About Chris Falcon Hill Bespoke Design
The Early Years: A Journey Begins
In the early 1990s, I embarked on my career as a freelance graphic designer, employing traditional brush and ink techniques. My work during this time included creating book and magazine covers for the Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF), highlighted by a major-commission poster titled “Living in a Catchment.” This project marked a significant step in my professional development.
Embracing the Digital Age: Web Design Pioneer
Transitioning into the digital realm, I faced the challenge of creating the ACF’s first website. Lacking formal training in web design but equipped with a computer and a determined spirit, I self-educated in HTML. This era, the “old cowboy days” of web design, involved hand-coding websites and laid the foundation for my digital expertise.
Expanding Horizons: From Public Service to Advertising Agency
My journey led me to the Victorian Government’s Department of Human Services, where I was instrumental in their web division. This experience was followed by a significant tenure at Grey Advertising (now Grey Worldwide), working as a digital designer in their innovative Interactive unit.
Leadership in Digital Design: A Government Role
Recognized for my skills, I was head-hunted to become the Head-web Designer for the government’s Public Health Division. This position underscored my abilities in leading digital projects and navigating the evolving landscape of web design.
A Creative Interlude: The Kazoos
Post-Public Health, I pivoted to my passion for music. Leveraging my background in songwriting and performance, I co-founded The Kazoos, a children’s entertainment brand, with my then-wife. The Kazoos quickly became Australia’s most prominent independent children’s stage show, extensively touring both domestically and in Singapore, and producing two albums and two DVDs.
A New Chapter in Design and Creativity
In the wake of the pandemic and the conclusion of The Kazoos project, I redirected my creative energies, marking a return to my roots in design and concurrently conceptualizing a new children’s brand, Dr Nincompoop. This period of transition, beginning with Chris Hill Studios and later evolving into Chris Falcon Hill Bespoke Design, reflects a deeper engagement with bespoke design, melding my extensive experience with a fresh creative outlook.
Today, Chris Falcon Hill Bespoke Design stands as the culmination of a diverse and dynamic career. It encapsulates my lifelong dedication to creativity, innovation, and the pursuit of design excellence.