Bringing Ideas to Life


I’m Wes Franklin, a graphic designer and hand lettering artist living in Darwin, Australia. I am also Director of Design at Studio 164a, and Co-creator of Charitable.

I’ve spent 12 years working as a print and web designer, but for the last 18 months I’ve been spending more and more time offline – honing my skills as a hand lettering artist. I’m passionate about my craft, always seeking to learn and to push myself creatively and technically.

When I’m not drawing letters or designing websites, I’m outdoors – camping or fishing or kicking a ball with my boys. I know it’s cliche, but I do enjoy a good coffee too.

I’m always interested in taking on new projects and collaborating with other artists and designers. If you’d like to work together, you can reach me via my contact page.


Hand Lettering

Hand lettering is one of my biggest passions, and it’s a great tool for adding a one-of-a-kind, personal touch to your next project.

Hand lettering can be used for (but is not limited to):

  • Unique logo
  • Event promotion
  • Tshirt design
  • Wedding invitation
  • Custom print for your home

Brand Identity

Whether you’re just getting started or in need of a refresh, a unique brand identity will help you stand out amongst competitors.

Your brand identity may include (but is not limited to):

  • Logo
  • Business cards
  • Stationery
  • Website
  • Signage
  • Marketing material
  • Brand guidelines

Web Design

Your website should be beautiful and responsive, but more importantly, it should help you achieve your goals. I’ll work with you to create a website that does just that, and more:

  • Sell products
  • Accept donations
  • Coordinate fundraising events
  • Email list integration
  • Event calendars and tickets
  • Analytics integration
  • Hosting

Interested in working together?