EMMA TURNEY 
(Brand & Motion)


I am a graphic designer based in Sydney, Australia. I am currently working as a designer at For The People. I studied a Bachelor of Design in Visual Communication at UTS, and my work has been recognised by D&AD, AGDA and The International Society of Typographic Designers.

I am optimistic about the capabilities of design to shift behaviour and perception, by taking a meaningful approach that is evocative and genuine. I aim to bring my curiosity to all projects that I work on, creating functional outcomes that delight and intrigue. 

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Theatre Royal Hobart

A rebrand for Australia’s newest and oldest working theatre - Theatre Royal in nipaluna/Hobart. Following the recent addition of ‘The Hedberg’, an architecturally-designed addition to the theatre’s original Georgian-era structure - the theatre needed a new brand that could challenge it’s colonial roots. Defining a future more open; to new audiences and new creative viewpoints.

The identity finds inspiration in the tensions of this contrast. It features a modular custom typeface inspired by the panelled, opalescent facade of the new wing - optimised for the lowercase conventions of palawa kani (the Indigenous language of lutruwita/Tasmania). As part of our engagement we were asked to design the 2023 season programme, which coincided as the public launch of the rebrand.

Studio: For The People
Client: Theatre Royal
Year: 2022

See the full case study
Brand Identity, Publication Design


I acknowledge the Gadigal people of the Eora nation as the traditional owners of the land on which I live and work. Sovereignty has never been ceded.