skysdesign is a social enterprise creative agency business owned and operated by SCH. However, our history is a bit messy.
We were brought into the world in 2010 by St Kilda Youth Service (SKYS) to deliver a Certificate 3 in Graphic Design as part of their alternative education programs. The training was delivered to young people who were at risk of, or had already, disengaged from education. The initial mission was to find commercial clients whose projects could be worked on by students to give them experience of commercial projects and working with clients. It was hoped that this would a develop a passion that would see them move into employment.
In late 2014, SKYS merged with Melbourne City Mission. This merger resulted in the closing down of the Certificate 3 training program and skysdesign business was looking for a new home.
The future was looking grim. But, we decided that the business had the potential to do great design work for our core clients of charities and NFPs AND to generate an additional income source for a social purpose organisation. The search was on to find a home.
We kissed a lot of frogs between October and December 2014 and we met a couple of possible princes, but things were looking grim.
Then in December 2014, with an eye for innovation and a desire to keep a social enterprise operating, SCH reached out and offered us salvation. In early 2015, we joined the SCH family and have been working to return positive income to SCH and increase the capacity of our clients to tell their story.
Since we were founded we have been building our business across a number of key areas of design service delivery:
- Print design
- WordPress website design and design for custom built websites
- Branding including logo design, brand refresh and supporting collateral
- Design of digital assets for website and social media
- Animation and video production
These services are at the core of what we do for our social purpose clients and through the networks we’ve developed we can provide much more. Just ask us…we’ll happily tell you what we can and cannot do.
You can see more of the work that we do for clients at skysdesign.org.au