Featured work
The Maitland
ANAM 2018
St. Collins Lane
Brighton & Brighton Beach ELC
George + Powlett
AGDA Awards 2017

We’re thrilled! Our project for Brighton ELC & Brighton Beach ELC has been selected as a finalist for the 2017 AGDA Awards for branding. The identity was inspired by maritime locality, and the Brighton Beach boxes. The project was also bolstered by the collaboration with Christopher Elliott Design on the interiors.

Bronze in NZ

We have had success at the 2017 New Zealand Best Design Awards. Our work with cosmetics brand AMAIA won bronze in the packaging category. We were also fortunate to be finalists with our residential property branding for the ICON Developments project – George + Powlett and for our DOW NZ50 Publication.

Los Logos 8

We have had some work published in Gestalten’s latest showcase book on logos. Featured was our residential property brand Wills from the project in Glen Iris, and Edwards Providore our hospitality project in Bendigo.

Account Manager Role

We’re on the hunt for a gun Account Manager/Senior Account Manager to join our team. We’re looking for someone who is driven, well connected and with min 3 years strong design studio/agency experience. The successful applicant will also preferably have residential property marketing experience. If that’s you (or someone you know please share). Contact [email protected]

Internship Program

It’s been a while in the making, but we’re excited to announce our internship program has been re-ignited. Monash graduate Liora has joined us for our first 3 month placement. We love her energy, her passion and her hunger to learn.


October saw us officially launch our first studio exhibition. NOT ONLY BY NAME featured a diverse mix of works by Tim Sutherland, Mike Nguyen & Jesse Mallon. Broad contrasts of individuality were explored through a mix of personal expression which transcended abstract landscapes, contemporary vivid pop-art, and moving and powerful photographic portraits.

We’d like to thank everyone who supported us; Fini Frames, JCP Studios, K.W.Doggett, Press Print, Diadem, Contre, Negotiants and the overwhelming response of people who came to see the show.

Photo credit: Derek Swalwell

Welcome Ella

We’re excited to introduce our new Designer Ella. After being awarded DIA’s Emerging Designer Award in 2010, Ella completed an internship at the prestigious Neumeister Studio in Stockholm. Following that she gained valuable branding experience with Canyon in the fields of property development, retail and hospitality. Ella also brings to us a strong digital background, and a passion for beautiful and intelligent conceptual design. We look forward to you meeting her soon.

Introducing Claudia

We warmly welcomed our new Account Director this April. With principle roles in account management and studio management, Claudia Boman brings to Brave a wide range of agency branding experience with a focus on FMCG, Corporate and residential and commercial property development. Her client’s have included; General Mills, ALDI, Penfolds, One&Only Hayman Island, Mirvac, Lendlease, Gurner, Fridcorp and CBUS. Claudia also supports the team with client insight and industry knowledge that promotes intelligent and considered creative.

Tractor time

Always love meeting with new young guns. We met a bunch of first and second year Tractor Design School students for a new series of workshops called LunchMeet.

No slides, no pre-prepared speech, no strings attached, just a casual lunch date. The students picked our brains to find out more about us, how we work, and our opinion on the state of the design world.


Our friend and gifted photographer Derek Swalwell exhibited his amazing Tokyo project throughout October at JCP Studios in Cremorne. The show featured hypnotic landscapes and a series documenting the iconic Okra Hotel prior to its recent demise. We were thrilled to work with Derek to name and brand the event. WAKE – A word that references both the beginning and the end.


We’re thrilled to have been engaged by boutique builders InForm on a new branding project for a luxury coastal property in Blairgowrie on the Mornington Peninsula. Pictured is their revered Elwood Townhouse, photographed by Derek Swalwell.

DIA Inside Nights 2015

Jesse and Mike hosted this years ‘Inside Nights’ event for the Design Institute of Australia’s VIC/TAS branch. The boys gave the emerging students and graduates a rarely exposed insight into entire design process behind our current Hugo Property Development branding project.

2015 AGDA Design Awards Jury

The 2015 AGDA Design Awards judging has just been completed and included our Creative Director Tim Sutherland as one of the judges as well as other leading Australian and international creatives.

Multicolour by Viction:ary

Studio Brave has been featured in a new book Multicolour, Palette No.2, published by Viction:ary. The publication celebrates vivid colourful design and branding projects from all over the world. The project selected was the 2012 St Kilda Film Festival campaign.

AGDA Awards 2012

Studio Brave picked up 2 awards at the AGDA Australian Design Biennale 2012.

Our campaign for the 2012 St Kilda Film Festival picked up an award in the Identity category, and our own Being Brave Four Book won for Self Promotion.



Studio Brave has been featured in the new book Relogo: Re-designing the brand, published by Sandu. The Rebrand for Regional Arts Victoria was selected. It will be available for purchase in March 2012.

Desktop Cover March 2012

We were invited to design the cover for the March 2012 edition of Desktop. We came up with an abstract representation of the Kick-Start Program.

Fedrigoni Award (Italy)

Being Brave Four

Our fourth studio publication won first prize in the Fedrigoni Top Applications Award in Italy. We were honoured to have been invited to Milan in 2012 to accept the award.

The project won the HP Indigo category, and was printed by Melbourne’s Bambra Press on Spicers Splendorgel.


Studio Brave had 5 brandmarks featured in design publication Logology®2, The Wonderland of Logo Design. The book was produced by international publisher Viction:ary and is available in good bookstores and online.