Dominic Hofstede to present at DESIGN Canberra
DESIGN Canberra’s new Design Revisited series is a unique opportunity to celebrate design history, design education and design excellence in a city of design.
This Design Revisited event, held at the iconic Shine Dome, celebrates the rich history of Australian graphic design from 1960 to 1990 as told through the Re:collection online archive created by Dominic Hofstede.
In this DESIGN Canberra keynote talk, Dominic will explore the evolution of Australian graphic design, and the importance of appreciating our rich history. Dominic is a strong believer that archives (including biographies, articles and collections) deserve a dedicated platform to inform and enrich other designers, both locally and globally.
Thursday, 26 November 2020
18:00 – 19:30 (registration from 5.30pm)
Shine Dome, Canberra ACT, Australia
Free: online event from 18:00 AEDT
Canberra is being curated with COVID-safe restrictions in mind. This event is planned as an in-person presentation by Dominic Hofstede. However, if travel restrictions mean that Dominic cannot travel to Canberra, the designer’s presentation will be given online from Melbourne and live streamed. It will be free to attend the virtual event online. Details of the streaming platform will be released in late October.
Even if the designer needs to deliver the presentation remotely, the in-person event will proceed. This will be an opportunity to connect with other decision makers and thought leaders in your sector, and potentially ask Dominic questions in the Q&A session after his presentation. There will also be a cash bar reception after the event.
Dominic Hofstede is a partner and Creative Director at Mucho, an international design collective. Based in Melbourne, he leads Mucho in Australia, overseeing identity design programs for a diverse range of clients. His wide-ranging graphic design career began at the end of the 1980s with an arts degree (with distinction) in graphic communication from Monash. He worked with leading multidisciplinary studio Nexus Designs before establishing his own practice in the mid-1990s. Hofstede Design (1996–2015) was renowned for its commitment to typographic craft, and the studio’s work was regularly awarded and published both locally and internationally. Prior to joining Mucho, he was an Executive Creative Director at MAUD, where he oversaw the establishment of a Melbourne studio for the practice. His experience at MAUD included leading significant visual identity projects for clients including Australia Post, Holden and Schwartz Media. In 2014, he was appointed an adjunct senior research fellow at Monash Art, Design and Architecture, and in 2015 was awarded a creative fellowship at the State Library of Victoria.