Studio

Studio Starr is a brand and design agency delivering strategic visual solutions for business and culture.


PROVEN

SERVICES

SELECTED PROJECTS /
2008 – PRESENT

Project Development – PD
Brand Strategy – BS
Brand – B
Collateral – C
Campaign – CP
Publishing – P
Exhibition & Display – ED
Signage & Wayfinding – SW
Web – W

MiniBeasts
(2020) (MRBC) (BS – B – ED)

Hivemind
(2020) (MoAD) (BS – B – ED)

SALONxPAPAS
(2020) (SALONxPAPAS) (BS – B – C – SW)

ArtIRL
(2019) (NGA) (B – C – CP)

High Rotation: See / Hear / Feel Brisbane Music 1989–2019
(2019) (MoB) (B – C – CP – ED)

Uprising
(2020) (MoAD) (BS – B – C)

NGA Program 2019
(2019) (NGA) ( C )

Yours Faithfully: Rediscover the Lost Art of Letter Writing
(2019) (MoAD) (BS – B – ED)

Play: The old-fashioned way
(2019) (MRBC) (CD – B – ED)

Ahoy!
(2019) (MRBC) (BS – B – ED)

The 80s
(2019) (MRBC) (BS – B – ED)

15 Artists
(2019) (MRBC) (BS – B)

Monet: Impression Sunrise
(2019) (NGA) (BS – B – CP)

33 Revolutions
(2019) (MoAD) (BS – B – ED)

Love & Desire: Pre-Raphaelite Masterpieces from the Tate
(2018) (NGA) (BS – B – CP)

American Masters
(2018) (NGA) (BS – B – CP)

Cartier: The Exhibition
(2018) (NGA) (BS – B)

Micro Histories
(2018) (MoB) (BS – B – ED)

Zine Lounge
(2018) (MoAD) (BS – B – ED)

Smiley Comes Home: The lives of Colin Petersen
(2018) (MRBC)
(BS – B – ED)

The Keeper: Collectors and their Collections
(2018) (MRBC) (BS – B – ED)

The Beat
(2018) (MRBC) (BS – B – ED)

#UDHRQuilt Project
(2018) (MoAD) (BS – B – ED)

Redcliffe Museum Redevelopment
(2018) (MRBC) (BS – B – ED)

Card Castle
(2018) (MoAD) (BS – B – ED)

NGA Program 2018
(2018) (NGA) ( C )

DressUP: Change the World
(2018) (MoAD) (BS – B – ED – CP)

Hyper Real
(2017) (NGA) (BS – B)

PlayUP: The Right to Have an Opinion and Be Heard
(2017) (MoAD)
(BS – B – ED)

100% Brisbane
(2016) (MoB) (ED)

Sit.Pose.Snap. Brisbane Portrait Photography 1890–1950
(2016) (MoB) (BS – B – ED) 

Living in the City: New architecture in Brisbane and the Asia-Pacific
(2016) (MoB) (BS – B – ED)

Robyn Stacey: Cloud Land
(2015) (MoB) (BS – B – P – ED)

The View from Here: The Photographic World of Alfred Elliott 1890–1940
(2015) (MoB) (BS – B – ED)

Introduction to Brisbane
(2015) (MoB) (BS – B – ED)

Behind the Lines: The Year’s Best Political Cartoons
(2012–15) (MoAD) (BS – B – ED)

The River: A History of Brisbane
(2013) (MoB) (BS – B – P – ED)

Silver
(2013) (MoB) (BS – B – P)

Shaun Gladwell: Afghanistan
(2012) (AWM) (BS – B – P)

Grandaflora Landscapes
(2012) (Grandaflora Landscapes) (BS – B – C)

Perspectives: Jon Cattapan & eX de Medici
(2010) (AWM)
(BS – B – P – ED)


ORGANISATION

AWM – Australian War Memorial

MoB – Museum of Brisbane

MoAD – Museum of Australian Democracy

MRBC – Moreton Bay Regional Council

NGA – National Gallery
of Australia


TRUSTED

CHRIS STARR
CREATIVE DIRECTOR /
STUDIO OWNER

Brand agency Design studio, Studio,

Chris brings over 20 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.

PROJECT PARTNERS
2008 – PRESENT

Brand agency Design studio, Studio,

RECOMMENDED

MUSEUM OF AUSTRALIAN DEMOCRACY

Studio Starr’s impressive multidisciplinary toolkit was critically important to the success of HiveMind. This was a complex project requiring expertise in branding, exhibition design & wayfinding signage, collateral development, photography as well as a sophisticated digital and social campaign. The team worked seamlessly with me across each of these elements to craft a highly successful event and exhibition that benchmarks museum best practice. I couldn’t be happier with the results.

Nanette Louchart-Fletcher
Creative Producer –
Museum Engagement

MUSEUM OF BRISBANE

Museum of Brisbane has worked with Studio Starr on many branding, exhibition and design projects for over 10 years. Creative Director Chris brings a wealth of experience, knowledge and exceptional design to his projects. We know when we work with Chris, we will have a great outcome.

Alix Perry
Acting Head of Exhibitions

MORETON BAY REGIONAL COUNCIL

For two years I worked with Studio Starr directly on a number of design projects for the Moreton Bay Regional Council Museums, from small scale hands-on children’s exhibits, through to the branding and design of large scale touring exhibitions. In particular, I reached out to Chris to help us design the touring exhibition Play: the old fashioned way opening at Redcliffe Museum. Chris understood the brief perfectly, communicating clearly his ideas and concepts, meeting our every deadline and design requirement. Studio Starr is a uniquely creative studio, reliable and incredibly flexible throughout all collaboration processes, and I couldn’t recommend a design studio more highly. 

Holly Riding
Exhibitions Officer


RECOGNISED

Hivemind
MAPDA / 2020 – Exhibition Brand Package (Level B) – Shortlisted

High Rotation Street Press
MAPDA / 2020 – Informational Brochure (Level A) – Shortlisted

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

BADC / 2019 – Interpretive – Finalist

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

National Gallery of Australia Book
BADC / 2019 – Book – Finalist

National Gallery of Australia 2019 Program
BADC / 2019 – Print Marketing – Bronze

PlayUP
MAGNA / 2018 – Permanent Exhibition or Gallery Fitout (Level 4) – Winner

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

ABDA — Australian Book Design Association

BADC — Brisbane Art Directors Club

MAGNA — Museums and Galleries National Awards / Australian Museums and Galleries Association (AMaGA) 

MAPDA — Multimedia & Publication Design Awards / Australian Museums and Galleries Association (AMaGA)