Mirella Marie is the founder and creative director of Vertigo, an internationally recognised design studio, and the founder and director of Womentor, a mentorship program for women in graphic design. She has worked across Australia and North America with global brands including ANZ, The Age, Audi, Hieroglyphics Records, Sea Shepherd, Volvo, and WWF. Mirella has spoken at design festivals, industry events, and educational institutions, her work has been published in international books and magazines, and exhibited in the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Bucharest, Romania. As a woman in design leadership she is an advocate for equality and diversity in the design industry.
Mirella is also a criminologist at RMIT University’s Innocence Initiative where she investigates claims of wrongful conviction in the Australian justice system. She believes in why before how and is passionate about identity in both people and design.