Melbourne Design Awards 2016

Each year, the Melbourne Design Awards showcases some of Melbourne’s best designtalent spanning a wide range of categories and industries.

The competition was incredibly tough, but we are proud to have taken home 2 Gold and 4 Silver awards for our team and clients this year. Take a look at our winning entries below.



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Gecko's Adventures UX

Gold winner
Digital - Travel Tech

Geckos approached us to work with their internal team to develop a highly engaging website that would overhaul the customer experience for users booking with Geckos.


The resulting website was a dynamic and engaging fully responsive website, designed for mobile-first, that acts as a hub for Gecko’s tour information. The site delivers value to the user through a comprehensive wealth of resources, easy-to-navigate information, and sophisticated search functionality. Visit the website.

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Evolution 7 Studio

Gold winner
Interior Design - Corporate

Our Cremorne studio is a striking, light-filled space with both an immediate warmth and a sophisticated allure; it simultaneously both welcomes and invites to explore. The soaring white volumes of space criss-crossed with a polar expanse of trusswork and supporting lines of elegant bell-shaped lights evoke an almost cathedral-like atmosphere.

No detail has been spared, with an expansive kitchen and breakout area worthy of an upmarket home. Lounges and meeting areas are lovingly detailed with soft furnishings, and a sophisticated palette of oak, felt and light greys. Everywhere, the winding tendrils of a veritable jungle of plants weave touches of leafy green life throughout.

In an era where so many corporate fit-outs are dominated by the gimmickry of slides, ping-pong tables, garish murals and the ever-present inspirational quote, the Cremorne studio is a breath of fresh air.

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A&K Search Experience

Silver winner
Digital - Travel Tech

Pioneering tailor-made and luxury holidays since 1962, Abercrombie & Kent has a wealth of knowledge of exotic locations and in crafting beautiful and bespoke travel experiences.

A&K identified frustrations by users with the current search offering and were looking for a redesigned search UX. They engaged us to update the search experience to refine and expand the way search is presented on the website.

We replaced Google Custom Search with Algolia to deliver users of the Abercrombie & Kent website a beautiful, responsive, and immersive search experience, allowing them to surface and discover a range of content quickly, easily and in real-time after every keystroke.

The result is a powerful, intuitive and visual search engine that allows users to discover a broader range of content on the website. Visit the website.

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Destination Melbourne Website

Silver winner
Digital - Travel Tech

Destination Melbourne is a leading independent tourism body for Melbourne, which works with operators to capitalise on opportunities to improve the experience and service offering to visitors.

We were approached to develop an updated website that reflected Melbourne as a destination — vibrant, creative and fresh — and showcased the new style and direction for the brand.


“From the initial planning meeting to the launch of our new website, Evolution 7 were exceptional to work with.”

Lucy Temple-Smith, Corporate Communications Manager



The end result was a fully responsive and engaging website with a compelling user experience that displays beautifully across all platforms. The user-focused design evolved from considered information architecture, providing logical pathways to the most important information, and enables key messages to be delivered with speed and fluency to target audiences. The design is vibrant and striking, utilising strong use of colour and typography, as well as evocative imagery.



Since the launch, bounce rate has dropped and average site dwell time has increased by 25%. View the full case study.

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Driscoll's Website

Silver winner
Digital - Food & Drink

Driscoll’s is a leading berry business, operating in the United States for 100 years and Australia for five. Passionate about delivering superior quality berries to all the markets they trade in, Driscoll’s is renowned for its R&D and breeding programs developing exceptional strawberry, raspberry, blackberry and blueberry varieties.

The redevelopment of the website was led by the revitalisation of the global branding, and thus, there was a collaborative and iterative design process with the client as we worked through branding application and execution in a digital environment. Visit the website.

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Peregrine Adventures UX

Silver winner
Digital - Travel Tech

Peregrine is a well-known travel brand, providing guided small group travel to a huge range of countries and destinations around the world, with local guides and hand-picked itineraries designed to take you behind the scenes.

Peregrine approached us to work with their internal development team to develop a highly engaging website that would overhaul the customer experience for users booking with Peregrine Adventures.

The result was a vibrant and engaging fully responsive website. The site delivers value to the user through a comprehensive wealth of resources, easy-to-navigate information, and content with sophisticated filter controls. View the full case study.






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