Maria Kinas

Maria completed her studies in the field of Industrial Design in 2006; her thesis centred on the study of the acculturation and transculturation of the body ornament in the ethnic evolution of persons in the western context. Her resulting collection won Maria first prize in an international jewellery design competition; the prize being a full

Luca Abate

Luca is an industrial designer at award winning video technology company Blackmagic Design. He previously worked as a senior design consultant with Charlwood Design developing products for a diverse range of clients and industries including medical, homewares and electronics. A multifaceted designer, his career has spanned business development, marketing as well as a product design

Marc Pascal

Marc Pascal has been working in the field of designer maker for almost 20 years. He studied Fine Art, painting and printing at VCA and then Industrial Design at RMIT. He is very interested in the “hands on” approach to design, and as such makes most of the production work in his studio where all

Ryan Pennings

Ryan Pennings is an Industrial Designer from Melbourne, Australia; with an avid interest in 3D printing and algorithmic design. His curiosity in algorithmic design and it’s application to product design is a key focus of his work. Ryan has worked on a number of professional projects, including promotional designs for RMIT University alongside academic research into

Minority Mobility

Co- Studio with COMM2747 – Digital Media Studio 3

Tuesday: 9.30 -12.30 | 9.03.010Friday: 3.30 – 6.30 | 9.03.010

Lecturers: Michael Efford & Li Ping Thong

The City of Melbourne has committed to going car free inside its CBD. Although this is a boom for air pollution and pedestrians, it raises questions around how the world’s most

Speculative Design Studio

Speculative Design is about propositional design concepts that embrace change and radical innovations or revision rather than iterative re-design. Speculative design embraces the ideas of Critical Design, Discursive Design and Product/Service/Systems Design to achieve our studio practice and project resolution. 

“Let’s call it critical design, that questions the cultural, social and ethical implications of emerging technologies.

Emily Ballantyne-Brodie

Agency of individuals is a key ingredient in design to create systems change. I think that being kind and believing that all people are nice is important thing to remember in life. Critical thinking and conviviality in design leads to more innovative outcomes.

My name is Emily. I am a designer-researcher in food systems design

Marcus Cher

Marcus Cher is a Melbourne based freelance industrial designer with a passion for the kitchen. After completing the Harvard Science cooking course he has appeared on Master Chef Series 7 as a contestant and has since worked as a part of a team in a number of Melbourne’s best restaurants.
He graduated industrial design at RMIT

Gyungju Chyon

Gyungju Chyon is one the founders of interdisciplinary studio little wonder. Her interest in practice, research, and teaching lies in how well-being and energy concerns, in tandem with explorations of natural phenomena, new materials and manufacturing processes, can lead to new relationships between artifacts, environments and humans.

She oscillates between installation art, product design and craft, engaging

Michael Efford

After completing a BA Design (Honours) in Multimedia Design in 2001, and after a 3-year stint as a sessional academic in the fields of web design and 2d & 3d animation, Mik became, amongst other things, a freelance web and graphic designer. Through his freelance and studio experience he has developed a broad spectrum of creative