Out of this world

    Studio Life
    Our client AARNet connects researchers who unravel mysteries of the universe. And so, the design of their Annual Report needed to sparkle like the work contained within it. But what to do when the optimism of our home planet is dampened by a pandemic? We found the answer in Creativity of course! We shifted the readers’ perspective, with 3D gradients and a colourful palette and showed the world that AARNet is making our future, bright.
    13.10.21

    Back to School

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    Hands up who needs to know more about sustainable fashion? Join Wardrobe Crisis Academy here.

    We helped visionary Clare Press take her established brand to the next level and launch an inspiring new online education program.

    Photo by Valdemaras D.
    29.09.21

    Creativity takes flight

    Studio Life
    Encourage the community to colour its world. For Charter Hall Retail, we brought the outside in, set imaginations free and made its community, happy as larks.
    15.09.21

    Retro refresh

    Studio Life
    Ikon is a big fan of a logo refresh, especially when being tasked with the challenge of incorporating existing elements in a new way. We have recently tackled this brief for two shopping centres, Albany Plaza and Currimundi Markets. Although on opposite coasts of Australia, they are part of the same Charter Hall retail ‘family’ and both have icons in their logos which resonate with their communities; the whale and the starfish respectively. Our solution was to modernise these illustrative devices, plus update colour palette and typography. Together these refinements bring a ...
    30.03.21

    Colourful Constructs

    Studio Life
    Having a long-standing relationship with AARNet, Ikon was tasked to create their new video collateral. We took the opportunity to explore the existing guidelines bringing the palette to life through imagery and dynamic colour combinations.

    The result stays true to the brand but demonstrate how reinterpreting elements can deliver a fresh perspective. 2020 was a good year for evolution.

    Watch the full video here.
    05.02.21

    2021 beckons brightly

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    What a year it’s been…
    for re-kindling creativity, re-discovering local and giving new things a go. What a year for championing the underdog and for human kindness. 2021 beckons brightly. Let’s keep these things close and use our experience to design a better future. Wishing you, your friends and families – wherever they might be, a Christmas full of soul. We'll be taking a break from Friday 18 December until Wednesday 6 January.
    18.12.20

    Drawing us together

    Studio Life
    The NAIDOC 2020 community campaign we previewed a couple of months ago has wrapped. This project is close to our heart and it seems we’re not alone. Secret Harbour Square had over 60 kids’ artworks on display and almost 1,000 votes. Take a look at some of the Western Australian participants including the Pilbara indigenous author Sylvia Lockyer photographed at South Headland Square’s event. Drawing us together in more ways than one.
    09.12.20

    Do try this at home

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    ‘Little lab challenge’ was a 10 day science initiative our client Charter Hall ran for stay-at-home school holiday fun. Us big kids are keen to get our hands dirty making a lava lamp. Check out the YouTube tutorial here.
    12.11.20

    Tech T-shirt

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    As sponsor for the eResearch Australasia 2020 conference, our client AARNet approached us to create the graphic for a t-shirt to be gifted as part of a care package to conference attendees.


    The conference focus is new eResearch capabilities and how information and communication technologies help researchers understand data. We aimed to represent the variety of industry leaders speaking at the conference, connected to the central ‘server’ which reflects the event and the storage of data.


    We’ve had a great response to the t-shirt illustration and the graphic has been applied ...

    09.10.20

    Sneak Peek

    Studio Life
    Campaign preview launching 28 September in 8 participating shopping centres. To celebrate NAIDOC Week 2020, 'Always was, Always will be' our client Charter Hall is partnering with local schools to produce illustrations for a children’s story book. Written by Pilbara indigenous author Sylvia Lockyer the story will be based around social cohesion and community. We’re proud to be involved and excited to see what the kids create!
    24.09.20

    Keeping it Green

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    Project Green Schools is a cool initiative by our client Charter Hall who are investing in their communities now and for the future.


    We created a clean, fresh and kid-focused campaign to encourage shoppers to vote for their school to win sustainable prizes and to teach everyone how to compost at home.


    Engaging and educating the next generation of green thumbs is a great step towards growing a healthy community.

    08.07.20

    Adding up

    Studio Life

    Ikon was tasked with pushing the design boundaries on AARNet’s most recent annual report.


    With strong guidelines and serious information to deliver, we chose to keep the design simple and create pace through colour and pattern. Interconnectedness is a key theme within the business and as a major networker provider for Internet services to Australian education and research communities and their partners. We developed a fluid graphic device which was inspired by the underground cables which connect customers and also represents continuity and communication. This wave-like pattern ...

    04.03.20