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Locally owned and globally minded, Studio Friday is a bespoke design studio based in the Illawarra.

Founded in 2015 by Lara and Jake Harvey, we design and strategise for a diverse range of businesses, locally and beyond. 

After years of working in large Sydney-based agencies, we craved a closer connection to our clients and a simple way of life. Establishing Studio Friday has allowed us to foster deeper relationships with our clients, while still maintaining a healthy work-life balance. 

Jake has the graphic design and creative direction covered, while Lara is the marketing and strategy expert. We team with experienced copywriters, photographers and videographers to add an extra dimension to the communications we produce. 

Servicing clients from Helensburgh through to Wollongong, Kiama, Nowra and the Southern Highlands, we also work with businesses based in Sydney, Melbourne and the wider reaches of Australia. 

We craft strong brand identities and powerful messages with engaging websites and printed materials that create value for our clients, delivering a strong return on their design investment.   

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Jake is an intuitive creative director and designer who never loses sight of the clients’ goal. Illawarra-born, he studied design at Shillington College in Sydney and entered the industry as a graphic designer for a dance music street press title. Jake moved into design positions at larger advertising agencies and non-profit organisations.

Lara possesses a finely tuned eye for detail and an innate sense of strategy. Born in the UK, she obtained her BA degree in Marketing from Bournemouth University before relocating to Australia. Lara has worked across the automotive, luxury travel, retail, financial and non-profit industries in both the UK and Australia. 
Areas we love to travel for work.
Wollongong, Shellharbour, Kiama, Nowra, Huskisson, Berry, Gerringong, Ulladulla, Batemans Bay, Moruya, Narooma, Eden Bega
Beaches we love to visit.
Hyams Beach, Mollymook Beach, Pebbly Beach, Seven Mile Beach, Culburra Beach, Huskisson Beach, Cave Beach, Racecourse Beach, Shelly Beach (Kiama), Malua Bay Beach
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