Co-creating change that sticks

HCD/Co-design Consulting, Capability Building & Mentoring

Change happens best when it is underpinned by ideas developed with the people being designed for.

Our approach is informed by human-centred design, co-design, asset-based community development, and systems thinking which are uniquely placed to solve complex challenges and support the change required.

Our practice is trauma informed.


Consulting Services

Helping your organisation leverage opportunities for improved products and service delivery, helping to make change stick.
We specialise in social outcome projects through

  • Design Research
  • Co-Design & Social Innovation
  • Service Design
  • Workshop Design & Facilitation

Capability Building & Mentoring

Our unique tailored training programs help you to

  • Build human-centred design and co-design capability
  • Engage staff and service recipients through genuinely participatory, collaborative methods
  • Learn co-design, systems thinking, futures and asset based community development approaches working on your own organisational challenges
  • Be trauma informed in your design practice


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Sticky Design Studio is led by Jax Wechsler, a designer and educator with 20 years design related experience. Jax has deep experience working with NGO, private and public sector clients on complex challenges. Sticky Design Studio is supported by a network of talented independent freelancers with diverse skills to deliver initiatives. Jax is extremely curious and always has one foot in practice and another foot in learning, teaching and sharing. Since 2013, Jax has been convening events and trainings for a community of practice she established, Social Design Sydney. View Jax’s portfolio to learn more about her and her work.


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Trauma Informed
Design Research Trainings

Delivery of training to organisations and individuals on Trauma Informed Design Research. This training has been so far delivered to 200 people across the globe.

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Co-designing with Young People
with Disabilities, Workers & Families

Co-design and capability building for Achieve Australia. Co-designing new Day Programs specifically for Young People with cognitive disabilities. 

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Rethinking IT Support for the Woolworths Group

Leading Service Design discovery project for improving staff experience of IT support for Woolworths Supermarkets, Metro, BigW,  and Woolworths Supply Chain.


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We pay our respects to the traditional custodians of the lands on which we live and work, and to the traditional custodians of the lands and waters which we may visit upon in our work. We acknowledge their elders past and present. Indigenous sovereignty has never been ceded. It always was, and always will be Aboriginal land.