About Us.

Every brand has a story.

Every brand needs a backstory and ours begins in 2005…

Company director Tom Fauvette started fauvdesign in 2005 as a sole trader. By nurturing the company, expanding its scope, assembling a larger team of experts and showing each and every client the utmost focus and attention, Tom has grown the business into the award winning full-service creative design agency it is today. As the company’s capabilities and scope grew, along with its list of clients, fauvdesign, as it stood, needed to start its next chapter and better communicate its core business strengths. A rebrand was, therefore, in order.

BIRD&BEAST was born.


Casual staff banter about the meaning of our names revealed that ‘Fauvette’, in French, means ‘little bird’ and ‘les fauves’ translates to ‘the beasts’. This gained some traction as a story. Its obvious analogies parallel our vision, and our approach to business development, our clientele and our work.

The bird is small, creative, elegant, responsive and agile.

The beast is large, solid, strong, reliable and powerful.

Within the natural world, there are instances where a bird can take host with a beast and form a symbiotic relationship. The bird alerts the beast to danger and assists with the beast’s appearance. Conversely, the beast offers protection and safety for the bird. Together they form a great partnership.

In the professional world, there is a symbiotic relationship between business thinking and smart design. We want to partner with you to help build your business using your visions and your plans for future success. We do this by understanding how your business works, identifying your strengths and formulating the best way to promote your business, brand, products and services. We then design innovative tailored solutions that help you boost your end profit and generate successful results.

Meet the Team.

we are a proud & passionate group of people.

Tom Fauvette - BIRD&BEAST

Tom Fauvette.


Tom flies off to meetings in search of food to feed the beast. He also drives the strategy and creative planning that ties it all together. Apart from being passionate about all things design and business, Tom is an award-winning guitarist, loves playing live music and likes all things sport. His best cricket bowling figures are 7/36.

Spiro Papalas - BIRD&BEAST

Spiro Papalas.


Spiro is an award-winning graphic designer who helps power the beast. He brings 1,000,000 years of design experience to the role, and can manage large creative campaigns. Spiro likes tennis, cooking and has an unwavering passion for design.

Kelly Satherley.


Kelly brings fresh and elegant creativity to her work and can also unleash the beast when the need arises. Along with everything design, Kelly enjoys cooking, running around after her toddler and the occasional DIY project. She can also make a pretty good latte.


Meredith Eldridge.


Meredith has a meticulous approach to her work that helps keep the beast powering along. Along with her creativity, she brings systematic efficiency to all her jobs. Meredith is also a half decent swing dancer, a terrible ballet dancer and a qualified scientist.

Katie Hielscher.


Katie brings a beastly determination to all her work and helps the beast power on. Katie loves cooking and is a passionate Melbourne Storm supporter. Unfortunately she barracks for Queensland in State of Origin clashes, but we don’t hold that against her.




Jamie looks after the web strategy, front end and user experience side of our web department. He brings high level qualifications to the role and can bring efficiencies, innovations and systematic approaches to any project. Jamie likes travel, snowboarding and football (soccer).

Tim Swiss.


Tim drives the technology and code that takes our websites to another level. Tim likes technology, great data visualisation, gaming and dad jokes.

Deanndra John.


Our newest member! DJ brings both print and web skills to her role and can fly either side of the fence in our office to help both the print and web team!

Rachel Watson - BIRD&BEAST

Rachel Watson.


Rach looks after the nest and makes sure all the birds and beasts are fed on pay day. She enjoys home renovating, her morning coffee and being a Mum.