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For new project enquiries, please get in touch with our account director Fleur at fleur@afom.com.au

Founder and creative director, Suzy Tuxen begun A Friend of Mine in early 2009. With 20 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 of 7 including account director, three designers and two website developers 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.

  • Branding
  • Strategy
  • Design
  • Naming
  • Stationery
  • Signage and wayfinding
  • 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
  • 4A Gallery
  • 5 Senses Coffee
  • Art Pharmacy
  • Arné Skincare
  • Ball & Doggett Fine Paper
  • Bayport
  • Bibelot Patisserie
  • Carver Films
  • DesignStuff
  • Doherty Design Studio
  • Embla
  • Elk
  • Future Future
  • Good Vibes Yoga
  • Great Wrap
  • Halcyon Lake Rugs & Carpets
  • Hazelbrook Legal
  • Hardie Grant Publishers
  • Hommey Cushions
  • Kester Black
  • Lesa Restaurant
  • Lune Croissanterie
  • Makers' Mrkt
  • Milka
  • Melbourne Museum
  • Pan Macmillan Publishers
  • Planned Living Architects
  • Rollers
  • Schwartz Media
  • Studio Griffiths Interior Design
  • Supergraph
  • The Doctor's Studio
  • World Square
  • Yugen Tea

We are always happy to receive design portfolios, which we bookmark for when we get busy. Please submit your portfolio and short CV to us@afom.com.au. Unfortunately we are not always able to respond to your email. We are not currently offering internships.

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Lesa is the latest venue from the renowned team behind Embla and The Town Mouse. Their newest venture, which sits atop Embla, needed to feel unique from its sibling but share its warmth and natural elements speaking to the restaurateurs’ love for honest wine and food.


The restaurant stands out against the city streetscape with bold letters waterjet cut out of speckled terrazzo. The material we chose speaks to the terroir of Lesa’s diverse wine list and echoes the unpolished concrete at the base of the staircase leading up.


For the wine list, menus and business cards we crafted a unique hand sculpted curved emboss that added depth and alluded to old world hospitality.


Lesa shares a number of letterpress coasters with its sister restaurant downstairs, Embla, featuring illustrations by Michel Tolmer and Andy Murray.


Lesa oozes charm and ease. To show this off we designed and built a website that feels like papers shuffling on a table and used a palette of earthy browns and creams. To add life, we worked with the talented Andy Murray in creating an animated rendition of the building and its daily goings‑on.


Design by Suzy Tuxen & Michael Precel. Web development in-house. Signage by Made Visual and photography by Josh Robenstone. Letterpress Coasters by Hungry Workshop.