Flux Studio - 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.
Our purpose is to help our clients nurture vibrant communities by providing them with meaningful graphic design solutions.
Our design services
In the simplest terms, we design anything you see with words on it—logos, brochures, flyers, signs, posters, books, labels, websites, apps and packaging, just to name a few. We use a combination of typography and imagery to visually communicate with your target audience. But graphic design is more than just aesthetics—there’s a lot of work that goes on behind the scenes.
Our process begins by developing a deep understanding of your unique challenge, as well as your industry and your target audience. We channel our inner detective and conduct thorough research—which, by the way, means that we have accumulated quite specific knowledge on some very niche areas over the years! Through this research, we may investigate industry competitors (both local and international) and the industry itself, as well as history, folklore, science, geography, art, fashion, cuisine, etymology or anything else relevant to the project. We put ourselves in your shoes, as well as your audience’s shoes.
Next, a strategy (or ‘plan of attack’) is devised. We generate a plethora of ideas through methods such as brainstorming, sketching, mind-mapping, list-writing, painting, collaging, print-making and collecting. We funnel these down to the best, most unique, on point and relevant ideas and insights. The look and feel is developed through colour schemes, typography selection, imagery style and decorative elements. Printing processes, digital innovations and techniques (both old and new) may also be explored.
We then present you with a solution that is unexpected and surprising, yet somehow now seems completely obvious.
While each project has it’s own solution, the bigger picture is developing great long-term relationships with our clients. We aim to do this with understanding, trust and a collaborative approach.
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.
Kim uses design to create connections, tell stories and empower people. By using a personable approach and putting herself in the shoes of clients and their target audience, she has created successful branding campaigns that show them what’s possible through the power of design.
Ante is an experienced digital native, passionate about delivering quality user experience across all digital channels. Both strategic and tactical, Ante drives the mobile and web capabilities for Flux by crafting how people interact with websites through thoughtful design and development.
Liam joined Flux as a freelance graphic designer in late 2017. He is a believer in the power of great ideas—formed from an in-depth understanding of the problem at hand. A graduate of the University of South Australia with a Visual Communication Degree, Liam particularly takes great satisfaction in designing for causes that positively influence society.
Virginia Librandi PNA
Virginia has years of graphic design company experience. She 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 Xero is always at the top of our ‘software to avoid’ list (along with Microsoft Publisher).
The Flux Philosophy
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 to listen to our client’s needs and recognise that design must provide value to them in three different ways: economic, social and environmental.