Social Good Outpost

We design for do-gooders.

Social entrepreneurs, change-makers and do-gooders need good design.

Good design means branding and websites that ‘get’ your social impact and how to show it off to the world. The Grazing Elk has launched the Social Good Outpost to provide expert support and design for people and organisations working for social good.

We create branding, websites, design pitch presentations, and give ongoing support to people making social change.

We can help you at all stages of your venture.

The Grazing Elk’s Social Good Outpost aims to be the go-to designer for social good in Australia.

Design for Social Good
Design for Social Good

The Social Good Outpost is run by Elise, a social entrepreneur and change-maker herself, who wanted to contribute specialised knowledge to design. For the past three years Elise has worked with social enterprise, started social enterprise, and competed internationally in social enterprise.

Together with Lara at The Grazing Elk, we have both your practical consultation and design needs covered.

With experience pioneering ground-breaking social change projects nationally, we aren’t just designers, we’re doers too.

We’re insiders, so we can help you bridge the gap between social change and good design that conveys it.

We help you do good through:

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Consultation

  • Linking you with incubators & accelerators
  • Mentoring on social impact
  • Grant-writing and application
  • Feedback on pitch presentations
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Creation

  • Branding: Website, logos, slogans, business cards, stationery
  • Pitch presentation design
  • Sponsorship letters

Sustainability

  • Website maintenance
  • Event photography
  • Newsletters
  • Social media strategic and artistic direction

Superpower your Social Good Project here!

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

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

HQ is in Melbourne, however we are also based between Sydney and Brisbane, and regularly go ‘on the road’ for consultations around Australia. If in-person doesn’t suit, we can easily meet and work with you over Skype.

Contact us through this form, and the most suitable one of us to help you will be in touch.

Elise Stephenson

Elise Stephenson

Social Entrepreneur

Elise has extensive experience ‘doing good’ within the Asia Pacific region, and seeks to continually create and reinforce links between Australia and Asia, particularly in areas of social impact, design, and empowerment.

Currently she is a Vice President to the Australian Youth Representative to the United Nations delivering priorities on social enterprise and technology. She was part of the team who in 2014 founded IMPACT Youth Social Enterprise Conference in Brisbane. In 2015, she was also part of a team who was selected out of 20,000 entries globally to compete in the Hult Prize, an initiative of the Clinton Global Initiative and Hult Foundation, for their pitch on social enterprise tackling the issue of early childhood education in slums.

She works for the Queensland peak body for social services, has worked with NGOs and non-profits running mental health workshops, and has recently helped launch intimate partner and sexual violence prevention and education workshops nationally for LGBTIQ communities. Finally – her experience is not just restricted to Australia. Elise has worked for non-profits, NGOs and research organisations throughout the Asia Pacific, in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Cambodia, and Laos.

Lara Stephenson

Lara Stephenson

Creative Director & Designer

Lara is a creative revolutionary, focusing on digital media for communities she is part of, including working with women and LGBTIQA+ people, as well as other artists and creators. She has close ties to Japan, and chooses to live in Melbourne for the creative culture.

She studied Communication Design at QUT in Brisbane, followed by a Certificate IV in Small Business Management and has a strong and varied design background, from video and sound production through interactive media, advertising, drawing and creative writing. Her specialties in design include creating really amazing websites that speak to your people, and also helping you see your whole vision and translate that into design.

Lara was recently a Finalist in the LGBTIQ Role Model of the Year Awards under Established Professional category, hosted by Out For Australia.

Some of the people we have worked with:

A team of Griffith University business students is a step closer to $US1 million and a meeting with former US President Bill Clinton after advancing to the regional finals of the sixth annual Hult Prize… the team comprise[d]: Australian Postgraduate Award recipient Brad McConachie; Prime Minister’s Australia-Asia Endeavour Awardees Chris Eigeland and Janna Mallon; and New Colombo Plan Scholar Elise Stephenson.

Griffith University News

Talking about social enterprise 'KitCo'

The Grazing Elk came on board to design the website for a recent start-up I worked on, and their work was key to our early success. With a professional site that reflected our brand image but didn’t look like it was based off an overused template, our web presence has been a driver of our success. Thanks Grazing Elk team!

Lucille D.

Co-founder, !mpact Youth Social Enterprise

 

Pass this on to anyone you know who is ‘doing good’. We can help you do even better.

The Social Good News

End of the Year Round-Up

End of the Year Round-Up Merry Christmas to all friends, family, collaborators, conspirators and clients of The Grazing Elk and the Social Good Outpost this year! We are ecstatic with the launch of the Social Good Outpost this year and its successes so far, and wanted...

Case Studies: IMPACT Social Enterprise

In 2013, one of our co-directors, Elise, attended the Asia Pacific Cities Summit in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, as a delegate alongside a few other students, some business leaders, and the Lord Mayor of Brisbane. The meeting of these students, combined with an interest in...