Leah Mayes, Owner/Graphic Designer at Ruby Blue Creative

“I want to share my excitement and creative energy to help you achieve your wildest business dreams.”

Hi, I’m Leah Mayes, Creative Director, Graphic & Web Designer & Brand Guru.

As a child, growing up on 40 acres in Queensland, I loved playing outdoors. I equally loved helping my Dad in his ‘Print Shed’. Whenever I had the chance I’d be helping him collate & number invoice books, and later designed logos and business cards for his clients. My love of design, paper and print started right there in Dad’s shed. I am forever grateful for all Dad taught me, from trimming cards & making plates to mixing ink. I still love the smell of ink, as it reminds me of walking into his workshop.

For 10 years my world was web design and development, working for TAFE, transforming websites into usable, customer-centric works of art, usually alongside a back-end developer. I studied Multimedia (when CD’s were all the rage), taught myself HTML and developed new skills and technologies. While I loved this phase of my life, things changed dramatically when we started our family in 2005.

In the same year, I started my first business, Instyle Web Design. I transformed plain text into interactive, user-friendly websites. It was the era of Zen Garden, and CSS (Style sheets) were making the web much more beautiful than ever before. I was in my element, making functional, interactive sites that were equally beautiful. After a while, changing technology meant people were starting to design their own websites based on template-driven systems such as WordPress. So I focused on updating my print & design skills at Shillington College, while working in Graphic Design part time to gain some valuable experience.

“I am forever grateful for all Dad taught me, from trimming cards on a guillotine & making plates to mixing ink.”

Recently I had a major health scare, which jolted me into reality. I decided I needed to spend more time with my family instead of sitting in traffic on the freeway every day. Ruby Blue Creative was borne.

Cue now, and I want to share my excitement and creative energy to help you achieve your wildest business dreams by working out what makes your business tick. I’m here to help re-ignite your passion, your business and bring out your story through awe inspiring memorable branding and design that boosts your credibility and your bottom line.