Microcosm Design

About

Our core business is focused on providing our clients with highly functional, visually stunning, corporate communication templates (Microsoft Office - Word documents, PowerPoint Presentations, charts and visualisations, Email marketing, Websites, interactive PDF forms, etc) and brand solutions that are foolproof, clever and easy to use and maintain.

 Live from the stage/my workspace
 


A small studio with a world of creative expertise

Microcosm’s components are of a much larger whole. We are a small, nimble and active studio of highly experienced design professionals. We draw on a network of creative suppliers, collaborating with local and trusted industry professionals to bring together a seamless world of creative expertise. This enables us to work efficiently bringing your projects to life and maximising your design ROI.

We are degree-level trained, and are continually researching the industry so we use the latest techniques and technologies. Thus ensuring your design projects are up to date and relevant.

We understand the importance of ‘seeing’ the entire project and keeping track of the details that ensure the success of that large vision. Understanding and managing a project requires experience with all the elements; vision, planning, materials and budget. We know how to manage and work with our subcontractors and suppliers for the success of your project.

We pride ourselves on sweating the small stuff, getting it just right, whether a small, simple project or large, time intensive, complex one.

What we do

We have a dna that has evolved from brand development, digital design, advertising, illustration and art direction.

Our core business is focused on providing our clients with highly functional, visually stunning, corporate communication templates (Microsoft Office - Word document templates, PowerPoint Presentations, charts and visualisations, email marketing, websites, interactive PDF forms, etc) coupled with strong and creative brand solutions.

We partner with our clients and work closely with their marketing and communications departments to fine-tune their visual presentation style (from rationalising and revitalising an existing brand, to a full brand and visual identity redesign) identifying how to streamline their comms processes and develop a suit of templates and tools to ensure easy and consistent presentation across their organisation.

We have expertise in visual design, website design and development, social media integration, email marketing and communications, brand and visual identity, Microsoft Office application customisation and design (including VBA scripting and Marco development) as well as supporting technologies to ensure we can offer the most creative and appropriate solutions to our clients.

 

Cam Colson

BA Graph. Des. (Monash University)

Graduating from Monash University (BA Graphic Design) in the early 90's, Cam cut his teeth as in-house designer for Melbourne Theatre Company before travelling the world and working in the burgeoning digital media design industry in London. On his return to Australia he became a founding member of Fluid Interactive, one of the pioneering digital agencies in Melbourne. Cam struck out on his own in 2003, freelancing and building his own client base, founding Colson Design (now trading as Microcosm) in 2007.

Cam brings to the table extensive experience working with an array of clients, big and small, from industry sectors such as utilities (EnergyAustralia/TRUenergy), resources (BHP Billiton, Schlumberger), beverages (Willow Creek Vineyard and Stonier Wines), financial (ANZ, VISA), and health and fitness (Fernwood). 

 

Suzie Chadwick

BA Graph. Des. (Monash University)

Suzie has extensive experience working as an Art Director and Designer since graduating from Monash University in 1992. She has played a part in developing many retail brands with leading advertising agencies in both London and Australia.

Suzie has worked with clients such as Myer, Officeworks, Coles, Billy Gyatts, Tupperware, Amcal and Catanach's, including honing her retail expertise as part of a small team of in-house designers for Harrods in the UK.

She has worked on both large and small projects from concept through to production. Ensuring each job is delivered seamlessly on budget and on time. 

She offers a friendly, professional and personalised approach to all her projects, specialising in art direction and design.