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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.

In a neighbourhood setting behind Lygon Street in Carlton, The Town Mouse wine bar could have come from any place in time.

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We deliberately eschewed fable references by taking a less literal approach. We drew a custom typeface inspired by buildings from the town grid, set at a jaunty angle to allude to the bar's party atmosphere. Gilt signage, with its painterly highlights, hark back to a bygone era.

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We playfully described how a patron might be feeling when they came to the restaurant and perused the menu.

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Other details included a cheekily written mosaic doorstep, a handcrafted menu sign suspended from the ceiling, and glow-in-the-dark business cards hint to the late night party vibes.

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The much loved and awarded bar closed its doors in early 2018 — ending on a high note, the Mouse was awarded a Melbourne Good Food Guide Chef's Hat — but lives on in the hearts of many as a favourite.

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Design by Suzy Tuxen and Cassie Brock. Gilt signage by Gold Reverre. Menu frame created in collaboration with Ryan Ward of United Measures. Partial photography by Sarah Anderson.