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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Having worked on the design of a series of pop-up exhibitions for Science Gallery Melbourne it was an pleasure to have the opportunity to work on the identity and promotion for their inaugural exhibition MENTAL in their purpose built gallery that opened in 2021. We created a multi-phase campaign that firstly announced the launch of the new Science Gallery venue and later announced the launch of MENTAL the exhibition. Our art direction of the photographic shoot was informed by the 3d exhibition design which featured textiles and curtains to make more intimate viewing spaces in the gallery. The photographer we worked with to create the campaign imagery was the talented Mia Mala McDonald along with stylist Melinda Cluer and retouching by Justin Malinowski. The imagery received an AGDA merit award for use of photography in design in 2021.