Over a rewarding 20+ year commercial career in Design, Clint’s focus was on typography in all its forms. He went on to manage his own type & design business for over 10 years.
For the past 10 years as Head of School at Design College Australia, Clint has directed DCA in continuing to be Queensland’s leading educational facility of Graphic Design and Photography.
Clint’s prized collection of woodtype, 300+ cabinets of lead type, 20+ historic printing presses, 10 linotypes & 4 working Ludlow casters is eclectically housed in an old abattoir in Brisbane, Australia.
Clint has big plans to establish a national typographic archive where other connoisseurs of the craft can spend hours, even days, in pursuit of the perfectly imperfect typographic print.
After running his own agency, Clint now finds himself back in his old neighbourhood in the Valley at the helm of Design College Australia. This may not be an unusual path for an experienced designer to take but not many can also boast founding a museum.
At DCA he works tirelessly to share his passion, knowledge and skill with the emerging generation of designers, photographers and letterpress enthusiasts. Clint can be found lecturing in any the school’s disciplines from teaching a photography class studio lighting to explaining the challenges of packaging to graphics students and sharing keyboard short cuts in Adobe Illustrator.
Always a lover of typography, it was while visiting the Hamilton Wood Type Museum in the United States that Clint’s passion was taken to new heights with letterpress. He was inspired to arm himself with as much knowledge as he could about Australasian typographic and print history. He began filling a spare classroom of his college with presses, font collections, type drawers, rare books and type specimens. The Bacon Factory was born.
This dreamer is not stopping with one school and one museum. Motions are in place to establish a number of working letterpress studios across Australia and New Zealand. The future of letterpress in this corner of the world seems to be in safe hands.