10 Australian design studios to keep an eye on

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Happy Australia Day!

To celebrate, we thought it was time we turned an eye on some of the incredible creative work coming out of the country today. Read on below for 10 of the top Australian design studios sure to inspire you on this happy holiday.

1. Studio Lost & Found

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Studio Lost & Found is a brand consulting agency that focuses on the food and beverage industry. Founded by a husband and wife team, the agency boasts a portfolio filled with charming illustrations and plenty of personality.

Personal favorites include the tongue-in-cheek branding for Urban Bohemian and the pen & ink style of Knee Deep’s winery label.

2. Dashcreative

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Dashcreative is a full-service design studio based in Melbourne that specializes in branding, web design and digital. Their style is diverse, adapting to the unique needs of each client, and they thrive in the retail and restaurant scene.

We’re big fans of their print work for Cascade Brewery, which includes everything from stylish tasting notes to stunning letterpress invitations.

3. Motherbird

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Motherbird is another Melbourne-based design studio focusing on communication. Drawn to edgier aesthetics, this three-man studio has worked plenty with MTV along with other bold projects including Chunky Move and plenty of inspiring studio work.

We love their mantra: “We push boundaries, we open doors, we leave no stone unturned.” That’s something we should all be living up to in our creative lives.

4. Yoke

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Yoke is a Melbourne-based studio that offers end-to-end communications by blending the traditional services of a design studio with branding, strategy and web design.

Check out their blog for great insights on current trends and visual inspiration.

5. BRWN Prints

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We’ve been crushing on BRWN Prints for a while now. A haven for bespoke services and luxe textiles, this print studio is a favorite among high-end brands (including the BBC)  – and it’s not hard to see why. They’re located in both Sydney and Melbourne, in addition to London, New York, LA and Paris.

Follow them on Instagram for regular inspiration.

6. Nude Design Studio

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Nude Design Studio is a branding, packaging and campaigns company based in Perth, Australia. Their clean lines and contemporary approach are total eye candy for any minimalism fan.

We’re crushing hard on their work for Seventh Duchess Apothecary and their refreshing take on property development for Somersault by Match.

7. Alphabet Studio

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Alphabet is a print, web and motion studio based in Sydney and London. Their focus is on the arts, entertainment, education, hospitality and property industries – and they’ve found clever ways to make each niche stand out.

Most recently, they worked on print materials for the 40th anniversary of the Sydney Festival, and annual January event that draws in hundreds of artists, performances and cultural events across the city.

8. The Creative Method

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The Creative Method focuses on creating brands for large and small scale businesses in Australia and around the globe. We’re partial to their eye-catching packaging designs, which are nothing short of inspiring.

Don’t miss their brilliant bottle labels for Strangelove, Holy Water and Alternative Organic.

9. Lollilu

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Lollilu is a Sydney-based studio that creates contemporary designs for textiles, paper products, editorial, packaging and lifestyle products. A favorite among clothing designers, their work can be seen gracing surf and skate brands like Volcom and Rip Curl, as well as higher end labels like Ben Sherman.

10. Jac&au1

Jac& is a small design studio that takes a “less is more” approach. Their services span across branding, print, digital, packaging and signage – all with a signature minimal approach that clients clearly flock to the for.

Check out their work for the Japanese restaurant Sōko and Lover of Mine for better insight into their immaculate approach.

Have any design studios to add? Comment below!

Featured image: Seventh Duchess Apothecary (Nude Design Studio)

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