Big agency experience, small studio sensibilities
Our name, taken from the classic writing-system of abbreviation using symbols represents the fundamentals of our work – distilling down the essense of a brand and expressing it visually.
Shorthand was founded in 2014 by Amanda and Scott Kirkman. After spending several years working at top creative agencies in Melbourne, the pair brought their unique experience back home to Newcastle.
We are a design studio not an agency. We don’t have account managers or a sales team, so you know you will be working directly with us. Shorthand was started with the intent of staying small, favouring quality over quantity. Today we still stick by that ethos, partnering with brands both small and large from Sydney to San Francisco.