Mallie designs - Our aim is to inspire & empower through art & design


Since creating Mallie Designs, national award winning artist Luke Mallie, has gone from strength to strength and has earned the reputation as one of Australia's best Indigenous designers for his amazing artwork. As a fully Indigenous owned and operated design studio based in Brisbane, Queensland, Mallie Designs produces original paintings, logos and branding, Reconciliation Action Plan designs, promotional poster designs and much more. Mallie Designs has created partnerships with companies such as: BHP, NITV, QBE, Wesley Mission QLD, ACEM, DEERW, Indigenous Business Australia, QLD Health, NSW Health and the ARL, CQU, JCU, BIS Industries, and Rio Tinto.

Luke Mallie is of both Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent with ties to the Kuku Yalanji Nation in the Daintree/Mossman area north of Cairns, North Queensland, and from Kubin Village on Moa Island in the Torres Strait Islands. Luke is the youngest of seven children and has always been encouraged to draw by his family since he was a young child. He grew up in Brisbane for much of his life but after completing a BA of Visual Art (majoring in painting) at the Queensland College of Art he moved to Mackay where he worked as a graphic designer, web developer, and TAFE lecturer, He also studied a BA of Multimedia Studies at Central Queensland University to build upon his digital program skills. 

Luke's artistic styles are very contemporary and diverse, ranging from original paintings, graphic designs, illustrations, caricatures and more. Luke’s main inspirations for his artworks are from his rich traditional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture, his family and his tropical surroundings, which influences the rich colours that he uses. His art is also influenced by popular culture and modern designed architecture, fashion and advertising. Luke’s drive stems from knowing his artwork can inspire and empower others to create something amazing in their own lives and perform to their own full potential.

Feel free to contact Luke to discuss your exciting art and design ideas.

Luke Mallie working on a commissioned art piece.