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Toothpicks Creative Managing Director
Toothpicks Creative Chief Financial Officer

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.


Paul Melenhorst




Paul, a qualified industrial designer and urban planner has over 27 years experience with a major focus on museums and exhibition design.


He has worked on various stages of the Australian Gallery of Sport museum and was an integral part of redevelopments of the Great Southern Stand redevelopments at the MCG.


Paul has worked as a freelancer internationally with clients including the UNESCO, the US Embassy, and various government departments.


Paul is a design polyglot and an integral part of the Toothpicks Creative team.

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