Studio XIV


+ the story behind studioxiv


the background

Studio XIV (Fourteen) is the brainchild of me, Joel Chris. Born and raised in the city of Melbourne, I have been in the design field for over nine years. Alongside my freelance work, I have been employed by two major sporting bodies, the Australian Football League (AFL) and Racing Victoria, whilst still holding onto my childhood dream of being a basketball star. 

What does Fourteen represent?
It began from a young age with butchers paper and some paint which turned into family stick figure portraits. No one but me could understand what those brushstrokes meant, I knew I could not get enough of it, and from there my love for art and design grew. My mum, Mary, also loved art and was my biggest influence growing up. Always my biggest fan; she guided me through the start of my design journey. I believe all artists are born with the skill, it just needs to be explored.

With Fourteen I continue exploring. Fourteen was my mother’s number, now this represents me as a designer. It represents how grateful I am for her direction, and how she inspired me every day, and continues to do so. 

I specialise in anything design - print or digital, and have a passion for photography. I pride myself on designing inventive, multifaceted solutions for a broad spectrum of clients, on a range of platforms - so let me help you! 

From logos to websites, branding and beyond, if you have a project or an idea you would like to discuss, we would love to hear from you. Contact me today to bring your ideas to life.




people saying nice things about us

IRS International played with the idea of updating our logo. Once we saw Studio XIV’s designs, we loved them and decided to use their suggested modern logo design. Highly recommended!
— Daniel Allen, IRS International
Extremely professional and delivered exactly as was asked, couldn’t be happier with the designs for Pachamama Organics.
— Marko Petrovic, Pachamama Organics
Gold Coast SUNS needed some urgent graphic design work done for the AFL Draft and within hours of contacting Studio XIV, we had three quality concepts in my inbox ready to be reviewed. As a club we came away with some brilliant artwork that our fans loved.
— Kieron Turner, Gold Coast Suns Football Club