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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 18 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 5 including account director, two 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
  • Design
  • Naming
  • Strategy
  • Stationary
  • 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
  • Halcyon Lake Rugs & Carpets
  • Hazelbrook Legal
  • Hardie Grant Publishers
  • Hommey Cushions
  • Huddle Design
  • Kester Black
  • Lesa Restaurant
  • Lune Croissanterie
  • Milka
  • Melbourne Museum
  • Pan Macmillan Publishers
  • Planned Living Architects
  • Rollers
  • Schwartz Media
  • Studio Griffiths Interior Design
  • Supergraph
  • The Doctor's Studio
  • The Town Mouse
  • Therapeutic Guidelines
  • Tourism Victoria
  • Wired Magazine
  • World Square

We are 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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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.