Broads Down Under
I wrote an article a while back about Australian women in design and the disproportion of women starting their own companies and becoming creative directors when compared to men. I’ve just returned to Berlin after a seven week sabbatical in the land Down Under and was reminded about a lot of the issues I spoke of and did nothing about. I want to change that.
I’ve spent the last few weeks researching, collating and downright internet stalking, looking for women specifically in design. With a focus on founders, creative directors and those in senior roles, it probably goes without saying the list isn’t all that long. Having said that, I believe there are a lot of ladies on this list that aren’t super well known but are doing exceptional work in Australia—along with a few Australian women doing the same while working overseas.
I’ll be featuring a few profiles a week here and in my newsletter, in the hope of broadening (see what I did there?) the design industry’s knowledge of what Australia has to offer. I’m positive the list will grow as I discover more people, and I’ve also been noting the next generation of female designers and directors-to-be. My aim is to create a database so we’ll see more women speaking at events, sitting on panels, becoming #girlbosses and allowing a supportive network of like-minded creatives to grow organically.
Pictured with my number one designer gal, who loves Broad City as much as I do.