DISRUPT.
CHANGE.
CONNECT.

We create communications that help community-focused
organisations get on and do what they do best.

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About

Disruptive Media is a design studio that specialises in cost-effective, strategic, integrated communications for community-focused organisations. We’ve been working with social enterprises, not-for-profits, community services and non-government organisations for over 25 years.We approach communications differently. By working collaboratively and seeing the bigger picture, we build a strong communications base to help organisations reach their long-term goals.

Our experience includes projects for sectors such as disability, community health, education, food security, family services, youth, mental health, homelessness and the environment.

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High-visibility communications help community-focused organisations get noticed.

Strong and effective communications mean that organisations can tell people what they do, improve their visibility and connect with those that need to find their services. They can also raise their profile, inform a wider audience and improve fundraising opportunities.

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What we do

How we influence change ...

Disrupt.

Disrupt.

Disrupt.

Disruptive thinking

We work collaboratively with community-focused organisations to understand their unique objectives and needs.

We then approach communications in different ways to help organisations find new opportunities to make an impact. By thinking differently and working in partnership, we help organisations plan the right communications strategies to connect with people and meet their organisational goals.

Change.

Change.

Change.

Strategic and integrated communications

We develop the tools to help community-focused organisations implement their communications strategies and bring about change. Integrated communications can include branding, print and digital media, cause-related marketing campaigns, publications, annual reports, education resources, website and content development, social media strategies, video story production, photography and app design.

Connect.

Connect.

Connect.

Social-change marketing

The communications we create help organisations inform communities, engage people and influence positive social change.

In short, they support community-focused organisations so they can get on and do what they do best.

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We provide engaging and strategic communications for social enterprises, not-for-profits, community services and non-government organisations.

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Our work

Previous disruptions...

The Tropical Permaculture Guidebook
Headspace
Merrimu
Kids in nature network
xpand foundation
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testimonials

  • ‘I never quite toed the line. I was a bit disruptive. All my early school reports from the age of 5 were “Daniel must learn not to distract others”. And now, that’s what I do for a living.’

    Dan Stevens, actor
  • ‘I can’t understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I’m frightened of the old ones.’

    John Cage
  • ‘If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun.’

    Katharine Hepburn

team

Our team

The right mix for the right project.

Disruptive Media operates as a cooperative-based studio and production house that brings together the right skill sets to match each project: graphic designers, writers, web designers, video producers, animators/motion graphic artists, IT specialists, app developers, social media specialists, researchers, printers, innovators…

Lyn Jenkin

Lyn Jenkin

Managing Director View Details
Tanya Heaton

Tanya Heaton

Director strategy and content View Details
Karen McDonald

Karen McDonald

Web Designer/Developer View Details
Hannah Constantine

Hannah Constantine

Studio Manager View Details
Sonja Meyer

Sonja Meyer

Digital Designer View Details
Melissa Walsh

Melissa Walsh

Graphic designer View Details
Zennie McLoughlin

Zennie McLoughlin

Graphic Designer View Details
Kate Jenkin

Kate Jenkin

Designer/photographer View Details
Harold

Harold

Top Dog View Details
Lyn Jenkin

Lyn Jenkin

Managing Director

Lyn is a graphic designer and community worker who has been developing strategic ‘people-focused’ communications for the community services sector since the early 90s. Of particular interest is the impacts of social (cause-related) marketing and how it can influence change for the benefit of individuals, organisations and society. Lyn’s experience in managing creative projects and working with creative people over many years has led to the establishment of Disruptive Media in 2013.

25+ years’ experience

Skills: Communications specialist, strategic planning, social (cause-related) marketing, graphic design, branding, photography, print, digital and video production, project and account management, social justice projects in Australia and with culturally diverse communities in Timor Leste.

Sector experience: Community, healthcare, child and family, disability, environment, education and social enterprise sectors.

Tanya Heaton

Tanya Heaton

Director strategy and content

Rumour has it that Tanya was a gun netballer back in the day. Unlike Tolkien, Tanya believes in communicating the message using as few words as possible and is often found with her red pen poised when proofreading. Tanya develops clear and compelling communications for a wide variety of target audiences, particularly across the not-for-profit, community, healthcare and education sectors.

10+ years’ experience

Skills: Copywriting, editing and proofreading, producing annual reports, advertisements, print collateral, journal articles, communications strategies, media releases, digital media and direct-mail campaigns.

Sector experience: Not-for-profit, community, disability, pharmaceutical, Government, healthcare and education sectors.

Karen McDonald

Karen McDonald

Web Designer/Developer

Karen is Disruptive Media’s go-to web specialist. Following her wide professional experience delivering both print and online projects, Karen founded Kargan Media in 2001, which enabled her to work on more challenging and worthwhile projects. And more recently, Karen has found the perfect partnership with Disruptive Media.

Originally from Melbourne, Australia, Karen has been based in London since 1993.

20+ years’ experience

Skills: Web developer, graphic design.

Sector experience: Corporate, community, disability, education, environment, arts and media.

Hannah Constantine

Hannah Constantine

Studio Manager

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Sonja Meyer

Sonja Meyer

Digital Designer

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Melissa Walsh

Melissa Walsh

Graphic designer

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Zennie McLoughlin

Zennie McLoughlin

Graphic Designer

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Kate Jenkin

Kate Jenkin

Designer/photographer

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Harold

Harold

Top Dog

Harold started out life as a guide-dog-in-training. But when a career-ending injury cut his aspirations short, Harold decided to put his talents and charms to good use in the Disruptive Media studio.

As a keen recycling crusader, Harold is always doing his bit for the environment by eating paper out of the office bins. He strives to deliver the best client service possible by being the first to greet visitors at the door, making sure all the necessary equipment is at hand for client meetings, and clearing away the coffee table with a swish of his tail.

2+ years’ experience

Skills: Stealing shoes, meeting and greeting, helping with photo shoots, eating rubbish, shedding fur (…everywhere!).

Sector experience: Working with people that are visually impaired.

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Disruptive Media provides in-kind support to xpand Foundation’s environmental and educational initiatives in Australia and Timor Leste.

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Bright, white space.

Looking for a space to get stuff done?

Desk spaces are available at our Camberwell office. Give us a call on (03) 9882 9955 to make an appointment to come in and check them out.

(PS We do a decent coffee too! It’s the little things …)

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