About

Mal Webster
MVA (Graphic Design), BVA Graphic Design (Hons), Grad Dip Ed
I'm a freelance designer for a range of businesses, working on branding, identity design  and stationery, signage, advertising and web development. I also work part-time as a Publications & Promotions Officer. In this role I manage advertising, marketing, newsletters, the website and a range of other print media.
Curriculum Vitae
Education
MVA (Graphic Design), BVA Graphic Design (Hons), Grad Dip Ed
• Master of Visual Arts (Graphic Design) (Research degree)
• Bachelor of Visual Arts (Graphic Design) with 1st class Honours
• Graduate Diploma of Education
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Current Employment
• Publications & Promotions Officer (Galen College (4 years)
• Visual Communication Design teacher (6 years)
• Freelance Graphic Design (10 years)

Previous Employment
• Art & Visual Culture tutor (La Trobe University) 2009
• Shepparton News (Advertising, Design and Pre-Press) 2007
• Benalla Printing (Design and Pre-Press) 2004-2005

Software Knowledge
• Expert knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud apps: InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Muse, Acrobat Pro
• CMS (Wordpress), HTML, CSS, PHP, SEO
• Word, Outlook, Powerpoint, Pages, Keynote, Google apps

Creative Skills
• Branding and logo design
• Page layout and print design (advertising, stationery, newsletters, brochures, signage, etc)
• Responsive web design
• Copywriting
• Illustration
• Package labelling for FMCG
Published Kids Picture Books

The Balloon Cloud
by Clare Hanlon & Mal Webster
Brolga Books 2014
The Box Boy
by Mal Webster
Windy Hollow Books 2011


Daddies
by Catriona Hoy & Mal Webster
Lothian Children’s Books 2008


Magnificent Max and the Circus
by Mal Webster
Alto Books 2007


Awards

• Australian Postgraduate Research Scholarship 2007
• Honours Award for creative and academic excellence 2006
• La Trobe University Dean’s Honours List 2005
• SASI Marketing Award 2005
• Bendigo City in the Forest - Winning Logo Design for Department of Sustainability Bendigo 2005
• Southern Cross Packaging Awards 2005: Commendation
• Southern Cross Packaging Awards 2004: Silver
• National Gallery of Victoria Trustees Award for artistic and academic excellence in the first year of Bachelor of Visual Arts (Graphic Design) 2004
• Central Victorian Innovation Park - Winning Logo 2003
• VCE Visual Arts Award for outstanding achievement 2002

Exhibitions
• Galen College ‘School’s Out’ Visual Art staff exhibition 2014
• Creative Imperatives - La Trobe Uni staff exhibition 2009
• The Box Boy. Solo exhibition of children’s picture book illustration and design. La Trobe Visual Arts Centre, 121 View Street Bendigo 2009
• [disClosure] a group exhibition by postgraduate candidates. La Trobe University Visual Arts Centre 2008
• 12 on View – Honours Exhibition 2006. La Trobe University Visual Arts Centre
• Final Folio Exhibition 2005. La Trobe Uni

Press & Publicity
• Desktop Mag article - issue 270 2011
• ABC Radio (Bendigo) Interview: Discussion about creative practice in relation to The Box Boy exhibition. Aug 2009
• La Trobe University Postgraduate Research Guide profile detailing my Masters research 2008
• La Trobe University Postgraduate Research Guide 2007
• Publicity articles on my illustration work and published children’s picture books in The Bendigo Advertiser, Wangaratta Chronicle & Benalla Ensign newspapers 2007
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