The Art Roomies

A community of colourful characters share and work within the three massive Art Room studios. We call ourselves the Art Roomies.

This is a little bit about each of us.

Helen Ashley : The Art Studio Manager

Helen Ashley

The Art Studio Manager

UK trained Textile Designer, Helen reinvented her hand painting design career in 2010 by combining her love of colour and children to create her own brand ColourMeArt – Colouring for kids which can be found in shops, galleries and museums all over Australia.

Helen’s  original artwork is licenced to several homewares brands and you can find her paintings, ceramics and her pet portraits on her helenashleydesigns website.

Helen manages The Art Room and its Art Roomies. She also teaches.  You can Visit Helens websites –  or

Bandit Design Group :

Bandit Design Group

Bandit Design Group helps businesses get locked and loaded on all things brand, web and packaging.


Our small but mighty team is ridiculously creative, collaborative and nimble, with a shared love and appreciation for all things design and business. Bandit has been making tracks all over Australia and the globe, with a vision to support successful businesses by building beautiful brands which are founded on true purpose, open collaboration and good times.

Sofia Leigh – Hair and Make up Stylist :

Sofia Leigh – Hair and Make up Stylist

International Hair and Makeup stylist and Company Director – Sofia Leigh – began her career professionally in 2007 after completing her Diploma in Hair | Makeup and SFX styling; since then she has been fortunate enough to have worked alongside a number of diverse Photographers | Networks | Publications and Media Groups.

Some of Sofia’s major clients have included:

  • Harper’s Bazaar
  • Vogue Italia | Australia
  • WINK Models
  • Toni and Guy Australia
  • Dyson Australia
  • X Factor Australia
  • Sydney Dance Company

Sofia has also had the pleasure of working with Australia’s top creative’s, these have included:

  • Weave Dibden-Neck (Fashion Designer)
  • Martin Bray (Makeup artist)
  • Taryn Williams (CEO + Entrepreneur)
  • Rafael Bonachela (Artistic director)
  • Becca Gilmartin (Makeup artist)

In 2018 – Sofia expanded her Styling Services to Melbourne | QLD | New Zealand and transformed the SOFIA LEIGH Brand into a Creative Agency to assist other artists in expressing their artistic abilities and creative talents.

Alessia Chiricolo – The Italian Pot :

Alessia Chiricolo – The Italian Pot

Alessia Chiricolo’s studio is called  The Italian Pot.

She teaches and creates her own work in her fantastic space here in The Art Rooms.

You can book classes through her website

Helen Bronte Boyd :

Helen Bronte Boyd

Helen Bronte Boyd is an artist who focuses on works on canvas in acrylic and mixed media.

Oneday Designs :

Oneday Designs

Oneday is a bespoke property branding and real estate marketing agency. We offer print, advertising  and digital solutions for real estate agents and property developers Australia wide.

With 15 years industry experience we love nothing more than transforming and growing real estate brands and bringing property developments to life. We are completely client focused which means we can offer total design flexibility and have a real love for what we do.

Renae Smith – The Atticism :

Renae Smith – The Atticism

Founded in 2012, The Atticism is a unique PR agency that has been awarded, both locally and internationally, as one of Australia’s healthiest workplaces. The team consists of Renae (Founder & Director); Ben (Snr Account Director); Carolina (Account Director); Maggie (Account Manager) and Moreton (Editor & Content Manager).

The Atticism specialise in creating individually targeted media campaigns that are unique and engaging. We avoid using ‘textbook’ methods when pitching to our media contacts and are committed to helping our clients stand out from the crowd. The Atticism assist clients with public relations, brand development, social media and event concepts; specialising in the urban lifestyle and hospitality demographic.

Chee Lam Design :

Chee Lam Design

Chee Lam Design (CLD) is a Sydney-based studio with a strong focus on producing creative, unique and thoughtful design outcomes that are specific to a project’s program, people and place.

Under the leadership of Chee Lam, CLD undertakes architecture, interiors and design projects across the commercial, public and residential spectrum, with a particular focus on delivering commercial interior environments.

The studio has over 20 years experience in the industry, across all phases of the design process, from developing briefs and concept designs through to project realization, including client liaison, team and consultant coordination, detail documentation and delivery.

Chee’s passion for design in all its forms and excellent communication skills coupled with an ability to apply creative thinking across disciplines allows the studio to comfortably work on projects that range from architecture, interiors and exhibitions to designing for film and theatre.

The studio maintains an open and collaborative relationship with its network of past project partners and consultants to enable the delivery of projects of varying type, scale and complexity.

Chee is registered with the NSW Architects Registration Board and is a Green Star Associate with the Green Building Council of Australia. He is also a part-time academic, lecturing and tutoring within the Faculty of the Built Environment at UNSW.

We welcome the opportunity to discuss any projects that you may have over a coffee.

Xuck Design – Cale Manfield :

Xuck Design – Cale Manfield

XUCK is a Sydney Graphic Designer.  XUCK has varied experience working within an agency and as a freelance designer. In the last decade, XUCK’s founder and designer, Cale Manfield has worked alongside high profile brands such as Coco Republic, TFE Hotels, Jonah’s, Radisson Hotels, McGrath Real Estate, Ray White, Raine & Horne, LJ Hooker, Range Rover, Hungerford Hill, Taylors Wines, Bupa, Wagamama, Macquarie Bank and ALH Group.

XUCK approaches design from a “less is more” space. Where the focus becomes the minimalistic and refined aspects of design – leaving room for the brands persona to be seen. XUCK carries this philosophy across all mediums.

XUCK has a creative beard and refuses to shave it off. He understands his graphic design powers (print and digital) stems from the beard and will be lost forever if shaved off.