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.

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 10+ years leading marketing and 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 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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Collaboration

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

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Empathy

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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Passion

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
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 developer...so we are able to engage on that portion of the site and have a lot of impact."

Holly Bullard
Chief Strategy and Development Officer

Florida Policy Company has increased their community engagement and impact