B Bus(Advertising & Marketing), Adv Dip Visual Communication
At St Margaret’s 1996-2001
Elspeth Barker is a Charleville girl who boarded at St Margaret’s from 1996-2001. She went on to complete a Bachelor of Business, majoring in Advertising and Marketing at QUT and later attended the Design College Australia where she studied Visual Communication (Graphic Design).
A firm believer that rural should not limit opportunities, she decided to bring graphic design to Roma and in 2008, established Plash Creative - a now successful Graphic Design and web Agency in Roma.
In 2010 Elspeth was the winner of a St Margaret’s Foundation Scholarship which enabled her to study a Summer school in web design at the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design in the USA whilst continuing to run her young business from afar.
As Vice President of The RNA Future Directions Committee and supporter of many local organisations including Commerce Roma and The Roma on Bungil Gallery - Elspeth has also been a founding member of the “Carry the Day Campaign” designed to inspire women across Australia to be positive towards each other. In 2013 Elspeth spoke via skype at a career mentoring breakfast for Year 12 St Margaret’s girls and hopes to continue providing our school leavers with valuable and honest advice upon starting careers in Business and the Arts.
Elspeth loves to travel and is passionate about furthering her design skills regardless of her rural location. Her next goal is a design course at Umea Institute of Design, Sweden.