Saltwater People worked in collaboration with the Indigenous Health teams at the Australian National University and the University of Sydney to design and develop the Heart Yarning Tool. The tool is a shared decision-making and CVD risk assessment tool for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and their families. It supports clinician-patient conversations guided by the clinician during consultation.

Saltwater People created an accessible and engaging brand identity for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander consumers, utilising Ty Waigana’s Health Heart Communities artwork. The artwork and motifs were used across the tool’s UX design and print resources.


Firesticks is a First Nations not-for-profit organization that provides leadership, advocacy, and action to protect, conserve, and enhance Cultural Fire and land management practices.

Saltwater People was engaged by Firesticks to redesign and develop a better-functioning and more compelling website. Using a user-centred approach, we designed an intuitive, highly visual, and user-friendly website to elevate the existing Firesticks brand identity.


Gunggandji Aerospace is an Indigenous owned and operated consulting company with a recognised background working within the defence and aerospace industries. They provide key advice, strategy and traditional knowledge to their clients to inform future policy and outcomes that benefit Australia. 

Working with artist Bernard Lee Singleton, Saltwater People created a fresh brand identity and website for Gunggandji Aerospace by combining key cultural icons with a corporate consulting flair.


Saltwater People worked with DFAT to deliver an Indigenous artwork to use across Partnerships for Infrastructure’s (P4I) communication channels and merchandise.

We commissioned Indigenous artist Dhopiya Yunupingu to create a cultural story of historical tradelines between northern Australia and Southeast Asia, drawing on Indigenous and Makassan artistic influences. The digital artwork complemented the P4I’s colour scheme and brand guidelines. A comprehensive style guide, artwork and motifs were delivered.


Saltwater People has worked with numerous remote and regional art centres to increase engagement, including Erub Arts and Girringun Art Centre. Our approach is to simplify and streamline media platforms to be more user-friendly and impactful while supporting the Art Centre’s available resources. A clear and unified brand across all platforms ensures art centres look professional and knowledgeable about their purpose and products, which in turn increases user engagement and sales. 

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