Design a Plate is 100% Australian owned and operated. Our business started in 2007 with the launch of a personalised plate product.
In 2011 we expanded our business to be able to offer a picture plate fundraising product to schools, kinders, and groups – with children creating their own artwork as plate designs. We call this division: Design a Plate Kids. We think kids are amazing artists and each week we delight in the artworks we see.
Over time, the number of enquiries we received from restaurants and promotional companies began to increase. These businesses were looking for quality melamine dinnerware, custom made with their logo or artwork.
The cost of manufacturing in Australia was too high to be viable for high volume orders so the idea was put on hold. A few months later, synchronicity provided an opportiunity for us to develop a relationship with a young, enterprising, lady in China who was looking for ways to develop a business.
Years later, we collaborate accross the seas, providing a personal service to companies, large and small.
You can view some examples of our corporate plate projects here
“Every time that we have used your company it has been a positive experience. We will be continuing to use you in the future and I would not hesitate recommending you to others. The new photo plates looked fantastic. Thanks again. Rachel.”- A happy fundraising coordinator!
“Dear Design a Plate Team, Just a quick note to say a big thankyou for our plates. Our whole experience with you has been hassle-free, professional and easy! The plates look great – thanks again”- Mansfield Pre-School