Mr Richard Henderson
A revolutionary Australian graphic designer, Richard Henderson (DipArtDes(FineArt) 1974) has contributed to the evolution of Australia's visual culture over his 30-year career.
In 2003 Mr Henderson established R-Co, a brand identity, image and internet solutions consultancy where he is currently CEO and creative director. Mr Henderson has developed a diverse range of brand image projects for the retail, corporate, environmental and government sectors.
He has worked for Telstra, the Australian Football League, BHP Billiton, Crown, ANZ Bank, FoodWorks, Mitsubishi, Orica, Tennis Australia, Golf Australia, Tolhurst and the Melbourne Cricket Ground. He was also the design director of the identity for the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games.
In 2003 Mr Henderson was appointed visual identity consultant for the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games.He was also a consultant for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.
He is a founder and lifetime member of the Australian Graphic Design Association and was a Victorian committee member of the Design Institute of Australia in 2007. Mr Henderson is also a visiting design professor at Chinese universities Southern Yangste University Wuxi and the Academy of Design Guangzhou.
Mr Henderson has written two books on design including The Value of Creativity and Identity and he is a regular presenter at design conferences and business seminars.
Mr Henderson is the recipient of awards including the Apple Master Award in 2000 and the 2007 Monash University Distinguished Alumni Award. In 2009, he was inducted into the prestigious Design Institute of Australia Hall of Fame.