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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Made to Last

Made to Last: the conservation of art, was an exhibition and publication commissioned by NETS Victoria. The publication we were asked to design explored the challenges and techniques used in conserving contemporary art by featuring the work of five artists who use a range of complex materials in their practice. We used materials in our publication to support and enhance the themes in the book. A gloss foil applied to the title on our cover contrasted against a matt scratchy background texture. We used colour gradations in text headings and stock to communicate how unpreserved, art works and colour will change with the passing of time.