Volunteering with E.C.H.O CAMBODIA in Kampot – Why they need YOU!

Volunteering with E.C.H.O CAMBODIA in Kampot – Why they need YOU!

At Sonja Meyer – Sustainable Graphic Design Studio we have a business policy/philosophy on spending 10% of time or funds giving back to communities in need.

So far this year we have worked on logo design and branding for two organisations. The first was a new social connection platform for people with disabilities – ‘SociAbility’ – and the second was E.C.H.O CAMBODIA which stands for: Educational Conservational Housing Opportunities.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Reduce your Travel Footprint

Reduce your Travel Footprint

Posted by on Feb 5, 2014 in Sustainable Business, Sustainable Living

Over the past 6 months since being away from Australia I’ve taken countless busses, trains, cars, boats and aeroplanes to get from A to B. I have always tried to keep my travel footprint light, taking measures not to disturb nature, always properly disposing of rubbish, never taking more than I need with me, and […]

Life is amazing in soloville

Life is amazing in soloville

Posted by on Feb 28, 2013 in Design, Sustainable Business

At the time of writing this I’m sitting on a plane, two empty seats next to me, a magnificent blanket of white outside my window. I’m sipping on a tasteless complimentary instant Nescafe, but I can hardly complain about that. I’m on my way to the Sunshine Coast to spend Australia Day weekend lazing on […]

6 Ways to Integrate Sustainability and Make Money

6 Ways to Integrate Sustainability and Make Money

Posted by on Aug 2, 2012 in Sustainable Business

Believe it or not, many large companies and corporations are considering sustainability a lot more than you may think. While many are still a long way off developing a fully integrated sustainable business model, most are at least taking steps towards this in a way that ensures their continual financial growth, because they are aware […]