Aboriginal Graphic Design

We have extensive experience in Aboriginal graphic design and cultural interpretation projects. Most noteworthy are our projects that include developing content, designing interpretive displays and creating visitor experiences. Furthermore we ensure liaising with indigenous groups, including land councils, boards of management and individuals, to gain direction, knowledge to share their story, and permission.

Indigenous projects include designing logos, brochures, posters, cultural maps, interpretive signage, bush trucker signage and educational material. Because we are often we are supplied with beautiful artwork that we can adapt to the project at hand the result is stunning. As a couple of whities we love the opportunity to work with the First Peoples of our nation, learn their stories and share them with a wider audience.

Aboriginal graphic design in interpretive signage

Ngurin (Harding River) Bush Tucker trail signage

With sixteen bush tucker trail signs and track head sign to be installed in Roebourne, WA along the Ngurin River (Harding River) the aboriginal graphic design incorporates Ngraluma artwork. Modified into a graphic element it appears in waves, curves and stripes across the panels. View Project

Bundjalung Community at Nimbin Rocks

This project (the aboriginal graphic design of signage for a cultural heritage site of the Bundjalung People) required liaison with the Department of Climate Change & Water and the Bundjalung People through the Ngulingah Local Aboriginal Land Council. The brief was to develop signage for a Connection Walk to help restore and share cultural knowledge among the local indigenous community and visitors. View Project


Design and production of Indigenous Signage at Flat Camp, Buzby Flats and Nimbin Rocks

Working for a Government department with an environmental focus, we have required a designer that could capture the essence of a wide array of projects, and we have found The Interpretive Design Company deliver an outstanding service. They are creative and professional, with great communication skills being Dee’s forte. They have proven to be especially flexible with the sometimes protracted nature of the Department’s approvals process, especially when a project involves a number of community and indigenous groups. Despite unexpected delays they have always, without exception, been able to deliver projects on time.

Katrina McKay, Publications Officer, Biodiversity Assessment and Conservation Section, EPRG – NE, DECCW”

Interpretive visitor experience

Korora Lookout in Orara East State Forest has been our latest project involving Aboriginal graphic design. Incorporating signage, sculpture, spray art and audio it has been a collaborative project with local Gumbaynggirr talents and other artists. It tells the dreamtime story of Gumgali, the black goanna, in traditional language and wonderful art. View project