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The Social Good Outpost is the dream of two sisters who combined

 

+ years of expertise in social enterprise & non-profits

+ years experience in graphic & web design

to empower social enterprises, non-profits and startups with good design.

 

women-led social enterprise

 

LGBT+ & diversity advocates

 

Based in Australia; working across the world

 

How we can help you?

Graphic Design

One-on-One Help

Web Design

Promotional Materials

Need on-going design work?

Your own personal designer.

Someone who already knows you, your organisation and your needs.

Someone you can ask for work as you need it, ongoing.

Good design & success go hand in hand.

Mikhara Ramsing, one of our brilliant clients.

Our Projects

DV Work Aware

DV Work Aware is an initiative of the QLD Working Women’s Centre, along with the South Australia and Northern Territory Working Women’s Centres. We have worked with these three centres to create nationwide and state-specific branding, promotional materials and online...

Macleod Accommodation Support Service

Macleod Accommodation Support Service is a refuge for women and children on the Gold Coast, QLD. We helped them develop a website, business cards and letterhead, to go with their recently-designed logo. We also set up donation capabilities so that they can continue to...

Women in Social Enterprise

WISE is a social enterprise in the Lismore area, NSW, transitioning from a non-profit organisation to a self-funding organisation to reflect the changing funding environment. We created a package of design to help them launch a logo, business cards and a website – all...

Women, Peace & Security Coalition

The Women, Peace & Security Coaltion is  a non-partisan and independent coalition of civil society organisations, networks and individuals working to advance the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) Agenda in Australia, Asia and the Pacific region and globally. The...

Violence Prevention Network

VPN works at the intersection of diversity in communities and violence prevention, training communities in violence awareness and prevention across a diverse spectrum of community members. Based in the Northern Rivers, NSW, they run out of the Northern Rivers Domestic...

The team bringing your design to life

Elise Stephenson

Elise Stephenson

Social Entrepreneur

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.

Using this theoretical background in empowerment, and her experience working across community organisations, Elise provides consultation, liaison, and design for our projects working for social impact.

Elise’s work has led her to multiple awards, including most recently being awarded a United Nations Australia Association Community Award in December 2016. Using this as a basis, 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

Creative Director & Designer

Superpower: Empathetic Communication
Currently Learning: Service Design, Herbalism

Lara is a storyteller and designer, feminist and entrepreneur. She was one of three finalists for LGBT Role Model of the Year 2017 in the Established Professional category given by Out for Australia, for her daily ‘unsung hero’ role modelling in the professional & LGBT spheres. As a person, she is patient, kind and funny, and is interested in leading edge compassionate connection between people, animals, our environment and everything. She creates physical crafts as well as her digital work, and is also a writer.

Her studies have included Television, Film, IT, Creative Writing, Photography, Drawing, Sound, Business Management and Communication Design. Since setting out on the entrepreneur’s journey she has also studied advertising, marketing, coding, and automation.

Lara’s future aspirations include creating interconnected tangible interactive media: or fun things that talk to each other and respond to you, for homes and cities.

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 been so humbled and surprised by the impact we’ve been able to make with the Social Good Outpost that we decided to split the businesses in 2018 so that the Social Good Outpost now stands on its own two feet.

While The Grazing Elk is reawakening into a new area (all will be revealed soon) and the Social Good Outpost focuses on working with changemakers and social superheroes, the businesses are like best friends – so don’t be surprised if you see the two names working together on projects!

Every month we send out news of what we’re working on, opportunities, share completed projects, and link wonderful organisations to each other.

Contact Us

Social Enterprise Insider Division
Elise Stephenson
+61 409 21 01 31
elise@socialgoodoutpost.com

Design & Creative Division
Lara Stephenson
+61 430 444 816
lara@thegrazingelk.com

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 tea together, let’s at least sit down for a skype!

Support us and we can support more of you.

Recommend an organisation that might love our help

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 changemakers who are pioneering better better products, produced sustainably and ethically.

By choosing us, we can support more of you.

We’re here for you. Thanks for being here for us. Your business keeps our business going. We’d love to tell you why your support is so important to us. The Social Good Outpost is a small team with a big dream. We want to help the helpers in the way we know best: through web and graphic design to support incredible organisations and individuals deliver more impact, more often, and more innovative ways.

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 for organisations like yours because we use design to package your products, develop your online store, and connect with your community. We help you refine your brand and create crafted visuals and websites to make you the go-to resource for what you do.

It’s taken us years of learning and doing to be the best at what we do, but by working with us you can make use of our expertise in moments. 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.

Like what we do and why we do it?