When Should I do Pro Bono Work as a Graphic Designer?

When Should I do Pro Bono Work as a Graphic Designer?

My personal area of study was International Community Development, so naturally I feel passionate about encouraging and inspiring others to continue to give back to the community where possible.

Working in a sustainable graphic design studio, I wanted to share what I’ve learned about this important question that most designers ask themselves at some time or another.

3 Food Waste Champions

3 Food Waste Champions

In our last post Caitlin Jordan talked about why food waste is one of the biggest sustainability issues of our time and shared 5 easy ways for reducing your food waste and carbon footprint. In this post we’d like to introduce 3 amazing not-for-profit organisations that are working in this space. 1. OUR PERSONAL FAVOURITE […]

5 Easy Ways To Reduce Your Food Waste

5 Easy Ways To Reduce Your Food Waste

Posted by on Apr 1, 2018 in Blog, Sustainable Living

Food waste is one of the biggest sustainability issues of our time. Caitlin Jordan tells us why and what we can do about it. For my first blog post since starting in my new role as project manager & admin assistant, I wanted to open with a topic I’ve been thinking a lot about lately – food […]

4 Practices of Sustainable Graphic Design

Posted by on Feb 28, 2017 in Blog, Design, Sustainable Business

I receive emails regularly from design students and clients asking me about what it means to be a ‘sustainable graphic designer’. A lot of people ask me about the kinds of practices I’ve put in place that allow me to claim this title. So I thought I’d put together a post to help explain how […]

Presentation design: why good design matters

Posted by on Dec 12, 2016 in Blog, Design, Marketing

How to take your presentation design to the next level with good design. In recent years, I’ve had an increasing number of requests to do corporate presentation design and design pitch decks for startups and organisations seeking seed funding. The work requests come in various forms, including: Updating existing PowerPoint decks (basically, make them look […]

The best lightweight laptop stand ever

Posted by on Feb 16, 2016 in Blog, Design, Sustainable Business

There are plenty of laptop/notebook stands on the market, so it can be difficult to determine which one to buy. I wanted to share my recommendation with you in order to (hopefully) make your decision easier. THE BRIEF I was recently in need of a laptop stand that I could take with me on my travels. In […]

‘Working traveller’, how does it really work?

Posted by on Nov 14, 2014 in Blog, Sustainable Business, Sustainable Living, Travel

Many of us dream of being set free by our work. By finding a profession that we love. To do something we’re excited about everyday. And most of all, to have the flexibility of a job that you can do anywhere. But once you’re there, is it actually possible to achieve the balance needed to make […]

13 ways to save money for travel without compromising your lifestyle

Posted by on Jun 14, 2014 in Blog, Travel

There are plenty of articles available online that offer great ideas on how to save money for travel. But many of them expect you to pretty much sit in your room and do zilch, zip and nada for the next few months while you wait for the big day. So instead I’ve compiled a list […]

Game Changers: Oz Fair Trade

Game Changers: Oz Fair Trade

Posted by on Apr 30, 2014 in Blog, Sustainable Business, Sustainable Living

I’ve decided to try and do a monthly post about inspirational people and organisations whom are working to create positive social and environmental change and global economic security. These people deserve to be spotlighted, because they have purposefully gone out of their way to selflessly craft something that is real in this world, something that […]

The Creative Process

The Creative Process

Posted by on Apr 12, 2014 in Design

Different designers may have a slightly different approach to the creative process, because what works for them may not work as well for someone else. I have put together a numbered list to outline the general process I like to employ for new design projects. This provides transparency and comfort for new clients as they […]