North Plaza super graphic

Andrew Ashton

An open brief allowed the studio the opportunity to develop a human scale interactive artwork conceived for students and staff to activate during the course of the year. We observed this space was a popular meeting spot on campus. The concreting structure of the quadrangle became our grid, on it we plotted a giant open graphic conversation of giant speech bubbles, brackets, quotes marks, boxes, XY graphs, North maker are a provocation for thinking, messages and ideas to be big.

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    Andrew Ashton, Australia (2004)

    Andrew Ashton is a designer, writer, image maker, creative director and occasional gardener who lives and works in Melbourne, Australia. Andrew dedicates his practice to helping people to think and...

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    An open brief allowed the studio the opportunity to develop a human scale interactive artwork conceived for students and staff to activate during the course of the year. We observed this space was a popular meeting spot on campus. The concreting structure of the quadrangle became our grid, on it we plotted a giant open graphic conversation of giant speech bubbles, brackets, quotes marks, boxes, XY graphs, North maker are a provocation for thinking, messages and ideas to be big.

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    • Monash University
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    Andrew Ashton, Australia (2004)

      Andrew Ashton is a designer, writer, image maker, creative director and occasional gardener who lives and works in Melbourne, Australia.

      Andrew dedicates his practice to helping people to think and act creatively, artfully. Andrew's flexible yet robust big-little-practice allows one to work with peers, form specialist creative teams, create teaching labs, or work on-site with clients and projects, or self-initiated cultural events. It's a mix that promises diverse and creative work, across all media – Gender neutral bathroom think tanks, national event identities, international product brands, cinema ad campaigns, to connecting people with local businesses.

      Since 1989, Andrew has produced decades of quality commercial and cultural work, created practice products, events and publications, chaired award programmes, and in 2004 conceived Australia's first design centred market – Ready Made Market (now Melbourne Design Market) and the Australian Poster Annual.

      Exhibitions

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      Diamonds in the Rough

      2011

      Jacky Winter, Melbourne

      Celebrating the 25 anniversary issue of Desktop Magazine, Andrew presented an interactive publication and exhibition of past and present free cultural printed matter and artifacts.

      Education

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      Session Lecturer

      • Undergraduate,  
      • Postgraduate

      2008 – today

      • Monash University – Art Design and Architecture ()

      Lecturing in graphic identity and brand creation, motion and direction creation, experience and place creation, experimental publication

      Agencies

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      • Nelmes Smith Ashton

        1994 – 1998

      • Precinct Design

        1999 – 2003

      Awards

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      • 1998

      Australian Graphic Design Association Pinnacle Award
      • 2002

      Australian Graphic Design Association Pinnacle Award
      • 2005

      Victorian Premier’s Design Award – Finalist
      • 2015

      Victorian Premier’s Design Award – Finalist
      • 2002

      Australian Writers and Art Directors Award – Silver Pencil
      • 2015

      New Zealand Design Institute – Silver Pin

      Other Professional Activities

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      • Chair – Australian Design Biennale, Melbourne

        2011 – 2012

      • Creative Director – Australian Graphic Design Association Biennial Awards, Melbourne

        2001 – 2001