Fabio Ongarato

Fabio Ongarato, a graphic designer, an art director and curator, is at the vanguard of a new generation of Australian designers. Based in Melbourne, Australia, Fabio’s graphic design firm, Fabio Ongarato Design, is renowned for the diversity of its work. The firm takes a fresh approach to graphic design, operating across a variety of graphic disciplines, everything from print to exhibitions to advertising.

Fabio’s unique approach to design reflects in his passion for contemporary photography and art direction. He works across a variety of fields such as fashion, corporate, arts and architecture then deliberately crosses the boundaries between them.

Key projects include an identity for the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, the branding campaign for two consecutive years for the Melbourne International Festival, and advertising campaigns for fashion designers Scanlan & Theodore, Akira Isogawa and Karen Walker. Exhibitions include ‘Fashion Photography Now’ in collaboration with French curator Patrick Remy and ‘Unpublished’, a major exhibition on contemporary Australian and New Zealand fashion photography.

In 2004, Fabio was asked by the New York-based fashion magazine, Big, to art direct their Australian issue.

Recently, Fabio was commissioned as part of 50 leading graphic designers from around the world top create a poster for the 50th anniversary of the creation of the typeface Helvetica which was exhibited at the Design Museum, London.

Fabio has won numerous national and international awards, including D&AD and the prestigious ISTD London award for his work on ‘Lineage, an exhibition of the work of architect Daniel Libeskind’.