Digital Consultancy, Visual Communication

Founded to assist businesses with
high quality design

Actualise Design is a communication, digital and visual design consultancy
spanning the web, mobile, print, branding and tendering.

Services

  • Our design and development team is led by a web specialist with over 16 years industry experience. Our custom designs (we do not use templates), native development and quality control are a few of the reasons our customers come to and continue to use us.

    We have won a number of international awards, are experts in user experience design and advocates in best practice coding. Every website we create is designed and developed from scratch and SEO optimised. We are meticulous in our processes and quality control to ensure your website meets your business and project goals.

    Website Design

    Website Development

    Content Management Systems (CMS)

    eCommerce Development

    Software as a Service (SaaS) Development

    Responsive Web Design

    Front-end Development

    Responsive Web Development

    HTML5 Development

    CSS3 Development

    JavaScript (JS) Development

    Back-end Development

    PHP Development

    Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)

    Accessibility Compliance

    W3C Markup Validation

    Email Campaign Design

    Email Campaign Development

    Electronic Direct Mail (eDM) Design

    Electronic Direct Mail (eDM) Development

    Creative Direction

    Copywriting

    Project Management

    Functional Specifications

    Digital Strategy

    Hosting Consultation

    Database Development

    mongoDB Development

    Analytics

    User Experience (UX) Design

    Personas Development

    Information Architecture (IA)

    Site Mapping

    Card Sorting

    Tree Testing

    Interaction Design (IxD)

    User Interface (UI) Design

    Wireframing

    Visual Mockups

    Prototyping

    Usability Testing

  • Having navigated the waters of multiple start-ups, our leaders bring firsthand knowledge of what is truly required to achieve a high quality native mobile application.

    From server logistics to big data integration, payment gateways and cyber security we will help you to clarify, plan, design and develop a highly rated app or mobile website. We design and develop both native apps and websites that are mobile responsive. From e-commerce to SaaS, iOS to Android, big businesses and new start-ups, we will bring our real-world knowledge of mobile to help you best achieve your small device requirements.

    App Design

    Native App Development

    iPhone iOS Development

    Android App Development

    Objective-C Development

    Java Development

    Software as a Service (SaaS) Development

    Responsive Email Campaign Design

    Responsive mail Campaign Development

    Electronic Direct Mail (eDM) Design

    Electronic Direct Mail (eDM) Development

    Creative Direction

    Copywriting

    Project Management

    Functional Specifications

    Digital Strategy

    Hosting Consultation

    Database Development

    mongoDB Development

    Analytics

    User Experience (UX) Design

    Personas Development

    Information Architecture (IA)

    Screen Mapping

    Card Sorting

    Tree Testing

    Interaction Design (IxD)

    User Interface (UI) Design

    Wireframing

    Visual Mockups

    Prototyping

    Usability Testing

  • People still love something tangible and so do we. We love it even more when our clients see the professional materials our graphic designers produce and see that light bulb moment when they realise that this brochure, flyer or report is what they will be presenting to their stakeholders.

    We have been doing print design for businesses and corporations for many years and understand what stakeholders from boards to shareholders, clients and customers want to know and see. We love the psychology of design and the impact shape, colour, texture, language, infographics, images and typography can have on influencing a decision.

    The greatest feedback we receive is that our print and graphic materials clearly and concisely communicate key messages and technical information so anyone can understand it. We also often hear our materials are passed around organisations and shared internally and externally increasing our client’s exposure and brand awareness.

    From infographics that clearly communicate technical information, processes or key statistics to customised templates for Word and PowerPoint, print production of tenders, Annual Reports and marketing materials, if you want to tell it, we can deliver it.

    Business Card Design

    Letterhead Design

    Brochure Design

    Pull Up Banner Design

    Poster Design

    Retail Graphics Design

    Vehicle Decals Design

    Copywriting

    Creative Direction

    Art Direction

    Typography

    Iconography

    Photography Direction

    Print Production

  • Creating a brand is more than just coming up with a word and logo. It's about creating an identity, emotional connection and a sticking point so people remember you over the next person.

    Any branding exercise is of uttermost importance to position a business for years, and we greatly enjoy the challenge. We’ve created brands for SMEs through to some of Australia’s biggest building, property development, engineering and infrastructure projects. From logo design and development to style guides, photography, copywriting and video production, we’re makeover specialists for the identity of organisations.

    Logo Design

    Symbol Design

    Creative Direction

    Art Direction

    Style Guides

    Typography

    Iconography

    Copywriting

    Photography Direction

    Website Branding

    Mobile & App Branding

    Social Media Branding

    Event Branding

    Collateral Design

    Brand Consultation

    Rebranding

    Project Management

  • We will help you understand what the tender wants, how best to position your business and emphasise why you are the best choice to do the work.

    Our tendering consultants have won projects for some of Australia’s biggest contracts. We have worked on tenders worth as little as $50 thousand through to projects worth over $3 billion providing a range of services. Our win rate is strong having help win over $4 billion worth of work for businesses.

    Tendering Services

    Pre-contracts

    Establishing pre-tender processes

    Tender pipelines

    Networking events calendars

    Forward projections

    Pre-tender strategy

    Go/No Go workshops and approval processes

    Setting up and writing LinkedIn profiles

    Tender folder structure set up and management

    Tender toolbox

    Attending pre-tender briefing sessions

    Tender strategy

    Competitor analysis

    SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats) analysis

    Issues, Solutions, and Proof workshops

    Team building workshops

    Project hot buttons / king hits strategy, development and messaging

    Resource and project team strategy

    Client analysis

    Post tender presentation strategy

    Tender production

    Writing guidelines

    Visual style guides

    Graphic design

    Organisation charts

    Timelines and Gantt chart design

    Information graphics

    Project branding (e.g. for Consortia, JVs, PPPs and Alliances)

    Logo design

    Tag line creation

    Font, colour and photography direction

    Custom Word templates

    Custom PowerPoint templates

    Custom InDesign templates

    Branded Excel files

    Tender folder design

     

    Tender divider design

    Formatting documents

    Print production management

    Grammar and editing

    Quality control and final product delivery

    In-person delivery of tenders

    Video production

    Team updates and internal communications

    PDF stitching

    Electronic signature management

    Secured PDFs

    Interactive PDFs

    Document structure and navigation

    Tender writing

    Bid writing

    Word smithing

    Converting technical information into Plain English / layman’s terms

    Strategic messaging

    Response structure

    Curriculum Vitae (CV writing)

    Project case studies

    Executive summary

    Speech / talking points

    Power point presentation messaging

    Editing

    Grammar and spelling checks

    Consistent messaging checks

    Strength of response / clarity of messaging reviews

    Tender management

    Tender administration

    Bid coordination

    Bid management

    Quality review process management

    Stakeholder management

    Approval to bid business case development

    Responsibility matrix creation and control

    Commercial / contract reviews

    Interview coaching and presentation

    Post-tender wrap up

    Lessons learned

    Client debriefing preparation, strategy and question development

    Feedback client loop cycle

    Preparation of technical documents for handover to delivery team/s

    Feedback for future client tenders

    Tender tool box updates

    Tender Levels / Contract Types

    Tender levels / types

    Pretender development

    Procurement letter

    Industry Feedback

    Expression of Interest (EOI)

    Registration of Interest (ROI)

    Notice of Information (NOI)

    Request for Proposal (RFP)

    Request for Quote (RFQ)

    Request for Tender (RFT)

    Request for Offer (RFO)

     

    Pitch books

    Portfolio proposals

    Request for Information (RFI)

    Invitation to Participate (ITP)

    In Person Interviews (IPI)

    Tender Interview/s (TI)

    Post Tender Interview/s (PTI)

    Post Tender Presentation/s (PTP)

    Contract types

    Joint Ventures (JV)

    Public Private Partnerships (PPP)

    Design and Construction (D&C)

    Panel appointments

    Operations and Maintenance (O&M)

    Design only

     

    Construct only

    Alliances

    Consortiums / Consortia

    Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)

    Industries

    Professional services

    Insurance

    Management Consulting

    Actuarial Services

    Design Services

    Financial services

    Big data and analytics

    Building

    Mixed-use developments

    Medium and high density residential

    Commercial property / Offices

    Hospitals

    Hotels and resorts

    Industrial warehouses / developments

    Land acquisition

    Construction & infrastructure

    Road

    Rail

    Ports

    Water treatment

    Airports

About

Actualise Design is an award winning boutique design, communications and tendering consultancy. We're driven by delivering consistently high quality work, professional service and enjoying the project at hand.

Our projects are frequently under NDA due to the confidential nature of the work or simply due to the competitive advantage our clients gain over their competitors. We don’t advertise and exist purely on the backbone of our standards, repeat business and client referrals.

Headquartered in Sydney, Australia, we help clients in a diverse range of industries locally and abroad including organisations operating in the UK, USA, and the Asia Pacific.

Our Managing Director and Principal are both originally from Newcastle and take a no-bull approach to projects, pricing, stakeholder management and customer service. We’re here to help.

IMA - Best In Class | Horizon - Distinguished Agency | Awwwards - Featured

Leads

James Hazelton, Managing Director

Ever since the year 2000 when James first self taught himself how to code and design with the assistance of the internet over a 56kb modem (that always dropped out mind you), he has dedicated himself to all things digital.

Throughout his career, James has specialised in user interface design, user experience design and information architecture, as well as front-end development and digital production including ecommerce sites and mobile apps. In that time he has won 16 industry awards and been featured in over 50 online publications both nationally and internationally.

James founded Actualise Design in 2012 to deliver high quality digital services without the excessive price tag of big agencies.

Providing clients with honest advice regarding their digital needs, James brings extensive industry knowledge and a deep understanding of how websites, mobile applications and online marketing should be designed, developed and implemented to achieve the best outcomes.

Ingrid Bruggestrass, Principal

Ingrid is a tendering, marketing and communications professional with nearly 10 years experience in the engineering, construction, property, health and professional services sectors. She has written, designed, and managed tenders for some of Australia's largest projects, helping win billions of dollars in work for companies in the road, rail, property and health sectors.

As a Principal, Ingrid provides best practice tendering advice to a number of businesses to help them understand tendering processes, Government and private client drivers and how to best respond to questions. She also helps the business clarify what tenders they should and should not be bidding, how and who should be involved in the development and delivery of responses and how and where efficiencies can be made to save time and costs (in some cases saving up to 65%).

Ingrid supports businesses across a range of disciplines from providing graphic design and print production through to copywriting, technical writing, project management and strategy in tendering, marketing and company communications. She is highly dedicated to her clients and ensures they are best set up for success.

Experience

Our consultants have worked on projects for brands and organisations including:

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