Featured Client, Graphic Design

Featured Client: Lesley Wallington

Last month we designed and launched a website for Lesley Wallington, a local Canberra artist and tutor. Lesley works in watercolour, pencil, ink, gouache and collage and has collected a series of awards for her unique paintings. Check out her amazing, detailed and delicate artworks here on the website.

The website design is classic and clean in order to focus on Lesley’s artworks as the hero elements.


Lesley Wallington-Silvereye

Visit | Lesley Wallington

Graphic Design, Papercut

Sex, Drugs & Helvetica design conference

At the beginning of the month Jess travelled up to sunny Brisbane to attend the annual SD & Helvetica design conference. It was a day jam packed with inspiring projects and speakers who had travelled from far and wide to deliver talks on cool projects they had played a major part in.

A highlight of the day was London based creative director James Greenfield, who led the re-branding of worldwide tech giant Airbnb (see a slide of the presentation below). It was awesome to see how a fun yet simple approach led to such a well rounded brand solution. It was also interesting to note that on the day of the launch the rebrand was the worldwide top trending topic on Twitter for ten hours – it definitely made a big impact!


Graphic Design, Inspiration, Papercut

Turning your words into money

Do you have expert tips, coaching strategies, a how to guide or even your own success story that you want to share? Well now is the time to blow the dust off those words and let us help you create leads with your new eBook!

Papercut have teamed up with Writing Words to package up an eBook offering like no other.
You will receive:

– one 45 minute content strategy session with two industry experts
– authentic copy writing of up to 12 pages
– professional graphic design in your brand style, and
– eBook creation (PDF)
– Two week turnaround
$997 + gst

This package is on offer until October 30th and numbers are limited to 7 only!

Book now info@papercut.net.au | 6162 4045

Recipe of the Month

Blueberry pancake breakfast icypoles

We might be getting a bit ahead of ourselves but the sun is shining and Spring is here – so why not indulge in some icy cold popsicles.

Makes 5 popsicles
150 g greek yogurt
4 tablespoons maple syrup
1/2 cup granola
1/2 cup blueberries

Mix the greek yogurt with two tablespoons of maple syrup. Then layer in the popsicle molds with yogurt, blueberries, granola, and a drizzle of maple syrup. Insert the popsicle sticks and freeze for a few hours. When you’re ready to serve, run the molds under warm water for 10 seconds, wiggle them out and enjoy!

Source | Jojotastic

Recipe of the Month

Recipe of the Month: Chocolate batik cake (AKA Hedgehog slice)

200 gm digestive biscuits or marie
100 gm butter
250-300 gm milk chocolate
200 gm / 1/2 tin condensed milk
80 gm pistachio (or any kind of your liking)
80 gm almonds, roasted
80 gm walnut, roasted

1. Using double boiling technique, melt the chocolate, butter and condensed milk. Mix well.

2. In another bowl, crash the biscuits and mix with all the ready nuts.

3.Pour the chocolate mixture into the bowl with biscuits and nuts. Mix well.

4.Place a baking paper in a mould (or you can use a detachable mould as well). Pour the mixture into ready mould.

5.Keep in fridge for several hours until the chocolate sets. This will make sure the cake is gonna be easy to cut.

Source | Ribbon & Circus

Graphic Design, Inspiration, Papercut

Making time for creativity

When I started Papercut I imagined I would always be designing for my clients. Nearly eight years later, my role as director has grown in responsibility and business skills yet not so much in design. These days I’m off the tools and in some regard not as confident to be back on them.

Last year I decided that in order to feed my creative juices I needed to give myself some time and space to do so. I booked into an art class at the ANU Art school on Mondays, and it’s there that I lose myself in watercolour and gouache and feel creative again.

My art teacher is a talented lady for whom we have just completed a website (www.lesleywallington.com.au) Her work is detailed and layered and inspiring.

As a business owner and creative person the best decision I made was to go back to my art and feed my passion. This important time out from the business allows me to maintain my energy the rest of the week, and bring renewed ideas to Papercut.

Here are a few of my artworks.




Recipe of the Month

Recipe of the Month: Cauliflower Soup with Hazelnut and Sage Butter

Winter is still hanging around… here is a winter warmer to keep you cosy!

Olive oil
1 large leek, white part only, roughly chopped
3 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
750g cauliflower, cut into florets
Sea salt
100g double or thickened cream
50g (truffle) butter
50g hazelnuts, roughy chopped
10 or so sage leaves

1. In a large, heavy-based pot, heat a knob of butter and lug of oil. Add the leek and garlic and cook until softened (5-7 minutes).

2. Add the cauliflower florets and pour over boiling water to barely just cover the cauliflower. Some prefer to use stock, however I think it overpowers the soup too much so I just use the water and season with sea salt to taste.

3. Cook over a medium heat until cauliflower is softened and liquid has reduced a little (20-30 minutes). Blitz in a food processor or with a hand blender until smooth. Add the cream and stir through. If the soup is too thick, add a little extra cream. If too thin, return to heat and reduce until soup is desired consistency.

4. Just before serving, prepare the hazelnut and sage butter. Place all ingredients in a small saucepan and heat over a low heat until butter is foaming and sage begins to turn crispy.

5. Serve soup in bowls, topped with the hazelnut sage butter and if using, the extra roasted cauliflower and shavings of fresh truffle.

Source | Julia Ostro