Roland Gataric

Creative, Design & Direction

Hobart, Australia
Roland Gataric is a design-led creative thinker and visual specialist, skilled in conceptual thought, design and direction. With over twenty years experience in the creative industry he is accomplished in branding, identity, print, publication, interpretation and experiential design.

Applying his unique vision to creative direction, art direction and graphic design, his creative process is built on experimentation, exploration and research and believes them to be an essential part of any project.

He is constantly inspired by contemporary life, abstract thought, the unconventional, emerging technology and the visual arts. He believes in forward-thinking design solutions that break convention, encourage conversation and create a distinctive mark and message for each individual.

Work Experience

Roland Gataric Design

Creative, Design & Direction

Through my design business I apply a unique balance of experienced creative knowledge, project direction / management and client rationale to the professional creative services I provide to a diverse range of clients. I am responsible for all creative output, management, development and delivery, which I hold to a high level of quality in both attention to detail and finish.
June 2009 - Present Hobart, Australia

Mona - Museum Of Old And New Art

Graphic Designer

Creative consulting on various creative projects for Mona, Mona Foma, Dark Mofo, Moorilla, Moo Brew, Domaine A.
March 2018 - March 2020 Hobart, Australia

313RGB

Co-Founder, Creative Partner & Designer

313RGB's partnership approach flows freely between the space of an artist, designer and technician. Experimental and experiential in nature, discoveries found are moulded and focussed into artworks that reflect each partners' interests and unique take on the world that surrounds them.
April 2005 - Present Hobart, Australia

Department Of State Growth (Tas)

Graphic Designer

Brand development and management. Roll out of applications across government organizations.
May 2014 - April 2016 Hobart, Australia

Department Of Economic Development, Tourism And The Arts

Graphic Designer

Maintaining graphic design across multiple government departments including: Invest Tasmania, Screen Tasmania, Events Tasmania, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Mineral Resources Tasmania, Sport and Recreation, Technopark, Enterprise Development, Antarctic Tasmania.
October 2011 - May 2014 Hobart, Australia

Gataric & Freeman Design

Owner / Director / Designer

As a co-owner and director of this design studio my roles and responsibilities were highly diversified from hands on design work to managing and guiding the design staff.

On a project level my key roles were writing proposals and sourcing projects, creative design and direction, client consultation and liaison, interpretation of requirements and formulation of creative strategies and briefs, and the implementation of those strategies through project management and client relationship.
April 2005 - June 2009 Hobart, Australia

Crank Media

Art Director / Creative Director / Designer

Conceptualisation, strategic design and implementation of online interactive projects primarily for education and government. Scope of work included: graphic design, website design, print media collateral and engaging interactive and video presentations for various clients.
April 2000 - April 2005 Hobart, Australia

Education

University Of Tasmania

Bachelor of Fine Arts (Hons, Graphic Design)

Graphic Design major with minors in Photography, Video, E-Media, Cinema and Art History.
February 1996 - November 1999 Hobart, Australia

Awards

Tasmanian Tourism Awards

Gold Award — Mona Foma: Air Mofo (Involvement: Brand Identity)

2019

Tasmanian Tourism Awards

Gold Award — Port Arthur Historic Site (Involvement: Creative Strategy for Interpretation and Design)

2019

Interpretation Australia Awards Of Excellence

2018 Awards of Excellence – Judges Choice — Port Arthur Historic Site (Involvement: Creative Strategy for Interpretation and Design)

2018

RACV Victorian Tourism Awards

2015 Gold award for new tourism business — Y Water Discovery Centre (Involvement: Branding and Interpretation Design)

2015

PICA Awards

4 Gold Awards

2008

PICA Awards

5 Gold Awards

2007

Australian Marketing Institute

AMI National Awards for Marketing Excellence — Summer Racing Carnival (Involvement: Branding)

2006

Skills

Art Direction, Brand Development, Creative Concept, Creative Direction, Creative Thinking, Design Strategy, Exhibit Design, Experiential Design, Graphic Design, Identity, Interpretation Design, Motion Graphics , Photography, Print Design, Publication Design, Signage, Typography, Video, Visual Identity, Visual Specialist,