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."

Lize Du Plessis
Graphic Designer & Photographer

With 20 year’s experience in the digital creative space, Lize is bringing a diverse deck to Design Sense. Specialising in Wedding & Lifestyle Photography the past 15 years and previously being part of the layout team for a local Pilbara newspaper shaped a solid graphic design background. Combining this with exiting new marketing and social content is what she gets her inspiration going.  Lize enjoys the outdoors and spending quality time with family, while actively participating in all sorts of artistic and community projects. 

Kristen Fragar

Kristen Fragar
Website Partner - Help With Websites

Kristen has started a new business, Help With Websites. She will still be working closely with Design Sense to provide new websites as well as ongoing maintenance to existing webistes. She is excited to be able to provide an expanding scope of services available for websites. Help With Websites will focus on offering ongoing support services to allow clients to get more out of their websites.

Helen and Kristen are both 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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what our clients are saying...

Thank you for the poster, it is one of the most eye catching ones I have seen for a long time.

Norma, Goldfields Repertory Club

what our clients are saying...

You hit the nail on the head yet again, totally love the idea!

Audrey, Kaoss Kafe


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