Design + Development

Forde + Nicol create crafted and considered design for print and digital.




Forde + Nicol is a design and digital development studio located on the lands of the Wurundjeri and Boonwurrung people of the Kulin nation. We acknowledge that sovereignty was never ceded and pay our respects to Elders past and present, and extend this respect to other Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Australians.

At the heart of our process is a commitment to simple, smart and engaging design solutions. We work closely with our clients to craft enduring design outcomes that exceed their expectations.

Forde + Nicol is directed by Dominic Forde and Jonathan Nicol. Our work has been recognised by AGDA, Tokyo Type Directors Club, Create awards and featured in numerous industry publications and books.

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Australian Design Biennale

As part of the Australian Design Biennale we curated an exhibition of Australian Graphic Design Association (AGDA) Awards from the past twenty years that had received the competition’s highest accolade, a Pinnacle Award.

A 96 page publication was produced to document the exhibition held at Platform Public Contemporary Art Spaces and offered a unique insight into the development of the Australian graphic design industry as it experienced two decades of unprecedented change. The exhibition featured work from 41 studios around Australia. The gallery windows displayed the work chronologically from 1992 – 2012 and offered a unique insight into the recent development of Australian graphic design.

We generated content for the book by scanning images and articles from past AGDA compendiums and edited this together with photography from the first awards program and photography we shot of work being unwrapped for the exhibition.

The book was generously printed by Gunn & Taylor with K.W Doggett’s paper.