Designed to make a difference

Match Studio is the University of South Australia’s innovative learning space, geared to support design skills development through client-focused interdisciplinary project collaboration and professional practice.

Since our establishment in 2010, we have explored, tested and refined an authentic and industry responsive exchange experience for students, academics and clients. At the core of our undergraduate and postgraduate projects are our guiding principles of design thinkingsystems-thinking and user-centred approaches, delivered within a disciplinary-agnostic studio environment.

We offer tailored creative solutions for students, industry and academics, including work-integrated learning opportunities, internships and course electives, co-designed with clients and colleagues. We facilitate professional development workshops, and undertake research projects that provide impactful applied outcomes for clients, organisations and students. Through multi-disciplinary knowledge sharing, we strive to foster a better understanding of diverse creative languages and processes, promote student connection and collaboration and provide a link between stakeholders and up-and-coming graduate talent.  

Match Studio offers structured student and researcher engagement opportunities to inform innovations for business, industry and policy makers. Through the curation of diverse teams of interdisciplinary specialists, Match Studio research builds on industry-focused and design-led projects. 

We invite students, researchers and organisations to contact our team and find out more about forming a collaboration or partnership with us.  

Clothing for Good studio project

Australia’s obsession with new clothes is fuelling a mountain of textile waste, made up in part by items that have rarely, if ever, been worn. UniSA masters students, in partnership with Match Studio, Anglicare SA and its Thread Together program are tackling this issue as part of the ‘Clothing for Good’ project.

The students have been exploring how clothing reuse can support environmental sustainability and human wellbeing and displayed their work in a public exhibition at The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre. The Thread Together program – based in Sydney but operated in South Australia by Anglicare SA – works in conjunction with clothing manufacturers to receive and sort new and end-of-line clothes, which through their purpose-fit mobile wardrobes are delivered directly to people in need.

Learn more about Match Studio projects

UniSA Video

Our partners

Anglicare SA
Hillgrove Resources
Jacobs Creek
South Australian Police
Fay Fuller Foundation
Wellbeing SA
UniSA Video

In 2020 while the pandemic was in full swing Bachelor of Media Arts second year student Thomas Youil made this documentary about Match Studio as part of his course – check it and some of our students out!    

Match Studio team

Jane Andrew
Senior Lecturer, UniSA Creative
BH3-19, City West Campus
Ian Gwilt
Research Professor: Design, UniSA Creative
K4-29, City West Campus
Tegan Ferguson
Project Officer: Match Studio/Senior Academic Services Officer (Research), UniSA Creative
BH3-19, City West Campus
Aaron Davis
Lecturer, UniSA Creative
K4-29, City West Campus

Contact us

Match Studio

Location BH3-19, City West campus, North Terrace, Adelaide