Hello, my name is Inge and I am the creative director of Storm Designs. I was born in Breda, The Netherlands but moved to Australia in 2000. What made me come to Australia? I don't think I knew that at the time... Together with a friend we bought a one way ticket to Bangkok and after a few months of backpacking we ran out of money. We were in Indonesia at the time and could only do two things: 1) Go back home or 2) Contact a distant relative in Australia. We chose option 2 and called my mum's uncle in Perth. We stayed with Ome Kees for 3 months while we worked to get enough money together to buy an old Toyota Hiace (I think Mr Hiace was older than me!) We travelled and worked along the way: vineyards, farms, nursing homes, pubs, you name it! One day we arrived at the Northern Beaches, New South Wales. Wow, this place is amazing! We decided to stop travelling and applied for work-visas which were granted and not long thereafter I became a permanent resident. Prior to starting Storm Designs, I worked for Australian Geographic as Executive assistant to the Managing Director and in the Marketing & Events and Product & Wholesale departments. In The Netherlands I worked for many years for De Belastingdienst - Dutch Taxation Office. Don't hold that against me!
I love being creative and I have a great passion for Graphic Design and Social Media. As a little girl I was forever drawing & coloring... And I love storms. Storms inspire me. They are refreshing and tend to clear my head and give my bright ideas. I love standing outside in a mild summer storm and put my creative hat on (which hopefully doesn't blow off). During a winter storm I prefer to sit in a comfy chair by the window with a nice mug of hot chocolate. Do you get the picture?
Besides Storm Designs, I have two volunteer positions; I am on the board of the Dutch School De Kangoeroe in Sydney and I am one of the main organisers for Australia's Biggest Girl's Night In, a Cancer Councils initiative where we raise around $28.000 annually.
Storm Designs is all about getting the picture and sending out a clear message to your (potential) customers. Our refreshing designs will bring out the best in your products or services. It is important to us to get to know you and your products so we get the perfect picture together. We want you to be part of the 'team' and we value your ideas and input too. If you have any questions, suggestions or requests, please don't hesitate to let us know. Working closely together, it will make it easier for all of us - so we can relax, sit back and enjoy life! I get a lot of enjoyment out of my creations - you will notice that if we ever get the chance to work together. A 'picture perfect' is what we are after.
"A business that makes nothing but money is a poor kind of business."