Uniting Creative is a professional and specialist team committed to producing quality and affordable communication outcomes.
The tight-knit team combines skills in marketing, media and journalism with graphic design, web design and photography.
Away from the office we moonlight as football reporters, short story writers, film reviewers, rock photographers and fantasy chefs – diverse interests which inform our creative synergy and perspective.
Uniting Creative has many years of experience working with churches, not-for-profits and other businesses.
Together we’ll find competitive, striking and ethically-consistent solutions to your communication requirements. From strategy to delivery, we’ll tailor our work to help bring your message and image to life. Contact us now to get started!
We also provide internships for suitably qualified students. Click here for more details.
Adrian Drayton — Art director/print production coordinator
Design is not about flashy gimmicks, but about putting all the elements – typography and imagery – into new relationships.
You can tell good design, Adrian says, when something catches your eye and won’t let go.
He knows that there’s a wealth of research and imagination — work and play — behind successful design that strikes just the right visual balance.
Adrian has delivered this balance to Uniting Creative clients as art director for well over a decade, and built on a degree in visual arts with professional development in web design and marketing.
He’s happy to meet you and discuss how Uniting Creative can work to your budget, launching or refreshing your brand or product.
Adrian is passionate about faith engaging with culture and is the founder of the online faith and film resource website Reel Dialogue.
Amanda Lum — Uniting Creative/Living is Giving Office Support
Amanda Lum believes strong, efficient support is the backbone of a successful service.
Amanda builds on Uniting Creative's administration capacity, assisting staff in key client projects. Her previous experience in the medical, corporate and not-for-profit sectors make her well-placed to sustain the work of Uniting Creative and the Living is Giving program.
She brings a passion for workflow optimisation and systems management to ensure your projects run smoothly behind the scenes. She is also a helpful, welcoming voice at the other end of the phone. Outside working hours she specialises in cupcake baking and bass guitar.
Esther Butcher — Web Designer
Since graduating with a Bachelor of Visual Communications at the University of Technology Sydney in 2008, Esther has built user-friendly websites for clients who want a professional and effective online identity.
She specialises in functional, clean design and is passionate about the user experience. Whether you know exactly what you want, or need advice and training, Esther can guide you through the process of web development using one of Uniting Creative's cost-effective templates or building you a unique, customised site that caters for all your needs.
Esther also has print design expertise and is committed to helping not-for-profits, churches and others to communicate in creative ways.
When she's not in front of the screen, Esther enjoys volunteering, baking, felt making, photography and drinking coffee.
Lyndal Irons — Journalist, subeditor and photographer
Building on her Communications Degree, Lyndal’s more than five years with Uniting Creative has given her keen insight into how to most-effectively fulfil the communications needs of our clients. Lyndal’s journalism and subediting skills (currently being sharpened through advanced training) can help your print, online publication or other promotional materials blossom. Her passion for, and skills in, photography — and her unique eye — will help your products shine.
Lyndal is dedicated to all stages of the creative process — from research through to delivery — and works easily and effectively with clients to help ensure excellence.
Away from work, she makes the most delightful cards and notepads and writes insightful liner notes for music collections she compiles for friends.
Marije Nieuwenhuis — Promotions Officer/ Writer/ Marketing Consultant
Marije comes to Uniting Creative from Overijssel, in the Netherlands, bringing 11 years experience in public relations, marketing and communications in corporate and non-profit fields.
After completing a Bachelor in Communication Science, Marije worked in cross-media platform blogging, freelance writing and as the Fundraising and PR Manager at international charity organisation Mission Without Borders.
She has a passion to use her skills to communicate effectively for non-profit organisations like the Uniting Church who want to make a difference in the world.
As the Synod's Promotions Officer, responsible for Living is Giving, Marije is closely involved with coordinating and implementing creative marketing strategies that work. Her strengths include well-developed research and writing skills, clear thinking, quality service and public relations and marketing management.
Away from the office, Marije enjoys exploring Australia, and settling in with a good book — especially
one by Patricia Volk, Kathryn Stockett or Stephen Fry.
Marjorie Lewis-Jones — Manager Uniting Creative and Editor Insights
Marjorie is a gifted writer with over 25 years experience in government, community, not-for-profit and religious communication. She guides the thought-provoking Insights magazine to production each month and will ensure our staff pursue your project with attention to detail, focus on outcome and sensitivity to deadlines.
Remember when people paid close, eager attention to and were intensely affected by words on a page? When integrity and quality mattered more than cant and quantity? That’s what Marjorie hopes you’ll rediscover when you work with Uniting Creative.
Stephen Webb — Media relations and Deputy Editor Insights
Stephen has been a journalist, editor, senior media/public relations specialist and communications manager with churches and not-for-profit organisations in Australia and internationally for more than 25 years.
Stephen is committed to creating the best possible communications outcomes for clients that are tailored to meet their ethical commitments, budgets, expectations and, where possible, their dreams.
His strengths include superlative reporting skills, targeting communication to solve issues, subediting to strengthen communication, networking to produce results and taking excellent photographs.