our story

Design Sense has grown from Helen Kenny being a sole trader based at home in 1996 to a recognised design studio based in Burt Street Boulder, with 3 experienced team members. Having previously worked as the in-house graphic designer at the Kalgoorlie-Boulder Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Helen saw a business opportunity to fill a market niche for business branding, especially for small and establishing businesses.

In October 2011, Helen and Kristen Fragar, previously of Random Grafix developed a partnership that expanded the services to include web development and many other skills. Simon Kenny joined the team in November 2011 and we moved into our Design Studio in Burt Street in April 2012.

Our Graphic & Web Design Team

Helen Kenny

Helen specialises in brand design and has a passion for assisting start-up businesses. She manages the operations at Design Sense and enjoys the amazing business community in Kalgoorlie-Boulder. When she’s not at work, she is involved in all kinds of projects at Kalgoorlie Baptist Church and in the community. She enjoys her growing family, cooking, spending time with friends, going bush, and being creative away from a computer! “Design Sense is a perfect business – it gives me the flexibility to do what I love and uses my skills to benefit others.”

Kristen Fragar

Kristen is passionate about graphic design, website development and custom coding. As both a trained Graphic Designer and an experienced Web Developer, she loves building websites that not only look great but function well also. Her extensive skills in both areas are a dynamic combination and she is always striving to improve the services Design Sense Graphics & Web can offer. Kristen's experience as a small business owner and administrator also help her to understand the needs of her clients, solve difficult problems and come up with creative solutions when developing online database systems.

Simon Kenny

Simon has been a graphic designer for almost 10 years and has completed his Certificates IV in Printing and Graphic Arts. His favourite areas of work are complete event and business branding and anything to do with cars and sport. Simon likes to expand the range of services he can offer to clients - now doing video editing and converting VHS tapes to digital files. Graphic Design has been a big passion for Simon since he started using Adobe software in 2004. Being able to be creative in everything he does is a massive upside to working in the design industry - in fact it is not so much work but a passion. He loves using his skills and experience to make others excited about great design.

Helen, Kristen and Simon are all very active in the local community. Our Christian faith shapes the way we do business, and integrity, honesty and valuing people are qualities we strive to uphold.


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Design Sense Graphics & Web Testimonials

what our clients are saying...

I keep going back to the last logo you sent and it continues to surprise me - I don't know how else to describe it. I think I really like it! It appeals, but I'm not sure what it is about it...

Robin, RCarter Arts

what our clients are saying...

Hi Helen, just wanted to say a big thank you for the calendars, they look great and you were very quick. Much appreciated.

Ted and Lecky, Natural Gold Nuggets & Jewellery

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