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

Our clients

AILC (Australian Indigenous Leadership Centre)
Cadence Australia
Catholic Foundation
Catholic Mission
City of Sydney
Community Based Support
Garvan Institute
Guide Dogs NSW/ACT
Gymnastic NSW
MLA (Meat & Livestock Australia)
Neighbour Connections
OC Grant Tax Agent & Accountant
Pancakes on the Rocks
Planet Boab
Pup N Pussy
Red Cross NSW
Silky Property Group
SCHN (Sydney Children Hospital Network)
University of Technology Sydney
Vitale Design
Women’s Legal Centre

and many more…