About Blick Creative
Unique solutions that push the boundaries of meaningful creativity
Blick Creative is Melbourne’s full-circle creative agency. Our skillset includes custom website design and development to all things communication and marketing related, including graphic design, photography, video, copywriting and SEO. We know how to help your website stand out, communicate the right message and engage with your audience.
Blick’s diverse client base – encompassing not-for-profit, government, private, and corporate organisations – keeps our ideas fresh. Our broad industry experience means we create meaningful solutions for websites, communication material, brands and campaigns.
Blick also specialises in meeting AA accessibility standards. We have created accessible websites for some of Australia and the world’s biggest not-for-profit brands and won an AWIA best Victorian Government website award in 2015. Some of our clients in this space include the WHO and UNICEF, WaterAid, Monash Health and the Brotherhood of St Laurence.
Our studio of talented creatives and developers have the skills, innovative outlook, and discipline to ensure a professional result on every project.
Creating a positive social and environmental impact in our community is integral to our work. We love what we do and enjoy the challenge and inspiration that comes from creating bold new solutions with our clients.
Custom Website Development
Blick Creative’s extensive experience in designing and developing custom, engaging websites is evidenced in our strong, diverse portfolio. We work with small, medium and large businesses and organisations, including government and not-for-profits, to develop meaningful, creative and innovative website solutions to help you achieve your goals. Custom builds can include features such as:
- Custom Design and Development
- Integration with CRM systems
- Payment and Shipping Services
- Learning Managment Systems
- Events and Bookings
- Donations and Crowd Funding
- Membersips and Subscriptions
- Third Party Software Integrations
- Multi Language
- Feeds, Social Media
and so much more.
At Blick, we treat web accessibility as an integrated part of the user experience. Our websites are functional, inclusive and engaging for all audiences, including users with physical, auditory, visual, cognitive, neurological and speech impairments or disabilities. Working to WGAC (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines), with experience building websites to A, AA and AAA level web accessibility standards, we find innovative ways to ensure dynamic, integrated design and user experiences.
Learning Management Systems (LMS)
We can help you deliver secure, high quality and professional online training. Our experienced team has designed and built Learning Management Systems for a range of clients, from higher education institutions to healthcare providers. Taking your unique needs, offering and audience into consideration, our end-to-end solutions include design, build and integration of your LMS and related services.
Our eCommerce websites are designed to convert online browsers into buyers through flexible, strategic, and user-friendly design that effectively highlights your business and its key products. We can design and build your site using any of a range of leading content management systems (CMS) and eCommerce platforms, including WordPress, Magento, WooCommerce and Shopify. We seemlessly interate a variety of payment options, shipping and stock management tools, customised to your needs.
UX and UI
An engaging, accessible, seamless online experience has positive flow-on effects for your marketing, brand awareness and customer/client engagement. Our expertise in user experience (UX) and user interface (UI) design ensures you offer your website users an exceptional digital experience. We are experts in UX web design, UI web design, and in meeting A, AA and AAA level web accessibility standards.
We’ve developed passion for and expertise in co-design. A design-led process that employs creative and participatory methods to include your audience and stakeholders in the design and decision-making process, it enables you to take your engagement and experience offerings to the next level. It also helps to ensure the product we develop with you, truly meets your audience’s needs. It's a human-centred approach that's inclusive and responsive to audience needs. It also helps to ensure the product we develop with you truly meets your audience's needs.
Maintenance & Security
Protecting your online assets is an important part of your digital infrastructure. Blick offers a robust process of regular maintenance, security updates, and reports ensuring peace of mind for you and your customers. All the websites we host are monitored 24/7 and backed up daily. Our servers are all located in Australia, helping you to meet Australian data requirements.
Dedicated Server Hosting
Our basic, standard, advanced, and custom options for dedicated server hosting mean we have a solution for every budget and requirement (we also have CDN and AWS options available). We take your data security and legal requirements seriously, which is why all our websites, servers and related data are hosted in Australia (and meet Australian data security laws) and monitored 24/7.
Goulburn Valley Health
Goulburn Valley Health (GV Health) needed a new website that reflected the hospital the region and diversity of population and demographics that it covers. It is a large website (Over 170 pages) which meets AA accessibility standards and offers easy navigation. Because of the website’s size we have included some visual ques and navigation areas that have quick links with images.
Being a large regional hospital as well as dealing with emergencies, this website features Accessibility tools (always visible), emergency details (Highlighted), a quick exit button, services offered and giving users fast access for their needs. In addition, the website was designed to be engaging, approachable and human centred, enabling audiences to relate and feel a connection with their hospital as part of their community.
WASH in HCF - World Health Organisation and Unicef
WASH in HCF aims to improve basic water services in healthcare facilities around the world, so the site needs to be accessible and understandable by anyone, anywhere. To achieve this, we redeveloped the site with a clean layout – one with minimal white space and more contextual design elements to better guide the user throughout the website.
It’s very interactive, with click throughs, moving statistics and figures as well as user friendly directories and searches. We used lots of images and effects like parallax scrolling to make the website more engaging. We updated the colour pallet using a dark blue (representing water and trust) complimented with yellow for highlights and design elements for a modern, impactful and approachable feel. Blick was also tasked with developing an interactive Country Tracker. The challenge here was taking the contents of a complex spreadsheet with a large amount of data, and presenting it digitally using interactive prompts to filter the content down to what was relevant to the user. The website is built to AA accessibility standards, making it an inclusive website that is accessible to everyone.
My Lived iD - Monash Health
Managed by Monash Health, My Lived iD is a digital hub and directory that supports the mental health and wellbeing of people with intellectual disability by providing access to information, resources, and healthcare services.
The website design and development included people with lived experience throughout the entire process. Our role included facilitating co-design sessions with people with intellectual disability, lived experience reviews and UX/UI testing, ensuring every element of the website design, structure, navigation, content, and messaging met AA accessibility standards. We installed a Userway accessibility plugin filled with accessibility tools and built a mental health services directory with filters designed in an accessible way. Other features include Pop ups to assist the user, a captioned video, quick exit and resources.
While designed specifically for people with intellectual disability, the persona of the user can be change to parent/carer or health professional.
The Summer Foundation aims to resolve the issue of young people living in aged care. The Foundation asked us to improve the overall functionality, visual elements, and accessibility of its website which was designed back in 2015. Optimising the user experience with accessibility for all, including people with disability, was especially important. Our solutions included developing an LMS (Learning Management System), a directory, improving the design, fixing bugs and errors, and building the site to AA Accessibility Standards.
Self Manager Hub
Self Manager Hub promotes self-management and innovation for people with disability. They are Australia’s leading organisation for NDIS self managers. Self Manager Hub is a values-driven organisation promoting the human rights, equality, and inclusion of people with disability. It is run by self managers, for self managers.
This website needed to meet AA accessibility standards and create a safe place for people with lived experience to find free and paid resources, information and ideas to self manage their NDIS Plan. The website is designed with simple navigation (User Journey), and easy to use for everyone looking for information. It has comprehensive accessibility tools as well as Google translate. It’s been tested by people with lived experience throughout the process including using JAWS screen reader software. A very practical and well received website.
Arabic Welfare provides services for newly arrived refugees and well-established migrants from diverse Arabic speaking countries. The brief was to create a website that communicated and engaged with the diversity of the Arabic community including those that have English as a second language (or not at all). Site users needed to be able to identify with the website, to easily find information and be able to view the website in their language of choice. To achieve this, we ensured the new website includes the option of an English language view and an Arabic language view.
The Arabic copy was custom written by the client (not Google Translate!) and, as is customary for Arabic text, runs right to left on the page, rather than left to right as English does (We noted google translate struggles with correct alignment and sentence structure when English and Arabic words are mixed, so it wasn’t an option). Other features include donations, referrals, resources, and event listings.
Ecolibrium is an independent not-for-profit technical organisation representing members, professionals and practitioners working in the heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVAC&R) and building services industries. They’ve engaged Blick to develop to a news-style website solution to eventually replace their magazine, Ecolibrium. The tabloid style design is clean and classic yet contemporary looking, it’s dominated by white, black, and blue to highlight stories and information.
The site itself is quite complex, as it needs to handle and present different types of content and have room to grow. With all of this in mind, the Blick team created a hierarchy throughout the website that presented lots of information in multiple ways whilst keeping it easy to navigate and not be too busy. The website was able to enhance their magazine content and bring it to life online.
Islamophobia Register Australia’s website, is a response to growing anecdotal evidence suggesting a rise in incidents of Islamophobia. We created a website that is approachable and suited the needs of the client and its audience, ensuring that the website was approachable and culturally correct.
The website allows people from across Australia to report any form of anti-Muslim abuse. With an aim to contribute to research and assist government and community organisations to provide practical relief to victims of Islamophobia. It’s a relatively small website that offers the ability to report incidents, provides resources, information, and various ways to contact and contribute in a very clear and friendly way. The two reporting forms have been integrated between WordPress and Zoho CRM, so the team at Islamophobia register can manage the reports.
Flow outdoors is a simple, user-friendly website that is focused around uniting women and nature adventure and connection. Centred around women’s health and well-being, this website needed to be engaging, positive and approachable, it highlights this through imagery and stories whilst highlighting the different programs offered by Flow Outdoors.
There's no impressive technical features to this website, just a welcoming website, thats visually engaging helping two women who are passionate about the outdoors and wellness to support other women through connection. They say on their website:
“Together women can be both stronger and more gentle, brave and kind, and support each other on their life’s Journeys”