Design + Development

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




Forde + Nicol is a design and digital development studio based in Melbourne, Australia. We work with a client list ranging from small startups to some of the world’s most admired brands.

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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Boroondara Arts 2019

We love to cultivate long lasting and mutually respectful relationships with our clients and creative partners and Boroondara Arts is a great example of that. Having worked with Boroondara Arts over the past three years we have developed a deep understanding of their Arts program and have helped them establish a design strategy suited to their audience which is reflective of the meaning of the Woi-wurrung word ‘Boroondara’ which is ‘Where the ground is thickly shaded’.

For the 2019 program we hand crafted a layered title treatment combined with native plant and leaf shapes. The image is a literal interpretation of the word Boroondara but it is also a metaphor communicating the variety and artistry on offer throughout the program. Special thanks and credit go to our creative partner Todd Watts for his help and skill constructing and shooting the paper crafted image and laser cut wooden letters. The image and identity are shown here applied to the 68pp A5 program guide which is distributed across Melbourne throughout the course of the year. Other design applications we generate for Boroondara Arts using the identity include posters, online advertising, short animation, outdoor advertising and individual show promotions.