Public Journal acknowledge the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of eastern Kulin on whose unceded lands we conduct our business here in Collingwood.
Design thinking, processes and storytelling methods have been occurring on this land since time immemorial and continue today. At Public Journal, we respectfully acknowledge these pre-existing and continuing design systems and recognise that our work is a reflection of where we do our business.
In response to the Countries we work on across Australia, we respectfully acknowledge these Nations and language groups and their Ancestors and Elders, past and present.
We have built and practice techniques that enable us to exercise empathy as designers. By focusing on how people think, feel and act in their environment, we are better able to predict how a design piece might be received.
Our work is focused on people and place — developing strategies and tools to help all sorts of people share with purpose, meaning and context.
Public Journal is committed to supporting and collaborating with Indigenous and non‑Indigenous creatives and professionals who identify as:
through multilingual communications projects;
Young People and Peoples,
through paid graduate projects and mentorship;
Women and Working Mothers;
We also acknowledge the intersectional nature of the above categories and strive to remain an open and accessibility led design practice.
Thank you to Lewis from Polytype who built a beautiful font for us called Prosaique — it is like Circular and GT Walsheim had a love child.
Thank you to Bri Hammond for our studio shots. We promise not to say "bless you" when you sneeze.