Hope Lumsden-Barry

Experience Design Principal



Hope is an accomplished multidisciplinary designer and facilitator whose work clarifies complexity through collaborative making and research-led design.

Hope takes a human-centred approach to her work, allowing her to be led by the people affected by the challenge at hand. Her forte is turning complicated information into easy-to-understand and digestible outputs and connecting the dots (between processes, systems and people) to present a comprehensive picture.

Hope has experience working with clients as diverse as Comcare Australia, the Victorian Department of Education, Bank Australia, Beyond Blue, the LGBTIQ+ Legal Service and the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology's (RMIT) Centre for Innovative Justice.

In her personal practice of design-led publishing, Hope is heavily involved in Melbourne's creative community. Her creative commercial clients have included The Jacky Winter Group, Lamington Drive, Craft Victoria, March Studio and the National Gallery of Victoria.

Hope has a Bachelor of Communication Design with Honours in Media and Communications and has taught as a sessional lecturer for RMIT's Master of Communication Design program. She is currently undertaking a Diploma of Screen and Media (Film and Television) at Swinburne University. Her work has received numerous awards, including the Best Designed Illustrated Children's Non-Fiction Book from the Australian Book Designers Association.

Hope is the co-editor of 'Talking Through', a publication that explores ways of working and relating in the face of precarity and uncertainty.

Hope Lumsden-Barry

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