our story

Design Sense started in 1996 with Helen Kenny being a sole trader based at home and over the years, grew 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 saw another change in the Design Sense business structure, but the same team were providing the same great services; Kristen was working on a contract basis with Design Sense. Kristen then went on to start her own business - Help with Websites in July 2020.

After exactly 10 years in Burt Street, Helen decided to move the business back to Holmes Street, Boulder. The world's thinking has shifted greatly since COVID and home offices are now seen as viable and professional work places. Design Sense has a welcoming design studio, with a spacious meeting space and work/production area (and a fire for cold winter days!)  


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."



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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Design Sense Graphics & Web Testimonials

what our clients are saying...

Your design is ... innovative, interesting and professional - particularly relevant for the landscape and the region - sunrise/set and the golden glow - plus allows us the scope to grow ... down the track. ...

Julia, CEO, GIHO

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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