative and to brief. We love our logo and website and have trusted JCD to give us good advice even after the job was finished.
Julie Milland, ScribblersInc
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