Acalia Digital

About

b. 1986, HK.

 

Our agency began in 2016 in Melbourne, the city of art and good coffee. Over the years we have worked with both big multinational companies and tiny local startups.

Beside commissioned works, we spend plenty of energy in personal creative projects from painting to photography. For us, creativity isn't just our job, it's our way of life.

We like working with brands whose values match our own, and we are always on the lookout for conscious, compassionate and quirky clients to add to our wolf pack.

Graphic design, illustration, photography, branding & packaging is our jam. What’s yours?

 

Acalia is an independent design studio. We love creative ideas & designs that make you smile.

 
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Nancy Chalmers
Creative Director (Chief Executive Glitter Bomb Fascilitator)

Somewhere inside this unicorn's brain is where the magic happens. Nancy has made a career out of making ordinary things look amazing. If you need to sell ice to Eskimos, Nancy will design some kickass packaging that not only stops those Eskimos in their tracks, but makes ice look like the hottest, most on-trend thing this side of the North Pole. 20 years ago, back in the rad 90s in Australia, when Ken Done was hot and magazines were the entertainment media of choice (before everything went digital) Nancy left school wondering how to make a living as an artist. Since then, she has worked for some of Australia's most popular fashion and lifestyle magazines, including Real Living, Harper's Bazaar, Vogue, Cosmopolitan and Gourmet Traveller. But the lure of the digital nomad life was too strong for this gypsy dreamer and soon enough, she left the 9-5 grind to take her creativity to the tropics. 

 
 
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Dushan Jayasinghe
Account Manager/Photographer (Central Processing Unit)

We are still debating whether Dushan is the brains or the beauty of this outfit (let's face it, he is probably both!), but this is the machine that processes all client requests and keeps our creative team from drifting away with the fairies too often. An actual threat to workflow. Over 10 years in management roles has turned him into an expert at delegating, deadline wrangling, customer satisfaction and generally getting sh*t done! Also known as Design Pimp, Hawk-eye keeps a close watch on the digital landscape, has his finger on the pulse, and is well-versed in the the art of drawing a crowd and creating atmosphere. Heading up the entire left-brain department of Acalia Digital, the man also knows his way around a camera, and you'll find him  behind the lens and tinkering away on his laptop whenever he's not channeling Easy Rider and trying to break the speed of light on his custom motorbike. 

 
 
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Danii Forde
Photographer (Giggle-inducer & Tupperware bandit)

A strong contender to steal this year’s ‘Face of Acalia’ title, Danii is the latest addition to our wolf pack. We literally had to scale mountains to find someone with her talent (the snowy Australian Alps in fact) and we couldn’t be happier with our discovery. With her eye for beautiful light and delicious angles, Danii helps us create breath-taking content for our Aussie clients. She also makes us giggle our way through photoshoots, helpfully pointing out when something looks “a bit How’s Your Father?” and pinching Tupperware containers filled with leftovers from our set locations and test kitchens. When she’s not behind the lens, wiggling backdrops or holding up a bounce in her awesome thrifted overalls, you can find her activating her best life in the snowfields or working on her side-hustle – beautiful handmade leather bags, totes and clutches for DelaViktoria.