WE SPECIALISE IN CREATING QUALITY STUNNING WEBSITES
WITH A FOCUS ON GETTING RESULTS FOR BUSINESSES LIKE YOURS
Studio1design is unique because we understand the importance of marketing.
Every website we design is professionally designed to raise your profile and have a strong focus on conversions.
Importantly, your new design will align with your marketing funnel.
THE STORY 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 closer to the city and to our clients.
We designed a lot of graphics with high profile brands and 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 Studio 1 was going down!! So I started looking for online opportunities. I discovered the Business Renovators, who helped me learn social media marketing and online marketing. They also hired us for their own website designs and marketing graphics, plus they recommended us to all of their clients.
We noticed there weren’t many websites selling t-shirt designs online.
So we started: DownloadT-shirtDesigns.com where we offer digital t-shirt designs. Over the next few years we tested many iterations and worked out what works. That’s where we discovered a real passion for website design and conversions!!
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 then joined James Schramko’s Silver Circle
where James started coaching me and that’s when we started getting amazing momentum.
James came to my studio one day and asked me why I have an office. I had never really thought about why I had an office, James then said ‘What if I can show you a better way?’
I hired my first full-time designer from the Philippines.
That was successful so I hired another 10 designers as we grew rapidly. They are amazingly talented designers, that just needed to learn how to design with a focus on conversions and how to get better results for our clients. So I started sharing all of my knowledge and I trained my design team so they too can continually evolve and become even better designers.
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. I then launched SuccessShirt.com where we offer these t-shirts to the podcaster’s fans and we split the profits 50/50 with each partner. I then built trust with the podcasters over time and started designing some of their websites and then they started referring us to their communities for web design.
Throughout the next couple of years as our name
spread through online marketing communities, I was interviewed on many podcasts, plus I shared more of my knowledge on co-hosted webinars.
We then started designing websites, and marketing graphics for many high profile marketers and brands around the world.
We designed for the Kerns and through a client that ‘white label’s us, we also designed for Tony Robbins.
I started a podcast called TheRealMagic.com with my co-host, Alan Nunez,
who also runs a successful design business. We share our knowledge and unpack design to help designers and business owners work together to create amazing design that’s profitable.
I faced my fear of public speaking
and for the first time in my life I spoke on stage at James Schramko’s annual event ‘Superfast Business Live’ in Sydney, then again at Ezra Firestone’s ‘eCommerce All-Stars’ event in San Diego. This grew our audience and customer base even further.
When you are ready to get better results in your business through a
pro-level website, reach out to us and we look forward to working with you soon!