Our team

Lise Taylor: Marketing communications

Lise is a dynamic professional who has worked in marketing, communications and stakeholder engagement roles in corporate environments along with print/web editor positions in mainstream magazine publishing.

Having run her own business for 10 years publishing a successful national/international pregnancy and parenting magazine, My Child, she is a proven brand builder and market influencer with significant experience in developing new markets. She is excellent at market segmentation and creating compelling content to influence markets and build success.

Publications she has been the editor of include F&P, the Advocate (a newspaper that served the RAAF Base at Williamtown and the local Port Stephens community), the annual Welcome to Williamtown and Welcome to Richmond magazines for the respective RAAF Bases, My Child magazine and Australian Cosmetic Surgery Magazine. She has also held senior editorial positions on That’s Life!, Family Circle and ELLE, and as a freelancer writing, editing and sub-editing for CLEO, Cosmopolitan, Famous, Home Beautiful, Home Ideas, Modern Home, Mother & Baby, New Idea, Shopping 4 Baby and That’s Life!.

She lives in Medowie with her husband, teen son, twin boxer dogs, American staffie (who can leap the tallest fences in a single bound), and many fish and coral. In the past there have been rainbow lorikeets, cockatiels, budgies, frogs, lizards, hermit crabs, stick insects, spiny leaf-eating insects, spiders and copious bugs and beetles. Lise is thankful horses give her son bad hayfever or she knows she’d have one of these too.

Ruth Gold: Photography & illustration

Ruth is a creative professional with strong visual design, digital design, communications, marketing, content creation and events experience.

She is experienced in:

Art direction Brand development, photography, video production and styling.
Creative concept development Photo shoot direction, producer of original and engaging content.
Design Web design, exhibition design, photo editing, infographics, illustration, editorial and advertising. 
Digital Social media and digital advertising campaigns, animations and video production and editing.

Her clients have included Qantas, McDonald’s, Pacific Magazines (That’s Life! and New Idea) and Bauer Media (Woman’s Day, NW, OK!, Monument and Virgin Australia Voyeur). She has worked with agencies including Ross Barr & Associates and PH Design.

Aside from being a great designer, Ruth is the mother of two beautiful boys, a budding children’s book author and an illustrator who loves watercolours and gouche. She spends her spare time illustrating and teaching her boys to skate, surf and be good humans in her home in Sydney’s Maroubra!

Natasha Young: Art direction/graphic design

Natasha Young works on the Lise Taylor teamNatasha is an enthusiastic designer with broad, international industry experience. Her work is detail oriented with a meticulous approach and elegant aesthetic that has earned her a reputation for delivering outstanding, effective design solutions.

Specialising in all aspects of print and digital design, Natasha has a strong editorial and corporate identity background.

She formulates superior brand-appropriate design solutions for projects including magazine layout, annual reports, corporate identity, social media platforms, newsletters, press ads, flyers, posters, brochures, banners and signage.

Natasha’s design flair combined with strong copywriting skills has resulted in a knack for developing compelling marketing materials which command attention and drive response.

In addition to directing print and web creative, Natasha recently led the highly successful rebrand of international niche corporate magazine F&P.

Previously, she has worked for Expat Living Singapore, Hunter Valley Wedding Planner magazine, and owned and operated a successful freelance design studio specialising in logo creation, corporate identity and print design for a variety of clients, including CurrencyFair, Sprocket Roasters and The Ski Club of Australia.

Natasha has two teenage sons and lives in Newcastle’s New Lambton.

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