Eva and Marc Besen International Research Chair in Design
Monash University

Mark Armstrong is a Practice Professor in Design, a Fellow of the Design Institute of Australia and an inductee into the Design Hall of Fame. In 2019, Mark was honoured with Good Design Australia’s Australian Design Prize in recognition for his contribution to the Australian design profession.

Mark is recognised as one of Australia’s foremost designers. He applies a collaborative multi-disciplinary process of studio-based research to achieve design excellence and innovation. As well as an Adjunct Professor at Monash University, he was Founder and Director of Blue Sky, one of Australia’s leading design consultancies. Mark has steered Blue Sky to meet new challenges in the Australian design landscape with projects including the Sydney 2000 Olympic Torch and the Qantas Check-ins. His clients include Cochlear, ResMed, Breville, Coles, Electrolux, Commonwealth Bank, Philips, Caroma, Victa, United Nations, Olympus and SOCOG.

In 2012 Mark was appointed the Monash University Eva and Marc Besen International Research Chair in Design, in this role he co-lead the Health Collab, a design research team with focus on designed interventions to change outcomes in hospitals for patients and clinicians.

Mark is an advocate for Circular design principles and is a design advisor and mentor with focus on Human Centred Design methodologies.