Smarta by Design is an independent graphic design practice with a distinct, creative and intelligent approach that strives to meet expectations and nurture long lasting client partnerships.

With experience and clients across a diverse range of industry sectors, Smarta by Design work collaboratively to bring client briefs to life with commitment and passion using a broad suite of design disciplines.

Inspired by smart design and considered thinking, Smarta by Design are dedicated to working flexibly and within budget, to help clients connect directly with their audience.

Smart design, every time.

The Team

Sandra Marta – Founder
Sandra Marta has been practicing design for over 18 years, having
worked at some of Australia’s leading design studios before establishing
Smarta by Design in 2006. Sandra is an intuitive and conceptual thinker
who is dedicated to ensuring brand consistency for her clients.

Andrea O’Shannassy
Andrea has had over 15 years of graphic design experience working
in Australia and London. Andrea is a passionate designer with a great understanding of client needs. She is a highly valued member of the team.

What our clients say...

Thank you for going above and beyond on MLA's impact assessment, strategic plan and annual investment plan. You've brought incredible design talent to these publications and they really set the bar for MLA going forward. You've been great to work with, making countless changes without complaint. I look forward to continuing to work with you in the future.

Sharon McGovern – MLA

Once again you've delivered another stellar design. The new-look Feedback looks amazing. You and Meat and Livestock Australia have much to be proud of. I'm so thrilled that you've joined the Feedback team.

Sharon McGovern – MLA

Smarta by Design is an absolute pleasure to work with. Their strong commitment to customer service, excellence in design, and fantastic understanding of our business has made them a great connection for SBS.

Ashleigh Lane – SBS

Your incredible talent and endless patience is what finally got the Francis Effect book done – that you so much. Couldn't do it without you.

Lana Turvey – Catholic Mission

The fact that we have had such a long association, over 12 years, with Smarta by Design is fine testimony in itself to the quality and excellence of their service and work. Committed, efficient, effective, genuinely respectful and understanding of the client and a great ability of ‘value-adding’
makes for a highly productive and professional business relationship
for Catholic Mission.

Peter Gates – Catholic Mission

It was always an absolute pleasure working with Smarta by Design and I would highly recommend them. They have a strategic and creative eye which is rarely matched in this game and great attention to detail. They encourage and relish a challenge and work very collaboratively with their clients, creating true partnerships to achieve the best results. Nothing was ever too much trouble.

Nicola Reeves – Former Head of Marketing, YWCA NSW

Our Creative Services


Corporate identity

Brand strategy


Brand development

Brand management

Branding guidelines


Annual reports


Corporate profiles

Book design




Direct marketing


Resource kits

Information graphics





PC Templates

PowerPoint templates

Word templates


Trade show displays

Marketing suites


Exhibition design

Point of sale



Electronic Direct Mail

Electronic Newsletters

Website design



Apex Laboratories

Cadence Australia

Catholic Communications

Catholic Mission



Delta MV

Ethnic Communities Council

Evolving Style

Garvan Institute

Meat and Livestock Australia

Murchinson & Hume

Neighbour Connections

Planet Boab

Pup N Pussy

Qualitative Recruitment Australia


Screen Australia

Silky Property Group

Sydney Cancer Foundation

Sydney Children Hospital Network


Think Strategy

University of New South Wales

University of Technology Sydney

Urban Corporate Clothing

YWCA Australia


YWCA Adelaide

and many more…

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