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Our Team

Vicki Bjerring

Creative Director

Vicki Bjerring began her career in New Zealand back in 1991. Her love of beautiful things led her to working with clients to produce marketing material that was visually appealing.

Vicki's career began originally working in pharmacy specialising in photographics, and she relished in creating eye catching window and counter displays. This was her first insight into marketing and design. Vicki then went on to work for NZ Post, where she managed a customer service team.

Following a family move, Vicki went back into the Pharmacy industry, but this time working as sales and marketing support in the Pharmaceutical Wholesaling industry. Through this role, Vicki felt an urge to pursue graphic design. Her career and subsequent move to Auckland, saw Vicki successfully progress to Editor of a national Pharmaceutical Wholesaling magazine.

In 2006, Vicki and her family moved to Australia. It was after this move that Vicki took the plunge and completed her formal design qualifications. After gaining valuable experience in the printing industry, Vicki began VB Designs and that's when her passion really flourished. Having free reign on design pieces for clients provided Vicki with the confidence to grow her small business into a team of 5 designers and work with clients across Australia and New Zealand.

Achieving work/life balance is something Vicki constantly strives to achieve, juggling a business and family, and this combined with Vicki's dream of creating her own magazine, has lead her to create BizLifeMag along with networking queen and business colleague, Janet Culpitt.

When she is not working, you'll find Vicki rocking out to Katy Perry with her eldest daughter or being active outside with her youngest.


Wendy Carroll

Graphic Design Specialist

Wendy is the team's more mature designer, bringing knowledge and experience into the mix. Having worked in Sydney, WA and the UK, Wendy is up for any challenge and will deliver high quality design work in any tight deadline situation.

What do you love about being part of the VB Designs team?
Being a part of the VB Designs team is an important and refreshing part of my work life. I love the variety and quality of design projects which enable me to use my broad expertise to achieve some amazing outcomes.  I am constantly challenged and constantly learning, keeping abreast with current design trends and technology. Being a VB Design team member is extremely rewarding and refreshingly challenging. I love my job!

Where do we find you when you're not working?
When I'm not being creative in the studio, I am being creative in the garden or in the kitchen. I also love photography. People say I have a good sense of humour and I talk too much, but that's okay because I am also good at multi tasking! I am a proud Mum of pigeon pair teens, a "Boxing Babe" and a known workaholic.


Hilton MacCarthy

Graphic Design Specialist

Hilton MacCarthy is a Senior Designer with over 10 years experience with a Diploma in Graphic Design. He excels at challenges and he understands that function and purpose is as important and beauty and creativity. Hilton loves projects such as 3D packaging, building signage and vehicle wraps. He is as excited as you are about putting your project and ideas into a design that captures an audience.

What do you love about being part of the VB Designs team?
Every day is different and allows me to express different aspects of design. I love one day working on a project for QLD and the next day a design for a business in NZ. All projects are finished at the highest standard.

Where do we find you when you're not working?
When he's not working Hilton is exploring & travelling. He loves culture, trying new foods and above all playing sports.


Jennifer Sharman

Graphic Design Specialist

Jennifer has over 23 years experience, having worked in the design industry since graduating University of Newcastle in 1993 with a BA in Graphic Design. Jennifer takes pride in achieving the best creative results for clients, and has experience across a wide range of industries from retail, industrial, medical, hospitality, wholesale and event management.

What do you love about being part of the VB Designs team?
The broad range of design work coupled with the easy going nature of Vicki. And working with exceptional clients.

Where do we find you when you're not working?
When I'm not working or running busy teenagers around, my favourite thing to do is travel or laze on the beach somewhere with friends and family.


Courtney Holland

Graphic Design Specialist

Courtney is a relatively fresh face to the design industry with a few years under her belt. She has completed a Bachelor of Digital Media and loves being creative.

What do you love about being part of the VB Designs team?
I love being a part of the team with the wide variety of work and working with the amazing VB team!

Where do we find you when you're not working?
When I'm not behind my computer you will most likely find me on my paddle board or running around at a sports game.


Megan Sidwell

Marketing Assistant

Megan is our all-round marketing assistant extraordinaire, assisting with a wide range of roles ranging from social media, marketing, administration, proof reading, and is our digital publication guru!

What do you love about being part of the VB Designs team?
The open communication and connectivity within the team even when working from a different State.

Where do we find you when you're not working?
Writing and performing Country/Rock music with my band www.megansidwell.com.


Chole Tremble

Wordpress Designer / Developer

Chole is one of the latest creative talents to join the VB Designs team as Graphic Designer with a Bachelor of Business Marketing and Computer Based Art and Design served with a diploma in Digital Marketing on the side. If you ask her, she'll tell you that her passions are design and cooking, and her recipe is really simple - Plan, Prep, and Presentation are key. With over ten years experience in both the print and marketing industries, she has quickly become our secret ingredient, ensuring our designs are cutting edge.

What do you love about being part of the VB Designs team?
That's easy... I love that I get the opportunity to work with some of the most amazing clients that are based not only locally here in Australia but.... clients from all over the world!!! It means that the design and end result needs to be stepped up a notch and I get to be really creative.

Where do we find you when you're not working?
When she's not working, you'll probably find Chole at the local organic farmers market, coffee-in-hand scouting for her next cooking or baking challenge. She love, love, loves food (especially the kind that contain carbs or can be paired with wine). Tapas anyone?


Paul Thomas
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Vicki and her team are a pleasure to work with. It's not only the eye catching and innovative design they come up with, but the personal touch, with regular communications and updates to ensure what we receive is exactly what we want. They go over and above what's asked of them, to provide a truly professional product.
Paul Thomas | CDC Pharmaceuticals, NZ.