io design company is a graphic design studio based in Melbourne, Australia. Working closely with our creatively minded clients, we craft considered and meaningful design.

We Do
— Branding & identity
— Illustration
— Custom typography
— Web design
— Consulting & art direction

io design company is...

Simon Bent

With the past 17 years of his life dedicated to honing his craft of graphic design, Simon Bent’s new practice extends on the experimental and considered approach of Volume2a, and his minimalist illustration style and strong branding skills.

Gillian Bent

Business manager and communications. To the point.

Scully Bent

A Cairn Terrier that does little to assist and much to hinder. Currently holding the position of intern.


Restaurant & Bar
Design Awards 2016
— Shortlisted for identity category

AGDA Awards 2016 Finalists
— Brand Expression
— Catalogues & Brochures
— Typefaces
— Self promotion

Eat Drink Design Awards 2016
— Shortlisted & Highly commended for identity category

AGDA Awards 2014
— Finalist for identity category Create Awards 2012
— Winner Branding / Identity
— Winner Project of the year


• It's Nice That
— Studio io designs futuristic, Blackletter typeface Optimum Compress
— Simon Bent is painting Melbourne multi-coloured with his vibrant design 

— Who Says a Font Has to be Legible?
— Meet Pyxis, a Charming, Oddball Font With Its Letters All Askew 

• The Design Kids
— Interview

• Exhibitions
— Platform 2.0 — The Substation
— Open Collab Workshop
— 26 FYI
— Synesthesia — Melbourne Music Week 2014
— No Fly Posters — Round 2

How to contact us?
If you are interested in talking to us about a new project, please send us an email info(at)studio-io.com

For more general enquiries or
just to say hello hello(at)studio-io.com

Social Media

— Facebook
— Instagram
— Twitter
— Tumblr

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Metis Digtial Type Foundry.

io is also responisble for the Digital Type Foundry called Metis. A foundry that looks to generate visually distinct typefaces.

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