Hello! I’m a communication designer and researcher that creates visuals and strategies for meaningful impact.


One of the quickest ways to make people think differently about something is to change the visuals around it.

Communication design has the ability to reinforce our perceptions around identity, representation and value. By incorporating cultural awareness within communication design practice, we are able to improve our ability to influence attitudes, change behaviour, inspire debate and challenge understandings. By understanding and respecting diverse cultures, the role of designer becomes more meaningful, ethical and more inclusive.

Nicola St John is a PhD candidate at Swinburne University of Technology, Centre for Design Innovation. Her research explores the transfer and impact of innovative digital technologies on creative practices in remote Australia.

Before joining Swinburne University, Nicola has worked in professional practice for a range of INGO’s, non-profits and community organisations. Focusing on understanding how to communicate and translate values within culturally interconnected settings.

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