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" Toothpicks have done a great job for me over the past 4 years designing over 20 new Cafes for me at Degani everyone a 1 off. Toothpicks have delivered bespoke designs with a friendly and professional service. I would highly recommend them. "

-  James Marshall, Degani

" Best designers around. Complete services for new and existing ventures. We were amazed by their brilliance. "

-    David Kahan, Ternary Tuckshop


" Love the Toothpicks team. Not only are they very talented at what they do, they are also extremely helpful, friendly and informative. Thanks Wayne and Leisel."

-  Neil Mcfadden, Flame Trees Burger Bar


" There aren't enough words to describe how amazed, grateful and thankful we are to The Toothpicks Creative team! You exceeded each and every one of our expectations, and made our cafe dream come to life! Thank you!! "

-  The Volt Cafe, Salandra Rise


" Every time we think about what this place used to look like and what it has become thanks to you, our eyes fill up with tears. We are eternally grateful for the work you put into helping us build our families future. We love you guys and look forward to seeing you at the bar for another drink! Xx "

-  Adam & T.J., Oliva Social

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...Creatively to the point

Toothpicks Creative Managing Director
Toothpicks Creative Chief Financial Officer
Toothpicks Creative Design Director

Wayne Boothman




32 years experience graphic, industrial design and advertising.


Wayne began Toothpicks Creative Pty Ltd in 1991.


He has ridden the peaks and troughs of recession and boom during which time he has honed Toothpicks Creative into a lean and cost effective freelance based agency.


As C.E.O. his passion for design has never dimmed, and he remains hands on in the studio. Wayne is a proven expert in retail design always visualising the bigger picture.

Leisel Smart




20 years experience as a financial manager.


Leisel Smart as the name implies, has an outstanding history as a funds manager in the financial markets.


Leisel’s previous position was managing 6 billion dollars worth of AXA funds, and as a high achiever she outperformed her benchmarks with top quartile performing funds over a period of 6 years.


She joined Toothpicks Creative in 2006 as our business manager and continues to effectively manage Toothpicks, which adds value to our clients.


Ellie Smart




Smart by name and by nature, our newest member of the team joined us in January 2018 after studying at RMIT.

Phone: (03) 9533 5829 or Email:[email protected]

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Established 1991 •  Boutique Design Studio •  Restaurant designer •  Kiosk designer •  Cafe designer • Bar designer •  Shop designer •  Interiors & Branding