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Hello! We’re Punch Bowl Design.

PBD is a graphic design studio. We enjoy collaborating with our clients to help them build better communication with their audiences.

If you need good visual design we would love to discuss solutions with you that will best suit your requirements – including advice on strategic and affordable ways to reach your goals. In fact, we like juicy problems to solve, it’s just one of the things we do best. We are creative problem solvers.

We design books, publications, websites, graphics and marketing materials that help businesses reach their customers. Whether you’re a small start-up or even a major corporation, if you require a new logo, a brand update, a better online presence, or you have a book idea that needs to be taken to the next step, we’d love to get involved to help you make it a success. Have a look through our folio page for some samples of our work.

Although we are based in Ballina, in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales, Australia, we have clients across Australia, in the USA and in Great Britain (we sometimes keep odd hours). So no matter where you are in the world, drop us an email via our contact page and let’s start talking about your next exciting project. We can’t wait to see what you have for us!

Here’s a little more about us:

A few words from Drew McGovern

I have always been interested in different aspects of design and this has led me to seek out challenging and inspiring roles during my career. I have worked for publishers, printers, reproduction houses and advertising agencies in Australia and in the UK. And with each new role I’ve gained insights and experience to add to my ‘punch bowl’ of design know-how.

Wishes the world could be: more like it is in the brochure
Is inspired by: innovative problem solving
Life mantra: never stop learning

A few words from Liz Wiffen

During my career, I have gained a wealth of experience in multiple areas of design. I have worked in both print and digital media and on projects ranging from publishing through to branding. I approach each design task with enthusiasm, humour, and most importantly, a respect for quality design and typography. I’ve also found play to be a valuable tool in the creative process; with the combination of random elements and a well-researched process often leading me to fresh and inspired design solutions.

Wishes the world could be: hunger and pain free
Is inspired by: everyday encounters
Life mantra: savour life, even the little morsels

Our clients include:

  • Carlton Books
  • Carbolic Group Chambers
  • Women in Insurance
  • Allianz Global Assistance
  • John Wiley & Sons, Australia
  • The Smithsonian Institute
  • QED Publishing
  • Rio Tinto
  • Causeway Communication
  • Rough Guides UK
  • Spencil Stationery
  • Community Friends
  • Department of Education QLD
  • D4daisy Publishing
  • Miles Kelly Publishing
  • Cobalt IT
  • Aventura 3
  • Wicks and Wesson
  • Kaija Hair and Makeup
  • Tradie Waitee
  • Write-Now!
  • Decoder
  • Animal Wellness
  • Lourdes Hill College
  • Bonacci Group
  • Down Syndrome Association of QLD


A few words from our clients

I’m really thrilled with the books and I’ve had a lot of lovely emails from people who’ve received their copies. Everyone is praising the layout and style, so thank you for making it all look so great!

Katie Dean
Bead Flowers


It is always so exciting when your e-mails with new mock-ups arrive! I am really thrilled with how the site is shaping up: a big thank you to you and Drew for all your help.

Heather Linaker


Gotta say - sending you that file [to retouch] was the best decision I made all week - looks fantastic Drew, thanks! [...] great job, your talents never cease to knock me over.

Russell Porter
Carlton Books, UK

We have something new to show you! Click on this image to see samples of our latest featured project.

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