Tristan, has interdisciplinary expertise in designing communication, strategies, services, experiences and events that intersect strategic foresight and futures thinking, Indigenous Knowledge, decolonial thinking and sustainable transitions. Both his Gamilaroi and Australian-European heritage inform his design. He has served on the Australia Council for the Arts Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts Strategy Panel and continues to advise and facilitate for Aus Co. He has also been deputy chair of Blakdance, Australia’s peak body for Aboriginal dance, and is on the National Trust of Australia Queensland Indigenous Advisory Committee. Tristan has a Bachelor of Design majoring in product design, a Masters of Design Futures with Honours and a PhD in Design. He has also been a lecturer in the design department at QCA and is an Honorary Adjunct Fellow at the University of Technology Sydney.
Bec is an interdisciplinary designer, project manager, lead researcher and Co-Director of Relative Creative. In this role, she spearheads the design and implementation of a wide range of projects. She has extensive experience at working across all levels of government as well as with a wide range of businesses and organisations and on projects of varying size and complexity. Bec has experience working in numerous cultural contexts and communities, in Australia and around the world.
Bec maintains an active research focus to remain informed and has published papers, presented at events and organised large multi-day workshops locally and internationally. She has previously convened, lectured and tutored for Griffith University’s Design School. Bec holds a B.Design and M. Design Honours (first class).
Paula is a visual communication designer and researcher. Paula brings strategic, critical and graphic design skills to the Relative Creative team. She holds a B.Design Futures Honours and is a current PhD. candidate at Griffith University. She has worked as a sessional academic at the Queensland College of Art, presented work at several conferences and, more recently, co-authored a book chapter outlining her practice with public service design communities. Prior to joining the Relative Creative team Paula gained extensive experience working with socially and environmentally responsible organisations in the areas of food, homelessness, waste, events, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communications.
Naomi is an interaction designer, engaging in creating equitable experiences for culturally and linguistically diverse communities, people of all abilities, First Nations, and LGBTIQ+ communities. Naomi’s approach to design draws on different modalities to answer, “Does this benefit people? Then do it. Does it not benefit people? Then stop”. Naomi has a Bachelor of Creative and Interactive Media and comes to the Relative Creative team with a background spanning work across identity design, web development, marketing, and social equity. Her underlying mission is for an equitable world in which designers treat access requirements as opportunities rather than afterthoughts or limitations.