28 August 2017 Icon Agency launches Canberra office

We're super excited to launch our Canberra office today. 

Based in Deakin, Icon Agency Canberra is focused on the rapid increase in demand for transformational digital services arising from whole-of-government initiatives, including the Drupal-based govCMS platform.

Government is rapidly moving to a digital-first operating model that requires user-centric design and integrated solutions spanning SaaS, web interfaces, tools, platforms, social media and digital content.

The new business is a joint venture between Icon Agency founders Joanne Painter and Christopher Dodds, and respected Canberra-based developers Jason Guo and Joseph Zhao.

Icon Digital MD Chris Dodds said he was excited to bring the company's integrated creative services model to the nation’s capital.

“We recognise that digital technology is transforming the very nature of Government,” he said. “With the launch of Icon Agency Canberra we bring a different perspective to traditional agencies in the ACT – one that seamlessly combines expertise in web development with digital content, social media, PR and creative services.”

The coming together of Icon’s Melbourne and Canberra talent will be a bonus for clients.

Canberra Director Dr Jason Guo added: “At a territory level, the ACT Government is using digital technology to engage citizens in dialogue over key initiatives, and driving the development of the digital economy through the Digital Canberra Action Plan.”

With our wealth of experience and end-to-end capabilities we look forward to being a trusted partner for the ACT and Federal Governments in supporting their digital agendas. As Drupal experts, Jason and Joseph are at the forefront of government adoption of this platform.

Today’s launch follows a number of recent wins including a new campaign for Yarra Trams, the launch of a new custom-built Software as a Service (Saas) platform for St Vincent Health Australia and the launch of the National Firearms Amnesty campaign for the Attorney General’s Department.

Last week Icon also announced an expanded offering to include a dedicated Digital Content and Social Media division, headed by former Ogilvy PR Melbourne MD Adam Vincenzini.

“With our wealth of expertise at the very forefront of digital innovation, including Drupal CMS, Icon is strongly placed for growth in the ACT,” Chris said.

Jason added, “Governments are rapidly moving to a digital-centric operating model that requires user-centric design and integrated solutions. Icon Agency Canberra will do much more than build great websites; we will help unlock the potential of digital government.”

Read more about our Canberra service model here.

To get in touch and learn more please contact Joanne Painter on 0412 614 568, or email [email protected]