Testimonials

“Thanks to Sally’s broad range of creative talents and endless experience she made this possibly trialling journey of creating my new business identity a simple, fun, & exciting experience.   I believed for a long time as a makeup artist I had a tricky task on my hands when it came to my brand identity as my work is visual and diverse. By my seventh year in business I was in serious need of a revamp.  Enter Sally Walsh the perfect person to represent my work as fresh, funky, a little edgy, diverse & professional.   My favourite part of this revamp was the hand painted female water colour logo & imagery. I fell madly in love with them. They were even more beautiful than what I originally had in my mind.
When it comes to fresh, fabulous, flawless, funky and tailored unique. Sally will ‘paint’ your wildest dreams into a professional proud brand identity & reality.”

Katrina Middleton – Professional Makeup Artist & Hairstylist
About FACE, Sydney


“When I started my own business and needed a design I knew Sally would be the one to give me exactly what I was after. I love her female portraits and wanted something that was feminine, kick-ass and exclusive to my brand. Sal was great to work with – really took on everything I said and in the end delivered a result that I LOVE. My Miss J Creative logo is frikken hot. If she were a real person she’d totally be Miss Universe. If you’re after an original art piece I strongly recommend this talented lady.”

Jessie Jordan – Creative Director
Miss J CREATIVE Pty Ltd


“We moved into our federation style house in 2001 with only 1 piece of artwork. Over time, we managed to fill some of the walls with photographs of our holidays, but we knew we wanted the main corridors and living areas of our house to have special artwork which held real meaning for us.   There was never any other option than to commission an artist who could understand us and most importantly our love of animals. Sally certainly shared this passion (and a few tears) with us. She was amazing in her ability to capture and interpret our conversations to bring our discussions to life.
We have commissioned Sally on 2 occasions, and both times the results were beyond expectations. Every day that we walk past the painting of our beloved staffie and the row of illustrations of our African animal encounters, the memories come to life for us again – which is what we believe great artwork should do.”

Janet Leung – Founder & Business Consultant
The Bug House, Design Studio.


“I had previously worked with another designer who didn’t understand my vision for my brand identity, & tried to rush me. Sally came recommended to me so I knew the design process was going to run smoothly and it did. Sally was a dream to work with and I get excited every time I look at the work she did for me, it’s beautiful!   On getting back Sally’s first draft of my logo, I new she had nailed it straight away. It was like working with a friend who was completely invested in my project. Sally’s creativity and talent blows my mind!
I have already recommended Sally to friends and strangers – Hire Sally! She just gets it and works bloody hard for you. Her creativity is so natural and fluid, I wouldn’t work with anyone else.”

Mandy Voulgaropoulos – Creative Director & Flower Stylist
Opulent Garden


“Sally we are totally blown away by your amazing talent! Love the design of our children’s murals, love your dedication and your creativity! I think I love my daughters mural just as much as my little princess does! And my son goes to bed every night saying “love my wall” and we make up new stories each night, from his mural.

The amazing work of this truly gifted artist is a miracle to watch unfold…. I have the two luckiest children in the world!”

Elise Haasz – Happy mum & proud owner of two children’s murals


“Working within a creative retail environment with a very strong brand identity, it’s always a challenge bringing in a new designer. However, it’s also an opportunity to have fresh ‘eyes’ bring a new perspective to a campaign or project.  I personally worked with Sally {Sillier than Sally} across a few separate campaigns and adhoc projects. Her ideas and concepts were always to brief and beyond our expectations. Timelines were met with consistency and providing feedback was very easy due to Sally’s friendly and approachable persona.  Sally is an absolute pleasure to work with, offering creative ideas and solutions with a strong commercial understanding. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Sillier than Sally.
The concept! Seeing the creative development of a concept being rolled out across a variety of media (Point of Sale, Ticketing, Catalogue production, Online and Print Advertisements, etc.) in a visually striking but commercially viable way. It shows Sally’s understanding of the client and project/ campaign brief. In retail, timelines are tight so without this understanding the process would be far harder.
Not only a creative graphic designer but a very talented visual artist, Sillier than Sally can deliver on a large range of projects across a variety of needs; personal to commercial. I would recommend Sally based on her artistic design flair, professionalism and ability to deliver fantastic visual solutions across most media. From invitations, visual murals, illustration, logo development to catalogue production her skillset is broad. Sillier than Sally is a one stop shop for all your design needs.”

Kylie Caponas – Retail Marketing


“I had previously seen Sally’s artwork at a local art market and also an exhibition of African animals in the city.  All the animals had the most expressive eyes, which is why I knew Sally would create a beautiful lasting memory of our dog, 11 year old whippet “Lucy”  –  We are very happy with our painting and any friends or family who visit are immediately drawn to it, as it is a unique piece.   Taking Lucy to Sally’s home and not just me sending photographs was quite special, as Sally was able to witness Lucy’s shy, timid and sweet nature.  She also added old sheet music to the background which really complimented the artwork.
I have already recommended Sally to my friends, as it was such a good experience.”

Bettina Press – Proud pet portrait owner


“For our wedding stationary set we wanted something unique that represented us and our personalities and knew that would cost more than something standard. We were willing to pay a bit extra for something special and it was totally worth it in our eyes.
We gave Sally some inspiration we’d found on Pinterest, and some general guidance on how we wanted the invites to feel and also the wording.  She interpreted our brief brilliantly and we felt our designs really captured the essence of what we wanted.  The best part was all the compliments we received when we handed them out – everyone commented on how personal they were to us and appreciated how much effort had gone into making them.
If you want something truly original and personal go to Sally. On top of being a fab artist & designer she’s also a pleasure to deal with.”

Lucy Edwards – Creative Account Manager and happy bride


“I just love the name “Sillier than Sally”. Sally came highly recommended by a mutual friend and the project I was working on needed a fresh approach with a high level of creativity.
We were asked to create & print a coffee table production about Africa; she fitted the brief to a tee! Not prissy about sharing her creative either and was always keen for my input and feedback.  I enjoyed every aspect of the project and the result is history; the Client loved it and couldn’t say enough about the finished product.  Her portfolio is recommendation enough. She is an amazing person with a God given gift – It’s not fair; no one person should have that much talent!”

Gary Hogarth – Director
In House Print


“After consulting with three other graphic artists prior to Sally I was exhausted at the thought of having to brief my vision again, for fear of being disappointed once again. Sally was the first person who took time to have face contact and listen. Our initial meeting was via FaceTime and having the consultation with Sally in her office made it convenient. Sally had some of her work at hand to show me as inspiration, this helped translate the fire back into my vision. After that consultation I knew I had found the person I had been looking for.  Sally provided me with continuous communication, her willingness to work on the project was always with motivation, she provided me with relevant guidance and together with her irrefutable talent resulted in great success. By all means please check out “Kity” for yourself.  My favourite part of the design process was making “Kity” real! I just couldn’t put her down, after the thousandth time of looking at her I still struggled to find room for improvement. When Sally introduced the gold in Kity’s hair and parts of the eye, that was the cherry on top for me.
On recommending Sally I would definitely say that she is genuinely committed to the job  both creatively and from a business perspective.  She understands the pressure associated with timelines yet remains calm and positive. Above all she is a wonderful person, an attribute hard to find in the business world today.”

Kathy Hagios – Founder & Director
Kity.


“Meeting Sally was the best possible outcome for the design of such a high calibre travel publication that was required. Having produced annual Africa travel brochures for a number of years I was asked to work on a brand new concept to appeal to the high end of the market – the Connoisseur Collection. It had to have the ‘wow’ factor, so I needed a designer to create something completely different to the company’s usual mainstream publications. It’s always difficult to know initially if an artist’s ideas will be on the same wave-length as your own, particularly when you have a vision but can’t always verbalise it, so need lots of input. Sally was great, and spot on right away with her artistic input, creative ideas, plus her love of the destination was the icing on the cake. The end product was just perfect with accolades from all who saw it, and all of the travel agents wanted a copy! It was so different to the run of the mill brochures that appear on shelves. Sally did an outstanding job, and I would always recommend her at any opportunity.”

Fiona Hay – General Manager
318Africa Travel


“Spending a lot of money on anything unique and ‘yet to be designed’ can be a worry. However, I’ve seen a lot of Sally’s work over the years and I know how fantastic and creative she can be. As soon as we sat down and talked about the design of my wedding stationary set, she knew exactly what I wanted and any concerns I had evaporated! When Sally sent me the first draft I was immediately in love! It all turned out amazing, exactly as I had wanted and better than I had hoped!
I loved sitting down with Sally for the initial inspiration session, she knew exactly what vision I had in my head! I absolutely love my wedding stationary, it’s hard to pick a favourite part, so I’ll narrow it down to 3. I loved my unique pumpkin coach and castle – totally what I wanted! The map, freaking awesome is all I can say! And the water colour touch was beautiful!
See Sally, she is amazing. She understands what you want and also makes you think about things you didn’t think of. Her knowledge of art and supplies is enormous. And her finished products are superb. I honestly couldn’t be more happy with my stationary!”

Karen Hammond  – a happy bride.


“Sillier than Sally designs has completed three commission pieces for us now. Some of the art we requested varied greatly in style and textures from multimedia canvases to large scale charcoal drawings. We appreciated that Sally made understanding the process very easy and was upfront on any costs and expected times lines needed to complete our pieces. What we found really helpful is that Sally also made suggestions along the way (given we are not artists) on our multimedia pieces which resulted in lovelier pieces. All of the finished art exceeded our expectations and gave our house a nice feeling of warmth. We have received so many wonderful compliments from visitors!”

Simone & Brent Lukeman


“Sally is a very talented graphic designer, her conceptual work is excellent as is her response time, meeting with tight deadlines for us on many occasions. Sally has an exceptional ability as a skilled graphic artist to cope with large volumes of work simultaneously and her attention to detail is one of her greatest attributes as is her friendly and cheerful manner.  Sally additionally assisted me with advice and in the design of a 30 page coffee table Inspirational quote-book I wrote in 2012 “Now Is The Time To Shine!“ I look forward to continuing working with Sally for any graphic design work I have planned in the future.”

Vinh Van Lam
Cofounder at “CoSydney CoWorking + Project Space”
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