Our mission is to fill the world with wonder.

We believe that good design enhances the world, transforms the landscape, encourages learning and creates strong connections. We are committed to using the tools we have at our disposal to help make this world a more beautiful, interesting and engaging place – where imagination can soar, and stories can be experienced.

About Us

Creative Spaces is a multi-award-winning signage, interpretation and exhibition design studio. We build spaces that act as “living bridges” that connect people with the environment, cultural places, each other, and the past.

A huge asset that we have is our strong bond as a team, each of our members is talented and creative in their own right, but together we are greater than the sum of our parts.

We work in collaboration with individuals, communities and local and state governments and are honoured to share stories of significance throughout the whole state of Western Australia and further afield.

Our many years of collective experience in graphic design, exhibition planning, graphics, spatial planning for cultural and visitor centres, and interpretive design gives us the ability to create truly immersive environments that support engagement, promote learning and encourage exploration for all people.

Over time we’ve built an impressive network of other like-minded creatives to partner with. Our network includes architects, historians, interpretive and tourism consultants, cabinetmakers, copywriters and multimedia specialists. This gives us the scope to tackle any job with ease.

Our Team

Rikki Clarke


Diploma, Art and Design (Graphic Design), Central Institute of Technology

Rikki Clarke is the queen of multi-tasking and keeps a tight leash on her projects with all the aplomb of a seasoned dog walker. Apart from keeping Creative Spaces the tour de force it is, Rikki also makes sure it’s a great place to work, and her sense of humour and unmistakable laugh brings the whole office to life.

Ben Clarke

Business Administrator

BA Maritime Management with Business Studies, Southampton Solent University

As Creative Spaces’ business boffin and accounts authority, Ben’s measured approach and level-headed logic keeps us all on track. Ben’s business background spans everything from winery operations to commercial shipping, and while he may have retired his sea legs, he has certainly not lost his appreciation of a good wine.

Emily Drage

Exhibition Designer

Bachelor of Design (Interior Spatial Design) / Bachelor of Arts (International Studies – French), University of Technology, Sydney

Bachelor of Arts (International Studies – French), L’Université d’Aix-Marseille, Marseille

Emily is an interior designer with a love of all things French and cooking. Her unique designs are immersive sensory experiences which help visitors to connect with spaces in a meaningful and memorable way. Her skillful use of 3D modelling and rendering tools bring projects to life, allowing our clients to ‘see’ their space before it’s created. 

Combine this colossal talent with strong project management skills and a determination to help people achieve the best possible outcomes, and it’s no surprise Emily delivers exceptional spaces which spark curiosity and wonder. 

Emma Walford

Graphic Designer

BA Creative Advertising & Graphic Design, Curtin University

Emma is an explorer. Whether she’s on a quest to solve the latest design challenge or simply hunting for the best soup dumplings, Emma is curious, adventurous, and open to testing out alternatives. An intrepid traveller, her desire to experience new things has taken her on many voyages, locally and abroad. When this knowledge-seeker isn’t saving up for her next trip, she’s adding to her ever growing collection of art and design books and hanging out with her dog Laddie (who she misses terribly whenever she’s away from home).

Louie Clarke

Head of Security

Master of Barkeology and Cyber Security, Pawsiversity

Being our smallest (and furriest) team member, you wouldn’t expect Louie to be our Head of Security. His experience and extensive study in Barkeology and Cyber Security make him the paw-fect protector of the CS team. When Louie is not busy guarding the office and surprising visitors, he enjoys keeping the CS team company and loves to take long (and loud) naps around the office.

Our Services

Creative Spaces can customise our services to meet your specific requirements. Whether you’re after something simple, right through to complex longer term projects. Whatever you require you can be sure we always bring creativity, attention to detail and commitment to every job we work on.


We create spatial environments (both temporary and permanent) where architectural form and narrative elements. We work with a range of materials, innovative techniques, and new technologies to create truly engaging visitor-oriented experiences. Exhibition design is one of our major strong suits, and it’s no surprise that some of our projects have gone on to win prestigious awards.

Interpretive design forges bonds between people and places of cultural, environmental or historical significance. At Creative Spaces we have a particular talent for undertaking projects in heritage buildings, ensuring a low-impact footprint that respects the history and importance that such buildings are imbued with. We use an immersive approach that takes the visitor on a journey of understanding about an event, a period of time, or a person (or persons) of interest. The proper use of research, coupled with our natural curiosity, makes us perfectly positioned to create interpretive design projects that capture attention and invite truly memorable experiences.


Creative Spaces can undertake any aspect of graphic design including exhibition collateral (such as invitations, flyers and catalogues), branding, style guides, and interior and exterior environmental graphics. Our ability to do all of this in-house brings a level of consistency and coherence across all elements of your project and ensures that your job will be completed in a timely manner.


Incorporating multimedia into your display adds an extra layer to the overall experience. Soundscapes, apps, touchscreens, tablets, AV productions, kinetic interactives, and projections are some of the elements that can be incorporated into the physical design of your space. These tools aim to heighten the sensory experience, share information and provide an unsurpassed level of interaction to the visitor.


Customised signage is a great way to engage, educate and guide your visitors to particular points of interest. We undertake the design of sign style guides creating on-brand, detailed documentation that will allow you to plan and manage large signage projects in a consistent way, whilst also enhancing visitor experience. We ensure that all your signage is intuitive, interesting, easy to understand, and complements the look and feel of the overall.


We can undertake the full design of your project from initial concept, fabrication, right through to final fit-out and opening day and we have strong working relationships with a whole host of professionals who we can collaborate with at any stage of the build.


We can develop concepts in collaboration with our clients for interpretation, exhibition design and vision/master plans. Due to our previous and ongoing work with state and local governments we’ve also got a good grasp of what’s required to obtain funding and approval for projects. Site visits can be conducted for both local and regional projects, to gain a greater understanding on your specific requirements.

Our Awards


Winner, MAGNA Awards (Museums And Galleries National Awards), Temporary or Travelling Exhibition
Project: Number Please!

Finalist, WA Heritage Awards
Project: Lomas Cottage, Museum for Children, Gwalia Settlement and Museum Precinct


Commendation, WA Heritage Awards
Project: Wadjemup Museum Refurbishment

Finalist, AGDA Awards
Project: Herdsman Lake Discovery Centre, Kalbarri Skywalk Interpretation Design

Winner, AILA WA Award of Excellence for Tourism, AILA WA Medal, AILA WA Award for Regional Achievement
Project: Kalbarri Skywalk Interpretation

Winner, MAGNA Awards (Museums And Galleries National Awards)
Project: Wadjemup Museum Refurbishment


Winner, WA Heritage Awards
Project: Montgomery House

Winner, MAGNA Awards (Museums And Galleries National Awards)
Project: Betty Brown Historical Centre

Highly Commended, MAGNA Awards
Project: Power Up Electricity Museum

Commendation, MAGNA Awards
Project: Mandurah Community Museum Courtroom Exhibition


Winner, MAGNA Awards (Museums And Galleries National Awards)
Project: State Timber Museum

Finalist, WA Heritage Awards
Projects: Montgomery House, Gwalia’s Gold Exhibition


Winner, The Gerry Gauntlett Award, WA Heritage Awards
Project: Cue Visitor Centre

Commendation, WA Heritage Awards
Project: Old Onslow Interpretive Signage


Finalist, WA Heritage Awards
Projects: Leonora Heritage Trail, Gwalia’s Gold Exhibition


Commendation, WA Heritage Awards
Project: Broome Museum Sailmakers Shed

Finalist, WA Heritage Awards
Project: Geraldton Esplanade Interpretive Signs


Best of State, Australian Interior Design Awards
Project: WA Police Pavilion 2014

Finalist, AGDA Awards
Project: Geraldton Esplanade Interpretive Signs

Commendation, WA Heritage Awards
Project: Esperance Waterfront Interpretation


Winner, WA Heritage Awards
Project: Oliver Hill Rottnest

Highly Commended, Perth Royal Show Awards
Project: WA Police Pavilion 2014