About Dr Joanne Sullivan

PhD (The University of Melbourne), GradDipEd (Art and Visual Communications), MDesign (RMIT), BDesign (RMIT).

I am a designer and artist with experience in writing, researching and teaching.
I started my career as a designer. As a student of Industrial Design at RMIT I learned how to draw, illustrate and paint for the purpose of communication rather than expression. I have used these skills all my working life. Among other things, I have worked as a designer, medical illustrator, design manager and design teacher.

I completed a PhD at The University of Melbourne where I developed a theoretical framework for competitive content provision—especially on social media and mobile.

I started my Stellar Ideas design consultancy in 2014. I specialize in the design of digital engagement for artists. In this business I teach art and design, curate exhibitions, and write and produce multimedia offerings for the social-mobile platform.


Art & Design Studio