Creativity for growth and economic success.

Design skills and tech literacy are fundamental to professional and economic success in the 21st century. Increasing accessibility and diversity in the creative design  and digital ecosystem is a critical priority of what we do.

Whether you’re a fashion guru, artistic success or simply a small community organisation or business wanting to look more professional in today’s connected digital world, design and digital skills are more important than ever before. But not everyone has the skills or the in-house quality in design to achieve that professional clean look. That’s where Indigenous Design Labs is stepping-in to change that.

As a small group of First Nations creatives we’re helping organisations and business become and look more professional in the real and digital world through knowledge sharing and  developing of a pool of young experts in the fields of creative and digital design.

Support local talent. Connect clients and creatives. Design for social good.

Our priorities.

Our Mission

To provide access to real world opportunities, learning and expertise in digital design and creative industries to under-resourced and talented students and job-seekers in Far North Queensland.

Who We Help

We love showing young First Nations People’s in the Cairns area (15-22yrs) a pathway into the creative design and digital creative industries and nuture a passion for being involved in providing help and support for clientele is at the forefront of what we do.

Our Mission

To develop empathetic and knowledgeable design and cultural leaders that can thrive in the digital creative industries of today and tomorrow while exploring modern First Nations design.

What We Teach

  • Graphic Design
  • Product Design
  • Website Design and Development
  • User Experience (UX) Design
  • User Interface (UI) Design
  • Photography and Video
  • Experimental design and placemaking
  • Tech & Digital Literacy


We provide services throughout Australia and have partnered with some Australias leading Corporations to support the work we are undertaking to provide opportunities for our young people throughout Far North Queensland.