Design that gives a f*ck! Speaker
Dr. Tristan Schultz

Dr. Tristan Schultz


Tristan Schultz is a Gamilaraay Aboriginal Australian and European descendent and is the Founder and Co-Director of Relative Creative, a Jellurgal/ Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast strategic design agency. Relative Creative design communication, strategies, services, experiences and events that intersect strategic foresight and futures thinking, decolonial thinking and sustainable transitions. His extensive professional experience spans service design, policy planning and strategic design, social design, graphic and communication design and illustration, product design, exhibition design, workshop and event design, participatory and co-design, design-led facilitation, public art commissions and design writing. Tristan and his practice collaborate with all levels of government, businesses, organisations and institutes that care for a viable future. Tristan has a Bachelor of Design majoring in product design, a Masters of Design Futures with Honours and a PhD in Design. He has previously also been a lecturer in the design department at Queensland College of Art, Griffith University and is an Honorary Adjunct Fellow at the University of Technology Sydney in the Design School. He is one of seven international comrades that founded the Decolonising Design Group.


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Tristan will be presenting at Design that gives a f*ck!, in Brisbane on Thursday 26 March. RSVP for Design that gives a f*ck! here.