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My story

Hey there! I'm Duncan Grant, the creative mind behind Grant Design.

My journey into the world of design is a bit like a colourful painting with twists and turns, and it all began with crayons, sketchbooks, and a wild imagination. Back then, art was a beloved hobby, but it hadn’t yet dawned on me as a potential career path.

Then, one momentus day, I stumbled upon a golden opportunity – a chance to gain some work experience with the incredible team at Fivefold Creative. Picture this: music playing in the background, the aroma of freshly brewed coffee in the air, and me, sitting in front of a computer screen, experimenting with design in a program called Illustrator (don’t even get me started on the version). It was in that moment that I knew I had found my calling. The design world was in the midst of a technological revolution, transitioning from pasteboard markups to the powerful era of the Power Mac G4 and those nifty zip drives (which might give you a hint about my age).

Fast forward to today, and I’ve proudly accumulated over two decades of experience in the design industry. The landscape has evolved, with AI technology causing ripples of change across the field. My journey has been a rollercoaster, filled with highs, lows, and thrilling twists and turns. Yet, amid all the challenges and triumphs, one thing remains constant – my passion and joy for design.

Grant Design has been at the heart of this incredible journey, evolving over the years under the guidance of some remarkable mentors and designers. I owe a debt of gratitude to those who invested their knowledge in me, often with little thanks in return (Sorry, Brett, Bronwyn, Philippa, Anton, and Andrew!). They introduced me to the captivating world of ligatures, the enchantment of colours, and the artistry of creating enormous Photoshop montages. These lessons have shaped me into the designer I am today, and for that, I’m eternally grateful.

From this journey, my mission for Grant Design emerged: 

Keep it simple,
make it meaningful.

This mission is rooted in core values that guide every decision and action:

Authenticity; I believe in stripping away the noise and honing in on what truly matters to you and your organisation. My goal is to create designs that capture your essence, leaving behind the fluff and focusing on what genuinely resonates with your audience.

Trust; Paramount in any business relationship, which is why I put people first. Building strong connections with my clients is a top priority for me. I listen attentively to your needs, taking the time to understand your vision and goals. With open and transparent communication, I ensure that you can trust me to bring your design dreams to life.

Quality; I take immense pride in my reputation for delivering exceptional design work and top-tier service. From the initial concept to the final product, I pour meticulous attention to detail into every step of the design process. The result? Designs that not only meet but exceed your expectations.

Creativity; It’s the spark that ignites my work, pushing boundaries and venturing into new horizons. With every project, I strive to infuse a touch of creative magic that sets your design apart.

Beyond my design studio, you’ll find me exploring the breathtaking world that God has crafted. Whether I’m capturing nature’s beauty through photography, hitting the trails on my mountain bike, or getting pounded by waves on my longboard, I’m in my element. But more often than not, I’m with my family – my greatest blessing and endless source of inspiration.

So, if you’re ready to embark on a design journey that celebrates authenticity, trustworthiness, quality, and creativity, let’s connect. Together, we’ll create designs that not only make a statement but also capture the true essence of your brand. Get ready for a design adventure like no other!