design for social impact

Helping change-makers leverage design for social good.

Acton Circle is a boutique design agency that helps purpose-driven organizations increase their impact through meaningful design.

We pair a people-first design approach and expertise in brand strategy to help you inspire action towards causes you care about. Let's do good together.

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Our Philosophy

Design has the power to unify communities and drive people to take action for the causes they care about. It can motivate people to open their hearts and wallets and dedicate their time to being the solution they want to see.

Acton Circle is dedicated to making the world better by connecting businesses with delightful user experience and thought-provoking design that amplifies their mission. We believe that when done right, great design can motivate anyone to do good and live a fuller life.

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Nouriyah Saleh

Admin & Ops Assistant
After earning an International Relations degree from UC Davis, Nouriyah entered the workforce doing administrative work while pursuing her creative passions on the side. She has accrued 5+ years of customer service and admin experience.

Nouriyah considers herself a hobbyist and has pursued many interests over the past few years, including dancing, bullet journaling, drawing, reading, gaming, and even running an Etsy shop.
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Carlie Miller

Project Manager
Carlie earned her BA degree in Business Administration and Marketing from Truman State University and has 7+ years experience providing client support in the marketing, advertising and non-profit worlds.

In her free time, Carlie can be found strumming her ukulele, planning her next travel adventure, and getting together with her friends and family.
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Vivian Suarez

Associate Creative Director
Vivian is a seasoned graphic designer specializing in corporate communications, with over 9 years of experience. She has worked with various clients, including associations, nonprofits, and corporate organizations.

In her spare time she enjoys being with her husband and daughters, and if she gets really lucky, she loves to do crafts like embroidery and weaving.
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Elinore Ria Dela Cruz

Graphic Designer & Illustrator
Elinore has been working as a graphic designer for over 15+ years and holds a BA in Information Design from Ateneo de Manila University. Her expertise lies in illustration, infographics, and pre-press.

Her wanderlust has kept her exploring different countries over the years and in her spare time, she loves to read, paint and watch films.
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May Garlan

Graphic Designer & Illustrator
May is a skilled graphic designer and illustrator. Over the last 6 years, she collaborated with various brands to produce designs that elicit a powerful emotional reaction from the audience.

Aside from her professional work, May enjoys expanding her skills by watching both paid and free courses. She also takes breaks to relax and find inspiration by watching Netflix and going for walks outside her city.
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Elexia Johnson

Multidisciplinary Designer
Elexia earned a masters in digital marketing from Roehampton University and works as a freelance multidisciplinary designer. She is a former digital nomad that was in London with 6 years of experience in graphic design and illustration.

She loves all things nerdy including video games and movies as well as her trusted travel companion and cat, Macaroni.
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Kajal Baliyan

Multidisciplinary Designer
Kajal is a multidisciplinary designer and illustrator. In her 6 years of experience, she has helped many businesses achieve clarity through simple, distinctive, and impactful visual work. In addition to her creative side, she also has a knack for all things tech; she graduated with a degree in Computer Science Engineering from AKTU University, India.

In her free time, Kajal enjoys reading, crushing on fictional characters, doing yoga, and cafe hopping with her loved ones. 
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Sufri Sufian

Webflow Developer
Coming from a telecommunications engineering background, Sufri made the jump to web development in 2012, discovered Webflow in 2016, and hasn’t looked back since.

Hailing from a place they call the land below the wind, Sufri is that unofficial tech support guy that family and friends go to.
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Lucas Wang

Graphic Designer
With 13 years of experience as an award-winning Graphic Designer, Lucas holds a bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design as well as a Graphic Design certificate from Humber College in Canada.

Born in Brazil, Lucas, his husband, and three cats and one dog, moved to Canada in December of 2019. Lucas loves to eat, try new things and explore his love of photography and travel.

Meet the Founder

Acton Circle founder, Olivia Wheeler, has always been the go-to gal for all things graphic, web, and UI/UX design. After 12 years of contributing to and leading design teams across the San Francisco Bay Area, she founded Acton Circle as a way of amplifying social good.

From each experience to the next, Olivia has always carried an undeniable truth with her: there's power in visual storytelling.

Her expertise in brand strategy and design power Acton Circle to get to the heart of each brand they work with and use design to tell a story that resonates in the hearts and minds of customers.

I have always known that I was put on this earth to use my gifts to help others. The namesake of my studio, Acton Circle, was the location of my grandparents’ house. Their home was a place where my faith and creativity began. I am part of their legacy. I can’t wait to help you build yours.

Olivia Wheeler

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What we value

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Social Good

We work with clients creating a better, more sustainable future for all.

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We’re not just hired hands; we’re your strategic partner on every design project.

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We listen more than we talk. We make sure we hear and understand your purpose and mission, which ultimately becomes ours.

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We believe in you and the importance of what you do, which shines through in our work.

Client Case Studies

"We didn't have a design resource at all and struggled to keep up with the demand of what we needed using basic templates in Canva.

Olivia is quick, understands our business and concepts easily. She is also a pleasure to work with. We've grown our member base from 1,000 to 11,000 since working with Acton Circle."

Jamie Gatto
Former Head of Marketing

"Olivia is super responsive and understands our asks. She is a dream to work with! We were able to launch a new section of our website that was delayed because of hiccups from the previous we are able to engage on that portion of the site and have a lot of impact."

Holly Bullard
Chief Strategy & Development Officer

Florida Policy Company has increased their community engagement and impact