Design by Bird is a holistic Mornington based design consultancy, working to build brands, objects, graphics and websites.
We partner with our clients, listen and learn from their environments, to develop clear and intelligent design solutions.
You’ll find our studio located by the beach, so walk-ins are welcome however appointments are preferred. For all general and new business enquiries, please contact us via email.
5 Bennetts Rd
Mornington Victoria 3931
+613 9018 7785
We trust our ideas to dictate us in our directions, not restricting ourselves to a technique, or a step by step process.
We’re a small team of heavy lifters, overachievers, food lovers and film quoters.
BA Graphic Design (Hons)
Fact: Hates avocado and loves Josef Müller-Brockmann.
Darth Vader, minties and optical alignment — these are a few of his favourite things. He is a man of precision, pixel perfection and truly a leader in the craft. But he knows he is still a student, and often consults the greats, like Massimo Vignelli and Josef Müller-Brockmann. Captivated by Swiss design and the principals of modern typography. He has come directly from some of the best Melbourne design studios, and decided to go out on his own in 2011, when he and Clarrissa founded Design by Bird.
BA Comm. Design
GD in Art History
Fact: Eats two cheese burgers
under 1m & 34secs.
Diana is publicly known as Dee with two ees. Whimsical, and full of wonder, she’s got a distinct perspective on the world and won’t take no for an answer. In a studio setting, she’s a designer through and through and looks to language rather than visuals for inspiration. That’s why you’ll find her listening to films over music — with Interstellar and the entire six seasons of Mad Men being the catalysts to many of her brilliant ideas. She wants every brand she works on to be embraced wholeheartedly and commits herself to making this possible for every client.
BA Comm. Design
Fact: Can speak underwater with a mouth full of marbles.
Rachelle is another addition to the Design by Bird family whose name baffles many. It’s Ra-shell, not Rachel/Rochelle/Rachael. Just think — angry-shell. get it? She’s an avid photographer with a strong belief of film over digital and she’s on a mission to change everyone’s opinion of film photography while they are surgically attached to their mobiles and therefore cameras. Not a task for the faint-hearted. Her hands on philosophy crosses over to her design process, by beginning all projects with pen and paper. Finding concepts first and from there the beauty will come.
BA Arts/Primary Teaching
Fact: Colour codes work desk, wardrobe, work folders.
Dislikes: feta cheese.
If you were to look at the list of industries Bianca has worked in, you’d think we were talking about multiple people rather than one young mum from the Mornington Peninsula. From tourism to marketing, hospitality to event management, she’s found a home at Design by Bird. Channelling her knowledge, she handles the numbers, structure and general order of business, including herding cats aka creative folk. She’s a numbers gal — and brings an obsessive need to colour code everything that makes her very easy to find.
BA Business Management
Fact: Loves avocado and doesn’t know who Josef Müller-Brockmann is.
Clarrissa, a name that is often misspelt, even by her father. She’s half of the whole that founded Design by Bird, and has enjoyed the challenge of owning her own business ever since. She ‘thinks big’ when it comes to business, taking cues from her recently completed BA of Business Management but knows life outside of work is more important. She’s not a designer, but brings her roll up your sleeves attitude into the everyday life of the studio. She’s a book of knowledge, but hates acronyms. She’ll also out run you, even in kitten heels. She’s got an ironman to prove it.