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.

July 2019 has seen another chanage in the Design Sense business structure, but the same team are providing the same great services; Kristen is now working on a contract basis with Design Sense. New seasons always bring new opportunities, so we are excited to see what this next chapter brings in the life of Design Sense.

Our Graphic & Web Design Team

Helen Kenny

Helen Kenny
Business Owner & Brand Manager

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."

Simon Kenny

Simon Kenny
Graphic Designer

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.

Kristen Fragar

Kristen Fragar
Web Contractor

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.

Helen, Simon and Kristen are all very active in the local community. Our Christian faith is the foundation of this 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...

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

what our clients are saying...

Hi Kristen, I think it looks absolutely fabulous!! The colours looks great and it is easy to follow the timeline.

Elaine, Shire of Leonora


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