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The Maitland
ANAM 2018
St. Collins Lane
Brighton & Brighton Beach ELC
George + Powlett
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
Account Director

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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Eloise McCullough
Account Manager
Communication Design
RMIT University

Eloise, with her conscientious and professional attitude, approaches every task strategically and creatively. She values relationships, building them through her warm and empathetic personality. Eloise brings a broad range of experience to her role at Studio Brave, having previously worked at Elenberg Fraser and YGAP.

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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, fashion, property development, corporate and the arts. He is creative, passionate, and driven by pushing outside the boundaries of convention.

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Jordan Dolheguy
Communication Design
RMIT University

Jordan has been in the industry since 2008, working for a number of studios including Alter, The Company You Keep, Confetti, and has produced work for the National Gallery of Victoria as well as running his own design business. He brings a holistic approach to both print and digital, across property development, hospitality and the arts.

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Ella Johnston
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 Partner

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 7, 289 Flinders Lane
Melbourne VIC 3000

(03) 9671 3966
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