Manifesto

At Aquila Creative, we believe that good design is about more than visual appeal. It is about creating a visual personality that communicates all other aspects of your business – your business strategy, your values, your connection with your stakeholders. As a boutique agency, we take the time to get to know you and what drives your business. We work alongside you and genuinely share your passion. And, whether it is a full corporate identity programme or an individual design solution, we take your words and descriptions and meticulously craft them into enduring, visual representations of your business. 

Award-winning commitment to quality
Aquila Creative Named Australia's Best

Leading design agency Aquila Creative has been named the coveted Gold Award winner for Stationary (Category 9) at the National Print Awards held at the Sydney Convention Centre.

Aquila Creative Director Karl Erakovic said he was honoured to have been recognised by industry peers who know the challenges of consistently delivering fresh creative solutions within the confines of traditional stationery.

“Winning the Gold Award for Queensland in 2009 was amazing, so to also be named the national Gold Award winner for stationery is just amazing,” Karl said.

“What makes this even more surprising is that we didn’t even know we were entered in the awards – our printing partners D&D Colour did this on our behalf!

“D&D Colour did an incredible job of executing our vision and direction, which also highlights its high level of skill and expertise” Karl said.

A notoriously competitive category within the National Print Awards, the showcase piece of the stationary set is a meticulously designed embossed business card sitting inside a tailored embossed sleeve, complete with a die-cast hole revealing the contact number inside. Completing the set are embossed letterheads, embossed envelopes complete with a rich red design on the inside together with a greeting message, as well as tailored CD/DVD packages.

“For Aquila Creative, design is more than just producing something that is simply aesthetically pleasing – it’s about crafting a design that embodies all the aspects of what our clients represent,” Karl said. “The best way we thought we could show this was to practice as we preach, and I think the results speak for themselves!”

The National Print Awards were held at the Sydney Convention Centre on 26 March.

Aquila Creative – winners of more than 10 industry awards in the past seven years.

Award-winning commitment to quality
Uncompromising approach

Aquila’s commitment to creative vision wins Silver

Aquila Creative’s uncompromising commitment to following through from initial design concepts to the type of paper, the mechanics, the print supplier and printing methods was recognised with a prestigious industry award - Silver PICA award.

Showcasing delectable desserts in a manner that is both enticing and commercial can be quite a challenge in the highly competitive food industry.

However, when Country Chef called on Aquila to create a high-end updatable product catalogue, we rose to the challenge and were recognised with Silver PICA for outstanding design and print.

Aquila Creative managed the whole process from concept to production, ensuring that the original creative vision agreed with the client was never compromised.

Aquila Creative – winners of more than 10 industry awards in the past seven years.

Award-winning commitment to quality
Business with meaning

In making the move from agency environments to establishing his own studio, Principle Designer, Karl Erakovic, had one core objective – to work with people and organisations with whom he felt a genuine affinity, enabling his passion for their work to be reflected in the visual personalities he created for them.

One such organisation is the Australian Cervical Cancer Foundation (ACCF).

When the ACCF decided to redesign its corporate identity, the brief to Aquila Creative was multi-faceted.

The corporate identity needed to tackle head-on an intensely personal, and often challenging, subject matter. It needed to relay a feeling of hope and optimism for a bright future.It needed to be accessible and universal – resonating with people of varying ages, cultures and backgrounds.And it needed to be efficient – while bright colours were desirable, as a not for profit organisation, ACCF was keen to avoid costly print processes.

The solution: a cheerful, engaging logo developed using the base colours magenta and yellow which enables the Foundation an economical method of printing as printers can run the material with other print jobs at minimal cost.

Aquila Creative is also proud to have partnered with other not-for-profits including Impact - Youth Against Crime (Queensland) and SIDS (Northern Territory). 

 
Award-winning commitment to quality
Solutions to boost your sales

The ultimate aim of any creative campaign is to increase sales, increase profits, build a brand in consumers’ minds and dominate your market category.

 

At Aquila Creative we work with you to understand your key business drivers and your target audience to develop marketing materials that complement and boost your existing sales strategy.

Since the inception of Aquila Creative we have partnered with Civic Project Seating to develop practical, professional sales catalogues.

The first catalogue was so successful, and the demand for products so great, that Aquila was engaged to develop a new catalogue series, specific to key markets, to be launched in 2010.

These catalogues have been developed with the same production values as the Civic Project Seating website, also created by Aquila to provide a supplementary online presence for the Civic Project Seating sales force.

Award-winning commitment to quality
Annual reports a specialty

The busy world of investor relations requires a partnership with a creative agency which understands your organisation’s need to manage shareholder expectations and perceptions, engage with the financial community, drive media reporting, and meet strict statutory guidelines.

Whether your organisation is listed or not, it requires a creative partner who understands the fine balance between professionally communicating your corporate story while ensuring value for the shareholder dollar.

And it requires a creative partner who can collaborate effectively with in-house specialists, communication consultancies, advertisers, photographers and mail houses often within tight timeframes.

At Aquila Creative we have designed and produced more than 50 annual reports for publicly listed companies, government, and private organisations in industries including:

  • Finance sector
  • Human services
  • Biotechnology
  • Food industry
  • Utilities
  • Agriculture
  • Luxury goods

We also specialise in prospectuses, AGM announcements, half-yearly reports and other investor relations materials.

We actively listen to your needs and work closely with suppliers to develop elegant annual report solutions within your budgetary constraints which deliver maximum impact without compromising quality.

Studio

  • Brisbane
  • studio@aquila.pro
  • mobile +61.4.3837.3738
  • studio +61.7.3289.8111
  • P.O.Box 180 Mount Nebo
  • Queensland Australia 4520
 

Karl Erakovic

Principal Designer

Aquila Creative was built on the creative vision of Principle Designer, Karl Erakovic.

With more than 19 years industry experience, Karl is a multi-award winning designer with extensive senior level agency experience in Australia and internationally. In addition, he has owned and operated successful design studios in the Northern Territory, the Sunshine Coast and, now, in Brisbane.  

From winning first place in a national competition to design an Australian postage stamp at the age of 13, to establishing Aquila Creative, distinctive and elegant visual design has remained Karl’s passion. His work has been published in Design World magazine (Australia) and The big Design book (US).

Karl’s commitment to his craft has also seen him pass on his skill to the next generation of creative designers through university lecturing.

 
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Award-winning commitment to quality
Aquila Creative Named Australia's Best

Leading design agency Aquila Creative has been named the coveted Gold Award winner for Stationery (Category 9) at the National Print Awards held at the Sydney Convention Centre.

“Winning the Gold Award for Queensland in 2009 was amazing, so to also be named the national Gold Award winner for Stationery is just amazing,” Karl said.

“What makes this even more surprising is that we didn’t even know we were entered in the awards – our printing partners D&D Colour did this on our behalf!

“D&D Colour did an incredible job of executing our vision and direction, which also highlights its high level of skill and expertise” Karl said.

A notoriously competitive category within the National Print Awards, the showcase piece of the Stationery set is a meticulously designed embossed business card sitting inside a tailored embossed sleeve, complete with a die-cast hole revealing the contact number inside. Completing the set are embossed letterheads, embossed envelopes complete with a rich red design on the inside together with a greeting message, as well as tailored CD/DVD packages.

“For Aquila Creative, design is more than just producing something that is simply aesthetically pleasing – it’s about crafting a design that embodies all the aspects of what our clients represent,” Karl said. “The best way we thought we could show this was to practice as we preach, and I think the results speak for themselves!”

The National Print Awards were held at the Sydney Convention Centre on 26 March.

Aquila Creative – winners of more than 10 industry awards in the past seven years.

Award-winning commitment to quality
Award-winning commitment to quality

Aquila Creative wins Gold at the 2009 PICA Awards

In 2009, Aquila’s commitment to quality was recognised with a Gold PICA – the Printing Industry Craftsmanship Awards which celebrate excellence in print, packaging and visual communication.  

At Aquila Creative, we understand that your investment in visual design goes well beyond the delivery of final artwork.  Your brand personality will be judged on the quality of the finished product … its true value or quality will be determined when it is put to use.  That’s why we follow through our design by meticulously overseeing all aspects of the production process – from advising on the choice of paper and packaging to checking the colour of your job on the printing press.

Aquila Creative – winners of more than 10 industry awards in the past seven years.

Award-winning commitment to quality
Uncompromising approach

Aquila’s commitment to creative vision wins Silver

Aquila Creative’s uncompromising commitment to following through from initial design concepts to the type of paper, the mechanics, the print supplier and printing methods was recognised with a prestigious industry award - Silver PICA award.

Showcasing delectable desserts in a manner that is both enticing and commercial can be quite a challenge in the highly competitive food industry.

However, when Country Chef called on Aquila to create a high-end updatable product catalogue, we rose to the challenge and were recognised with Silver PICA for outstanding design and print.

Aquila Creative managed the whole process from concept to production, ensuring that the original creative vision agreed with the client was never compromised.

Aquila Creative – winners of more than 10 industry awards in the past seven years.