Mr Andrew Budge


Casual Academic

School /
Work Unit

Media and Communications

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City campus


College of Design and Social Context

  Andrew Budge


Outside class time by appointment on Thursdays or via email.

Key Activities

Course co-ordinator and lecturer, Publication Design, Graduate Diploma in Graphic Design.

Industry Experience

Andrew Budge is a principal and co-founder of Designland, an award winning Melbourne design practice, whose work has been published internationally. Andrew has a passion for all things typographic, has written for Desktop magazine, talked type on national radio and lectures in design at Melbourne’s RMIT. A child of the 70s and 80s Andrew is what might be termed a post modernist designer and thinker, his practice being grounded in a concern for the vernacular, the playful, with expressive type and illustration being characteristic of his work.

Educated in the 80s and 90s Andrew has been influenced by the international rethinking of the nature of communication design, its role in cultural production and meaning, together with the revival of interest in typography which the pc has encouraged. He shares with many of his contemporaries a particular interest in what design purists might call non-design, that is the communication language and constructions of everyday people that speak of improvisation, found objects, problem solving, identity and locality, the messiness of life, material culture and communication.

Professional interests

Ongoing freelance graphic design and illustration projects.

Research topics of interest include Design Education, Professional Practice, Wayfinding and Sustainability.


2005 - Create Awards Design for print media award.


2009 - Modern Times Today Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne.

2006 - Signs of the Times City Museum, Melbourne.

2005 - Character 2: Legibility—Mythbusting & Mythmaking. BMW Edge Theatre, Melbourne.

2005 - We're A Weird Mob: Designing for Cultural Identity. Postmaster Gallery, Melbourne.

2005 - Deep End Five: Favourite Typefaces ABC Radio National

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