Graphic Design &
Web Development

Creative print and digital
services for your business.


WordPress »

The Red Ant Media website is built on top of WordPress — a powerful blogging and content management platform. WordPress is an open source platform that is extremely customisable, enabling you to build rich, dynamic websites.
WordPress plugins used to customise our site are:

  • Breadcrumb Trail »
    Generates the site “breadcrumbs” that appear on the top of each page. Used for ease of navigation and to let visitors to the site know where they are in context to the home page.
  • Change Permalink Helper »
    Simply put, this plugin keeps search engines happy when they index your site. If you change the name (slug) of a post or page it searches the database to find the original ID and makes sure that the correct link is picked up. Also important for people who have bookmarked anything on your site — they will still reach the right entry even if it has been renamed.
  • Contact Form 7
    A simple and flexible Contact Form builder, with heaps of features and the ability to manage multiple forms at once.
  • Custom Post Templates »
    Allows for different types of post templates in WordPress. The Red Ant Media site is currently using two different post templates, “Portfolio” and “Page” (which is actually two sorts — “Products & Services” and “Design Blog” — but they kind of look the same!) .
  • Get The Image »
    Pretty much exactly what it says on the box. The Red Ant Media site uses this plugin to generate the thumbnail for the “sliding boxes” used on our Portfolio pages.
  • Plugins Garbage Collector »
    Keep your WordPress database nice and clean! This plugin will scan database and show the tables which do not belong to the core installation. Particularly helpful when it comes to identifying tables installed by plugins that have been deleted or are no longer used.
  • Simple Image Grabber »
    Similar to Get The Image, this is a plugin for processing images used on your WordPress posts and pages. The Red Ant Media site uses this plugin to generate the image list needed for the slideshows on our Portfolio pages.
  • WP-Blocks »
    Lets you put independent content blocks in your templates which can then be changed through the WordPress interface, rather than by having to code them in. Used on the Red Ant Media site in several places, most noticably the different text that appears at the top of the Portfolio pages, depending which category you are in (Graphic Design, Logo Design, Web Development).
  • WP Compare Tables »
    Easily place tables into your WordPress posts and pages. Red Ant Media uses this plugin on our site to quickly generate our price lists.
  • WP No Category Base »
    By default WordPress generates pretty URLs in the following manner “”.
    This plugin allows you to remove the “/category/” part of the URL so it can be listed as “”. This shortens the URL and improves the structure, both of which are important for your SEO.

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Font Squirrel »

Font Squirrel provides open source type faces that are licenced for use in commercial projects. They also provide both @font-face kits and an @font-face generator which remove the limitation of only being able to use “system fonts” on your website. The Red Ant Media website is typeset in Ubuntu, designed by the team at Dalton Maag. A copy of the licence and other information regarding the Ubuntu font can be found here.

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Coding & Programming References

We would like to extend a very big thank you to the following people and sites. Without their generosity in providing reference material, tutorials and examples much of the functionality on the Red Ant Media site would not exist.

  • Build Internet »
    Provided the code that creates the sliding animation effect on our Portfolio pages.
  • Divine Developer »
    Provided the function to limit the number of words displayed in our archives and search results.
  • Elizabeth Castro »
    Elizabeth Castro’s HTML: A Visual Quickstart Guides are the best resources available for anyone looking to learn HTML & CSS, as well as great reference materials for those who need to look up how to do something quickly and easily.
  • jQuery Cycle »
    jQuery Cycle provides the code for the gallery slideshows on our single Portfolio pages.
  • PNG Fix »
    Programming for Internet Explorer can be a little frustrating at the best of times. This fix allows for older versions of IE to correctly display PNG files with their transparency intact (rather than an annoying black background!).
  • Soul Sizzle »
    Provided the function to display a different number of posts or entries depending on what category you are looking at. For example Portfolio pages displays 12 posts, Products & Services pages displays 6 posts and our Design Blog displays 5 posts.
  • Stack Overflow »
    Stack Overflow is a fantastic resource in general, however their contribution to this website was a function that gets sub-categories in WordPress to look the same as the parent categories, rather than having to provide a separate file for every individual category!
  • Transformation Power Tools »
    Alchymyth over at Transformation Power Tools provided the building blocks for the code that became our Sitemap.
  • WP Recipes »
    Provided the code that changes a category ID (eg. “14”) to a category slug (eg. “graphic-design”). This was an essential function when it came to programming our Sitemap so that all the links in it matched the site structure exactly.

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Who We Are

Passionate about graphic design.

Since 2003 Red Ant Media has been providing design, development and production services to our clients in the areas of print, desktop publishing and web development. With over 15 years experience working in the creative industry we are experts in delivering bespoke communication solutions from concept to production. Whether it is design & layout, pre-press & print production, Microsoft Office & desktop publishing or custom coding & website development we always consistently deliver the best results for all our clients.


What are the project requirements? What is the desired communication outcome? Who is the target audience? Are there any existing brand and style guidelines? What existing frameworks can be incorporated to deliver the best results for the budget?

Concepts & Design

Supply of concepts and variations to address all outcomes as defined by the initial research. Development of these concepts into working designs, working together with the client and in consideration of the production methods for delivery.

Build & Production

Application of content to the approved designs. Ongoing proofing, testing and tweaking as required. Build of production final artwork for press, desktop publishing or online / digital applications as per required specification.

Finished Art

Delivery of finished art as per project outcomes. Printed collateral supplied as per production specifications, Microsoft Office and DTP solutions as documents templates or editable files and digital applications as code repositories or hosted online solutions.

What We Do

Graphic design and web development services for your business.

Red Ant Media offers a number of services to our clients including Graphic Design, Web Development, Desktop Publishing, Illustration, Photography and Web Hosting. We can either charge by the hour, week or month for ongoing work, or offer you fixed price quotes for supplying either a single service or combination of our services.

Graphic Design

Logo design, bespoke graphics, branding & style guides, business cards, postcards, posters, flyers, brochures, annual reports, booklets, lanyards, media walls, print advertisements, signage and promotional products.

Desktop Publishing

Microsoft Office Suite, including Word Documents, Powerpoint Presentations and Excel Tables and Charts. Adobe PDF Documents and Interactive PDF Documents.

Web Development

SEO implementation, mobile friendly responsive websites, content management systems, Wordpress, Google Maps, YouTube & Vimeo, eCommerce, online bookings, membership sites, landing pages, intranets and EDMs.


Custom traditional (pencil, pen & ink and paint) and digital (graphics tablet and stylus) illustrations for business promotions & events as well as weddings, children's invitations and editorials.


Destination, product and studio photography. 35mm, digital, long exposure, landscape, travel, scanning and image retouching & manipulation.

Web Hosting

Affordable and reliable Sydney based LAMP Hosting (Linux, Apache, MySQL & PHP). Shared and standalone customisable hosting solutions with optional G-Suite for business integrations.

Graphic design and web development portfolio

Recent graphic design and web development projects.

Breakfast Point Community Association

Strata Membership Website (Wordpress)

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Mobile responsive membership for Breakfast Point Commmunity Association. The site provides community information, as well as providing an online members section for each of the stratas within the precinct. After logging in, users can access Strata specific documents, minutes, news and forums.

Stickers, Colouring In & Find-A-Word


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Illustrations for the Lions Eye Health Program used as Stickers, children's Colouring In sheets and Find-A-Word puzzles

Pathfinders NSW

Google Maps Website (Wordpress)

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Pathfinders NSW is a responsive website exploring the history of the trackers (Pathfinders) who worked with the NSW Police Force. Built in Wordpress with a customised dashboard the site is integrated with Google Maps and includes a timeline built in jQuery.

5 Star Sydney Tours

Online Booking Website (Wordpress)

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Custom Wordpress development for a responsive website, 5 Star Sydney Tours. The Wordpress interface was tailored specifically to the products and services provided by a tour business and includes an online booking system with Google Calendar integration.

Reports & Brochures

Graphic Design & Printing

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Examples of various reports and brochures designed and printed by by Red Ant Media.

Logo Designs

Graphic Design & Branding

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Examples of various logos designed by Red Ant Media

What our clients are saying…

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I have worked with Ant and Red Ant Media for almost three years now over a range of design concepts and his work always exceeds expectations.

The ideas are fresh and creative and he always manages to interpret the hardest of briefs with incredible results. Ant's designs have been so successful that they will continue to be used for years to come.

Thanks so much for all the hard work Ant, I would recommend you to everyone.

Happy clients, happy me!

Tory Smith Senior Conference Coordinator — DC Conferences
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Ant built the website for my company, 5 Star Sydney Tours, and I am very happy to recommend his services to anyone in need of a graphic designer or web developer.

The Wordpress platform used to add content to the site was customised specifically to my services, making it very easy to use, and includes a calendar based booking platform that allows customers to book tours directly through the site.

He continues to integrate other online platforms into the site for me as the need arises.

Michael Lopez 5 Star Sydney Tours
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When I was starting up Ant designed the logo, business card and posters for me. In such a competitive industry his take on my business identity was very unique and had people noticing and remembering my company straight away.

Since then he has designed a number of other things for me, including my van graphics and the waterproof stickers used on the premises I look after.

I have always been happy with his work!

Siros Betmalik Cyrus Pest Control
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I was very fortunate to work with Ant in the development of the Pathfinders website about the history of Aboriginal Trackers in NSW.

He took on board the stories that I wanted to convey to the public and created a website that looks attractive and is easily accessible.

Ant's imagination and technical skills brought an historical website to life. I look forward to working with him again.

Michael Bennett Senior Historian — NTSCORP

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Where To Find Us

Studio 32. 23 May Street
St Peters NSW 2044

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