About the Hub

We design experiences and events that help people think, talk and mobilise their futures.

Based 300 metres walk from famous James St. Burleigh Heads and the extended light rail, Relative Creative Community Hub is the Gold Coast’s leading strategic design agency and design lab.

We work across design facilitation, strategic design, service design, policy and planning design, social design, graphic and communication design, exhibition design, workshop and event design, participatory and co-design, public art commissions, research public speaking and design writing.

Position Statement

Responsibility: We are serious about social responsibility, sustainability, social justice and equity and our creative community hub is activated under these contexts; as relative.

Respect: We are caretakers of a creative community hub that treats everyone with ethical respect and care, like family; a relative.

Reciprocity: We believe in a creative community hub that fosters designing where young people, non-ʻdesignersʼ, experts and plural worldviews interact and learn from one another; we are all relative.

Relationality: We embrace relational complexity because we live in a complex world and designing sustainable futures is a complex responsibility, we maintain a creative community hub that encourages the same; everything is relative.


Relative Creative is a Propriety Limited company run by co-directors Tristan Schultz and Bec Barnett. Relative Creative was founded in 2009 by Tristan Schultz and is based on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. Tristan has a Bachelor of Design, a Masters of Design Futures (Honours) and a PhD in Design (2019). Bec has Bachelor of Design and a Masters of Design Futures (Honours)