Siobhán Costigan - Principal, Design Strategy + Ideation


Siobhán Costigan is a Designer/Creative Director with over twenty years’ experience in the graphic design industry. Siobhán currently runs her own Sydney-based design business, Detail Design Studio and also lectures part-time in Visual Communication at the University of Technology, Sydney.

Prior to setting up Detail Design Studio, Siobhán held the position of Graphic Design and Production Manager at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney, where she was responsible for maintaining the MCA brand, developing and implementing identities for the Museum’s artistic programs and exhibitions, as well as managing the day-to-day operations of the MCA Design Studio and overseeing a number of design and administrative staff.

Before she took up her position at the MCA, Siobhán spent a number of years in Europe, working as a Senior Designer and Copywriter for leading design consultancies and advertising agencies in the UK and Ireland.

Siobhán is also an award-winning documentary filmmaker, whose films have screened at numerous local and international film festivals.

In 2015, Siobhán co-founded the purpose-driven creative agency, People Like Us, whose mission is to change the conversation around social justice and environmental issues through storytelling, education and community engagement. Through People Like Us, Siobhán has produced a number of successful short films and worked on creative campaigns for NGOs including Amnesty International, Settlement Services International, the House of Welcome and Welcome to Australia.

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