Tristan Schultz is a designer, researcher and strategist of Gamilaroi and Australian-european descent. His work combines product, visual communication design, service design and systemic design, participatory design, experience, events and interpretive design with over a decade of research and professional practice in critical design studies, strategic foresight and futures thinking, decolonial thinking and sustainable transitions. This work cuts across commercial, non-commercial and government settings. He has served on a number of boards, publishes in critical design discourse widely and delivers keynotes, lectures, public speaking and resources, centred on contributing to the advancement of thinking, talking and mobilising sustainable, plural futures. Tristan leads all the creative direction and visual design resolve at Relative Creative. He has a Bachelor of Design majoring in Product Design, a Masters of Design Futures with Honours and a PhD in Design. Tristan has also been a convenor and lecturer in the design department at QCA, Griffith University, notably co-designing the Design Futures program and courses from 2012-2019. He is currently Honorary Adjunct Fellow at the University of Technology, Sydney in the Design School and Honorary Principal Research Fellow at RMIT, Melbourne.
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).