28 November 2018

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm


Academy Xi, Level 3, 45 Exhibition St, Melbourne VIC 3000

Event Details

How do companies, governments, organisations and social enterprises create and achieve positive impact through design?


Designing for positive impact means creating models and strategies that consider sustainability, supply chains, working conditions and the post product life cycle of equal importance to profit and growth.


So, which entities are currently deploying design to achieve change? Where are the designs that are making a real-world, positive impact? To answer this question the panel will look behind the design principles deployed, to understand the purposes and people driving initiatives.


Find out at our upcoming panel event.


Susie Flynn

Human-centred service designer

Susie has played an active role in delivering multiple projects for a diverse range of clients. Most recently, she has worked as a service designer at CityLab, SmartCity Office with the City of Melbourne to unravel complex problems using a human-centric approach.

Dennii Lee

Senior UX Designer at Vision Australia

Dennii is a senior user experience designer at Vision Australia, who dedicates her 9-5 to championing inclusive design, accessibility and cultural change in the workplace. Dennii is about process over pixels, using powers for GOOD, golf-clapping the wins (big or small) and seeking forgiveness rather than asking for permission.

Paul Blake

Partner at Splendid Studio

Paul Blake was journalist in the late 1980s and designed his first website in 1995. This kick-started his design career where he has been web developer, interaction designer, information architect, and experience designer.

He is a passionate advocate of customer-centred design and an enthusiastic mentor for younger designers. He has worked in corporate, government, and agency environments where he majors in strategic design, service design, and innovation where he advocates for great customer experiences.

Mike Jennings

Senior Service Designer at City of Melbourne's CityLab

Mike is a human-centred designer with a passion for social impact, working across a range sectors including NFP, social enterprise, education, healthcare and technology. Most recently, Mike worked with the Australian Red Cross to design a humanitarian movement to generate positive impact at scale using a human-centred approach.

Beccy Brown

Visual Producer at the Australian Conservation Foundation and Lecturer at Shillington Education.

Recent service design graduate, visual communicator and educator with eight eclectic years of industry experience. Wildly optimistic about the impact we can have on our communities through human centered design.

Dates and fees


28 November 2018

6:00 pm ~ 8:00 pm



Academy Xi,
Level 3,
45 Exhibition St,
Melbourne VIC 3000

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