AGDA Design Awards 2021
Jake Turnbull Announced as Craft Juror

Design Director and Founder / SDWM

Jake Turnbull is the Design Director and co-founder of SDWM. An independent design and advertising agency based in Melbourne, Australia.

His work with some of Australia’s leading brands has won numerous local and international awards, most notably; the 2020 Grand Clio for Social Good and Spikes Asia Grand Prix.

Co-founding the agency with the mission of championing design with world class creative thinking, the agency has attracted the likes of TAC, WorkSafe, Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation, Peters Ice Cream, Drumstick, Sydney Swans, Health Partners, La Trobe University, and TESLA. The agency also gives it time to pro bono clients including the Islamic Museum of Australia, Spinifex Gum Indigenous Girls Choir, the Pinnacle Foundation and in 2020 launched the self initiated magazine PEP, in response to the Melbourne Creative community during the pandemic.

He has given talks for Swinburne University and has run mentor programs for new and emerging designers.

Jake’s belief is that design thinking is integral to all commercial work, ensuring brands have unrivalled results, understanding and expression of their stories that results in positive social and commercial change.