The Pear team

We think it’s important to share our working hours with great people. Experienced in design, marketing, website design, and copywriting, we enjoy working together to deliver for our clients.

Between us we have over 50 years of experience in design and 40 years of experience in marketing, plus experience in financial services, publishing, photography, communications, print production and more.

Leah Walsh

troubleshooter / night owl / Graphic Designer

Leah has been designing for over twenty years. Commencing with a pre-press apprenticeship in 1992, Leah has seen the world of graphic design change enormously.

Whilst embracing the newest technologies of the current design environment, Leah has the added benefit of understanding the print process from start to finish from her time in the pre-digital industry.

Leah has worked with art departments and print production houses in Sydney, Newcastle and the Gold Coast before returning to Griffith in 2003.

Leah’s freelance work is well-known in the region with clients across a wide range of industries.

Leah is committed to commercially-viable design, ensuring that even companies with a small budget can enjoy a professional image.

Bec Goullet

positive / cautious firebug / Graphic Designer

Bec Goullet has a Bachelor of Graphic Design from La Trobe University and is an experienced photographer. Bec started her career in the print and production industry and was a pre-press department team leader for over 3 years. Bec’s experience gives her a breadth of knowledge of the entire production process from design to delivery.

Bec also has extensive photography experience, with commercial and private clients. She spent 2 years at a regional newspaper covering local sport and community events and enjoys taking portraits, especially to capture beautiful moments between family and friends.

Bec is committed to delivering the best design solutions for the client, from banners, posters, and signage, to print adverts and social media assets. While working in pre-press, Bec worked with a large range of wineries and producers on product design such as stickers, labels and product seals.

Angela Zirilli

caffeine addict / curious / Graphic Designer

Angela Zirilli is an experienced graphic designer who has worked with a diverse range of clients over her career. Angela has created custom branding and marketing solutions for national FMCG producers and law firms, to smaller enterprises, local businesses, and community initiatives.

Angela enjoys delivering beautifully designed marketing solutions that balance trends and timeless style. Through logos, stationery, brochures, labels, and other promotional products, Angela works with clients to bring the brand story to life.

Originally from a print and production background, Angela understands the full design process from concept to delivery. Angela has an Advanced Diploma of Arts, in addition to 7 years of experience as a Legal Secretary for a regional start-up.

Sonia Casanova

optimist / lateral thinker / Marketing Consultant

Sonia has twenty years experience in marketing and business development. Having previously held senior roles in the tourism, aviation and financial services industries, Sonia now focuses on assisting businesses and organisations in regional Australia achieve their goals through effective planning and marketing. Providing comprehensive marketing solutions, Sonia covers everything from strategy development through to implementation of marketing campaigns.

Sonia has a depth of knowledge to share and is energetic and spirited in her approach. Her understanding of the issues facing regional businesses on a daily basis is comprehensive and informs all of her marketing and communications services.

Sonia holds an undergraduate degree in tourism management, a Master of Business in marketing and Master of Legal Studies. She is a fellow of the Australian Marketing Institute and member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Yannika Hendess

nature enthusiast / team player / Marketing Consultant

Yannika returned to the Pear team after working in a team leader role in local government across economic development, events, and destination marketing. She has excellent communications skills, experience working with stakeholders from diverse industries, and shows attention to detail in her work.  

Yannika focuses on finding targeted solutions for each client and manages their marketing needs across multiple on- and offline channels. She values collaboration, diversity, and a good team environment and is passionate about supporting small businesses and seeing regional economies thrive.  

Yannika holds a dual Bachelor of International Tourism Studies and Applied Management and is committed to ongoing learning and personal growth.

Jen Blake

versatile / fashionista / Marketing Consultant 

Jen brings a wealth of experience from her various roles across a number of industries. She turns complex information into clear and engaging communications to suit the intended audience. Jen describes herself as equal parts strategic, creative and practical.

With an adaptable nature and skill set, Jen is well suited to taking on new challenges, honing skills and developing new ones. Working with others comes naturally, and Jen enjoys being a part of a team, and forming strong working relationships with clients.