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Pocket Design

Designer, Artist and Traditional Signwriter

Property Donor: The GPT Group & Urban Growth

Launched: 12 Jul 2013

Closed: 5 Sep 2014

Market Square, Mezzanine Level, Shop 20, 119 Hunter St Mall, Newcastle

By appointment.

Contact: Brett Piva
e: [email protected]
m: 0421 974 195


Update Sept 2014 Pocket Design has graduated from its Renew space in Market Square. Pocket has taken a commercial lease on a shared studio with Hannah Rose Photography in Newcastle West at 754 Hunter St.

Who are you?
I’m Brett Piva – a graphic designer and web designer with a passion for a hand made aesthetic. I’m also a traditional signwriting tradesman and practice illustration, hand drawn letterforms and typography. Each project I produce is entirely unique, original and is delivered to my clients with pride.

What do you do?
Pocket Design is a small creative studio with big ideas that shape new experiences through creative collaboration. We solve our clients challenges by successfully attracting attention to their brand using unique & inventive visuals. We keep in tune with emerging trends but give them more movement.

Through strong skill sets in communication design, typography, illustration and animation, Pocket Design provides exceptional creative solutions for any business. We focus on identity & branding, website design, print design & advertising, packaging design, promotional animations and TVC’s. We are passionate about all things creative. We love what we do.

Please take a quick look at our showreel below or feel free to contact us for more information.

What inspired you to get involved in Renew Newcastle?
A space to stretch out and create the many personal projects that are awaiting their appearance. I’ve been involved with Renew Newcastle since co-directing a Renew Newcastle project named Time & Place in early 2012 which successfully ran for 5 months. Since then I’ve been happily involved with the incredibly creative, professional and welcoming crew at The Roost Creative.

What are you doing in your new space?
My main reasons for spreading my wings is to utilise the space not only as a design studio but also as an artspace and creative workshop. I’ll be creating acrylic artwork experiments on canvas, wood and other materials, and also re-introducing the community to traditional forms of hand brushed signage through small exhibits and workshops.

To re-familiarise yourself with this craft, you can view one of my recent projects created for The Cinema Regal at Birmingham Gardens.

Information on workshops will be available soon at Please like us, send us a message and stay tuned for further information.

Tell us about your space
The space was last occupied by the success story of Strip of a Lifetime. A very successful Renew Newcastle project that myself and the community of Newcastle had admired for over the past 18 months.

The most unique thing about the space
Its industrial-like interior with it’s large vents and lighting. I love the space. It has everything I have been searching for creatively. To remain in Newcastle Mall is the most ideal location also. The atmosphere is growing on a daily basis and I get to meet new and interesting creatives on a weekly basis.

Other resources
The Loop profile Newcastle Depths Tumblr