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.

Tiffany Thornton

dynamic / creative tactician / Marketing Consultant 

Tiffany brings extensive marketing and communications experience to the Pear team. Tiffany is a knowledgeable marketing professional with more than 16 years in the industry. Beginning her career in tourism within local government, along the way she has worked within a variety of business sectors including private and university.

Tiffany holds a Bachelor of Business in Tourism and Hospitality, an Executive Certificate in Event Management and is currently undertaking a Diploma of Graphic Design.

During her career she has secured funding from state and federal governments through grant-writing, brought brands to life through strong brand management and has blended creative insights to execute strategic and successful digital, web and content marketing campaigns.

A passionate advocate for regional areas, Tiffany is an Ambassador for Australian Regional Tourism, a previous Director of the Visit Riverina Regional Tourism Board, is involved in regional and state tourism award programs, and local community organisations including the Narrandera branch of Soroptimist International.

Yannika Hendess

Marketing Consultant 

We have recently welcomed Yannika back to the Pear team after her time in tourism marketing, and in a leadership role in Dubbo, NSW. Yannika has much experience in helping clients manage their copywriting, advertising and marketing requirements, and has a passion for promoting tourism-related businesses.

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.