Russell Kerr is an activist, artworker and educator based in Melbourne. He has a Masters degree in Public Advocacy and Action from Victorian University and a BA (Hon) in Graphic Design from the University of Ballarat. Russell’s primary research interests as a PHD candidate are in the areas of grassroots visual communication, social responsibility in graphic design and the relationship between social change and graphic design.

Since 2006 he has been the Program Director at ‘The Works’, RMIT University’s design consultancy. Russell has extensive experience in the design industry. A 1994 SuniTAFE graduate, he spent three years working at one of Australia’s premier design studios, Inkahoots, before moving on to set up his own studio, Transfer Press. He works with grassroots community organisations, creating street based art and screen printed posters with political content.