Brendan Hibbert has worked in the publishing and graphic design industry since 1994.
After completing a Bachelor of Visual Arts (with a Graphic Design major) at LaTrobe University Bendigo and meeting his idols early as a student member of AGIdeas in 98, 99 and 00, Brendan was fortunate to land a gig with London based Oneill Modern Media, and rode solo around Europe during the summer of 2002 on an Eddie Lawson replica Kawasaki Z750. On his return to Australia, he wound up in a converted garage in South Melbourne joining a young Visual Jazz team; attended Albert Park GasWorks untutored open life drawing every Wednesday; photographed, toured and sold merchandise for The Grand Silent System; before completing teaching rounds and his Graduate Diploma in Education (Secondary). These are now fondly referred to as the “good ol’ days”. He time-lapsed the drive across the Nullarbor in a final farewell to Victoria.
Brendan is now Head of Program in Graphic Design at the North Metropolitan TAFE. Until just recently, he was the past president, national and state council member for the Australian Graphic Design Association — coining the phrase “advancing your design future” working at a local level to support and elevate Western Australian graphic design talent. He become involved in Worldskills Australia during the Perth Nationals in 2014 and is currently the Australian Chief Expert in Graphic Design and Worldskills International expert.
Brendan Hibbert Design continues to operate as a small private practice in Midland doing mostly odd jobs.