Sean Bate is a multidisciplinary designer hatching ideas from his Day-Spot Studios, Melbourne. He has both professional experience as a freelance and in-house designer with knowledge across commercial and community spaces. A research based artist driven by curiosity and collaboration, his sharp eye and willingness to dig deep for referential fodder is all part of his culturally astute approach.
Sean specialises in graphic design with cultivated expertise in brand identity and art direction. He is well equipped to produce logos, signage, packaging and editorial design. A welcoming collaborative approach ensures his client’s vision is successfully carried out with nuance and understanding.
His roots in skateboarding and graffiti culture act as the foundational bedrock to his outlook, an influence that continues to subtly inform his work. Sean’s foray into professional design was an organic evolution. His innovative aesthetic would first emerge on DIY flyers for his friend’s club nights across his native Brisbane. So popular was his work, it quickly found a cult following with demand across the country and further abroad. Many infamous nights have been accompanied by Bate’s visual lens. He has been a regular compliment to respected parties like A Love Supreme, Crown Ruler and more, creating iconic posters for artists such as Nightmares on Wax, Kamaal Williams, Theo Parrish, Mac Demarco, Floating Points and Sister Nancy.
Sean’s work today covers a multi-purpose range of creative projects and product design. From restaurant branding to clothing apparel, skateboard decks to music cover art, Sean holds a wide skill-set and professional know-how to deliver quality graphic design outcomes with originality and consistency. He has been sought after by a diverse spread of creative outlets and brands alike. Clients include Billabong, Ironlak, Deus, Von Zipper, Worldwide FM, Mr Bongo, Future Classic, Critical Slide Society, Copson London, Wayward Wheels, Bistro 916, Planet Trip and more. The humble talent garnered further validation of his compelling style with a 2019 feature in cult design publication It’s Nice That, a sign off on his position as a globally respected visual artist and graphic designer.