Design Canberra Festival Culture Before Creativity – Design Canberra Festival

Christopher Doyle, Culture before creativity. Photo: Ian Haigh
Christopher Doyle, Culture before creativity. Photo: Ian Haigh
Past event

Culture Before Creativity

An in-depth look into how Christopher Doyle has designed his studio’s environment, team and processes to place a focus on culture, ideas and craft. Chris will talk through his experiences working at large brand agencies in Sydney, the process of transitioning to running a small studio, and the challenges and opportunities that journey presented. He’ll also discuss the studios creative approach and talk through a selection of recent case studies.

Christopher Doyle & Co. is an independent and collaborative creative company based in Sydney, Australia.

They work with a diverse range of companies, brands and partners across multiple platforms, specialising in brand identity, creative direction and digital design.

Christopher Doyle & Co. is led by Christopher Doyle (surprisingly), an internationally recognised designer with over 17 years experience.

Christopher has worked at some of Australia’s leading brand and design agencies. His work has won numerous local and international awards, been used as the basis for educational material in Europe and the United States and appeared in feature articles for Desktop, Creative Review and Grafik Magazine.

In 2009 he was named one of Indesign Magazine’s Top Ten Faces and Forces of Design and in 2011 his work was selected to be part of Graphic Design: Now in Production (GD:NIP) – a joint exhibition with Cooper-Hewitt and the National Design Museum in America.

He has given talks for Creative Mornings, Sex, Drugs & Helvetica, AGideas, Semi Permanent and the Australian Graphic Design Association, and has lectured at colleges and universities throughout Australia.

He has been featured on Australian Design Radio and made written contributions to Desktop Magazine, Design Assembly, Australian Creative and Process Journal and has served as a judge at D&AD, AGDA and AWARD.

He also once found a piece of Nutri-Grain that looked like E.T. and sold it on eBay for a thousand dollars. True story.

Presented by AGDA as part of the annual DESIGN Canberra festival (4-24 November 2019) which celebrates and promotes Canberra as a global city of design. A Craft ACT: Craft + Design Centre initiative.