Design for communities

Flux is an Adelaide based graphic design studio that has been working collaboratively with marketing professionals to develop creative and effective communication design projects since 2003.

Our unique specialisation is helping community-focussed clients add social value to their communication projects. Our clients most often work in local government, state government, not-for-profit, health, science and education sectors.

As natives in the digital world, we are also experts at helping small businesses compete with larger competitors by developing branding and well designed websites that get found by the right people.

Our Design Services

Our purpose is to help our clients nurture vibrant communities by providing them with meaningful graphic design solutions.

We believe small communities are hugely important, so we love developing powerful marketing communications tools—logos (identity), websites, brochures, packaging and sign designs—for schools, councils, government departments, festivals and events.

Flux aims to raise the profile of graphic design as a professional service by championing designer accreditation.

Our studio is evidence that designer accreditation is good for the graphic design industry, good for design clients and good for designers. We believe that professionalism and creativity can exist simultaneously.

Our team

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Frank Stillitano

Creative Director

Frank founded Flux with the intention of constantly providing a higher level of creative service to marketing professionals, private and public sector clients. His strengths are the empathy he shares with client organisations and the ability to focus on achieving outlined objectives.

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Kimberley Schmidt

Senior Graphic Designer

Kim is an enthusiastic, creative individual with a passion for graphic design. She believes that successful design must display consistency, communicate clearly and understand the target audience. Kim is not afraid to get her hands dirty and constantly challenge herself.

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Virginia Librandi PNA

Administration

Virginia pays everybody and is still able to make sure there is enough in the petty cash tin to keep the caffeine flowing. Her friendly ‘nothing is too hard’ attitude is a breath of fresh air for us creatives as MYOB is always at the top of our ‘software to avoid’ list (along with Microsoft Publisher).

The Flux Philosophy

The name

Flux is about fluidity; about adapting to become or remain effective within the surrounding context. The designer’s role is to bring ‘Flux’ to the world and make it simultaneously new, powerful and beautiful.

Our quest

We get up and come to work with the one simple goal of making each day better than the previous one. This is so we can continue to create outstanding and effective visual communication and where possible have a net positive impact on the global community. Design is not just a commercial practice to us, but it is always a social one. As our work has a social impact we strive to give it the significance it deserves: more research, more idea generation, more analysis and more development. This in turn creates more value for society as a whole.

We believe our role as designers is listen to our client’s needs and recognise design must provide value to them in three different ways:

1. Economic value

Good design can help build your organisation, increase brand recognition and improve market share. It can add value to your proposition by engaging your target audience with an appropriate message.

2. Social value

Visual communication is often seen as a very commercial practice, but its actually got really important social significance. It has an artistic foundation as well as commercial application. This duplex exists in all artistic professions: architects, writers, film makers, musicians, etc. All these professions have an effect on people’s lives that can be more significant than their original commercial context.

3. Environmental value

The environment should be considered on every design project: Reducing waste, recycling, specifying ‘green’ paper stocks, selecting the right printers and even proposing digital solutions to traditionally print-based mediums that are no longer relevant. The environment is always in the forefront of our minds. This is not just ‘green-wash’, it is underpinned by the personal philosophy of Flux owner Frank Stillitano. He’s a bit of a ‘greeny’ at heart and attempts to apply his environmental sensitivity to every project, be it personal or professional in nature. He’d rather catch a bus (or walk) than drive, the family car is a petrol-electric hybrid and solar panels can be found on his roof at home.

Understanding

Designers need to get emotionally attached to their client’s organisations. Feel what they feel. Believe that each organisation they work with is like their own. Long term partnerships are important to designer/client relationships. They are mutually beneficial. Every additional day designers work with their clients, they understand that organisation a little bit better. That is crucial in design projects.

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