Hi There! I'm Lachlan Widdison AKA Fat Rhino Design. I'm a Graphic / Web Designer with over 8 years industry experience in Melbourne AU and London UK.

I create anything from logos and stationery to websites and email campaigns.

Oh, did I mention - I'm Currently for Hire.

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Services

I can draw, design, cut, code, program, register, manage, hook-up, paint & assemble a wide range of products for you or your business.

Print Design

Website Design

IT Services

Portfolio

Below is a selection of my work with expertise provided for a diverse range of clients:

GoPro POS Posters

  • Design within strict brand guidelines
  • Large format window displays and posters
  • Design and Pre-press

GoPro POS Posters

A series of posters and window displays for use in various camera retail stores across the country. The designs are photography based using stock resources provided by goPro users worldwide. All designs must meet certain criteria dictated by goPro's style guidelines.

  • Design within strict brand guidelines
  • Large format window displays and posters
  • Design and Pre-press

DZ Deathrays

  • Website Design with Geotargeting
  • MailChimp integration and customisation
  • XHTML, CSS, PHP & SQL

DZ Deathrays

Website for Aria award winning thrash pop duo DZ Deathrays. Various landing pages for single/album releases designed inline with featured artwork. Main hub to showcase their various social media and web presences. Required Geotargeting in order to take international sales of their albums and merchandise. DeathMail Mailing list is run by a customised MailChimp integration with opt in pages and forms designed inline with main hub.

  • Website Design with Geotargeting
  • MailChimp integration and customisation
  • XHTML, CSS, PHP & SQL
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Beware The Rhino - Yarra Trams

  • Supplied skateboards for "Spike"
  • Participated in promo spots
  • Supplied prizes for Facebook giveaway

Beware The Rhino - Yarra Trams

Seeing the similarity of the Beware The Rhino safety campaign to my skateboard designs under Fat Rhino - Yarra Trams approached me to collaborate on the touring promotion with the launch of the campaign. I supplied the skateboards for their fibreglass rhino "Spike" and accompanied him on some promotional spots including a photo shoot featured in MX magazine on 18th July 2011. I also donated a complete skateboard setup for a giveaway promotion on facebook.

  • Supplied skateboards for "Spike"
  • Participated in promo spots
  • Supplied prizes for Facebook giveaway

Taste Of Reconciliation

  • Mission Australia Logo and branding design for series of culinary events

Taste Of Reconciliation

Mission Australia approached me to design a logo for the Taste of Reconciliation events. Utilising & promoting their social enterprise restaurant Charcoal Lane, these events are held annually tying in with Reconciliation week. Logo needed to be easily recognised as having an affiliation with the restaurant's logo and the Aboriginal community.

  • Mission Australia Logo and branding design for series of culinary events

Lytro POS Posters

  • Design of posters within branding guidelines using assets from company stock
  • Large Format window displays

Lytro POS Posters

Point of Sale Posters for the launch of Lytro Cameras in Australia. Posters made of stock elements provided by the manufacturers. Final artwork was requested by Lytro themselves for use to other suppliers.

  • Design of posters within branding guidelines using assets from company stock
  • Large Format window displays

SeanLayh.com Website

  • Complete design showcase for exhibition
  • Full web hosting and domain registration
  • XHTML, CSS & jQuery

SeanLayh.com Website

Sean Layh is a local Melbourne digital artist. He is involved in many projects - two being his own personal exhibitions and his partnership in Pan Animation studio. Using his artworks as the main context - Sean needed to promote both his individual works as well as spruik his 4min trailer for his feature animation To The Planet to potential producers.

  • Complete design showcase for exhibition
  • Full web hosting and domain registration
  • XHTML, CSS & jQuery

Visit SeanLayh.com

Visit Pan-Animation.com

Thrillionaire Revolution Packaging & Website

  • Web Design for global event series
  • Media Packaging for homestudy

Thrillionaire Revolution Packaging & Website

Thrillionaire Revolution is a series of Global Wealth Events run by Financial Freedom Institute. I designed, programmed and maintained the parent and child (country based) sites which handle registration and ticket purchases for all events. I also designed and executed the marketing of the events through physical post and email. The events spawned a homestudy product which I also designed all packaging for.

  • Web Design for global event series
  • Media Packaging for homestudy
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Rich Davies Album Art

  • Design and packaging for studio album release
  • Poster design for album release gig
  • Photoshop / Illustrator / Prepress

Rich Davies Album Art

Rich Davies & The Devil's Union walk a line between Alt-Folk, Americana Dirty Blues and Vintage Rock'n'Roll. Having worked with Rich on previous releases with his band Spun Rivals, I was asked to provide the artwork for his debut solo album. It needed to reflect the gritty/dirtiness of his sound paired with the existing professional cover photo taken from a shoot previously.

  • Design and packaging for studio album release
  • Poster design for album release gig.
  • Photoshop / Illustrator / Prepress

Logo Designs

  • Logo designs of previous commissions from over the years
  • Logo Design / Branding

Logo Designs

A collection of logos designed over the past few years for some small businesses.

Retro Burger - A concept of modern meets classic burger diners

Mutant Speedballs - A small skateboard bearing supplier

YUM! - A corporate catering business serving Victoria's alpine region

Duggan and Hanlon Constructions - Construction Company based in Falls Creek / Mount Beauty VIC

AJAY Plumbing - Plumbing Company based in Sydney's Northern Beaches

Kault Piercings - Piercing Company operating out of an Albury Salon

  • Logo designs of previous commissions from over the years
  • Logo Design / Branding

Fed Square Website

  • Backend CMS customisation and tweaks
  • Social Media integration into individual pages and posts
  • Wordpress, XHTML, CSS & PHP

Fed Square Website

Powered by Wordpress - I was asked to make tweaks and customisations to the FedSquare CMS as they came to light with the ever changing nature of the social happenings constantly happening at Fed Square. These included connecting social media to individual pages and posts, configuring and designing print style sheets for the site's many information pages, integrating the Fed Mail system powered by MailChimp and replacing and adding many small design elements throughout the entire site.

  • Backend CMS customisation and tweaks
  • Social Media integration into individual pages and posts
  • Wordpress, XHTML, CSS & PHP
Visit Page

Living Freely

  • Logo Design / Branding for new website
  • XHTML, CSS, PHP & AJAX

Living Freely

Logo design and branding for a wellness website / blog. Logo needed to evoke feelings of freedom and "breaking out" of cycles. Hummingbirds were chosen to depict that feeling of freedom and colour palette was based upon uplifting tones to colour-code the various sections of the website: Health / Wealth / Mind / Spirit. Landing page has been built until site build is completed. Includes info on the site and a contact form for email correspondance.

  • Logo Design / Branding for new website
  • XHTML, CSS, PHP & AJAX

Prosperity Online eBook

  • Subscription site for PDF e-zine
  • Password protected members area
  • XHTML, CSS, PHP & SQL

Prosperity Online eBook

A subscription website for an interactive wealth creation ebook. I programmed and designed the membership login and registration as well as produced the interactive ebook.

  • Subscription site for PDF e-zine
  • Password protected members area
  • XHTML, CSS, PHP & SQL

Street Cred

Word on the Street: Check out what some of my clients are saying...

"Lachlan at Fat Rhino Design is so reliable, he's my nice little security blanket in the scary world of online programming and design"

- Maggie Collins
Golden District Management
Band Manager and Triple J presenter

"Lachlan always helps us translate our non tech ideas into tailored, workable marketing campaigns.

His support is second to none and manages to make this component of our job fun and much more efficient!"

- Kate Duggan
Bliss Alpine Management
Managers of Altezza 1570 &
Crows Nest Apartments Falls Creek

"Working with Lachlan at Fat Rhino is great - he just gets it!

Often we'll call him with half baked ideas and somehow he can wade through what we are really asking for and create work that surpasses even our wildest expectations.

He always seems to hit our deadlines no matter how tight they are.

All in all we can't recommend Lachlan and Fat Rhino Design enough. Give them your work, you will be glad you did."

- Eamon Drew (Director)
Blonde Robot
Importer and distributor of cameras and pro video gear throughout Australia and New Zealand

"As a visual artist and animator one of the biggest challenges I've faced is finding suitable people to help enhance and represent my work.

Lachlan ticks both boxes, his designs are fresh and innovative but most of all practical and reliable.

I've been 100% satisfied with every stage of the process from inception to completion, I heartily recommend him!"

- Sean Layh
SeanLayh.com and Pan-Animation
Melbourne-based visual artist and Animator

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About Me

Working out what you want to do in life can be tricky for some... Not me!

Ever since I chose my high school work experience placement in a design studio, I have had a great passion for graphic design instilled in me.

Since graduating from BA Graphic Design, I have spent 8 years in the industry spanning different mediums.

Starting out in print design - I learnt the ropes of pre-press, designing accurately and to brief.

Fast forward a few years (including a stint in London) and I embraced a calling in web design and all things code - whilst still loving the thrill of design within a new medium.

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