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.
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.
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.
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.
Advanced Diploma, Graphic Design, Central Institute of Technology
Chiara is a cool, calm designer from Denmark, who brings with her proven abilities in leadership, diplomacy and collaboration. Whilst her chilled and thoughtful presence lends a sense of serenity to the studio, she has also earned a reputation as the resident office problem-solver. Whether it’s a tough design problem, a cryptic crossword, or a prediction about the next plot twist in her latest audio-drama binge, there’s no stopping her sleuthing skills.
BA Creative Advertising & Graphic Design, Curtin University
Due to Lucy’s barista background it’s fair to say she makes a mean brew as well as being a gun graphic designer. When not nose deep in coffee, you can find her op-shopping for vintage clothes and catching live music gigs in Perth. Perhaps those are pastimes you wouldn’t expect when you find out she grew up on a farm in Morawa. However, she has still retained her love for the outdoors, and often enjoys spending time with nature – just as long as she doesn’t have to harvest it.
Diploma, Computer Science and Mathematics, University of Leeds
An upbeat designer who has recently joined us from sunny London, Mark has unique experience working in production design. As well as his hands-on experience with woodwork, metalwork and cabinetry, Mark has designed exhibitions for luxury brands, fine art and jewellery.
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.
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.
Winner, WA Heritage Awards
Projects: Montgomery House
Finalist, WA Heritage Awards
Projects: Leonora Heritage Trail, Gwalia’s Gold Exhibition
Winner, WA Heritage Awards
Project: Oliver Hill Rottnest
Highly Commended, Perth Royal Show Awards
Project: WA Police Pavilion 2014