Callan Rowe

Design Researcher


Callan has a background in strategy and design. Before moving to Burnet he worked in a BCorp design agency delivering digital innovation projects and facilitating co-design and design research. There he delivered many award winning digital and service products including You, Me and Money, a Gold winner of the Good Design awards (among others).

A common thread in Callan’s work is how the design process helps foster meaningful relationships. To explore this further Callan has undertaken a PhD by practice where he will look to generate new tools and methods to bring building social connection to the forefront of youth co-design projects.


  • Jul 2017 - Jan 2022 Innovation Lead, Today (formerly Thick)
  • Jul 2016 - Jul 2017 Research and Development Design Lead, AKQA
  • Dec 2012 - Jul 2016 Senior Experience Designer, Creative DT
  • Jul 2011 - Dec 2012 Freelance Designer


You, Me and Money project - Pinnacle in Design For Good and Distinction in Best In Show at the 2021 AGDA Design Awards - Gold in Web Design and Development, Gold in 
Apps and Software, and Winner in Social Impact at the 2021 Good Design Awards - Gold in Human & Civil Rights at the Inaugural 2021 Anthem Awards - Gold in the Systems—Social Design category at the 2021 Melbourne Design Awards - Silver in the Service–Community category at the 2021 GOV Design Awards — DrivenxDesign - Silver at the W3 Awards

My Gov project - Gold at the 2019 Good Design Awards in the Digital Design and Development category, - Merit in the 2019 AGDA Design Awards Digital category.

Projects (1)

Current (1)

  • VOICE - Victorian Online Initiative for Community Engagement

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