For Hire: Jordan ‘JD’ Dolheguy

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Published:  February 25, 2013
Heath Killen
For Hire: Jordan ‘JD’ Dolheguy

For Hire is a new regular feature where we’ll be showcasing emerging designers who are actively looking for work. Today we’re joined by Jordan ‘JD’ Dolheguy.

JD graduated from RMIT with a Bachelor of Visual Communication degree at the end of 2007. His first job out of University was with Famous Visual Services in Fitzroy, and after a three year stint there he took some time off to travel. Upon returning to Melbourne JD started his own practice (Totem Visual) where he has since freelanced at various studios including Right Angle, Coöp, and Marilyn & Sons.

JD has become known for a unique ‘anti-design’ aesthetic, however he is just as comfortable working on sophisticated visual identities and publications. We spoke with JD about his work, and the process behind some of his more experimental projects.

“I feel I have an eye for the ‘weird’ idea, and that usually means tracing a path through the usual design processes and outcomes, while searching to have that little twist somewhere along the line. This could simply be something that I haven’t seen before, or something that people only notice on closer inspection. High resolution design that reveals more with magnification. Looking for the broader concept application, and then the hidden ideas and twists within that.”

We also asked JD about some of his more memorable recent projects and what he enjoyed about them.

“I’ve had two particularly exciting and dynamic jobs recently. One was the debut record cover for Melbourne band NO ZU. They’re my favorite live act and also close friends. Nic and the rest of the gang really have a free and energetic vision, so it was fantastic to work with them again. The other was the last issue of Higher Arc magazine, designed with another friend, Luke Brown. When two differing styles click and compliment like ours do, they have the ability to both tone down and lift up each-other. This was a great collaboration and I can’t wait for the next issue.”

Check out some of JD’s work below. If you’re looking to add a new member to your team, or if you have some work that requires an extra set of hands – be sure to get in touch with him today.

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Art direction and design for Higher Arc Magazine, in partnership with fellow designer Luke Brown. Higher Arc illuminates local talent through a wider contextual framework of international discourse, rethinking creative sectors and creating a space where the dialogue between art, literature, design, music and film can be explored.

Branding for the non-for-profit art gallery Chapter House Lane, in the Melbourne CBD.

Branding for the non-for-profit art gallery Chapter House Lane, in the Melbourne CBD.

Branding for the artist focused initiative Conduit Arts, located at 83 Brunswick St, Fitzroy, Melbourne. Conduit Arts is directed by Marie Schoenmaker and Leo Kavanagh.

Branding for the artist focused initiative Conduit Arts, located at 83 Brunswick St, Fitzroy, Melbourne. Conduit Arts is directed by Marie Schoenmaker and Leo Kavanagh.

Sleeve art and design for debut album, 'Life', by Melbourne Heat-Beat/Percussive-Euphoria outfit NO ZU. Released in 2012 on Sensory Projects.

Event poster for the Melbourne leg of the Australian tour by Californian drone/lo-fi/italo band LA Vampires (initiators of US labels Not Not Fun / 100% Silk).

Graphics and branding for music website Waves At Night, run by myself and Patrick Adams.


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2 Responses

  1. Ha ha, Jordan! I would never have recognised you in the street! the beard, the specs, the short hair :) but still the same way of thinking :)

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