Sean Hogan established the design studio Trampoline in 1995. Driven by continuous experimentation with image making and typography, Sean has developed a
commercial practice that blurs the processes and visual language of art and design.
From this foundation, Sean has built a client base including universities, research
labs and design studios, predominately in the fields of architecture and landscape architecture. His commercial work spans branding, identity, art direction, typography, book and publication design, poster art and large-scale graphic installations.
In 1997 Sean was seconded by Lab Architecture Studio to the Federation Square
project design team, where he worked with UK based, internationally renowned
designer John Warwicker from Tomato.
Sean was responsible for establishing the design of the Federation Square identity and the development of the signage for the site which included the design of the ‘F in the square’ logoform, the NGV Australia typeface and signage, the ACMI typeface and signage and the perforated pattern of the Crossbar. Sean also worked closely with Australian artist and academic, Paul Carter, on his site-specific art piece Nearamnew, developing the typeface that was blasted into the Kimberley sandstone used in the plaza.
In 2002 Sean was invited to the Netherlands to work with renowned landscape architects Karres en Brands to design their corporate identity and establish their in-house communications. In 2004 his artwork was featured on Duran Duran’s Astronaut album.
Since 2011, Sean has been responsible for the re-design and art direction of RMIT’s Kerb Journal of Landscape Architecture. The first re-designed issue was selected by Archizine for their world touring exhibition celebrating the best independent publications that provide an alternative to the established architectural press. In 2014 Sean won the Create Awards Print Commercial award for the publication ‘Noise in My Head: Voices from the Australian Underground’ and also the AILA Presidential Award for the publication ‘Taylor Cullity Lethlean: Making Sense of Landscape’.
Sean’s art practice explores visual language, codes, grids, mark making, repetition, colour theory, geometries and semiotics, with most of his work residing in private collections. Sean has exhibited his artworks in two solo exhibitions and numerous
group exhibitions and has been published in both art and design magazines.
Sean has been a guest speaker at leading universities and institutions throughout Victoria including RMIT University, Swinburne University, Victorian College of the Arts (VCA), The National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), the Australian Graphic Design Association (AGDA) and the Royal Australian Institute of Architects (RAIA).