Forssa Light Publishing

Client Portfolio & Past Projects

Forssa Light Publishing is managed by Ayla Marika, a graphic designer and SEO website developer with a background in visual art, public relations and marketing. She has worked with a number of clients in the Canberra, Queanbeyan and Goulburn region, who attest to her quality of work and personalised service. Below is a selection of significant work produced by Ayla Marika.


Canberra Comedy Festival


Year: 2012 to Current

  • Logo illustration and design
  • Company style guide
  • Annual visual design concept
  • Graphic design (inc. program, posters, flyers, ads)
  • Proofreading text for use in designs

Ayla has produced amazing work for the Canberra Comedy Festival since its inception 10 years ago. This includes the iconic festival logo and program covers. I continually get comments from members of the public, performers, venue owners and media about how we ‘nailed the design’. That credit goes to Ayla.

Patrick Hornby, Canberra Comedy Festival

Collector Memorial Hall

Community Hall, Collector NSW


Year: 2022

  • Website development
  • Website SEO, including copywriting and keyword research
  • Website visual design
  • Ongoing website maintenance and hosting

As a small community group we found working with Ayla very easy. She is very professional in her approach to clients. After listening to our goals and gathering information, Ayla produced a website tailored to our needs. We recommend Ayla for her professionalism and expertise in the field of web design.

Denise Duck, Collector Memorial Hall Committee

How Food is Made (book)

Written and Illustrated by Ayla Marika

Title: How Food is Made: An illustrated guide to how everyday food is produced


Publication Year: 2020

  • Book illustration, graphic design, research and writing
  • Published by Forssa Light Publishing (paperback and eBook)
  • Website design and development
  • Visual branding
  • Marketing and advertising, including ad design and campaign development

How Food is Made: An Illustrated Guide to How Everyday Food is Produced by Australian author and illustrator Ayla Marika should be compulsory in every home. And school. And public library.

John Lethlean, Food Writer & Critic, Weekend Australian Magazine (July 2021)

Comedy ACT


Year: 2015-2022

  • Comedy ACT logo illustration and design
  • Visual branding and style guide
  • Website development
  • Website SEO copywriting and proofreading
  • Graphic design (inc. event posters, ads)

I was lucky enough to have Ayla design my business website, and several posters for various comedy festivals I performed in. Ayla was fantastic to deal with, and her work was second to none. I wouldn’t hesitate in working with her again.

Daniel Connell, Comedian & Podcast Host

Daniel Connell

Comedian & Podcast Host

Website: and Taking It Easy (Apple Podcasts)

Year: 2012 to 2015

  • Website design and development (2012-2015)
  • Annual visual design concept for comedy festival shows (2012-2015)
  • Graphic design (inc. posters, flyers)
  • Animation for ‘Under Juan’ skit, opening sequence (2014)
  • Various illustration work
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