Spec Studio is a collective of design researchers based at the UTS School of Design. Our practices are varied – book design, creative code, cross-platform storytelling, editorial illustration, information visualisation, virtual environment design, visual narrative. Our research addresses shared questions and methodologies: How might we foster a sense of belonging (to a place or community) and ecological responsibility/agency, through critical design practices, including community-based events, book making, information visualisation, narrative encounters, virtual environments?

Studio members

Zoë Sadokierski’s practice-based research investigates the evolution of books in the digital age and narrative approaches to ecological communication.


Monica Monin is an artist, designer and teacher. She is currently undertaking a PhD at University of New South Wales Art & Design. Her research and practice investigate the poetics and materiality of code and digital processes.


Gabriel Clark is a visual communication design practitioner and academic whose expertise is in motion design, digital photo media, comics and multiplatform storytelling.


Andrew Burrell is a practice-based researcher and educator exploring virtual and digitally mediated environments as a site for the construction, experience and exploration of memory as narrative.