Interim Report for the National Commissioner for Defence and Veteran Suicide Prevention
In 2020 the Prime Minister announced a new National Commissioner for Defence and Veteran Suicide Prevention, with a commitment to ensure all actions are taken to support the prevention of suicide among Australian Defence members and veterans. We had the honour of working with the Office of the National Commissioner for Defence and Veteran Suicide Prevention to proofread, design and provide accessibility services for the Interim Report.
In the first stage, our team of editors proofread the content. As part of this process, we developed an editorial style sheet to ensure we applied a consistent style throughout the lengthy report.
After the proofreading work, we moved to the design stage. We initially liaised with the client to establish an agreed look and feel for the report. We developed a range of design concepts. Once a concept was chosen, we progressed to typesetting the content. In our design process, we thought critically and creatively about how to approach brand development and image selection for the sensitive subject matter, with the needs of the audience in mind. We created a trauma-sensitive, neutral colour palette and collection of images. We also incorporated accessibility into our design.
We produced three versions of the Interim Report – a print version for tabling in Parliament, downloadable accessible PDF and Word versions, and an HTML version. When we sent the final, print-ready file to the printers we immediately commenced work on the accessible PDF, Word document and HTML. Having such a large and important document in an accessible HTML format broadens the target audience and makes this content more inclusive and accessible.
Throughout the project, we worked collaboratively with the client and adhered to the tight, urgent deadlines.
The Interim Report documents the findings of the Interim National Commissioner on the risks, protective factors and systemic issues relevant to Australian Defence Force member and veteran deaths by suicide. These findings and recommendations will serve as a foundation for the Royal Commission’s work.
You can view our work on the Interim Report on the National Commissioner for Defence and Veteran Suicide Prevention website.
We provide a full range of graphic design services, including:
- business cards
- logo design and development
- infographics and illustrations
- social media graphics.
We see each design product through from concept to completion and can manage printing and production if required.
Our accessibility experts will also make sure that your design product is accessible to the widest possible audience. Find out more about our accessible document services.
We also love helping organisations improve their position in the marketplace. Our marketing and communications services are particularly useful for organisations in the disability, community, aged-care and not-for-profit sectors. We develop strong, cost-effective strategies to help you stay competitive. Our techniques can help you attract, engage and retain clients.
Our marketing and communications services and supports include:
- developing a new brand or rebranding
- developing marketing collateral, including content editing and design.
An example of our work in this area
Australian Federal Police Cyber Safety Asia Program brand refresh
We worked with the Australian Federal Police (AFP) to refresh an existing brand for the Cyber Safety Asia Program (CSA Program). The aim of the program is to increase cybercrime awareness and education within law enforcement agencies in South East Asia. The branding is used across their marketing and program materials, as well as on their website.
Designing and developing an updated logo, style guide and branding materials was a complex process. We collaborated with the client to create a fresh, modern look, that incorporated the goals of the CSA Program in a culturally sensitive way.
We are proud to have supported the AFP in this work for their CSA Program. We are confident that the refreshed brand will help better engage the target audiences in the region and support the important educational work that helps keep people safe online.
You can see the branding on the Cyber Safety Asia Program website.