Our Story

Yiradhu Marang (good day), here is a little about me and the face behind Marara Design’s.

Yuwin Ngadhi (My name is) Shelby-Rae. I was born in Narrandera NSW, my home, my safe place. The place i run to when i need to connect with my culture, put my feet in the grains of sand that sit on the bank of the Marrambidya (Murrumbidgee River), listen to the Murraany (cockatoo’s) squarking among the gumtree’s and be with my mob. I grew up in Griffith NSW, an hour from my home, with my parents and brother.

I am a young 25 year old proud Wiradjuri woman, I am a mother to three beautiful boys aged 6, 4 and 6 months old. My boys are my reason, my light and my all.

I started Marara Designs to educate and help my kids learn about their culture. I started off creating little things here and there for them and of course some home decor for myself (if you know me personally, i have a big love for interior design). Artist run in my family so i’ve always had the best role models and influences around me my whole life.

My love for graphic design and art in general has always played a huge part in my life. So being able to mix my culture and designs together i didn’t hesitate in growing my business to share with everyone.

I want to thank every single person for your support and patience as our business grows. I’m blessed and beyond thankful!

Barra-manggari-rra (love) to all my people.

Shelb x

  • Sportsgirl Australia

  • Murrumbidgee Local Health

  • NSW Aboriginal Land Council