At Studio1 Design, We’re Passionate About Creating Beautiful Websites That Get Results.

Because When Your Business Succeeds, So Does Ours.


Our mission at Studio1 Design is to help you create the online presence you deserve that not only captures the incredible offer you have but also boosts your bottom line.

You’ve chosen a path that not many dare to take and we understand first hand the effort required to present your business via your website as the number one solution provider to your website visitors.

We have over two decades of experience in conversion-focused website design and online marketing that goes into the magic we create for you.

Our journey below has highs and lows, but more importantly it demonstrates the years of experience that goes into every website and brand we design for thousands of businesses around the world.

Our Journey So Far...



Studio1 was founded by Greg Merrilees in Melbourne, Australia.

I always had a passion for illustration and design.
In the early days of business we primarily designed t-shirt prints for wholesale fashion clients in Australia, sold through major Australian retailers, like Just Group, Cotton On, Myer, Target, Witchery, etc. As our workload increased we moved into a studio close to the city and to our clients.



We designed a range of graphics for high profile brands & licenses including:


Which lead to designing consumer products, and
packaging design for global retailers including:


We kept getting busier, so we hired a few more
full-time designers.



The wholesale clothing industry in Australia started being squeezed out by retailers, who started going to the manufacturers directly.

Within 2 years we went from having around 20 wholesale fashion clients to around 5 clients. We had an office and 6 talented full-time designers, yet we didn’t have enough work for all of us. I needed to pivot or Studio1 was going down!!

So I started looking for online opportunities. I hired a pair of mentors, who helped me learn social media marketing and online marketing. They liked our designs, so they had us design their website, landing pages and marketing graphics. Then they had us design for 20 of their clients within the mentor group.



We started a site called:

We noticed there weren’t many websites selling t-shirt designs online to digital t-shirt printing businesses. Over the next couple of years we tested many iterations, offers, price points, until we worked out what worked! That’s where we discovered a real passion for website design and online marketing, realising that a well designed website can increase leads and sales!

T-shirts design
James Schramko & Ezra Firestone


I discovered podcasts and learned even more about what works with online marketing.

I was listening to ThinkActGet.com (T.A.G.) with James Schramko & Ezra Firestone, and they mentioned that they didn’t love their podcast logo, so I sent them a new logo design for free, just to say “thanks” for their awesome
FREE podcast.

They loved the logo, so we printed it on t-shirts and they wore the t-shirts live on stage. We then designed a new website banner for them and we started designing for their other brands too. They realised we had talent, so they started referring us to their clients too. Then Ezra started using our design team for all of his online marketing funnels.

I sent more free t-shirt designs to other podcasters including: John Lee Dumas, Perry Marshall, Chris Ducker, Clay Collins, Pat Flynn, Russell Brunson, Kevin Rogers, Keith Kranc, and many others.



Throughout the next couple of years our name spread fast!

I was interviewed on many podcasts for online marketing communities, plus I started sharing my knowledge on co-hosted webinars.

Podcast interviews
Greg Merrilees public speaking


I faced my fear of public
speaking = woohoo!

For the first time in my life I spoke on stage. I spoke at James Schramko’s annual event ‘Superfast Business Live’ in Sydney, then again at Ezra Firestone’s ‘eCommerce All-Stars’ event in San Diego. Those speaking opportunities grew our customer base even further. (it still scares me to be on stage, but it feels so good afterwards =)

Greg Merrilees public speaking


We released our recurring design service called ‘DesignerOnTap.com’.

This service is mainly for digital agencies that have an ongoing need for ‘high converting web page design and marketing graphics for them and their clients. All for a single flat monthly fee.

Designer on tap
Frank Oz website


We designed for Frank Oz!
(WTF?! =)

I am very proud of the designs we created for the voice of the Muppets, and Yoda from Star Wars!!


We designed the
sales page for his
new documentary.
Muppet Guys Talking.



Designed for over 1500
influencer and businesses

Bill Zanker, Tony Robbins and
Pitbull for GritBxng.

Influencer and businesses


We have grown our team to over
25 people and we are all here to
help you get a better result from
your website and online.

Website designs


We invested in Studio1's culture

We had our inaugural team retreat in Boracay, Philippines to strengthen our team bond
so that we can deliver a world-class website and branding service to clients all around the world.

Team retreat group picture
Team retreat Greg Merrilees
Team retreat group picture
Team retreat boodle fight
Team retreat

Studio1's Core Values


World-Class Design

We are passionate about always delivering a world-class website and branding.


Client's Results First

We create websites that drive results for our clients, including more leads and sales, so they come back and they refer us to others.


Creative-Minded Designers

We are always willing to push the envelope to find new, effective ways to deliver amazing designs.


Teamwork First

We leave our egos behind, without competing with each other, and we work together as a team to uphold our world-class reputation.


Problem Solvers

We approach problems, issues, and challenges with a “let’s find a way to fix it” attitude.


Always Learning

We can always improve so we are open-minded to learning and sharing new ideas and tools.


We look forward to helping you take your
website and brand to the next level =)

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