David Pidgeon, Australia

AGI member since 2006

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The son of a mathematician and of Anglo-Italian descent, David has embarked on a journey in design that is influenced by the way he sees the world. He pursues diversity in clients and output, which in turn employs a curious mix of playful yet intelligent, precise yet intuitive responses. He has pursued experiments in typographic form since studying at Swinburne University, and this is one of the creative threads that draws his work together.

In 1993 he started a creative collaboration with photographer John Gollings which still continues today through their shared studio space. In 2018 he formed a formal business partnership with designer Alex Ward, a collaborative relationship which has blossomed since 2008.

When not designing or spending time with his family, David can often be found peddling a bicycle.

Design work by David Pidgeon


    David Pidgeon, Australia (2006)

    The son of a mathematician and of Anglo-Italian descent, David has embarked on a journey in design that is influenced by the way he sees the world. He pursues diversity...

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    David Pidgeon, Australia (2006)

      The son of a mathematician and of Anglo-Italian descent, David has embarked on a journey in design that is influenced by the way he sees the world. He pursues diversity in clients and output, which in turn employs a curious mix of playful yet intelligent, precise yet intuitive responses. He has pursued experiments in typographic form since studying at Swinburne University, and this is one of the creative threads that draws his work together.

      In 1993 he started a creative collaboration with photographer John Gollings which still continues today through their shared studio space. In 2018 he formed a formal business partnership with designer Alex Ward, a collaborative relationship which has blossomed since 2008.

      When not designing or spending time with his family, David can often be found peddling a bicycle.

      Exhibitions

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      Judging Architecture, Issues Divisions Triumphs, Victorian Architecture Awards 1929–2003,

      2003

      Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne

      Venice Biennale New Australian Pavilion: Di Stasio Ideas Competition,

      2008

      Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne

      Agencies

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      • Design By Pidgeon

        1993 – 2018

      • Gollings Pidgeon

        1993 – 2006

      Awards

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      • 2020

      AGDA National Awards – Pinnacle Award
      • 2020

      MAPDA - Winner (Identity)
      • 2018

      Hiii Typography - Merit Award
      • 2015

      Eat Drink Design Awards - Winner (Temporary Installation)
      • 2014

      Australian Book Design Awards – Designer’s Choice Book of the Year
      • 2014

      Trinity Grammar School, Gallery of Achievement (Inducted)
      • 2013

      Eat Drink Design Awards – Winner (Graphics)
      • 2012

      Melbourne Design Awards – Winner (Illustration & Type)
      • 2011

      Creative Magazine Hot Shop – Winner (Design)
      • 2010

      AGDA National Awards – Pinnacle Award
      • 2008

      Premier’s Design Awards – Winner (Cultural Graphic Design)
      • 2006

      Australian Business Arts Foundation (AbaF) – National Award
      • 2004

      AGDA National Awards – Pinnacle Award x 2

      Other Professional Activities

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      • AGDA State President

        2005 – 2008

      • RMIT Design Archives Advisory Committee Member

        2014 – ongoing