create something unique.




We work with clients in a collaborative environment to understand and develop their brand’s message and enhance their commercial objectives. With experience in logo development, visual design and advertising, and an understanding for marketing in a small to larger scale capacity, we aim to amplify the reach and marketing efficiency of our partnered businesses.

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Our mission is to help businesses lift off or take the next big step to establish themselves across digital platforms. We have a love for all business sizes, whether you’re just starting up or already have a powerhouse PR & marketing team behind you, Swell will act as a support system to help you grow.



Swell has already taken the first steps to establish itself as one of Australia’s fastest growing website design & development agencies. Collaborating with over 100 clients cohesively across numerous projects, we’ve helped simplify digital marketing, website management and creative processes. Our future entails continued promotion, growth and energetic new-aged projects for our clients.



New aged media — Uniqueness — Minimalism — Consistency — Growth


Our Work

Graphic Design, Branding & Typography, 2011 — Current

Yes Optus

Snapchat Filter, Facebook Ads

Ep Surf x Swell

Heritage Apparel Collection

Ep Surf x Swell

Sandyman Station Apparel Collection

Ella & Zafran

Rowie The Label & Auguste, Poster & Homepage Feature

Ep Surf

@epsurf — Instagram Content

Pauly’s Pest Management

Facebook Cover Photo

Weekends Surf Co

@weekendssurfco — Instagram Content

Weekends Surf Co

@weekendssurfco — Instagram Tiles

Streaky Surf

@streakysurf — Instagram Content

The Lost Tribe Collective & Koleha

Videography Campaign


Koby Bates — Branding Director

I fell in love with photography in the dark room at high school and have been lucky enough to further my creative journey completing a graphic design degree and stepping into the industry shortly after. From corporate, freelancing and agency work I have had over 12 years experience in different genres of design. My niche is: homemade, handcrafted and wholehearted.


“If you’ve ever purchased something from fashion cult store Sabo Skirt you were most likely rocking one of Koby Bate’s graphic print designs. But, creating bold prints is not the only thing on her (very full) plate. Koby runs her own online store brimming with hand-crafted goodies, is a killer photographer and still manages to stay on top of all her freelancing gigs like a hashtag girlboss.” by Collective Hub

Darien Hage — Web Developer

Featuring our first graphic print created for local surf store Ep Surf.


Having six years experience within the digital media industry, I have helped launch and revitalise a variety of businesses across Australia. Without realising, I stepped into my dream job quite early, however hindsight tells me this was my domain since I was a young one changing desktop backgrounds (with or without permission). After basing myself at Brisbane’s fashion company Sabo Skirt for work experience, I launched Swell to bring a touch of the boutique digital market I learnt in the big smoke to my surf loving costal town. Unexpectedly tapping into a highly demanded market Swell became much more than just me. Quickly gathering my dream team, it was all hands on deck to start the outline for a new creative process; discovering, planning, proposing, concepts, development and finalisation.


Ready to create or revitalise your branding?

Whether you’re big or small, we’d love to help you gain traction for your business.


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