Tobias Blackwood


Design & Creative

Education (University of South Australia)(TAFE SA)
Employer Aspect Studios
Location Adelaide Australia

Whilst finalizing his design studies at UniSA in 2014, Tobias also freelances through his design practice, Porta, which encompasses a wide variety of work from branding to advertising, with a splash of motion graphics for a little extra excitement.

Member of:
Design Institute of Australia (DIA)
Australian Graphic Design Association (AGDA)



  • Brand Design
  • Brand Identity
  • Branding
  • Corporate Identity
  • Dreamweaver
  • Environmental Design
  • Illustrator
  • Logo Design
  • Packaging
  • Photoshop
  • Print Design
  • Typography
  • Wayfinding Design
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  • Aspect Studios
    Graphic Designer
    2014 - Present

    Environmental Graphic Design (EGD), Desktop publishing, precinct branding, information design

  • Porta
    Designer (freelance)
    2011 - Present

    • Identity design, visual identity refresh and application; menu design, business cards, typography for print and film, photography direction, design of concept art, client liaison, volunteer/non-profit design
    • Web-design; web-content management, client liaison

  • Andrews&Co.
    2012 - 2014

    • To date projects based in Identity Design and application, adopting client visual identities for impactful PowerPoint client presentations

  • Trafficreative
    Graphic Designer
    2012 - 2012

    • Identity design, research and analysis, conceptual thinking. Development of brand marks and event naming
    Idea generation and design for print collateral, including the art direction, grid/layout development, typesetting.
    • Design and implementation of graphics for web
    • Generated exciting concepts through discussions with Senior Designer

  • Hughsli
    2013 - 2012

    • Design of labeling systems and physical application to packaging
    • Brand activation with online presence, handmade signage, informative flyers for customers and passerbyers at both Mt. Barker and Wayville Farmers Markets

  • Brandbase
    2013 - 2010

    • Creation of conceptual artwork for POS, environmental graphics, implementing the creative direction of the Art Director
    • Web-design, design and creation of flash and gif animations
    • Idea generation and general design and typesetting for Press Ads, Newsletters

  • Pop-corn
    Junior Designer
    2008 - 2009

    • Event branding and design; print advertisements, POS, exterior graphics, including the creation of flash animations for digital media
    • Spearheading the business’ small print department; collating in-house client based projects, preparing files for print, printing and guillotining posters, business cards, flyers
    • Web-design and content management

  • Loud Whisper
    2007 - 2008

    Freelance on-and-off, largely conceptual/development on my part, with a few opportunities for Branding Identity projects and design for print (posters, fliers, album art).


  • University of South Australia
    Visual Communication
    2013 - 2013
    Advertising and Graphic Design
    2006 - 2011

Awards and Achievements

  • AGDA Best Portfolio in Show

    Recipient of AGDA's Best Portfolio in Show award, graduate exhibition, 2011


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