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For new project enquiries, please get in touch with our studio manager Marco at marco@afom.com.au

Founder and creative director, Suzy Tuxen begun A Friend of Mine in early 2009. With 15 years of design experience under her belt, she has worked at studios in London and Melbourne, spoken at numerous industry leading events, as well as taught design and typography at RMIT university.

As creative director, Suzy oversees the team and has hands-on involvement in all projects. Suzy is highly considered in her approach to design; weaving craft with strategy to create utterly unique outcomes with broad appeal. Suzy is joined designers Veronica Lee and Michael Precel and studio manager Marco Bastos.

  • Branding
  • Design
  • Naming
  • Strategy
  • Stationary
  • Signage
  • Packaging
  • Digital design and development
  • Websites
  • Apps
  • Animation
  • Art direction
  • Projects
  • Environments
  • Advertising
  • Editorial
  • Video direction
  • Showreels
  • Film clips
  • Publication design
  • Books
  • Magazines
  • Environmental design
  • Exhibition design
  • Venue or event collateral
  • Uniform and upholstery design
  • Signage and way-finding
  • 4A Gallery
  • 5 Senses Coffee
  • Arné Skincare
  • Ball & Doggett Fine Paper
  • Bayport
  • Bibelot Patisserie
  • Carver Films
  • DesignStuff
  • Doherty Design Studio
  • Embla
  • Elk
  • Future Future
  • Good Vibes Yoga
  • Halcyon Lake Rugs & Carpets
  • Hardie Grant Publishers
  • Huddle Design
  • Janken
  • Kester Black
  • Lesa Restaurant
  • Lune Croissanterie
  • Milka
  • Melbourne Museum
  • NMIT University
  • Pan Macmillan Publishers
  • Planned Living Architects
  • Pattern For Yemen (AFOM initiative)
  • Planned Living Architects
  • Rollers
  • Rendercorp Victoria
  • Schwartz Media
  • Studio Griffiths Interior Design
  • Supergraph
  • The Doctor's Studio
  • The Town Mouse
  • Therapeutic Guidelines
  • Tourism Victoria
  • UCI Furniture
  • Wired Magazine
  • World Square
  • Waffee

We are not currently hiring, but always happy to receive folios to add to our freelance roster. Please address them to us@afom.com.au.

We are not currently offering internships either, but if you'd like to apply for our infrequent programs, please send a small sample of work to us@afom.com.au.

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Pattern for Yemen was an initiative by A Friend of Mine and The Souvenir Society enlisting the help of 15 local and international artists that helped raise funds for the crisis in Yemen, one of the largest humanitarian issues currently facing the global community. It was a night filled with laughter and generosity, and together we have raised over $40,000 for the Red Cross Yemen Appeal!

Bibelot (small object of curiosity, beauty, or rarity) is an artisanal patisserie, gelateria, chocolatier and high tea salon based in South Melbourne. We drew upon mosaic tiling and lettering as a theme to create a striking new brand and packaging suite. The customised and detailed lettering is geometric to give a sense of modernity and avoid the pastiche.

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The suite of patterns lend the packaging variety whilst remaining united by a palette of black and cream. Chocolate boxes come with pops of colours to provide a distinction between flavours.

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Cake boxes in a variety of sizes feature customised straps, which extend from their display format to become handles, transforming the box into a carry bag — sustainably and economically eliminating the need for an additional bag.

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Design by Suzy Tuxen, Cassie Brock and Emily Fitts. Photography by Sarah Anderson Photography. Interiors by Breathe Architecture.