Our Services


VDG works with Executives to identify and improve their performance under our three areas of operation Strategy Engine, STAR TEAMS and Visual Design Group to cover broadly or individually:


VDG has been operating successfully for 29 years.

Wayne Larkin Managing and Creative Director VDG has over 40 years of experience and has won 26 international and national awards for marketing, advertising and website design. The majority of awards won were judged on client performance as the key criteria.

“We live in a more transparent society, so the Truth has to be Told Well.”

Wayne Larkin

CEO, Visual Design Group

Wayne is an innovator, strategist, creative marketer, advertising, branding, communications, public relations and change management consultant for business, government and not-for-profit.

“Commercial creativity requires experience to better understand the challenges faced, the vision to have a deeper insight, the wisdom to balance science and art, the knowledge to develop new approaches to problem-solving and the aptitude to execute them to achieve the desired results.”

Wayne Larkin

CEO, Visual Design Group

VDG also provides Social Media Campaigns (specialising in Facebook and Instagram), Website Design and Development, Leading edge SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) for ranking, Logo Design and Branding, Graphic Design, Copywriting, Photography, Video Production and Printing services.   


Strategy Engine develops Innovative Strategies to improve business performance and overcome challenges. We deal first with critical pain points that can create quick wins as proof of concept. Business Strategy is fundamental to the success and sustainability of any organisation regardless of size. Most Executives are busy with day to day operations and business tactics. Every organisation can use a new set of eyes viewing the situation from various lenses to see new opportunities and innovative ways to solve challenges.

“Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat.”

Sun Tzu

500BC, Chinese General, Military Strategist

Strategy improves business performance, identifies new opportunities, establishes business direction, promotes good communications, better coordination, faster and better decision making. 

“Problems can become opportunities when the right people come together.”

Robert Redford


Strategy Engine strives for collaborative partnerships with our clients. We build upon the best ideas and solutions, using transdisciplinary methods – innovating in new and surprising ways.

“Intellectuals solve problems; geniuses prevent them.”

Albert Einstein

Theoretical Physicist


STAR TEAMS is an exciting breakthrough in a results-based approach to Innovation, Performance, Rapid Problem Solving and organisational Reform with minimum disruption.

“The world is changing very fast. Big will not beat small anymore. It will be the fast beating the slow.”

Rupert Murdoch

Australian, Born American, Media Mogul

The effect of this in the 21st century is the ability for extremely small units to have a huge impact and influence on a global scale. The business world is changing at a phenomenal rate and yet our organisational structures and cultures are not responding or adapting quickly enough. STAR TEAMS is based on the creation of small, autonomous, highly skilled transdisciplinary teams supported by strong networks. The STAR TEAMS exclusive approach has been used by Australian Defence, the Australian Federal Government and Businesses with outstanding results. STAR TEAMS develops new insights, opportunities and drives innovation from within the organisation.

“Innovation is the central issue in economic prosperity”

Michael Porter

Author, Founder of the Modern Strategy Field

STAR TEAMS is a game-changer for CEOs and Managers. In this fast-changing world, executives need the edge on their competitors with the latest most effective approaches to survive and thrive. Develop superior internal capabilities to rapidly innovate for competitive advantage. 

“Inspires Confidence, Rapid Learning, Higher Purpose and Empowers Positive Change.”