Paul Garbett is the co-founder and Creative Director of Naughtyfish, an independent Sydney-based graphic design studio. Their activities cover the gamut of contemporary branding and communication design, and occasionally veer into products, textiles and art.
Paul was born in South Africa and moved to Australia in 1998. His interest in graphic design began when he discovered his grandfather’s stamp collection as a child, and was further kindled through an interest in BMX graphics and later in album covers. He began studying graphic design in high school, at the Johannesburg National School of the Arts, and completed his tertiary education at the University of Johannesburg graduating at the top of his class.
Paul believes that the design process should be fun, and was delighted when his work was recently described as ‘playful and thoughtful’, a description which he feel sums up his approach to design.
Paul’s work has been exhibited, awarded and published nationally and internationally.