For 20 years, we’ve partnered with thought-leaders, change-makers and risk-takers, bringing their brands to life through design narratives that engage minds, inspire compassion and change behaviours. Our creative is fearless. Our processes, finely honed. Our pursuit of innovation, constant. Passionate. Purposeful. We are Clear.
Work Shop is a new permanent gallery of experimental design, fine art and objects from leading Australian and International artists and designers. Informed by Creative Director Fiona’s background in fine art, Work Shop aims to lift the veil on the creative process. Clear worked with Fiona and Neil Hugh Office to develop the name, brand marque and promotion of the gallery. Our identity is designed to complement the existing Fiona Lynch word marque, with a refined and contemporary aesthetic. Textural paperstocks and specialist print finishes are used to emphasise the attention to craft and design detail.
Working closely with Fender Katsalidis and Carr Design, Clear designed and documented the brand signage and building wayfinding for Australia108. As a part of our process we creating a custom typeface to reflect the verticality of the building. The typeface is meticulous in detail and is applied with a lightness of touch. Upon completion in 2010 the building will measure 319 meters and will become the tallest building in the Southern hemisphere.
The Fabric by Mirvac is a colourful new community. It’s the kind of place where you’ll stop and chat to neighbours while grabbing a coffee on the walk to the train station, rely on the talents of local makers to decorate your home, and spend weekends deciding whether you’ll visit the beach, the park – or both. The Fabric is defined by the people who call it home. And the blending of cultures and styles, of fresh ideas and established traditions, is sewn into the rich tapestry of Altona North.
SensiLab is a team of storytellers, publishers, makers, hackers, designers, developers, gamers, coders, scientists, theorists, luthiers and builders. Located at Monash University, Caulfield, the lab is dedicated to exploring the creative possibilities of technology. Working collaboratively with SensiLab, we developed an identity to increase its presence within the IT sector and appeal to a broader corporate audience. SensiLab’s new brand was launched as part of the campus’ multimillion-dollar redevelopment. Drawing inspiration from the pixel and classic terminal fonts of early DOS, its bold geometric symbol was paired with a modern word marque, uniting contemporary design with early tech.
Anna Thomas’ passion for colour, texture, pattern and crisp tailoring has made her one of Australia’s leading fashion designers. With ten luxury boutiques, her label continues to grow. Working closely with Anna and photographer Susan Grdunac, Clear crafted seasonal luxury campaigns for the Anna Thomas label. Managing each detail, from the photographic art direction and styling, casting of talent, to the campaign’s design and production, we developed social media schedules, brand narratives and designed each item for in-store product launch and external announcements.
TAUT is an architectural practice based in Melbourne with experience in residential, multi-residential, institutional and commercial projects. TAUT formulates well-founded architectural responses that value memorable experiences and refined details, and believe all our projects should push the boundaries of innovation. Clear designed the brand marque and system to be bold and deliberate in all applications across stationery, presentations and signage. The tactility of paper stocks and letterpress finishes reflect to the craft and refinement the practice delivers in their work.
Sky Over Water is a placemaking sculpture designed for the entrance of Lakeside Apartments, Albert Park. Drawing its name from the endless views over Albert Park Lake and Port Philip Bay, Sky Over Water integrates at the base of the building, connecting it to Queens Road. Exploring light, structure and colour, the density of the posts forms a reflective shutter animation from different views. The design defines the entrance, provides a backdrop to pedestrians and forms an intriguing graphic landmark for passing traffic.