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Creative People

Studio Visit

Chef Turned Ceramicist Claire Ellis’ Amazing, Experimental Practice

She got her start working as a chef at Attica, but has since developed a range of beautiful stoneware, with sustainability front of mind!
Christina Karras

TDF Collect

TDF Collect Presents: ‘Martumili Artists’

Introducing a group show in collaboration with the incredible Martumili Artists from Newman, Western Australia!


Sustainability-Driven Photographer Marnie Hawson On Forging Her Own Path

The B Corp certified photographer shares how she came to focus on sustainable architecture, and the power in saying no to jobs unaligned to
Christina Karras

Studio Visit

Studio Elke Relaunches With New Ceramics, Hand-Made In Her Off-Grid Studio

Studio Elke made waves as a successful jewellery designer more than a decade ago, but after a two year hiatus she's back - and with a new ra...
Christina Karras

Studio Visit

Inside The Charming Studio Of Ceramicist + Flower Farmer, Janae Paquin-Bowden

Flower farmer Janae Paquin-Bowden is finally realising her oldest passion; ceramics. Take a tour around her sun-filled garden studio.

Studio Visit

Brutalist Architecture Meets Contemporary Art In The Paintings Of Annalisa Ferraris

A fascination with architecture informs the bold, colour-blocked paintings of Sydney artist Annalisa Ferraris. She takes us inside her spaci...

Studio Visit

Inside Georgia Harvey's Quirky Ceramics Practice + Dream Studio

The Melbourne-based ceramicist on creating objects that are 'not too cute and not too hideous', but somewhere in between.
Christina Karras

Indigenous Art

TDF’s Top Picks For Parrtijma 2022, A Festival In Light

Parrtjima, A Festival in Light, kicks off on Friday, April 8 for a 10-night celebration of Country and culture with a program packed with li...

A Day In The Life

A Day In The Life Of VicHealth CEO, Dr Sandro Demaio

The globally renowned public health expert takes us through a busy day leading Victoria's peak prevention and health promotion agency - and
Christina Karras

TDF Kids Art Awards

IT'S BACK... Entries Are Open For The 2022 TDF Kids Art Awards, With Honan!

The Design Files Kids Art Awards is back! All entry fees go to Children's Ground - and there's a prize of $1,000 each for five lucky winners...

Studio Visit

Gabrielle Penfold’s Nostalgic Paintings Capture Food And Feelings Of Summer

The Sydney-based painter shares how Instagram inspired part of her creative practice, which celebrates food, travel and nature.
Christina Karras

Studio Visit

Inside Textile Brand Mosey Me's Colourful Brunswick Studio

Textile designer Eliza O'Sullivan creates bold everyday homewares that are designed to bring joy into the home.
Christina Karras

A Day In The Life

A Day In The Life Of Mecca’s Head Of Content, Zara Wong

We join one of Australia's most accomplished fashion and beauty writers for a day on the job as MECCA'S head of content.


A Local Business Championing Sustainable Construction Wins The Melbourne Design Week Award 2022

Managing director of Revival Projects, Robbie Neville, talks to us about his mission to bring change to the construction industry.

Studio Visit

Woodworker Olive Gill-Hille Creates Incredible Timber Sculptures That Double As Functional Furniture

Sculptor and woodworker Olive GIll-Hille creates breathtaking and evocative timber pieces that challenge the distinction between art and des...

Studio Visit

Inside Painter Kirsty Budge's Apartment Studio

Kirsty Budge’s deep and brooding paintings take up space (literally and figuratively) in the artist’s light-filled home studio in Abbots...

Studio Visit

Inside Ceramicist Mali Taylor's Meditative Practice

The Melbourne maker shares how her childhood immersed in nature in Northern NSW inspires her cleverly coiled works.
Christina Karras


See Intricate Woven Works By Female First Nations Artists At ‘Thread Count’

See more than 100 bags and baskets made by female First Nations master weavers on display at 'Thread Count', showing now at Collingwood Yard...

The Design Files acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which we work, the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to Elders past and present.

First Nations artists, designers, makers, and creative business owners are encouraged to submit their projects for coverage on The Design Files. Please email