Mirella Arapian is an Armenian-Australian designer. She’s the founder and creative director of Vertigo, an award winning brand design studio, founder and director of Womentor, a global mentorship program for women in graphic design, and co-host of Australian Design Radio, a podcast providing the creative community with conversations and commentary on Australian design.
Mirella has worked across Australia and North America with leading brands including ANZ, The Age, Audi, Hieroglyphics Records, Sea Shepherd, Volvo, and WWF. She has spoken at design festivals, industry events, and educational institutions around Australia; her work has won awards, 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 and a child of immigrants, she’s an advocate for equality, diversity, and inclusion in creative industries. She believes in why before how and is passionate about social and environmental responsibility in design.
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