The Office for Good Design promotes the value of design & creativity in shaping a positive future. Founded in 2010 by three leads, Emma Telfer, Kate Rhodes and Dan Honey, the Office creates physical and virtual platforms to stimulate creative thinking and interdisciplinary exchange. Through exhibitions, public conversations, installations, strategies and activities, both self-initiated and commissioned, the Office for Good Design’s mission is to advance excellence in the creative industries, support innovation and advocate the value of design, architecture and the arts. Recent projects include Annual Manual: A Guide to Design Now, 7 Kinds of Happiness: Conversations on Design and Emotion, Sound of Buildings, and Audio Architecture.
Through the combined experience of the founders, the Office specialises in strategic development, curation, production, marketing communications and strategic alliances across all disciplines of the creative industries. Collectively, the group has delivered innovative design and community development programs for Victorian Government departments of Major Projects and Business Innovation, the Queensland Government Department of Premier and Cabinet, RMIT University, Open House Melbourne, Indesign Group, Architecture Media, Victorian College of the Arts, Craft Victoria, The National Design Centre, L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival and Object: Australian Centre for Craft and Design.