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Brendan McGrath of Grathx graphics worked with the ACT Government Environment and Sustainable Development Directorate from June through August, 2017

Brendan has been a pleasure to work with. He always brings an energetic and enthusiastic approach to work and contributes to the objectives of the team by delivering high quality graphic design products. Brendan can easily handle a high workload and proactively responds to urgent tasks. While working within the branding guidelines of the ACT Government, Brendan is able inject his own personal design style to enhance the directorate’s work.

Brendan has also been key to strategic conversations around enhancing the directorate’s digital approach including better ways to use graphic design products to provide information to the community in a meaningful and engaging way.

Kelly Amsteins
Communications Adviser


Brendan McGrath of Grathx graphics worked with the ACT Government Environment and Planning Directorate…

Brendan showed remarkable versatility in his graphic design skills while completing more than 50 documents ranging from newspaper public notices to invitations, brochures, booklets, reports, plans and the directorate’s annual report. Brendan’s standard of work was high and he was able to value-add to the expectations of teams, whether dealing with urban planning, climate change, heritage or environment protection. He was a key player in finalising key documents for the ACT Government, including a major transport announcement.

Brendan is a prime example of ‘composure under fire’. Even when working to very tight deadlines and with documents that were constantly evolving, he was gracious, calm and polite and maintained his sense of humour. He balanced the demands of different teams with upcoming deadlines so all teams were happy. He was a fabulous—and valued—member of our communications team.

Mayumi Smith
Communications Manager

Penny Gibson
Senior Communications Officer


Brendan (GrathX) developed a self-paced learning module for us, using the Adobe Captivate platform. Although the core content was provided, Brendan had the challenge of turning a summary from a classroom experience into an engaging, self-paced learning process. His design was innovative, fun and impactful – blending plenty of clever interactive tasks with the straight content theory. He kept the learner in mind at all times. Where a technical challenge arose, he was creative in seeking solutions and collaborative in their implementation. He was also patient with our long review process and lead times. I would certainly recommend him for this work in the future.

Ian Beeson
Managing Director at Blanchard International Australia


I wanted a record of my artwork from a recent exhibition, as most works had sold. I decided to make a book of images and text.
I asked Brendan at GrathX to do the layout of a small volume ready for the bookbinder. Brendan’s professionalism and patience gave me room to explore options. His experience and input extended my notion of what the book might be. He listened. This has resulted in a most gratifying result. Comments about the layout have been very positive. I feel confident to team up with Brendan at GrathX on my next project to record my artwork. (This one is about to appear on the shelves at the State Library of Victoria, they liked it so much.)

Terry Griffin


Peter Smith
Director – Westwood Wine Agencies

We have been working with GrathX for more than 18 years. GrathX, with Brendan McGrath at its helm, is an integral part of our team. The accessibility, skill, desire and professionalism of Brendan ensures we meet our deadlines and our clients’ expectations. Postcards, catalogues, booklets, annual reports, promotional material and many other items, along with some of our prepress functions, are handled professionally by Brendan (GrathX).
The respect Brendan shows our business and our client base ensures our ongoing relationship.

Diego & Sam D’Auria
Publigraf Printing

I first contacted (GrathX) Brendan about having a business card designed. He produced a won­der­ful card for me, (which people remark upon) and in addi­tion organ­ised the speedy and cost effect­ive print­ing. Brendan has since, also designed and organ­ised the print­ing of sta­tion­ery, pamph­lets and site sig­nage for my con­struc­tion busi­ness. I am very happy to recom­mend GrathX as I believe Brendan offers an excep­tional service.

Peter O’Dowd
Across Town Constructions

GrathX delivered a faultless service in providing the design (logo) used on my letterhead, business card, envelopes etc. I was really impressed with Brendan’s level of communication and personal approach, as well as his creativity and timely delivery of the designs. If you need a design, see Brendan.

Leisa Macartney
Managing Director – Clarity Editing Service

I’m quite excited in knowing that we now have a fresh, new promotional brochure to share with others. …you have been fabulous to work with, I’ve certainly appreciated your time, expertise, advice, patience and willingness to listen. …I’m certainly willing to recommend your services.

Jill Ramsay
Principal – Gladstone Views Primary School

Brendan’s designs reflect the enthusiasm and imagination that he possesses. With a generous nature and a genuine interest in my business, I found working with Brendan a very positive experience and I happily recommend him to friends and colleagues.

Bronwyn Kara
Director – Kowhai Consulting

We originally engaged the services of Brendan McGrath of GrathX to create for us marketing postcards and letterbox drop cards for our business. With his keen interest and many questions, Brendan rapidly gained an understanding of our business and how we operated. His innovative graphic designs married harmoniously with our own ideas and proved a marketing success. Photographs, marketing postcards, press ads, shop front signage, inhouse wine labels, menu layouts and our street front menus were professionally created, managed and produced by Brendan and GrathX. Working with Brendan and GrathX was a smooth and hassel free experience. We highly recommend Brendan McGrath and GrathX.

John Perkins – Executive Chef, Director – Vanilla Restaurant
Colin Howie – Manager Front-of-House, Director – Vanilla Restaurant

The posters that you designed were absolutely fantastic and we had countless positive comments on the design, colours and how beautiful they looked. Your design and logo certainly gave us a very professional and eye catching media and advertising tool, so valuable to the overall success of the Open Garden. We are extremely grateful for your contribution to Woodend Primary School.

Ruth Reid Hobbs – Principal, Woodend Primary School
Jennifer Hannan-Merrett – Open Gardens Group

On behalf of 1st Woodend Scout Group, I would like to thank you for your support of our Group through the wonderful design work you did for our menus and fliers promoting our Log Cabin Cafe. The design was very eye catching and informative and we are truly grateful for the support.

Sarah Campbell
Group Leader – 1st Woodend Scout Group