Diane Pearse

Freelance Graphic Designer / Creative Consultant

Melbourne, Australia
Diane admires classic style, clean lines and wants everything in her personal space to have a good story behind it. She loves spending rainy days sipping coffee, listening to music, and daydreaming about surface patterns and colour palettes.

Work Experience

Box Hill Institute

Visual Design Manager

Overseeing the application of visual design for print and digital media across the Box Hill Institute Group brands, I supported the Marketing Team to increase brand awareness domestically and internationally, engage the community and increase enrolments for vocational and tertiary education at Box Hill Institute (BHI) and adult learning at the Centre for Adult Education (CAE).

Responsibilities included:
~ studio management and resourcing
~ creative direction and project management
~ design from concept to completion
~ overseeing visual identity compliance and ongoing development across all BHIG brands
~ stakeholder engagement
~ developing studio workflow systems

Key projects included:
~ redesign of the CAEs short course guide
~ redesign of BHI's course guides and brochures
~ roll out of new BHI brand position - Skill Seekers
~ roll out of new CAE brand position - Keep Growing
~ visual design of CAE's 70th Anniversary

Awarded the AMI 2017 Awards for Marketing Excellence - Education Category for the "Skill Seekers" enrolment campaign
February 2015 - Present Australia

Artisan Recruitment

Graphic Designer (contract)

In-house support for Marketing and Communications team at Arthur J. Gallagher
~ business-as-usual (tenders, templates, EDMs, flyers, press ads)
~ rebrand tasks (forms, image sourcing, brochures, icons)
~ thought leadership support
September 2014 - February 2015 Melbourne, Australia

Venus Communications

Finished Artist - Swinburne University (contract)

As a specialist member of the Agency team, responsibiities included:
~ liaising directly with the client's marketing team to take project briefs and manage projects to completion
~ designing artwork to the client's corporate style guide
~ producing accurate finished artwork to printers specs

Projects included:
~ producing all event materials for the client's annual Open Day including posters, banners and signage
~ layout and finished art of course catalogues and program documents
~ photo sourcing and retouching
~ finished art for 3-car interior train wrap
July 2014 - September 2014 Melbourne, Australia

Minter Ellison

Design Team Leader

Responsibilities included:
~ studio management and resourcing
~ staff management and creative direction for a team of four designers
~ mentoring of junior staff
~ design from concept to completion
~ overseeing visual identity compliance and ongoing development
~ liaising with stakeholders and suppliers
~ developing standard workflow procedures

Key projects included:
~ maintaining an extensive library of publications, including multi-language layouts
~ implementation of a new recruitment brand across web and print
~ design, development and launch of new BD document templates and supporting tools
~ support to BD staff on key strategic proposals and tenders
March 2012 - March 2014 Brisbane, Australia

Parsons Brinckerhoff

Senior Graphic Designer

As Senior Graphic Designer in the Australia-Pacific region, responsibilities included:
~ studio management and resourcing
~ creative direction
~ design from concept to completion
~ mentoring of staff
~ ensuring compliance with visual identity guidelines
~ liaising with clients and suppliers

Projects included:
~ corporate communications
~ annual reports and other large documents
~ proposals and tender packages
~ logos and corporate identity
~ information graphics
~ stakeholder engagement materials
~ web design
July 2007 - February 2012 Brisbane, Australia

Graphic Artemis Design

Freelance / contract design

Design services including conceptual design finished art and production management for identity, stationery, publications, direct mail, 2D environmental and web design. Clients include healthcare professionals, residential developers, architects and not-for-profit organisations.

Short term contracts for agencies and studios including McCann Erickson, Bang Australia, Martin & Martin, Jolt Studio and Nous.
October 2005 - July 2007 Brisbane, Australia

Mithun Architects + Designers + Planners

Graphics and Production Manager

Responsibilities included:
~ working with in-house teams to create presentation graphics and tender packages
~ standardisation of project information graphics
~ design execution and production
~ management and development of corporate visual identity
~ establishment and oversight of visual asset library
~ preparation of industry award submissions
~ coordination of project photography.
January 1999 - August 2005 Seattle, Washington, United States


University Of Oregon

Bachelor of Science - Fine Art (Graphic Design)

September 1991 - June 1993 Eugene, Oregon, United States

Colorado State University

transferred to UofO

September 1989 - June 1991 Fort Collins, Colorado, United States


English (Native),


Australian Marketing Institute

AMI 2017 Awards for Marketing Excellence - Education Category for the Skill Seekers enrolment campaign



2D Environmental Graphics, Annual Reports, Branding, Brochures, Corporate Identity, EDM, Finished Art, Google Web Developer, Identity, Illustrator, Indesign, Logo Design, Long Documents, Photoshop, Print Design, Product Packaging, Publications, Web Design,