a few words about design capital

Design Capital is a boutique graphic design studio specialising in logo and branding design and always offer that special personal service that comes from working with a successful small business. I understand the importance of customer service  to ensure you have a great experience every time. Design Capital was founded by me, Donna Bouma in April 2010.

I focus on offering a professional graphic design service for all your print and web based design. I have years of experience and if you are after something that is a bit different just ask. I'm sure I can help you out.

My philosophy is that every business should have a brand and logo that they are wholeheartedly proud of
— donna bouma 2014


I’m Donna Bouma and I'm the owner and creative director of Design Capital.

And while I could tell you that my 18 years industry experience and Advanced Diploma in Advertising and Graphic Design from Adelaide’s DMIT has made me the professional and creative designer I am today, the truth is that I was born a graphic designer.

For as long as I can remember, my dream was to work in the graphic design field. After graduating from high school, I hightailed it off to London, where I spent three years working in a photo lab and being surrounded by inspirational graphic designers. Noticing my passion (and knowing there was only one way to get me back to Australia), my parents lured me home with the promise of a three-year design and advertising certification with Adelaide’s DMIT.

I completed my qualification under the instruction of some of the best known designers in Australia and with a wide grin and feeling secure in the knowledge that I was on my way to perfect career, I started my work as a graphic designer. To this day, I have never looked back.

My first job was as a bright-eyed in-house graphic designer at a Gold Coast pet supplies company. After another in-house role at a furniture business and the arrival of my three children, I finally founded Donna’s Creations, an agency devoted to all things graphic design.

It’s now been almost seven years since I quit my very secure job as an in-house graphic designer (while I was pregnant with my third child) and made the very insecure decision to start my own business, move to Canberra and I’m happy to report that everything has aligned perfectly.

In 2015 I was a finalist as Business Woman of the Year in the Canberra Women in Business Awards. I also hold a Cert 4 in Training and Assessment and occasionally teach Graphic Design to adult learners at CIT in Reid. I'm currently teaching Adobe Illustrator with CIT solutions short courses. 

I pride myself on outstanding customer service, but don't take my word for it, see what my clients have to say. And a big thank you to all of my lovely clients and social media followers for being so supportive and helping me to grow my business to what it is today.