New Projects

If you have a new project you would like to discuss or want to learn more about us and our process, please contact us through the form below:

General Equiries

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There are currently no permanent positions or internships on offer in the studio. We do on occassion require freelancers and are always happy to receive portfolios. Please send a PDF portfolio <8mb to


Room 7 / Level 1
120 Hunter Street
Newcastle NSW 2300


PO Box 209
Newcastle NSW 2300

Brand + Design

Shorthand is an Australian creative studio. We help businesses create brands of substance and style.

Your brand is how your customers see your business. It’s shaped by the way you represent yourself – professionally, socially and visually. It’s what makes you unique. It’s what makes you desirable. It’s shorthand for everything that brings your business together.

We use strategy and design to help businesses define their brand – to define who they are and how to engage their audience.

Our approach

We work with our clients to clarify, implement and manage their brands. We develop long-term relationships, because branding doesn’t end when you leave a building. We ensure that our creative outcomes meet your business objectives.

Who we are

Shorthand is based in Newcastle NSW. Led by Amanda Cole and Scott Kirkman, our team is purposefully small. We collaborate with a selection of exceptional creatives to make sure we have the most suitable team working to solve your problem.

Who we work with

We work with businesses, both locally and globally, who are passionate about what they do. We work with businesses we believe in. From startups to accounting firms to restaurateurs, we share a common goal with all our clients – to bring out the best in their brand.

Branding services
  • Strategy & Positioning
    Logo Design
    Brand Identity
    Brand Guidelines
    Graphic Design
    Website Design
    Print Communication
    Guidelines & Templates
    Social Media Management
    Environmental Design