Barwon Health


Presented with a derelict shell of the former Ford factory in Norlane, Grindstone was engaged to visually transform the space into a warm and welcoming COVID-19 vaccination hub to service the Geelong and Surf Coast region.

There needed be balance between engaging creative design, clear informational, and wayfinding content.


Grindstone had developed a visual identity for Barwon Health’s COVID-19 microsite, and applied this to the vast signage requirements for the new hub.

The illustrative, human-centric and colourful style is perfectly aligned to the organisation’s needs.


From inception to installation, Grindstone managed the full process for Barwon Health and delivered within the tight timeframe of a couple of weeks before opening, in addition to creating the vast suite of artwork.

The indoor and outdoor signage includes large format wall decals, aboriginal cultural applications, corflutes, window etch film, floor decals, pull up banners, hanging directional signage, A-boards plus more. The visual identity has also been applied to other collateral such as flyers and vaccination cards, and Grindstone continues to develop further collateral as required by Barwon Health.


Website Design

Website Development

Signage Design

Wayfinding Design

Production Management

Since the Ford vaccination hub launched, the COVID-19 website has had over one million visitors, averaging 450k per month.