Local stories, told Swell
Swell Magazine is a local Newcastle Publication, written as the perfect companion for your sunny Sunday morning. Designed as a collector’s item, the pages of Swell are to be enjoyed slowly and devoured and returned to time and time again, just like your favourite book.
We’re all for celebrating the city we love and the community we’re a part of.
We’re storytellers, explorers, creatives and passionate about our postcode.
Watch some of our featured stories
Behind the Scenes with Mitch Revs
Behind the Scenes with Cattleyard Brewing
Meet the team
Swell Magazine is the sister company of Design Bug, a creative agency that have been building business brands in Newcastle for over 10 years.
Editor & Co-Creator
As the dreamer of the duo, Kristy throws big-hearted belief behind each and every idea. When it comes to taking leaps, she’s at the front of the diving board, already excited for the next big adventure (as long as there are snacks involved).
Words to live by: “Less is always more – when it comes to design that is.”
Editor & Co-Creator
The team at Swell are very thankful that Bec decided not pursue Marine Biology (due to a love of dolphins and not much else) because without her, the pages of Swell would just not be possible. Bec is a web-wizard and never leaves a job unfinished (except when she’s procrasta-cleaning).
AKA Sance Dance
Business Development & Advertising
Sance is 100% team Swell 100% of the time, and is responsible for all things business development, advertising, and distribution. If you’re a fan of Swell or have advertised with us previously, you would have definitely had a chinwag to Sance and heard all about how great you are, and just how much she loves Swell Mag.
Words to live by: “Don’t waste a walk.” (usually related to making tea)
Copywriter & Happiness Hero
Laura is known as the happiness hero around the office and lives off coffee and content. The brainstrust behind our social media, Laura has been known to occasionally make a fool of herself in front of the camera, and convince Kristy and Bec to do the same. She says she’s “sorry not sorry.”
Words to live by: “Every problem can be solved with a shot of whiskey and great branding.”
Graphic Designer & Illustrator
Take a quiet achiever, add a dash of sass, a heaped spoon of persistence and a whole heaps of skill and you’ve basically got our senior designer, Claire. Although Claire works mostly with Design Bug clients, you know all of the incredible illustrations you see grace the pages of Swell Mag? All thanks to Claire.
Contact our Team
In the Media
Kristy & Rebecca were interviewed for NBN News on the 1st of December 2018 after the launch of Issue 1.