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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
  • 5 Senses Coffee
  • Bayport
  • Bibelot Patisserie
  • Broadsheet Melbourne
  • Carver Films
  • DesignStuff
  • Doherty Design Studio
  • Embla
  • Elk
  • Good Vibes Yoga
  • Halcyon Lake Rugs & Carpets
  • Hardie Grant Publishers
  • Huddle Design
  • Janken
  • Ball & Doggett
  • Lune Croissanterie
  • Melbourne Museum
  • NMIT University
  • Pan Macmillan Publishers
  • Pixel Flix
  • Planned Living Architects
  • Rendercorp Victoria
  • Resident GP
  • Schwartz Media
  • Studio Griffiths Interior Design
  • Supergraph
  • The Doctor's Studio
  • The Town Mouse
  • Therapeutic Guidelines
  • Tourism Victoria
  • Wired Magazine
  • 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 will be an initiative by A Friend of Mine and The Souvenir Society enlisting the help of 15 local and international artists to help raise funds for the crisis in Yemen, one of the largest humanitarian issues currently facing the global community.

Check out the site here.

The humanitarian crisis in Yemen is one of the biggest in human history, with more than 22 million people requiring humanitarian assistance and of those, as many as 8 million children under the age of 5 are acutely malnourished.

So, working with The Souvenir Society, we took it upon ourselves to design, coordinate and code for a cause with our charity project, Pattern For Yemen.

15 artists donated work to be printed onto a limited edition of 50 art cloths, which are currently being sold online and at our upcoming exhibition with all proceeds going to the International Committee of the Red Cross. We styled, shot and marketed the works via social media, our website and press.

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Our incredible global line up of artists include Ronan Bouroullec, Nathalie Du Pasquier, Atelier Bingo, Marcus James, Wang & Söderström, Bec Smith, Rhonda Drakeford, Karan Singh, Michael Wall, Andy Murray, Anna Kövesces, Elke Kramer, ALL Knitwear, Tin & Ed, and Amelia Graham.

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We designed and built a slightly mind-bending website with eCommerce integration, which sells the art cloths all around Australia and the world.

We hosted an exhibition, auction and pop-up shop at James Makin Gallery in Melbourne. It was a night filled with laughter and generosity, thanks to our fantastic auctioneer Andy Murray, and together we have raised over $35,000 for the Red Cross Yemen Appeal! Hopefully we can raise more over the next few weeks, cloths are still available for purchase at patternforyemen.com.

Visit the Pattern for Yemen website

Design by Suzy Tuxen, Michael Precel and Veronica Lee. Web development in house. Production and Distribution by The Souvenir Society.

Signage and display donated by Made Visual. Vinyls donated by Graphic Art Mart. Paper donated by Ball & Doggett. Printing donated by The Hungry Workshop. Framing donated by United Measures. Photography donated by Dan Hermann-Zoll and styling donated by Nat Turnbull. Exhibition space provided by James Makin Gallery. CMS license donated by Kirby and typeface licenses donated by Commercial Type.

Thank you so much to all of our collaborators!