Opinion by Richard Baird.
The National Institute of Dramatic Art is a national education and training organisation for the performing arts in Australia, and is responsible for developing the talents of some of the country’s biggest stars. With the continued democratisation of performance through digital platforms such as Youtube, and concerns that this had the potential to undermine NIDA’s conservatoire approach, NIDA pursues a technical mastery as a way to preserve a high standard of education.
NIDA looked to design studio Maud to help redesign its visual identity system in a way that help a world-renowned organisation maintain its international presence, prominence and authority within an increasingly accessible field, and broaden its appeal beyond the dramatic arts to include performance skills across a wide range of industries. The project included logotype, signage, prospectus, business cards, brand guidelines and brochure.