Meet the team.
Print Workshop and Design Studio
25 Prince Street, Ground Floor, Grafton
Our print workshop and design studio, as of November 2020, are both housed in the former Government Savings Bank of NSW built in 1917. A striking feature in the streetscape of Grafton's main business district, this historical building is the perfect location for our design studio. Light and airy with 15ft ceilings and polished black floors, this modern space has been constructed to compliment it's historical surrounds.
Here you will find our meeting rooms, marketing and creative teams.
The Old Print Workshop
Our print workshop was custom built as a printery in the 1970’s.
In November 2020 we undertook the mammoth task of dismantling and moving almost 50 years of machinery, paper and paraphenalia to our Prince St site. A lot of local schools hit the paper and card jackpot with a windfall of our excess stock but much of our machinery made the trip across to the new site.
You can still see Gertie the guillotine working every day as well as our GT046 Heidelberg offset press.
Liza is the captain of the good ship Yoohoo McPhee. She launched Yoohoo Creative & Digital in 2005 and acquired McPhee Print in 2014. Binding the two businesses together ensures a strong market position and a solid business that continues to go from strength to strength.
As owner and agency director she works with her team every day to oversee and coordinate both the design studio and print workshop. It's a very hands on business and every week brings new challenges, opportunities and delights. No day is the same as every business we deal with is unique and has unique needs to brand and build their business identity.
Liza believes you make the community you want to live in and has stepped up to serve hers as a volunteer at the Grafton Regional Gallery, as well as being a Director of the Gallery Foundation. She has served as a board member for Caringa Enteprises, Grafton Chamber of Commerce and Regional Development Australia - Northern Rivers.
In her down time, and when time allows, Liza likes to slide down snow white mountain sides, occasionally shattering bones or tearing menisci...ah but it's worth it, or make multi-day/week hikes across the glorious landscapes mother nature provides. If she is not travelling physically she is doing so mentally, immersed within the pages of a book, especially a Patrick O'Brian Aubrey/Maturin novel. The lesser of two weevils is her favourite joke in the world.
Liza's favourite online places are CSS Tricks and Intrepid Travel.
How many people can boast four h's in their name?
Rachel has spent over twenty years in the print industry and is super organised
She has a side hustle called 'Fleece &Twine' creating very cool felt art.
Rach is also a keen gardener and has more thriving plants than dying plants. Now that's an achievment.
Rachel is also mum to one superior cat.
Hello, Gary here.
You won’t often see me out front of our Print Workshop but you may hear me out the back running our offset printing machines.
I manage the print workshop and oversee production of all our offset print jobs.
Here with the assistance of our Print Workshop Finisher Lou, I print and coordinate all our print customer orders. Company books, envelopes, letterheads and many more products you use in your business everyday.
Managing the print workshop means that I am the hands on side of the business. Printing is a precision business and each job must be carefully laid out and produced. We use the highest quality inks and and I have been working this machinery for over 40 years. These days I have ink running through my veins rather than blood.
Training as a commercial printer with the Daily Examiner I then opened my own commercial printing business in 1980. In years gone by I have also run the print workshop at the Grafton Jail teaching inmates to use the printing equipment.
Growing up and raising my family in Grafton I spend any spare time I have with my grandchildren.
I am a life member of the Grafton Ghosts and was a founding member of the Grafton Ghosts Old Boys.
Hey, I'm Lisa.
I'm a graphic designer and art director with over 27 years in advertising. I’ve been designing since we used to cut and paste bromides to create ads. Some of the clients I have worked for include: Mercedes Benz, Cancer Australia, Foxtel, Muffin Break and many Not-for-Profit organisations. I love well-thought-out, clever design, that helps solve a client's main business objectives and targets.
About 2 years ago we made a sea change to Yamba and built a new home and lifestyle in the process, it was the best decision we’ve ever made. I’m looking forward to creating new ways to brand your business and keep building this lovely community we are lucky enough to live in.
In the office, you will find me DJ'ing the Spotify Playlist (I work better to the sound of music).
When I'm not creating at Yoohoo, you can find me designing new prints for my online Print Collection Yamba Scandi or writing and creating DIY ideas and interior solutions over at my DIY space Tomfo.
As a family, we love to drop a line in at our favourite fishing spot with an esky of beer, wine, cheese and crackers, and I’m also a soccer mum, not neccesarily always in that order.
Hi, I am Lou.
I am the driver of the production team, always here to ensure your job is finished to perfection. Based out of the print workshop, I run the collating, binding and specialised production machinery. Machinery that you will not find anywhere else in the Clarence Valley.
Once your order has been printed and been given final approval I will sign, seal and even deliver your package if required.
I am a perfectionist at heart and find the challenge of making each print job impeccable the best part of my job.
2016 saw me arrive home to Grafton to assist in the family business, as we expanded the print workshop and grew the design studio.
I am an actress by profession and have been involved in both national and regional screen productions. Whilst home I am studying to further my creative passions in fashion, art and film.