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Two Cats Creative is a partnership between writer and photographer Marie Low and graphic designer and photographer Alyssa Barwick. 

Based in Gunnedah, Two Cats started their business with the popular Sirens of Gunnedah portrait exhibition.

While creative portraits and events photography remain a passion, words and design are equally important to the Two Cats.

Both experienced in their fields, Alyssa and Marie deliver the best in creative services to their clients, in North West New South Wales and beyond.

Send us a hello if you would like to discuss your special picture, words or design project!

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Alyssa barwick

Alyssa Barwick has worked as a graphic designer for more than 20 years.

Her earliest days in newspapers and magazines showed a flair for creating interesting and eye-catching designs and for meeting demanding deadlines.

During her six years at Canberra City News, Alyssa helped guide it from a monthly newspaper to a vibrant weekly glossy magazine.

She returned to her hometown of Gunnedah in 2005 and worked as the graphic designer for the Namoi Valley Independent, producing a number of award-winning editions.

Alyssa has designed eight books in her time in Gunnedah and now designs bespoke websites for a large range of clients. She also enjoys creating memorable business branding and print designs.

Alyssa loves creating designs that are clear and concise in their intention.

Her clients include the Dorothea Mackellar Poetry Awards, Gunnedah Conservatorium, Gunnedah Health + Fitness Co, and Mooloolah River Landcare.

Two kids and two dogs keep Alyssa busy outside of Two Cats.

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Marie Low

Marie Low has been a journalist and communications advisor for more than 30 years.

She has worked as a reporter and sub-editor for daily newspapers and has been the editor of two NSW community newspapers.

Marie has also worked as a media advisor to state government ministers, headed a government media department and worked within a well-regarded metropolitan communications consultancy as a senior consultant.

Her family tree change brought her to Tenterfield and then Gunnedah where she now is one half of Two Cats Creative.

Her clients include local government, Australian Community Media who feature a national opinion column by Marie once a fortnight, Downtown Magazine and a number of other regional and national bodies.

She has won national awards for both journalism and photography.

Marie loves to write and she loves to take creative photos.

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Why Two Cats Creative uses WordPress​

There is no one solution that is perfect for everyone, but for most people serious about their business and building their online presence, self-hosted WordPress is the best fit.

It allows you to own all of your content, and you aren’t left hanging if the platform (i.e. Wix, Weebly etc) decide to close their doors, or remove functions that you rely on.

Your WordPress website is also open to unlimited growth. You can start with a basic site and then evolve to include e-commerce, memberships and much more. You aren’t restricted like you are with other platforms that are closed.

Additionally, the SEO potential of WordPress is powerful. WordPress is extremely SEO-friendly from the outset and it only gets better when you use SEO-friendly themes and plugins.

Clients often come to us because they’ve already got a website built with Wix or Squarespace, but as their business has grown, their website is unable to grow with them. For example, they need features that the other platforms don’t offer (or, not at least without their monthly fee sky-rocketing). 

Having said that, some smaller businesses do just want a presence and that’s it. They don’t care about being found on Google, they don’t need anything fancy, and they don’t want to pay someone to maintain their website. If that’s the case, then one of the other platforms may be a better fit.

You may have heard that WordPress is more complicated to use but we make it as user-friendly as possible and we will guide you every step of the way.

We use WordPress because it is a future-proof solution that gives you the most options, no matter how much your business grows.