Creative Industries Innovation Centre

Strategy and design to support the work of the $20m Creative Industries Innovation Centre (CIIC), part of the Federal Government's Enterprise Connect program.

Project Details

Sarah and Michael from Esem Projects both played key roles in the establishment and rollout of the $20m Creative Industries Innovation Centre (CIIC), a national centre established under the Federal Department of Industry, Innovation, Science and Research (DIISR) Enterprise Connect SME support program.

Period: 2008-2013


Michael Killalea: Art Direction and Graphic Design Services

Dr. Sarah Barns: Manager, Strategic Programs

What we worked on

Over a five year period ESEM Projects helped this start-up government agency to deliver its message to Australia's creative firms through creative and professional design, photography and branding solutions.

Sarah led the creation of the CIIC website,, a national digital resource to support creative businesses across Australia, while also establishing the program's industry research framework.

After Sarah's departure, Michael continued to support the CIIC through branding, design and portfolio design services.

Both Sarah and Michael also collaborated on the creation of a series of portraits of diverse studios and workspaces across Sydney.

Design & Infographics for the Industry Research Reports of the CIIC
Design for the CIIC Industry Research publications
Signature Prints: Creative Studios Portraits produced by Esem Projects
Killanoodle Creative Studio portraits. Produced by Esem Projects

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