Clear

For 20 plus 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.

Idea driven. Detail obsessed. Endlessly curious. We are a studio of damn good storytellers. Through strategy and insight, form and colour, type and scale, image and texture, word and sound, interaction and immersion, we craft brand narratives that leverage the full potential of every method and medium involved in their expression.

Start-ups. Universities. Pharma and technology. Fashion labels. Architects. Property developers. Cultural institutions. Government. Not-for-profit. Clear continues to work across multiple sectors, contexts and continents. Creating new brands. Elevating existing. Reinvigorating the tired, or neglected.



Our Services

Brand

Strategy, Identity, Naming, Art Direction and Styling, Illustration, Copywriting, Editorial, Website and Digital, Motion Design, Photography, Videography, Illustration, Campaign and Rollout, Print, Publication and Packaging.

Environmental

Placemaking, Wayfinding, Environmental Graphics, Urban Art Installations, Display Suites and Exhibition Design.

Our process is simple

1 — Listen

Over a coffee or bite to eat, we can chat about your wants, needs and aspirations, capabilities and constraints. We focus on the here and now, but may peer over the horizon to take in some blue sky.

2 — Explore

Context is everything, but even more so for a brand. We deep dive into your organisation, industry, audiences, markets, and competitors, then distil our learnings to fashion the principles and brand promise on which yours will be built.

3 — Create

We connect your audience to your brand by crafting a comprehensive suite of design elements to express your brand narrative consistently and memorably, independent of media.

4 — Apply

We devise and project manage a scope of works to achieve your communication objectives. Fanatical quality assurance ensures the impact of the story we craft, is delivered faultlessly across each application.



Who we work with

Since our inception, we have worked with some of Australia’s leading businesses and cultural agencies.

Brands and design systems for the ABC (Radio National, Rural and Double J), Museums Victoria (Melbourne Museum, Scienceworks, Immigration Museum and Royal Exhibition Building), IMAX, Creative Victoria, Melbourne University Press, Sensilab at Monash University, Victorian Government Major Transport Infrastructure Authority, Premier and Cabinet as well as fashion icons Anthea Crawford, Anna Thomas and David Lawrence.

Strategy, art direction and campaigns for domestic and international clients, including Australian Institute of Architects, Melbourne Festival, Government House Victoria, Old Parliament House, Monash University, University of Melbourne, Gertrude Contemporary, Federation Square, State Library of Victoria, Powerhouse Museum, Riverlee, Mirvac, Multiplex, Molonglo, Merge Capital, Hickory, GPT, Fender Katsalidis Architects and Telstra.

Signage programs, placemaking and wayfinding for NewActon Precinct in Canberra, and Melbourne’s Federation Square, The Arkley (MAB), Fulton Lane (SP Setia), Lakeside Apartments (Poly) and Australia108—the country’s tallest residential tower.



Who we support

Clear has a long history of supporting not for profit organisation. From our strategic vision and brand work on PolishedMan, Branding for Cafe-smart to our ongoing support of the Positive Living Centre, we believe design is a powerful force for social good.

In 2017 Clear initiated DesignToUnite, a show of solidarity and support for self-determination with our First Peoples. The project attracted 170 design creatives who contributed over 350 poster submissions, each using the word ‘Unite’. Nine submissions were selected for the two-week campaign that coincided with Reconciliation Week and the ‘Message from the Heart.’




Our studio

Clear is located at 06 Hargreaves Street, Fitzroy, adjacent Smith Street. Clients and friends are always welcome to stop by our studio, even just to say hello.

Have a project in mind? Call +613 9419 1400.

We’re always keen to meet for coffee and a talk about the possibilities.

Interested in working with us?

We’re always on the lookout for talented people to come and work with us. Designers, feel free to email your CV and portfolio, attention to Matthew. If you’re looking to collaborate on an upcoming project, please get in touch with Matthew.

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