Researcher

Mr Stephen Goddard

Keywords

Fields of Research (FoR)

Design Innovation, Design Management and Studio and Professional Practice, Visual Arts and Crafts

Biography

Stephen Goddard is a design Lecturer and practicing designer. His work has been primarily within the cultural sector around Australia as an independent exhibition, brand and publication designer, having begun his career in theatre design. Milestone projects have included art direction of the Sydney Festival brand and collateral (2002-05); exhibition lead and publication designer for Wood: art design architectureGlass: art design...view more

Stephen Goddard is a design Lecturer and practicing designer. His work has been primarily within the cultural sector around Australia as an independent exhibition, brand and publication designer, having begun his career in theatre design. Milestone projects have included art direction of the Sydney Festival brand and collateral (2002-05); exhibition lead and publication designer for Wood: art design architectureGlass: art design architecture, Steel: art design architecture and Concrete: art design architecture for JamFactory, Adelaide; and book and brand designer for the The Pool, Australia’s exhibition at the Venice Architecture Biennale in 2016. Other notable exhibition designs include Obsessed: Compelled to makeHyperclay and Lola Greeno: Cultural Jewels, all for the Australian Design Centre. He has won many awards for publication and exhibition design.

Goddard completed his Master of Design (Research) at UNSW Art & Design with a thesis titled Cold Sweat: Making it in an Anxious World, which was a reflective and autoethnographic study of his design practice leading to the definition of seam practice, and a consideration of pliancy within meaningful and effective design networks.

In addition to his ongoing design practice, Goddard worked as a Senior Creative Associate with Object: Australian Design Centre focussed on organisational transformation facilitated by design. He has been a resident at the Cité Internationale des Arts on two occasions, firstly in the University of Tasmania’s Rosamund McCulloch Studio and later in the studio of Ville de Paris, Direction des Affaires CulturellesIn addition to his recent Masters degree, has as a Bachelor of Fine Arts and Graduate Diploma of Art, Craft and Design from the University of Tasmania, majoring in graphic design and photography. More recently he has been engaged as an exhibition curator and writer - most notably as co-curator for I Spy (2013) and happyness (2015) with Meryl Ryan at MAC / yapang .


My Qualifications

Bachelor of Fine Arts (University of Tasmania)

Graduate Diploma of Art Craft and Design (University of Tasmania)

Master of Design (Hons) (UNSW)


My Awards

General Awards

Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence – Outstanding Contribution to Curriculum Development (2019)

Australian Design Honours List (Australian Design Centre) (2015)

Centenary Medal for Service to the Community (2001)

Industry Awards

Museums Australasia Multimedia and Publication Design Awards – Best in Show for Book Club, Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery (2018)

Museums Australasia Multimedia and Publication Design Awards – Best Small Catalogue for Book Club, Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery (2018)

Museums Australasia Multimedia and Publication Design Awards – Highly Commended Small Catalogue for Board, Lake Macquarie Gallery (2018)

Gold Medal (Art Books) New York Independent Publisher Book Awards Desmond Freeman: Venice: Impressions in Ink (2017)

Interpretations Australia Best of Excellence Award for projects over $150K Eveleigh Stories Australian Technology Park – Graphic Design (2016)

Museums Australia Publication Design Awards: Finalist – Best small catalogue – Wild Side: The Animal in Art, Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery (2015)

Australian Design Biennale AGDA Awards Award of Distinction – Spatial Design for Lola Greeno: Cultural Jewels Object: Australian Design Centre and QVMAG (2014)

Australian Design Biennale AGDA Awards Finalist – Spatial Design for WOOD: art design architecture, JamFactory (2014)

Museums Australia Publication Design Awards: Winner – Best small catalogue – Look Closely Now, Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery (2014)

Museums Australia Publication Design Awards: Runner up – Best small catalogue – I Spy, Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery (2014)

 

 


My Research Activities

Current research is focussed on the development hybrid communication design objects across two- and three-dimensional media.


My Teaching

The focus of my teaching practice has been in leading the development of the new graphic design specialisation within the UNSW Design Program at Paddington. 

I have recently taken on studio teaching for the Design Honours cohort.

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