Some recent occurrences...

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    Good work at work

    The cost of mental health in the workplace

    Georgie Harman, CEO of beyondblue, spoke recently on ‘The cost of mental health to your workplace' at a CEDA event supported by Folk

    In the course of putting together a few notes to introduce Georgie I had cause to reflect and think through my experience, both as an employer and as someone who is lucky enough to do interesting and challenging work, in a friendly and supportive place...

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    07 April 2017

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    Encouraging ‘geeks’ to speak

    What Readify don’t know about software technology is not worth knowing. They know what they are talking about. However… 

    They’d stopped talking about it. Publicly, at least.

    Readify wanted to take centre-stage again in the software tech community and share their knowledge...

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    07 March 2017

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    Alignment and dialogue

    Rebrand for Health Justice Australia

    It’s common for GPs to refer patients to mental health practitioners, to nutritionists, to physiotherapists… Rarely, if ever, to lawyers.

    Health Justice Australia exists to highlight and facilitate that change. And Folk had the pleasure of bringing their brand to life.

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    24 February 2017

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    Congratulations to Deloitte Australia, rated by as most popular choice for the nation’s newly credentialed graduates in the Australian Financial Review / Grad Connection Top 100 Graduate Employers 2017. 

    Folk worked with on bring their new brand to life for Australian Graduate recruitment in 2017.

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    15 February 2017

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    Money for something

    Folk made a charitable donation to Alzheimer’s Australia in the form of Graham, our creative director.

    We can explain.

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    07 December 2016

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    We're back! At Service Design 2016, Canberra

    Once again we’re supporting Service Design 2016 - but this time it's in Canberra, on 22-23 November.

    We’re looking forward to seeing our Experience Design Lead, Suzie Haddock, talk about “The unexpected results of going digital.”

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    03 November 2016

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    Good Giving with Google

    Folk is a long-time supporter of a Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA) event series. The most recent event in Sydney, “Innovative and effective corporate philanthropy that achieves social benefit”, saw Michael introduce Jacquelline Fuller, who leads 

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    28 October 2016

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    Equalising the gender diversity ratio, across the board

    BoardLinks is a Government initiative supporting women’s leadership opportunities and representation on Government boards. It is a key tool in assisting the Australian Government achieve its 1:1, male to female, boardroom gender diversity target.

    Folk worked with the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet to create the visual identity and key messaging.

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    20 October 2016

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    Self raising power

    To raise money for the Cancer Council’s Biggest Morning Tea initiative, we stirred up a little healthy competition, with a not‑so‑healthy one.

    We indulged in a Bake Off.

    Bake a cake. Bring it in. Give and take (donate and eat). Bring it on!

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    05 October 2016

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    We're in the (digital) Marketplace

    The Digital Transformation Office (DTO) has created a marketplace for digital service professionals and Government buyers.

    Folk has joined the marketplace with service capabilities of User Research, Service Design and Interaction Design available through our recent appointment to the DTO’s Digital Service Professionals Panel.

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    31 August 2016

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    See you at UX Australia 2016!

    UX Australia has been this country’s premier user experience design conference since its inception and each year it goes from strength to strength. We're proud to be on board as a sponsor.

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    05 August 2016

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    Congratulations to Barnardos Australia for MyStory

    Congratulations to Barnardos Australia and their MyStory case management system for winning the Connecting Up Australian Not-for-Profit Technology Innovator of the Year award.

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    26 May 2016

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    Welcome, James!

    Things are getting creative over at Folk with news the branding and design agency has hired James Welch into the design director role...

    Originally published in B&T Magazine 

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    04 May 2016

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    500 pennies for our thoughts

    (in B&T Magazine)

    With the news of the Reserve Bank of Australia’s release of a new Australian $5 note, B&T Magazine reached out to Folk to ask for our considered design perspective. 

    We very happily obliged.

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    02 May 2016

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    No answers, just better questions

    Like everyone at Folk I have a professional development plan – learning goals and objectives. I’m always on the lookout for opportunities to improve how I work and what I bring to my role at Folk. This year, I went to Harvard Business School in Boston for the “Leading Professional Services Firms” program...

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    14 April 2016

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    Many hands make bright work

    How Folk’s 2015 Christmas Card took shape:

    “Err, we could do Hash-tags…. Gift tags, in the shape of a hashtags…?”  

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    26 February 2016

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    Folk sponsoring Service Design 2016

    Service Design 2016 is all about designing great services, and a great fit with Folk’s focus on connecting brand identity and experience design.

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    24 February 2016

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    We will remember them

    In 2015 the Department of Veteran’s Affairs engaged Folk to develop a content marketing strategy that would help people all over Australia to connect with stories, support projects and events in their area to commemorate the Anzac Centenary.

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    29 January 2016

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    Folk’s own elected AGDA NSW Chair

    We’re delighted to announce our own Creative Director, Graham Barton, has recently been elected as the Chair of the Australian Graphic Design Association NSW Council.

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    17 December 2015

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    Searching for the obvious

    Where do ideas come from?

    It’s less a case of knowing how or even where to look, more of being prepared to look – and think – hard. 

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    15 December 2015

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    Market Day at Susan Street Studios

    Something new in our Annandale neighbourhood is the Market Day at Susan Street Studios – held last Saturday around the corner from Folk’s Albion St Studio...

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    07 December 2015

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    Kicking the habit can be hard.

    But the experience is getting better, thanks to Cancer Institute NSW.

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    26 November 2015

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    Making legal information accessible

    Continuing this month’s theme of making a difference, check out the new Legal Aid NSW Best for Kids website, launched by the NSW Attorney General, Gabrielle Upton, on Tuesday morning.

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    19 August 2015

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    Taking justice online

    Sometimes, we are given the opportunity to work on projects where we really feel the output can make a difference to the greater good....

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    10 August 2015

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    Thanks Bob

    It’s always good when our clients have good things to say about working with Folk.

    Even better when they do it in the media....

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    29 July 2015