Our Social Impact

We use design and curate events to amplify community impact.


Using a ‘Design for Good’ model

As a social enterprise, we support the community through providing no cost professional design to organisations who need it to grow. We call this ‘Design for Good’.

Our impact model follows one of the B Corp suggested models, where we donate 10% of our paid time in services to people who need design help. Usually this is in the form of co-design over video or in person, over a period of time, like design creation and mentoring.

Our sponsored design is often offered to organisations or businesses that need a boost to receive or apply for grants or funding, or to start providing their services. 

For every 10 hours of full price work we provide 1 hour of co-design services to community, women-led, indigenous-led, or LGBTIQ-led businesses.

Through working with us as paying client, you know that you are contributing directly to people and causes that are in real need of professional design to grow and make their social and environmental impact.

Some of our recently sponsored clients

Jasiri Australia
Jasiri is a social enterprise working to support young women to feel courageous and increase their opportunities.

Treekid is a Melbourne based kids clothing label

Sibosh’s Pantry
Wholesome seasonal and fermented food

Better Renting
Advocacy and representation on behalf of renters in Australia

Kagi Kowa and Nubia
Art therapy and speaking / consulting by Kagi Kowa

Digital education for students worldwide

Yuludarla Karulbo
(Dreaming Together)

Indigenous Education and Reconciliation Action Plans

Medical education for students and professionals on LGBTIQ health

We also support the community through

Partnership with The Inturnship

Starting in January 2021, our first partnership with US-based The Inturnship kicked off, to support 3 women from Global Sisters over the course of 3 months, with teams of Inturn* designers, strategists and communicators giving their skills and gaining experience to create brands, social media strategy, resources and guides to supercharge the women’s businesses.

*Inturns are graduates from anywhere in the world who are gaining experience anywhere in the world in their professional fields through a new way of work experience: remote, supported, inclusive.

Design Accelerator for Women in Business

In collaboration with Global Sisters and the Victorian Women’s Trust, we run workshops for emerging women entrepreneurs on topics like: branding, how to create a website, and creating social media graphics.

Victorian Women’s Trust is a progressive philanthropy trust supporting gender equality.

Global Sisters is a national non-profit supporting women to become financially indepedent through entrepreneurship.

Providing students with work experience

We value the experiences of students and want to ‘give back’ by providing work experience opportunities for students in design-related fields.

So far we have had two work experience students in 2018, and four students in 2019. Our assistant students have helped with animation, videography, press releases, article writing and graphic design.

In 2019 we also engaged two teams of 6 students on two projects: researching business opportunities, and Sustainable Development Goal alignment with the University of Sydney via Practera.

In 2020 we worked with 2 students from Griffith Honours College and 2 further work experience students in journalism and impact storytelling.

Our work in the 2018-19 financial year was with:

Indicative proportions of clients by business type. Traditional business clients in the lead followed closely by social enterprise. Traditional non-profit follows at around a third of social enterprise. Lastly an almost equal small amount of educational, student-led and government clients.

We worked with almost 3/4 women- (or non-binary)-led organisations in the last year. Of all our clients, one third were supported in some way – either through low cost design, pro bono elements or collaborative fundraising drives.

The industries our clients from 2018-19 have been in are predominantly Social Services – meaning here, they are in business primarily to support people and better communities. This chart shows the range of industries we work across, and some clients span more than one of these categories.

Socially-responsible work

We support both members of our team and associates – brilliant individual contractors who excel in graphic design, web design, content writing, animation, videography, illustration, and more. As an intersectional feminist design agency, we are passionate about supporting diverse individuals in everything that we do.

Supporting flexible work

Our co-founder Elise began the Social Good outpost after experiencing bilateral hand disabilities. We build flexible work into everything we do.

Empowering women

We’re a women-led design agency, currently with an all-female design team.

Celebrating myriad perspectives

Our team of associates comes from all walks of life and represent a diversity of genders, sexualities, ethnicities and abilities.

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We live and work on Yuggera and Kulin land. We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of country throughout Australia and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging. 

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