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Freelance Designer
(2019 - present)

ThinkPlace Global

Communication Designer
Museums Victoria

Multichannel Graphic Designer
ClimateWorks Australia / Monash Sustainable Development Institute, Monash University
(2016 – 2018)

Own Practice
(2013 – 2016)

Teacher - Typographic Design
Griffith University / Queensland College of Art
(2011 – 2012)

(2010 – 2013)

Art Director
The Big Issue Australia
(2004 – 2010)



Bachelor of Design with 1st Class Honours (BDes)
Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, 2002


Bretton has formerly been the Art Director of The Big Issue magazine, designed for ClimateWorks, a leading climate change thinktank housed within the Monash Sustainable Development Institute / Monash University, created exhibitions for Museums Victoria, produced work for the inaugural Global Landscapes Forum (CIFOR), worked at internationally renowned design studio Inkahoots, and has also previously been a Typography teacher at Griffith University.

He passionately believes in the ability of design to empower, excite, challenge and inform. And to address and engage in socially, environmentally and culturally significant areas.

Having over 15 years experience specialising in work for the community, cultural and arts sectors, he believes in implementing a robust and critical approach to the design and visual communication process. To ultimately achieve memorable, appropriate and unique outcomes for any given project or job.

Previous clients include:

CIFOR (Centre for International Forestry Research), CSIRO, Victoria Department of Education, Amnesty International Australia, CRC for Water Sensitive Cities, Polipedia, Department of Justice Victoria, Asia Pacific Design Library, Micah Projects, NSW Transport, State Library of Queensland, E2 Design Lab, Rubyfish Digital, Neami National, Food Connect, Queensland Health, Pharmacy Guild of Australia

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I acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. I pay my respect to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.