Australian Design Council: Case Studies

Design-led Thinking Driving Innovation and Business Growth

FIAL is working in partnership with the Australian Design Council developing a range of case studies showing how design drives business growth and in turn, national prosperity.

Natural Evolution is run by the Watkins family who are second-generation banana farmers. It produces a range of health and beauty products made from banana wasteUsing a design-led mindset and practices, the business has enjoyed considerable success.


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The Savio family have been growing apples in Queensland’s Granite Belt for over 70 years. They have transformed from apple producer to creator of a unique new product offering, a drinkable whole apple in a bottle. Using a design-led mindset and practices, it has enjoyed early success.


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MainStream Aquaculture, based in Wyndham just outside Melbourne, with farms across Victoria and Queensland, is a vertically integrated producer and supplier of Australian Barramundi. Using a design-led mindset and practices, it has achieved extraordinary growth in recent years.


Case Study produced in partnership with the Australian Design Council.

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Grounded Foods Co., based originally in Melbourne and now in California in the US, make plant-based cheese. Its 'cheese free cheese' is made from fermented cauliflower and hemp seed - a unique market offering. Using a design-led mindset and practices, it has achieved rapid success.


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The Happy Snack Company® (THSC), based on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, manufactures healthy snacks from chickpeas and fava beans. Using a design-led mindset and practices, it has achieved extraordinary growth in less than 10 years. This Case Study unpacks how they did it and the results achieved.

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