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About Butter Stream

Butter Stream Design is a Hills based production agency who are all about creating beautiful and engaging content on the web and in print. We're committed to big ideas and strong execution.

Butter Stream is the creation of director Steve Menasse. Steve is a graphic designer at heart. After more than twelve years experience in the creative industry, he decided it was time to lease an office, buy a nice chair and start working for all of you. Butter Stream is all about throwing ideas around, letting some bounce and making the right ones stick.

We can take part in as little or as much of your project as you need. We can see it through from concept to print or we can slot in at any stage along the way.

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What's with the name?

You can thank a four year old girl named Maddie for the name Butter Stream. It's all about the song Row, Row, Row Your Boat. Instead of ‘Life is but a dream’, she likes to sing ‘Life’s a butter stream’. We thought it was cute. We suspect you do too.

"We have received nothing but positive feedback from our marketplace and existing clientele. It’s very rare to find someone who cares about your business’ marketing as much as you do." Phil & Chris Allison
Belle Property Hunters Hill

"Butter Stream consistently produces outstanding work for my clients, backed by expert knowledge and advice on all things print and digital." Kimberly Holmes
Account Manager, Synchromesh Marketing

Butter People

Steve Menasse


Steve started his design career in pre-press at a small printing company in Sydney. In amongst 12 years of print, digital, marketing & advertising experience, he's had the great pleasure of working with brands such as American Express, BlackBerry, New Holland, ASUS & Thrifty as well as many others. Steve's great loves include technology, any kind of winter sport and his family.

Nicola Moriarty


Nicola is our resident wordsmith, she has an Arts degree from Macquarie university with a major in Writing as well as a Marketing Diploma. She writes everything from corporate copy to real estate ads to books and blogs. She has published two novels and a novella with Random House Australia and is currently working on her next novel for HarperCollins Australia and the U.S. and Penguin U.K. Learn more about Nicola at her site »

Kate Jaques


Kate is our production designer / finished artist extraordinaire. She studied a Diploma of Graphic Design and Communication at Enmore Design Centre and has also studied Fine Arts. She’s mad for all things art and loves to draw, paint and make things with her hands. She also loves to read and will devour a huge novel in one day forgetting to eat or drink. Kate is a mum to two little boys and a great admirer of all who can create something beautiful out of ordinary materials or objects.

Maia Christou


Maia joined our production team as a Mid-weight Graphic Designer and Finished Artist in 2015. She's a super-talented designer who has been working in the industry since graduating with a Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication) at UWS in 2008. She's designed everything from footwear ads to education brochures to medical material and plenty more in-between. Maia designs beautiful invitations for weddings and events, she loves hand-lettering, calligraphy & letterpress. In her spare time she enjoys renovating, going out, travel & the beach.

Services We can help you with all this & more.

Agency Services

Too much work is a good problem to have.

Butter Stream Design is committed to helping you look great to your clients. When you’re swamped with projects or you need specialist experience, we can help. With over 12 years in the creative industry, and in particular extensive experience in agency environments, Butter Stream understands the challenges involved in a busy studio with tight deadlines.

We’re your art department.

We’ll fit in with your existing workflow, giving you a white label experience with no branding from us. Your clients will only see consistency in the output whilst we take the pressure off your studio. Butter Stream can offer your art department expert assistance with all of the above services. If you need anything else, or would like to see examples of our work,
let us know.

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Suite 1, Level 3
3 Columbia Court
Baulkham Hills NSW 2153 Australia