Featured work
Dumbo Feather Website
Sweet Greek Life Book
Christopher Elliott Design Website
Brighton & Brighton Beach ELC
George + Powlett
ANAM 2017
ICON Developments
Creative Victoria
Law Week 2016
Australian National Academy of Music
CNK Catering
S&A Stairs
Strolling Players’ Spirit Lives On
The Hugo
Dow NZ50 Retrospective
Christopher Elliott
Derek Swalwell Photographer
Sharyn Cairns
Regional Arts Victoria
UnitingCare ReGen
42 Wills Street
Studio Brave combine strategic thinking and a brave approach to ensure the creation, development and evolution of effective brands.
Our Story

We were founded in 2002 by Tim Sutherland and work with clients big and small. Our guiding vision comes from our name. We are inspired by challenging convention and exceeding expectations through brave thinking, approach and execution.

We believe in the power of effective design. It can shift perception, change behaviour and influence the way we think and feel. Through a rigorous process of research & discovery and strategic thinking, we can unlock potential, differentiate and engage audiences.

What We Do

Brand Strategy
Naming Generation
Brand Identity Design
Brand Campaigns
Website Design & Development
Art Direction
Publication Design
Signage & Environmental
Print Communication
Packaging Design

Areas of Expertise

Arts & Culture
Festivals & Events
Architecture & Interior Design
Property Development
Fashion & Retail

Who We Are

Tim Sutherland
Creative Director
BA in Visual Communication
Monash University

As the founder of Studio Brave in 2002, Tim has carefully crafted the design studio into one of Melbourne’s leading branding practices. As Creative Director he overlays projects with strategic thinking and a brave approach. Over the 15 years he has built the studio around creating, developing and evolving effective brands. Tim has worked across all industry sectors and particularly enjoys the diversity this presents. Clients have included Levi’s, Crown Casino, Peter Rowland, Royal Children’s Hospital, CSR, ICON Developments, Moonlight Cinema, Netball Australia, St Kilda Film Festival (City of Port Phillip), Creative Victoria, Film Victoria, Regional Arts Victoria, Australian National Academy of Music and Melbourne & Olympic Parks.

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Jemma Thomas
Senior Account Manager

With experience spanning across luxury and innovative brands – both nationally and internationally – within the fashion, beauty, hospitality, property and cultural sectors, Jemma brings a diverse range of experience to the Studio Brave team. Clients have included: MECCA Cosmetica, MPavilion, Jackalope Hotels, Kisume, Space Furniture, Pidapipo, Réel Shanghai, Pizza Religion, and The City of Melbourne.

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Jesse Mallon
Associate Design Director
Communication Design
Swinburne University

Jesse joined StudioBrave after gaining a wealth of experience at design studios across Melbourne, including SouthSouthWest where he worked with brands such as Nike and Google. With a strong digital design background, he is able to deliver considered and thoughtful design across all mediums.

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Mike Nguyen
Communication Design
Swinburne University

Mike has previously worked for the likes of Studio Pennant and Alter and has broad design experience in the areas of hospitality, corporate and the arts. He is creative, passionate, and driven by pushing outside the boundaries of convention.

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Ella Johnston
Bachelor of Visual Media
Griffith University Gold Coast

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.

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Thomas Tkatchenko
Digital Developer

Thomas is a multidisciplinary developer and programmer that specialises in digital experiences and creative coding with a focus on the internet and other emerging forms of communication. In the past he has helped EMI Records, Warner Music, Meredith Music Festival, Ansell, the Victorian DET, KFC and Mr Burger among others to develop their digital offerings. With an inclination towards good sense combined with lateral thinking he creates well built and unique solutions.

Carlie Sutherland

Carlie is our CFO. With a background in sales, admin and finance, she manages all our accounting related activity. She is meticulously organised, and keeps our ship always running efficiently.

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Contact Us

Level 5, 289 Flinders Lane
Melbourne VIC 3000

(03) 9671 3966
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