TO HELP PEOPLE CREATE THEIR OWN DESTINY,
BY GIVING THEM THE COURAGE TO DO WHAT THEY ALWAYS DREAMED OF.
Dream & Do believes in helping you to live your dream.
We want Australia to be bursting at the seams with start-ups and visionary businesses, creating a community that is more vibrant for everyone.
We champion the age of the entrepreneur - a pay rise or promotion can’t beat the feeling of seeing your own ideas become reality.
YOUR DREAM IS OUR DREAM
We realise that great creative talent is a luxury that seems unattainable for start-ups and small businesses. Design requires thought and emotional investment, to translate what you’re selling into something worth buying, and to make your customers hooked on your brand. Rather than offload your concept to disconnected graphic designers with no real affinity for your idea, we’ll apply strong conceptual thinking and well-crafted design to give your business so much more than a logo. Let's create a brand with real longevity.
THE POWER OF BRANDING
So many businesses start and so many fail. There is no one recipe for success, however, we believe in the power of branding. You can dream up a product or service and try to make it happen, but if you don’t have a personality, you’ll struggle to stand out and connect with your target market. Branding is your story.
YOU DON'T GET A SECOND CHANCE AT A FIRST IMPRESSION
Imagine rocking up to a job interview wearing old gym clothes, because you work at a café and can’t afford a suit. You should dress for the job you want, not the job you have. Even if you’ve got great experience and a killer resume, wearing a tailored, bespoke suit will convey that you take yourself, and this opportunity, seriously.
WE LOVE THE HUSTLE
Dream & Do isn’t chasing big business marketing budgets, but chasing your dreams with you. We want to use our creativity to paint the picture you always imagined – if you fly, then we can fly with you. We’re a creative bunch but we’re not about just making things look pretty. Sure, we love good typography as much as the next design team, but it’s business that really keeps us alive and kicking. A great business put forward by a great brand.
What keeps you up at night? That same idea could get you up every single morning if you want it. You dream, let’s do.
WHO's BEHIND DREAM & DO?
Tara Shelton’s dream began on a flight to Mexico last year. With her head in the clouds, she realised her passion for making ideas happen. “Dream & Do” was also a personal mantra she lived by – truly believing that if you can dream it, you can become it. She joined the dots of her own experience and passion, mixing her love for design, start-up businesses and epic branding, with a desire to help people achieve. Dream & Do was born.
All her life, Tara has been inspired by people in this world who do things based on what they believe in. Now it’s her goal to help people who have a dream, to do, through great design and branding.
Tara's experience spans almost a decade. She's worked in marketing as a graphic designer and design manager at various UK fashion brands and has contracted for small and large design and advertising agencies in Sydney, such as Eskimo Design, Republic of Everyone and McCann.
In 2012, Tara launched Moi Self - a self-help gifting brand focused on helping girls help each other, to international success. With stockists from New York to Hong Kong, features in In Style, Vogue and Hello May, Tara went on to win a Young Designer of the Year award.
She’s a dreamer; she’s a doer; she sees possibility everywhere. Tara’s imagination, grounded by strong branding and a communications background, means she will see opportunities for your business that others don’t always see.
Tara has a team of thinkers and creators who also share her passion for helping people achieve. Tara is also an expert at The Entourage – Australia’s largest educator and community of entrepreneurs – leading creativity and branding workshops.
2016 B&T 30 UNDER 30 AWARDS - WINNER
Presented by principal sponsor NewsMediaWorks, the 30 Under 30 awards are widely regarded as the leading showcase for the brightest young talent working across marketing communications.
The team was both humbled and excited to learn that our fearless leader, Founder and Creative Director, Tara Shelton, was one of the finalists in the Design and Advertising category alongside many reputable design/advertising agencies. She then gosh darn went and won the damn thing, and we couldn't be prouder. Tara is a shining example of how when you DREAM & DO amazing things happen, and we're all so excited to see where this leads us.
2015 ANTHILL COOL COMPANY AWARDS - FINALIST
Anthill magazine is one of Australia's largest online communities for entrepreneurs & innovators. We were lucky enough to be nominated for the 2015 Anthill Cool company award; an award that is given to new businesses that approach practices in a new way, identifying the rule breakers and risk takers of the entrepreneurial world. We're over the moon to be nominated for this category, because doing things differently is what we're always about. Who wants to follow the status quo? Certainly not us!