WHO WE ARE
Meet our staff...
Since his days as a graffiti artist Carlos has always been interested in drawing and design. After one year of studying primary school teaching, he moved to New York to look into studying design there, but returned after a year to complete Melbourne's prestigious Brighton Bay Art, Design & Photography Program. He then went on to complete a degree in Graphic Design at Swinburne University.
Carlos has worked in several different jobs in many industries, which has given him a deep understanding of various types of businesses. After university Carlos spent 3 years running a firm in partnership with a friend.
In 2002 he started studio equator so he could have the creative freedom to work in different disciplines and do something meaningful and personally rewarding.
Carlos moved here from El Salvador as a child. He loves live music and playing with his son Levi, and always brightens the studio with his infectious laugh.
Jacinta grew up on a farm in North East Victoria, but now works as our Office Manager.
After studying arts and information management & systems she worked in finance and administration before spending 3 years in Thailand volunteering in events management, fundraising and several philanthropic ventures including teaching disabled children to horse ride, working with orphans and providing food and clothing to the poor.
Jacinta returned to Australia in May 2009 and has been with Studio Equator since then.
She loves socialising, riding her bike to work and life in general.
She also loves it when clients pay on time.
Benjamin is our very own Frenchman. He grew up and studied in France where he completed a diploma of art & design, majoring in product and interior design. After graduating in 2006, he worked as a product designer, designing a large variety of products ranging from bottles to tombstones.
In 2007 Benjamin moved to Australia where he worked for a large event company designing exhibition stands before accepting his current position at studio equator in August 2008. His favourite part of work at equator is the opportunity to develop new concepts.
Ben loves like a Frenchman, but eats like an Italian and drinks like an Aussie. He is a keen squash and badminton player, and loves cheese and pasta. Just as many women have a separate stomach for deserts, Ben has a separate stomach for cheesy pasta!
Born a country girl, Theresa moved to the city to become an Interior architect. She graduated with honours from Monash Caulfield and worked for Design Inc for two years before taking some time off to travel to Thailand, Greek Islands, Turkey and Singapore.
Theresa joined the studio equator team in December 2009, and loves finding unexpected inspiration in her work. She also keeps the equator team updated with the kind of interesting events, exhibitions, and competitions that we love to participate in. Theresa is sometimes known as Natasha, because we think she looks like a Russian spy.
Though born in Sydney, Luke's family moved to Gippsland when he was a year old, and to Warragul when he was 10. After high school, Luke moved to St. Kilda, Melbourne to complete a Bachelor of Communication Design at Swinburne University. Two weeks of work experience with studio equator after finishing his degree in 2010 led to further work, and Luke has now joined the team in a full time position.
Luke has a Triumph Daytona 675, and loves motorcycling and skateboarding in his spare time. He is also interested in lighting design, and would like to one day have his own lighting design studio.
Dubbo was born in ShanXi province in China and lived there until 2002 when he moved to JiangSu province to attend China University of Mining & Technology (CUMT) where he studied Computer Science & Technology. The course involved a student exchange program with two years study in JiangSu, and a final two years at Swinburne University in Melbourne. After graduating from this course, Dubbo then also completed a Masters in I.T.
In 2008 Dubbo returned to China and worked in Shanghai programming and developing PHP web games, while his high school sweetheart completed her Masters degree in China. They were married in 2009, and in 2010 both moved to Australia, where Dubbo started work at studio equator as a PHP developer.
Dubbo loves the creativity programming allows him. He also likes database design and getting creative with flash animation.
Born in Jakarta, Indonesia, Angie always loved drawing and comics, but it was not until she moved to Australia in 1998 that she grasped what graphic design and visual communication was. After winning several awards for her work in visual communication in high school, Angie knew she wanted to be a designer and completed a bachelor of multimedia design at Swinburne University, however she remained more interested in illustration and printed media than multimedia.
Angie also studied Japanese throughout high school and university, and afterwards spent nine months living in Japan to further these language skills. Upon her return, she worked as a freelance designer for an Indonesian magazine before joining the studio equator team in October 2007.
Before starting work at equator, Angeline was very shy and scared to speak to Australians because she was unsure of her English, but she is now much more confident and loves working on her English vocabulary and learning Australian slang. She still loves illustrating, and has the studio in stitches every day with her quirky humour.
CARMEL DI SEVO
Carmel completed a degree in criminology, but had a passion for events and advertising. She worked in advertising and events management for several years and also completed an advertising degree.
In 2002, Carm helped start studio equator in partnership with Carlos. She is currently on maternity leave looking after little Levi with another one on the way, but still finds time to help from home.
Carm likes print management and client relations. She also loves dancing and her mum's traditional Italian cooking.
MIMCO HORSE HEAD SCULPTURES
OCTOBER 15TH, 2012
COOL CARM COLLECTED
NOVEMBER 25TH, 2011
OCTOBER 10TH, 2012
NATASHA 'SENDING OUT A MESSAGE' EP
NOVEMBER 9TH, 2011