The dSL Project Featured Designer – Graphic Designer, Helena Brusic

by Calvin Cox on November 26, 2008



What is Your Name? Helena Brusic What Industry do you work in? Graphic / Web Development and Designer What Company do you work for or own? Uni of NSW and own Kali7 Studio Website: Where  are you located? Australia, NSW, Sydney Email:

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How long have you worked as a Designer? 20 years

Why did you get into design? Start life as an archaeologist illustrator and photographer, one thing led to another, then went back to uni and learnt design, and then later programming.


What 3 Characteristics do you Believe Make up a Great Designer? 1. Can listen first, research second. 2. Innovative with visual ideas. 3. Smart enought to see the big picture – beyond the design.

What Projects are you most proud of? In poster design, an illustrated poster for Black Dog Insitute, and another for the make a wish foundation which featured a little girl. In brochure deisgn, a terrorism conference for Gilbert + Tobin Law In web design and programming, the new UNSW design Studio (which is not up yet) In advertising, Diabetes Association ad campaign. Portolios:


Do you work on all your personal projects exclusively or do you hire other designers  to work on them as well? I primarily work on them all, sometimes I get other designers to take over during the editing stage, I do all concept.

Name 3 Designers or design companies you would trust and hire to work on your personal or business projects: Name: Melinda Cook. Email: Name: Casey Website: Name: ARC Email:

Find this designer complete profile in the dSL Project Directory.

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About The dSL Project: The dSL Project is a community of designers, clients and potential clients working together to enhance the designer-client experience. The Designers Short List Project (dSL) was developed primarily for clients not familiar with the design industry who are looking to hire a designer but cannot decide which designer or design company to choose.

My goal is to find talented seasoned as well as emerging designers in the industry, ask them 6 basic questions every client would want to know before hiring a designer, giving them a strong starting point in their search for the right designer or design company. If you would like to be a part of this project, simply add your profile to the dSL directory and name your top 3.

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