Women-led design that understands your cause.

Sharing your stories online and in print.

Websites, graphic design and strategy

We offer full service design starting with ideas and strategy, through to launch and ongoing care. Our way of working is collaborative, human-centred and based on practical ways of achieving your goals.

By collaborating with Social Good Outpost our clients get the same quality design for the same price as regular agencies, but with added social impact.

Why do we do this? We believe that doing business + helping the community go hand-in-hand.

We’re driven to pioneer a different way of providing businesses and other organisations with the design services they need. We also want to help business increase their corporate social responsibility and connection with the community. It’s good for everyone!

Work with us

Social Impact

We work with social enterprise, non-profits and organisations, creating websites and other media to connect with current audiences, share your impact and successes, and build credibility & presence for funding.

Our social enterprise model, where our full cost design supports low-cost and pro bono work, allows us to sponsor organisations who need great design to take their next step.

(Coming soon: sponsor a project, or apply to be a sponsored client)

How good branding and design helps you

Design is one of the most important aspects of any organisation, large or small, for-profit or for-purpose.

How good do you look?

We offer free appraisals of your online presence. Where are you showing up, and is it accurately reflecting your organisation?
Builds strong customer/audience trust
Good design increases your reputation, credibility and trust.
Increases profitability
by up to 200% according to one study of the FTSE 100.
Sets you apart
allowing you to compete against others for customers, clients or funding.
Makes you look good!
Humans form initial opinions in a matter of seconds. Great design allows you to make the best first impression.

How good do you look?

We offer free appraisals of your online presence. Where are you showing up, and is it accurately reflecting your organisation?

Brumby Week 2018

We supported Brumby Week in 2017 in its inaugural year and again in 2018. Both times the ABC reported on the wild horse festival in the centre of Australia. Tickets sold out both times. Social Good Outpost supported Brumby Week with web and promotional design and strategy.

Read our case study of the design and watch ABC coverage >

Ethnic LGBT+

Mikhara Ramsing, founder of Ethnic LGBT+ and a Young Australian of the Year Nominee 2019, Westpac Social Change Fellow 2018, and Young Social Pioneer 2017, got her website designed with us to enable her to collect stories from around the world to help share experiences and community within ethnic LGBT+ communities.

Read our case study of the design we created >

Yuludarla Karulbo

A Foundation for Young Australians Young Social Pioneer winner of 2017, Yuludarla Karulbo had their website created with us so they can provide education to schools and businesses, and help Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians walk the path of reconciliation together.

Read our case study of this unique Australian design project >

Proudly designed in Australia,

services to make you look good and feel great.

Branding & Logo

Your brand is your most important asset. We help you:

  • Refine your purpose & aims
  • Discover your brand personality & values
  • Create your logo
  • Develop your style guide and supporting colours and fonts
Web Design
Your most important presence online.

  • Online shops & e-commerce
  • Landing pages
  • Simple websites
  • Complex websites
Infographics
Turn your data into something powerful and engaging!

  • Measure your social impact
  • Turn your research into an interesting graphic or poster
  • Engage customers or funders in your business model or approach
Graphic Design & Supporting Materials
Using specialists we provide:

  • Videography
  • Social media strategy and graphics
  • Print media and graphic design such as business cards, flyers, banners
  • Design and sourcing for specialty print (foil, letterpress, etc)
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Reports & Publications
We can design your:

  • Social Impact Reports
  • Articles and publications
  • Templates for Word, PowerPoint, etc.
On-Going Maintenance
We can work with you weekly or monthly to:

  • Update your website contents and plugins for smooth running and regular posting
  • Do Search Engine Optimisation to help you be found more and gain more clients, customers or funders
  • Create and send regular newsletters on your behalf
  • And more!

Founders and Team

Designers, creators and social enterprise experts

Lara Stephenson

Lara Stephenson

Co-Founder and Creative Director


Superpower:
Empathetic Communication
Currently Learning: Community-building
Qualifications: Bachelor of Creative Industries (Communication Design), Certificate IV in Small Business Management

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.

Elise Stephenson

Elise Stephenson

Co-Founder and Social Impact Director


Superpower:
Synthesis
Currently Learning: Scaling Social Impact, Building Tiny Homes
Qualifications: Bachelor of Asian and International Studies, Bachelor of Communications, Bachelor of Government and International Relations Honours (I)

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.

We also work with a team of talented associates who are specialists in videography, photography, social enterprise, design and other supporting disciplines.

Paula Hardie, 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.

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Let’s Work Together!

We’ll help you be even more proud of the work you do.

We can meet for a cuppa and a chat in our HQ cities Brisbane and Melbourne and often go on the road around regional Australia.

We work with clients all over Australian and South East Asia, meeting and working online. 

Reach out to Social Good Outpost

How can we help you?