Custom WordPress Site

2011 – present
Client Albe Falzon
Project The Daily Lama website
Roles Web design, maintenance, copy editing

A customised WordPress blog with email subscription service

  • Custom coding and graphic design
  • Copy edit new articles
  • Maintain site upgrades and hosting issues
The Daily Lama
The Daily Lama website

Memoir design & publish

Remembering... The Mango Tree cover

Client: Claire Sutherland
Project: Remembering… The Mango Tree
Role: Desktop Publishing, Book Cover Design

Prepared 194-page book “Remembering… The Mango Tree” for digital publishing.

Work included:

  • Manuscript proofed and layout prepared in Adobe InDesign
  • Cover design and preparation
  • Pre-flight document to print-ready PDF format
  • Printed via Lightning Source publishing account
Remembering... The Mango Tree cover
Remembering... The Mango Tree cover

Short Film/Music Video

A frame from the video

Client: Self – Rosie and The Thorns
Project: Music Video
Role: Producer, Editor

GET SWEET selected for screening at New York Surf Film Festival 2010 and Byron Bay Film Festival 2011

Music Video made from original late 1970’s super-8 surf/skate footage for my band Rosie and The Thorns.

In the late seventies Andrew Seymour and Murray Ingersole used an 8mm camera to film their friends (including my husband Mark) surfing, skateboarding and just goofing around. They made two 30 minute films, Little Tuesday and Surfarosso Antiko, and presented an entire show including cinema advertising by ‘Val Lander’ for such items as Murray’s Durries (fictional) and Rock Pool surfboards. They cued the soundtrack live from a record player, with epic tunes from bands like The Doors and Fleetwood Mac. The live production was recorded onto VHS and resurfaced recently to be transferred to DVD for family and friends. The footage captures the lifestyle of the late seventies in Australia so well that I couldn’t resist using it for a video clip. Having the cover of a Beach Boys song on the album made it the obvious choice…

Watch the video clip:

Comic Book design & publish

Gonad Man Front Cover

Client: Mark Sutherland
Project: Gonad Man Comic Book
Role: Desktop Publishing, Digital Publishing, Book Cover Design, CreateSpace

Prepared 134-page full-colour book “Complete Adventures of Gonad Man: Volume One” for digital publishing.

Work included:

  • Manuscript prepared in Adobe InDesign
  • Cover design and preparation
  • Pre-flight document to print-ready PDF format
  • Set up CreateSpace publishing account

See the project online at www.gonadman.com/original-series/

Gonad Man Front Cover
Gonad Man Front Cover

Artist website with portfolio and store

New marksutherlandart.com

Client: Mark Sutherland (husband)
Project: Mark Sutherland Art site
Role: Web Design, Graphic Design

Major re-design and re-launch of website for multi-disciplinary artist. Included:

  • WordPress site
  • Customised theme
  • Shopping cart customised and integrated with PayPal
New marksutherlandart.com
New marksutherlandart.com

Music Video

A frame from the video

Client: Self – Rosie and The Thorns
Project: Music Video
Role: Producer, Editor

Low-budget video for my band Rosie and The Thorns

Shot on HDV and edited in Final Cut Pro. For this dark little song, we asked our Facebook fans to send us two photos of themselves…

Watch the video clip:

Band member/manager

Crazy Talk disc art

2007 – present
Client Self
Project Original music
Roles Singer-Songwriter, Musician, Performer, Band Manager, Web Design

An autonomous role within the band as a performer and manager.

  • Singer/songwriter/musician
  • Liaise with agents and venues for bookings, invoicing and payment
  • A highly customised WordPress site www.rosieandthethorns.com
    • audio, video, photo galleries
    • discussions
    • an online shop
  • Posters, CD and DVD cover artwork
  • Press releases and newspaper interviews
  • Live radio interviews & performances (ABC Mid North Coast, 2MC, 2YOU FM, Tamworth Festival FM…)
  • Finalist 2008 Toyota Star Maker
    • Performed to 1500 at Tamworth Entertainment Centre
    • Song included on compilation CD distributed nationally
rosieandthethorns.com
rosieandthethorns.com