Stephen Goddard is a design Lecturer and practicing designer. His work has been primarily within the cultural sector around Australia as an independent exhibition, brand and publication designer, having begun his career in theatre design. Milestone projects have included art direction of the Sydney Festival brand and collateral (2002-05); exhibition lead and publication designer for Wood: art design architecture, Glass: art design architecture, Steel: art design architecture and Concrete: art design architecture for JamFactory, Adelaide; and book and brand designer for the The Pool, Australia’s exhibition at the Venice Architecture Biennale in 2016. Other notable exhibition designs include Obsessed: Compelled to make, Hyperclay and Lola Greeno: Cultural Jewels, all for the Australian Design Centre. He has won many awards for publication and exhibition design.
Goddard completed his Master of Design (Research) at UNSW Art & Design with a thesis titled Cold Sweat: Making it in an Anxious World, which was a reflective and autoethnographic study of his design practice leading to the definition of seam practice, and a consideration of pliancy within meaningful and effective design networks.
In addition to his ongoing design practice, Goddard worked as a Senior Creative Associate with Object: Australian Design Centre focussed on organisational transformation facilitated by design. He has been a resident at the Cité Internationale des Arts on two occasions, firstly in the University of Tasmania’s Rosamund McCulloch Studio and later in the studio of Ville de Paris, Direction des Affaires Culturelles. In addition to his recent Masters degree, has as a Bachelor of Fine Arts and Graduate Diploma of Art, Craft and Design from the University of Tasmania, majoring in graphic design and photography. More recently he has been engaged as an exhibition curator and writer - most notably as co-curator for I Spy (2013) and happyness (2015) with Meryl Ryan at MAC / yapang .