BA Design (Visual Communication) Sydney College of the Arts, 1985
Post Graduate Diploma Visual Art (Painting) College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales, 1992
Master of Design (Honours) College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales, 2012
Thesis paper: The Code is not Coloured: Colour, Light, Graphic Arts and Modernity.
PhD Design (candidate) College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales, 2012
Thesis paper: History of design, colour and reproduction in Australia.


Freelance graphic design 2001-present

ABC Publications, Advocates for Survivors of Child Abuse, Classique Watches, Arthritis Australia, Arthur C Easy, Australian Chamber Orchestra, Australian Consolidated Press, Australian Festival of Chamber Music, Australian Music and Performing Arts Group, Baltronics, Bark Magazine. Bell Awards, Blenz Properties, Channel Nine, Donnelly Construction, DraftFCB, Fine Music magazine, FPC Newspapers, Freshwater Festival of Chamber Music, G1 Productions, Gallery Gondwana, Grainger Quartet, Great Barrier Reef Research Foundation, Infinitem, Information & Cultural Exchange, Instyle Watches, Jeweltime, L21 Corporate, L21, Laminex, Levendi, Love Oil, Macquarie Trio Australia, Macquarie University, Magazine Publishers Association, Mardi Gras Film Festival, Media 21, Meridian Health Informatics, News Limited, Nexus Quartet, Nick Parnell, Publishnow, Queerscreen, Sam’s Watchmaker Jeweller , Snow Owl Press, State of the Arts, Studio Magazines, Theatre Ink, TJC Public Relations, Volunteers Australia, Woolworths


Book and Rheumatoid Arthritis (Ra) brand development for Arthritis Australia including portraits and stories with: Elleke Penny and Julia Gillard MP, Ann Goody and Senator Sue Boyce, Suzie May and Julie Bishop MP, Christine O’Brien and Jenny Macklin MP, Despina Gonis and Penny Wong MP, Amanda Glynn and Senator Rachel Siewert, Hayley Foyster and Justine Elliot MP, Barbara Dutton and Senator Carol Brown, Judith Nguyen and Tanya Plibersek MP, Renee Lang and Kate Ellis MP
Editor – Ita Buttrose, Project Manager – Ainslie Cahill, Photographer – Ross Coffey, Writer – Jenny Cullen, Jewellery Design – Wendy Parker

Directed by Alex Galeazzi. New Theatre, Newton, 2008
Projected image design (animations)
“This stunning production with its minimalist set … action occurred from both behind and in front of [a] scrim, on which Brechtian-like images and political messages were often projected. This multi-media device was expertly employed [to] ensure ultimate flexibility for the multiplicitious scenes required in Kushner’s text.” — James Marland, M/C Reviews.

Freelance magazine art direction 2001-present

>> BARK Editor: Ita Buttrose, Publisher: The Good Life Publishing Company
>> FINE MUSIC Editors: Katerina Kroslakova, Idliko Duada. Publisher: 2MBS-FM
Initial redesign and masthead design
>> WENTWORTH COURIER, SOUTHERN COURIER, CENTRAL, INNER WEST COURIER SOUTHERN COURIER, NINE TO FIVE, CITY WEEKLY Editorial Director: Michal McKay. Included redesign of Couriers and included launch issue design of Central
>> PUBLISH Editor: Barry Parsons. Publisher: Australian Business Publishers
Included launch issue design and masthead design
>> LIMELIGHT Editor: Penny McLeod, Publisher: ABC Magazine
Included launch issue design and masthead design
>> STATE OF THE ARTS Editor: Margaret Meagher. Publisher: State of the Arts Publishing
>> TOGETHER Editor: Shelley Gare. Publisher: Studio Magazines
Included launch issue design

Lecturer in graphic design 2007-present

Sydney Institute: Design Centre Enmore for Events Design and Illustration (EDi) department
Graphic design, typography, illustration, computer (Adobe Creative Suite)

Art Director, POL Corporate Publications 1996-2001

>> VIVE Managing Editor: Gillian Samuel
>> TRAVELLING LIFE + POCKET CONCIERGE Editors: Heather Faulkner, Gillian Samuel, Rob Johnson
>> SYMMETRY Editor: Rob Johnson
>> BMW Magazine Editor: Evan McHugh


2004 Short listed Adelaide Fringe Festival poster competition
2004 PANPA, Wentworth Courier Central – best non-daily free
2003 Annual Catalogue Awards, Australian Chamber Orchestra National Concert Season – highly commended best catalogue
2002 Annual Catalogue Awards, Australian Chamber Orchestra National Concert Season – Winner Best Catalogue, finalist best photography (highly commended best copy writing, highly commended best design)
2000 Australian Business Publishers’ Bell Awards
Graphic designer of the year – VIVE, Symmetry, Travelling Life
Contract publishing product of the year – Symmetry
Best directory of the year – Pocket Concierge (highly commended)
2000 Ozzie Awards 14th Annual Awards for Excellence in Magazine Design
Best use of typography– VIVE (highly commended)
2000 National Print Awards, Silver Medal for Excellence in Print – VIVE
1999 Australian Business Publishers’ Bell Awards
Graphic designer of the year – VIVE, Symmetry, Travelling Life
Contract publishing product of the year – VIVE
Best single-issue graphic design – VIVE
1998 Australian Business Publishers’ Bell Awards
Contract publishing product of the year – VIVE
Best single-issue graphic design – VIVE (highly commended)
1998 Australian Society of Magazine Editors Award
Customer category, best design – VIVE
1997 Annual Catalogue Awards
Shopping centres, best design – Chase, the Spirit of Christmas


The Code is not Coloured, Master of Design (Honours) thesis extract published in August issue of Incubate for College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales, pp 73-74. August 2011.
The Code is not Coloured published in Cross-Pollination catalogue for Red Objects
School of Design Studies, College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales
curated by Dr Katherine Moline and Wendy Parker, June 2012
The Myth of Three Colours and the Idol of the Scientific (Refereed conference paper) Presented at the 6th International Conference on Design History and Design Studies (ICDHS), Osaka, October 2008. Paper published in Another Name for Design. Words for Creation. Proceedings of the 6th International Conference of Design History and Design Studies, Osaka: Osaka University Communication-Design Centre, 2008, pp 328-331. Travel grant: Postgraduate Research Student Support, UNSW, 2008
Use It Again: Toys, Models and Projects from Everyday Packaging / Text and Illustrations by John Martin, Balmain NSW, Ellsyd Press, 1991.


Cross Pollination COFASpace College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales, 2012
Macdonaldtown Carparts, Bare Gallery, solo show, 1993
Graduate show, College of Fine Arts, Paddington, 1991
Miniatures Show, Ten Taylor Street Gallery, group show, 1991
Size isn’t everything, Arthaus, group show, 1991
101 Popular Ways to Die, Ray Hughes Gallery, solo show, 1989
Mardi Gras Exhibition, Roslyn Oxley Gallery 9, 1988
Nicely Bumptious, Ray Hughes Gallery, solo show, 1987
Collections: Museum Of Contemporary Art, Brisbane and Department of Education, Liverpool


Art direction

>> Conceptualizing and implementation of graphic design and visual communication for advertising, advertorial, editorial, direct marketing, corporate identity and brand management
>> Art directing and commissioning photography, make-up, styling and illustration
>> Styling and sourcing of fashion and product
>> Print management, colour management, proof and press checking
>> Typography and illustration
>> Photoshop image composites and retouching
>> Client and budget management
>> Supervising staff, employing and training juniors


>> Excellent in Creative Suite: Indesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat, QuarkXPress and Freehand, Word
>> Competencies in Powerpoint, Xcel, Dreamweaver, HTML, CSS, Final Cut Pro,
Motion, Flash, After Effects, Fireworks, Premiere


>> Photography: 35mm and large format black & white and colour stills, chemical processing black & white and colour, studio flash, video and 16mm film, digital stills post production
>> Drawing: mixed media, graphite, watercolour, oil/chalk pastel, drafting, mechanical layout and paste-up
>> Paint: paint making/grinding, oil, acrylic, watercolour, gouache, ink, airbrushing, spray-painting (water and enamel), scenic art, scumbling, ragging, etc
>> 3D: woodwork (shop and hand tools), minor metalwork, papier-mâché, model making, card and acrylic construction, fibreglass
>> Fibre: dyeing, spinning, weaving, macramé
>> Print: silk screen, etching, lithography, woodblock, linocut, monoprint
>> Ceramics: slip casting, hand building, glaze and clay making, electric and raku firing