Studio

A brand, design and digital studio based in Brisbane, Queensland.

PHILOSOPHY

We believe in clarity and candour, open dialogue and accountability / We’re your problem solvers. We remove obstacles and don’t let ego get in the way / Our framework is flexible. We adjust to the way you like to work.

DESIGN SERVICES

– Project Development
– Creative Direction
– Brand
– Collateral
– Press Campaign
– Publishing
– Environmental & Exhibition
– Signage & Wayfinding
– Digital & Social Campaign
– Web

PEOPLE

CHRIS STARR
Creative Director / Owner

Chris Starr brings over 17 years of knowledge and experience to his role as Creative Director. He has worked in the design departments of both private and public companies, including the Queensland Art Gallery & Gallery of Modern Art. Chris was lead designer at the Gallery from 2001 to 2008 before becoming co-owner and design director of a Melbourne design practice.

In 2013, Chris established Studio Starr (formerly Makework) — a studio that is motivated by the impact of meaningful design.

Considered, smart, and accessible, Chris’ work ranges from branding and promotional materials to publication design and more. With numerous awards under his belt, he is a proven problem solver with a multidisciplinary skillset. Chris is inspired by the stories that animate each project, and how they allow him to continue his own creative journey.

RECOGNITION

STUDIO

33Revolutions
MAPDA / 2019 – Exhibition Brand Package (Level B) – Highly Commended

DressUP
MAPDA / 2019 – Exhibition Brand Package (Level B) – Highly Commended

Basic Plumbing Services Skills
ABDA / 2017 – Best Designed Educational Tertiary Book – Winner

The River: A history of Brisbane
MAGNA / 2014 – Permanent Exhibition or Gallery Fitout (Level 1) – Winner

CHRIS STARR

Artlines (08–10)
MAPDA / 2010 – Magazine & Newsletter – Winner

Katharina Grosse: Picture Park
DIA Qld / 2008 – Literature Design – Gold
DIA Qld / 2008 – Award of Excellence (Category Winner)

Brought to Light II: Contemporary Australian Art 1966–2006
BAD / 2007 – Graphic Design, Books – Bronze

Kiss of the Beast: From Paris Salon to King Kong
DIA Qld / 2006 – Literature Design – Commendation
MAPDA / 2006 – Catalogue – Highly Commended
BAD / 2006 – Graphic Design, Books – Gold
APDA / 2006 – Best Designed Book – Commendation



Sparse Shadows Flying Pearls: A Japanese Screen Revealed
DIA Qld / 2006 – Literature Design – Gold
MAPDA / 2006 – Catalogue – Winner
APDA / 2006 – Best Designed Book – Commendation

Artlines: Art & People (05–08)
MAPDA / 2005 – Magazine & Newsletter – Winner
Max Gimblett: The Language of Drawing
DIA Qld / 2005 – Literature Design – Finalist
AAMPDA / 2005 – Magazine – Honourable Mention

Story Place: Indigenous Art of Cape York and the Rainforest
AAMPDA / 2005 – Catalogue – Honourable Mention

Darkness & Light: The Art of William Robinson
MAPDA / 2001 – Catalogue – Highly Commended
AAMPDA / 2001 – Catalogue – Honourable Mention



AAMPDA — American Association
of Museum Publication Design Awards

ABDA — Australian Book Design Association

APDA — Australian Publishing Design Awards

BAD — Brisbane Art Directors Club

DIA — Design Institute of Australia

MAPDA — Museums Australia: Multimedia & Publication Design Awards