Manta Creative Manta Ray Symbol

The #mantaray is an amazingly clever sea creature, with the biggest brain of any fish. They are naturally curious and social, forming close relationships and working together to learn and communicate. A unique, gentle giant of the deep, the Manta Ray is the symbol for our business – clever, creative, and awe-inspiring.

our story.

Manta Creative was born out of years of experience, trusted relationships and solid, hard work.

After freelancing and operating a small business in the creative industry for over 15 years, working as a teacher and eLearning expert in the VET sector, and undertaking a PR role in healthcare, Sarah Duck founded Manta Creative with her husband, Shane during the difficult Covid-19 Pandemic lockdown period in 2020.

Shane – an accomplished Chef of 20 years, hung up the apron and turned his fine eye for detail to the attention of photography, and was introduced as Manta Creative’s lead Professional Photographer and Digital Media Producer, creating a stunning array of landscape content and a folio to be celebrated.

Together, they would seek to support SMEs in regional Victoria and beyond with clever, creative digital marketing ideas, strategies and content that help businesses attract and retain customers.

Tragedy would strike the couple as their business grew – with Shane being diagnosed with terminal cancer later that year. His death in February 2021 has seen Sarah re-emerge through her grief to carry on the business and honour Shane through the work they started, continuing the journey with their valuable clients, remaining creative and celebrating life. She remains passionate, hopeful and driven to work in the creative industry and to leave a legacy for their young son, Luke.

Sarah Duck climbing the stairs - Our Story, Our Journey

Shane’s last folio project –

Mt Baw Baw.

Shane’s last

folio project –

Mt Baw Baw.

Capturing the beauty of the snow gums of Mt Baw Baw in West Gippsland, Victoria, Australia.

November 2020 – this was to be Shane’s last location scout to produce a portfolio piece for Manta Creative. This video is a tribute from Sarah to her beloved husband – celebrating his life, his achievements, and his love of the Australian bush.

a clever creative.

a clever creative.

Meet Gippsland’s new and emerging Creative Director – website developer, graphic designer, teacher, writer, producer, photographer.

Sarah collaborates with, and leads a team of likeminded creative professionals to produce terrific outcomes for clients of Manta Creative.

Sarah Duck

Sarah Duck

Creative Director

BA (Multimedia)
Adv Dip IT (partial) – Systems Processes & Improvement
Grad Cert TESOL

The late Shane Duck

The late Shane Duck

Photographer & Digital Media Producer

In memory of Shane and all that he acheived for Manta Creative.
Gone but never forgotten.

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