We create good design for good causes.

Founded by two sisters with:

+ years of expertise in social enterprise & non-profits

+ years experience in graphic & web design

We create design that tells your story.

Including branding, graphic design, website & interaction design.

Women-led and feminist team

LGBT+ & diversity advocates

Australian-owned

Social enterprise

Some of our Projects

Case Study: Ethnic LGBT+

Storytelling platform to share the experiences of LGBT+ people who identify as 'ethnic' where they live. Intro Creating a place where ethnic LGBT+ people can share stories and support.   As Ethnic LGBT+ founder Mikhara Ramsing says, "stories save lives". Ethnic...

Case Study: Women Peace & Security Coalition

Education, engagement, advocacy and publishing website for general public and academics Intro Creating a website for WPS Coalition to publish papers, letters, seek and receive public engagement. The Women, Peace & Security Coaltion is  a non-partisan and independent...

Case Study: Wavelength

Course website for medical students and health professionals Intro Creating a learning website for a student-led LGBTIQ+ medical training course An initiative of students from Melbourne University and Monash University in Melbourne, Wavelength is a free learning...

Social Good Outpost designers and creators

Elise Stephenson

Elise Stephenson

Co-Founder and Social Impact Director

Superpower: Synthesis
Currently Learning: Scaling Social Impact, Building Tiny Homes

Elise is a creator, characterised by her love of hands-on projects and atypical projects. She has a passion for empowering women and driving change through social enterprise and has been at the forefront of many ‘first of their kind’ initiatives across Australia – from gender-based violence prevention work, to social enterprise and youth collaborations. With degrees in the fields of Asian & International Studies, Communications, and Government and International Relations, Elise is currently undertaking her PhD on the subject of women’s leadership.

Elise’s work has led her to multiple awards, including being awarded a United Nations Australia Association Community Award in December 2016. She continues to bring her strength in communication and leadership, practical foresight, and ability to be empathetic and connect with others to help bring meaningful design to projects that are making the most social impact across Australia.

Lara Stephenson

Lara Stephenson

Co-Founder and Creative Director

Superpower: Empathetic Communication
Currently Learning: Community-building

Lara is a feminist designer and entrepreneur, who works with digital technologies to give businesses and organisations strong and authentic identities. She uses art and design to help tell stories and make connections.

She was one of three finalists for LGBT Role Model of the Year 2017 in the Established Professional category given by Out for Australia. She recently completed a Fellowship with Code for Australia.

Lara believes in working with those creating change in our communities that supports social wellbeing and including people who have not had societal power. She believes that deliberate design can make change happen.

We also work with a team of incredible Associates who specialise in graphic design, web design, animation, videography, photography and development.

Georgi Lewis

Georgi Lewis

Associate

Georgina Lewis is a Strategic / Service Designer, focused on user centred design and design for social innovation. Design Applied is a business for community engagement in Service Design activities. Advocating for the under-designed for in government services. Masters of Design futures at RMIT offered Georgi the opportunity to explore service design interventions for business and the role of enterprise in the stewardship of sustainability.

Paula Hardy

Paula Hardy

Associate

Superpower: Lateral thinking
Currently Learning: 
Decolonising design in technology

Since finishing her degree in Design Futures at Griffith University, Paula invests her time and skills into designing with social and environmental responsibility. Her experience ranges from working with charities, social enterprises, start-ups, design education and event management. She believes many of the world’s problems can be designed out of existence and is driven to use her designerly powers to leverage projects that challenge unsustainability. Paula‘s current inquiries take form in her Brisbane-based event series, Colloquia Sundays, which seeks to stimulate citizen democracy and her masters research which explores the role of design in blockchain technology.

Our History

The Social Good Outpost started life as a division of Lara’s graphic design business, The Grazing Elk, established in 2013. For the first 18 months of the Social Good Outpost’s life, we continued to operate the businesses together.

We’ve realised the scope of impact we’ve been able to make, and decided to split the businesses in 2018 so that the Social Good Outpost is now its own being.

Good design & success go hand in hand.

Mikhara Ramsing, Founder of Ethnic LGBT+

One of our clients & a Westpac Social Change Fellow 2018.

Read our case study of the design we created >

Women Peace & Security

We redesigned the WPS website and launched it with a 5000% increase in website visitors in the first month.

Read case study of the WPS website design > 

Contact Us

Social Impact Division
Elise Stephenson
+61 409 21 01 31
[email protected]

Design & Creative Division
Lara Stephenson
+61 430 444 816
[email protected]

We hail from Anstead in South East Queensland and now have offices in both Brisbane and Melbourne.

We regularly go ‘on the road’ to visit rural and regional communities.

If we can’t sit down for a cup of tea together, let’s at least have a chat.

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By choosing us, you are helping us to support other organisations achieving amazing things in the community.

We support social enterprises working with youth across the country to have better mental health outcomes; non-profits in regional areas helping to overcome domestic violence; and change-makers who are pioneering new products, produced sustainably and ethically.

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We provide businesses with graphic and web design for the same price as other design agencies, for the same quality, but with added social impact.

We really know what we’re talking about when it comes to design and social impact. But we’re also your friends, and we want your experience of design to be exciting, welcoming, and enjoyable.

Every day your organisation relies on its image for customers and consumers, for funding and donations, and for its reputation. What we do is a vital resource to make sure your image and your customer’s experience is as good as possible.

We help you refine your brand to make you the go-to resource for what you do.

Some of the organisations we work with:

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