Vanessa Thomas is the owner of Synkd, a Melbourne brand and design agency specialising in ‘bringing brands to life’. Synkd’s mission is to help small businesses get ‘in sync’ with their ideal customers through the power of design and creativity. Synkd do this by breathing new life into brands through beautifully-designed, commercially-driven, visual solutions that attract ideal customers for profitable business growth. With an Honours Degree in Visual Communication and 20 years of design industry experience in Melbourne and the UK, she’s a pioneering and creative entrepreneur, establishing Synkd in 2010 and the insightful ‘My Avatar’ business tool, which sets her apart from her peers.
Vanessa is experienced across multiple design disciplines, however her passion and drive is focused on branding, with the creative ability and flexibility to deliver marketing collateral in line with design briefs, budget and deadlines. Some notable works include the City of Melbourne brand roll out, Jemena, The Department of Justice and Sustainability Victoria, to name a few. Vanessa’s personable yet professional approach and creative reputation have successfully forged long-term relationships with several local Councils, including Cities of Greater Dandenong, Mooney Valley and Wyndham Councils.
Vanessa lives in Melbourne with her husband, three children, two dogs and beloved Harry Potter Collection. She enjoys bike riding, spas, reading fiction and kicking autumn leaves when the kids aren’t looking.