• Forward Thinking Design is one of the most awarded business, brand and built environment strategy firms in Australia. We teach and apply our proprietary design thinking process, to create successful restaurant / hospitality, retail, health / fitness, workplace, community and service-based venues and organisations. We retain our commercial profits to support our low-bono / pro-bono work as a Social Traders & B Corp Certified social enterprise, amplifying the return on investment of philanthropy / funding of strategy, brand and fitout projects in the charity and impact sectors.

Our Services


We believe in the following equation: data + strategy + creativity = maximised impact and return on investment.

Our awards prove that we understand business, not just sexy design.

We work with you to create motivational and supportive experiences. We actively engage with your planning, bringing the objective insights, inspiration and creativity that will deliver you an astounding and highly functional physical presence.

In engaging us you support the ‘at cost’ and pro bono services that we provide to other social enterprise & charities; applying design thinking to their business challenges and assuring they reap the greatest possible benefit from the design and fitout of their built environments.

What drives us? The knowledge that all our futures depend upon responsible environmental & social stewardship and collective success.