Marc Williams

Director/ Owner of Deadly Design
Tribe: Yorta Yorta / Gunai Kurnai – Shepparton / Bairnsdale

Deadly Design is an Indigenous owned and operated graphic design and printing / promotional products business established in 2003. Deadly Design offers graphic design, printing and promotional products for Corporate Australia, Govt organisation and NGO’s. The company was formed to meet the demand for culturally appropriate design and print and promotional product solutions for a diverse range of clients.
Underpinning Deadly Designs business is a fundamental belief that you must give back to community. Deadly Design incorporates this philosophy into the events and organisations that we support or sponsor. My long term goals are interwoven with plans to train and employ Indigenous Australians across all areas of the business.

Indigenous communities recognise that economic development is a precursor for improved social and emotion wellbeing health outcomes. The company takes great pride in the role it plays in the business community.
Is a Supply Nation Certified business since 2010 – Supply Nation is an organisation that engages Indigenous business with Corporate Australia.
Is a director of an Indigenous not for profit organisation with Mullum Mullum Indigenous gathering Place – east Ringwood.
Is a director of an Indigenous Chamber of Commerce with KINAWAY – provides advocacy / a voice and support of the Indigenous Business sector to govt / corporate / and other.

Recent successes:
Is a print supplier to Cummins South Pacific (Australia / NZ & Asia Pacific).
Principle print supplier to Melbourne Racing Club (2014) – first Indigenous business to sponsor the Sandown Classic – now known as the Zipping Classic over 3 years.
Part of the Melbourne Business School Alumni – with the Indigenous Business group MURRA.
Was a finalist in the Ethnic Business Awards (top 20).
Worked with a number of Melb Business School MBA students to develop the company’s marketing strategy.
Recently completed the DD work health safety systems Manual with Ernst and Young.
Looking at certification of FSC to provide print to Telstra.
Now a print panellists with Fuji – Xerox / OfficeMax / Finsbury Green / Defence Publishing Services / ATO.

Previous background / experience:
Tour guide operator with an Indigenous owned tour company called Aussie Expeditions (Nationally).
Have worked in Aboriginal health with VACCHO (Victorian community controlled health organisation for 7 years in policy, development and implementation of health programs in Victoria.
Worked in Dept of Education (Bendigo).
Have been a community justice panel worker.