Despina Macris

Dotdash

Dotdash was established in Brisbane, Australia in 1987 by designers Despina Macris and Mark Ross. Over the last 25 years we have completed over 4,000 projects for a diverse range of clients.

Despina Macris and Mark Ross now lead an interdisciplinary design team providing design services to assist people to find their way around public places - wayfinding design.

This work helps to establish the identity and legibility of places providing both social and commercial benefits to the community.

Despina Macris

Brisbane Co-Chapter Chair

Despina Macris and Mark Ross established dotdash in 1987 as a design firm that best expressed their combined talents and skills.

With a career spanning several decades, Despina Macris' eclectic range of experience leads through the creative channels of graphic design and costume design. Her passion for typography, color theory, and linguistics inform the visual language of dotdash. This broad scope of design knowledge allows for a contribution to the specialized field of wayfinding that is both versed and imaginative.

Despina Macris is a Director at Dotdash Wayfinding in Brisbane, Australia
Brisbane, AU

Off Grid 18 in Summary

Off Grid 18 in Summary

“Off Grid 18,”the second-annual international experiential graphic design event created by the Wellington Chapter of SEGD, transpired over four days and four cities in late February. The theme was “Experiential City,” which posed the question, “What is the ‘experiential city’ and where does design fit in?”

Multi-Modal Wayfinding in New South Wales

Transport for NSW Wayfinding (Dotdash)

Transport for New South Wales is undertaking an ambitious overhaul of its transportation wayfinding infrastructure across all modes of travel, including train, bus, light rail and ferry. Dotdash (Brisbane) developed an integrated signage system applied across 60 unique sites. Each sign type has a place within sequential zones of user experience from approach to arrival, to waiting and then boarding. See how it’s done in NSW.

Jury Announced for 2016 SEGD Global Design Awards

Stephen Minning of BrandCulture (Sydney) leads a team of eight acclaimed multidisciplinary designers.

WASHINGTON, DC – Stephen Minning,founder and managing director of one of Australia’s leading design and brand studios, will serve as Chair of the 2016 SEGD Global Design Awards jury. He’ll lead a panel of eight other acclaimed designers representing a wide range of disciplines, from interactive experience design to architecture and wayfinding.

Despina Macris - Championing the Value of Design

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