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.

To discuss your next project or request further information please contact us.


The Festival of Live Art (FOLA) is a biannual live art festival presented by Arts House, Footscray Community Arts Centre and Theatre Works. Live Art invites audiences to observe, create and participate. Our logo design for the inaugural festival placed the the acronym ‘FOLA’ in a circle in an arrangement that resembles a face. The simple interplay between reading the letters and recognising a face made the logo highly recognisable and memorable. We then applied the identity to a responsive website which looked great across multiple devices and screen sizes. A pocket size print guide, press advertising, posters and flyers all helped make the launch of FOLA a great success.