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UP&UP – TEDx St Kilda 2016 Sponsor

TEDx St Kilda

UP&UP: Working Better Together is really pleased to be a silver sponsor of TEDx St Kilda, on this Sunday….2016 theme: fear, passion & humanity…perfect 

Check out the talks after the event @ www.tedxstkilda.com

Welcome 2016


Happy New Year! We welcome you into 2016.

We are back and available for new projects. After a year sabbatical we have restructured our business and look forward to announcing the new services to help your business ‘work better together’ through strategy, design and culture communications.

Monique McNamara and Team.

Merry Xmas 2013

Merry Xmas 2013 – Thanks for a great year enjoy!

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The Loop – August 2013


The August edition of ‘The Loop’ has just been sent out, if you didn’t receive a copy, you can check it out here!

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The Loop, Edition 5


Edition 5 of ‘The Loop’ has been sent out this morning. If you are not yet on our mailing list, you can check it out here.

This edition of the ‘The Loop’ features the following:

  • A review and opening night images for We Heart Music, a group exhibition Jenna’s work was featured in and she flew to QLD to take part in Opening Night.=
  • Fairtradeshop.com.au – Powered by Etiko. A promotional postcard
  • The latest Royal Flying Doctor Service – Victoria newsletter
  • A look back on some of the work we have done with and for SLF.
    You can read the article here

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Sustainable Living Foundation

Proudly supporting the SLF since 1999

As we come towards the end of the 2013 Sustainable Living Festival we wanted to take this opportunity to look back on some of the work we have done with and for this fantastic organisation over the years.

UP&UP Creative has been a supporter or the Sustainable Living Foundation since its inception in 1999. SLF is a volunteer run organisation and close to our heart. We are pleased to have been able to support the Sustainable Living Foundation in the form of over $35,000+ worth of expertise as pro bono support consisting of… to name a few – the original SLF logo, 2000 Festival Campaign for the first Fed Square event, Social-marketing consultancy and creative design. Monique has also contributed to the SLF Board elected in 2004 and volunteered over many events alongside many others to support SLF to realise their vision.

We support the Sustainable Living Foundation and the Festival as we value the contribution they make to promoting and communicating sustainable thinking and presenting acheivable solutions to both business and community. This is in line with our work by using sustainable thinking as an innovation tool, supporting a better future and helping business take leadership in creating positive social change.

SLF undertake an amazing challange each year to program an extroidenary line-up of thinkers, doers and idea creators with limited funding and a lot of generosity. Fund the foundations work and the yearly festival at the following links:

Sustainable Living Foundation

Sustainable Living Festival

Alternatively you can also sign up for a SLF membership here.

Highlights from our work with SLF’s amazing team include:

2001 Sustainable Living Festival @ Fedsquare (1st festival at this location)

Wash against waste : 2002
Logo and van promotional graphics.
Creative management and design.
Plate and cup design.

SLF Sustainable Events : 2009
Forum and expo collateral.
Strategy, creative management and design. 
Click here to go to the project page on our website.

T10 : 2009
Transition 10 logo update.

Fundraising Campaign : 2011
SLF Acceleration Fundraising Booklet and e-mail Campaign.
Click here to go to the project page on our website.

If you haven’t been involved in the festival this year, be sure to head to their website to check out the highlights and connect to changemakers and thoughtleaders. More at Sustainable Living Foundation.

Love Your Work


We’re a fan and wanted to let you know that we think what
you do… is a bit special!

Because of you, we are celebrating our 11th anniversary on Gertrude Street & we couldn’t have done it without you!

To celebrate we are sharing more of what we love – Sonido coffee and our Australian Daintree Rainforest.

Share a coffee and chat: Join us for a coffee downstairs from our office. “Best local coffee” as voted by us :) @ www.sonido.com.au


To support Rainforest Rescue we have purchased an additional 15m2 of the Daintree Rainforest. UP&UP Creative to date has saved a total of 60m2 so that it may continue to be safe and grow
@ www.rainforestrescue.org.au

Thank you, it’s been fun, inspiring and amazing. Sharing your journey to thrive.

Monique, Jenna and the UP&UP team.

The Loop, Edition 4


Edition 4 of ‘The Loop’ for 2013 is now available, be sure to check it out here.

This edition Monique reviews the Paper Planet Polyglot workshop she attended at the end of January. We also feature the following projects: EDAR Group & College website, The VicDeaf end of year appeal letter, as well as a look back at Strange Birds in Paradise, a fantastic documentary we had the pleasure of creating the marketing materials and design for.

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The Loop, Edition 3


The first edition of ‘The Loop’ for 2013 is available for your viewing pleasure here.

This edition features the following projects: The Vicdeaf Let’s Talk Education Kit, The 2011 Polyglot Annual Report as well as a look back at Act4Nature, a 12 month community engagement campaign by the Department Sustainability & Environment.

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Global Shifts 2012: Social Enterprise Conference Review


In November 2012, I was lucky enough to attend the Global Shifts Conference @ RMIT produced by the The Social Enterprise Group. This was set up specifically for business development, research and educational initiatives designed to foster solutions to the world’s most pressing social problems.

The Conference was a converge of a sharing of ideas, inspiration and models of success in the social enterprise space. The energy was high and fast paced, joining impact investors, Not-for-profits, for profits with Entrepreneurs and change makers.

What united everyone was a specific focus of building shared value business models that created real social impact through highly profitable business. At UP&UP Creative we call this values-based business. It was a general theme across the conference that the values of a business and keeping focused on the social impact mission were the key and immovable traits of a social enterprise – irrespective of being a for-profit or Not-for-profit legal structure. The business model is being less defined to class the business as ‘good’ ( Not-For-Profit ) or ‘evil’ ( For Profit ) business. Rather the values, mission and social impact the organisation achieves and stands for is the main success factor to class a for-benifit business.

The calibre of speakers were world class including such speakers as Pamala Hartingan, Director of the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship at Oxford University’s ‘Said’ Business School. Pamela said ‘Social entrepreneurs do not want to build a school or a hospital, they want to change the whole education and health system for the better’. That sums it up.

We love big thinkers, optimists, business thinkers, change markers and visionaries, and they were definitely all there at the Global Shifts Conference.

More at: www.rmit.edu.au/globalshifts

Monique McNamara – Director/Strategist UP&UP Creative