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Matt HermitageCreative Director & Founder
Despite his boyish good looks, Matt has more than 20 years’ experience in the design and branding industry. A veteran of several design agencies over the years, which exposed him to some of the world’s foremost brands, Matt branched out on his own in 2012, establishing thirdegreeº as a boutique branding agency.

Placing a high importance on customer satisfaction and ethical business practices, Matt is driven to help every brand realise its potential and can be relied on to advise businesses of all sizes on the best course of action to help them achieve their brand ambitions.

When he’s not toiling away on thirdegreeº projects, Matt is a man of many talents: lead singer and guitarist in heavy rock outfit ‘Barside’; qualified stonemason; sub committee member of the Australian Graphic Design Association in 2015; motorbike rider; arm-wrestler; father; dog-owner; bon vivant. He can grow a full hipster beard in just 8 days – this despite under no circumstances being a hipster.

In days of yore many might have hailed a man of such talents as a God. But not us. To his friends and to his clients, he’s just Matt.

Dianna KearneyArt Director
Having spent many years working as a designer on some of Australia’s leading print and digital publications, Dianna brings extensive industry knowledge, craft and an eye for detail to thirdegreeº.

Although she hearts print publication above all things, Dianna has also produced digital magazines for the iPad and app versions of many well-known titles giving her terrific insight on how to bring projects alive across multiple platforms.

As well as rocking the Sydney creative scene, Dianna gained design experience in London and Edinburgh during her globe-trotting days – a far cry from the small country town in central NSW where she grew up.

Away from work Dianna is a keen yogi, she rivals John Daly in distance off the tee on the golf course and can often be found in a quiet corner with her nose in a good book. An avid gardener, green-thumbed Dianna regularly spends her free time lending a hand at a volunteer garden and nursery, where she finds yet another creative outlet in producing eye-catching displays around the nursery.