Robert Di Renzo

In 2014, I’ll enter my 23rd year in the publishing industry and my 14th year as principal of Aria Design. My earlier years in the industry were as an employee and later contractor doing editing, proofreading and layout work. I worked in the design and communications studios of the Victorian Department of Human Services, the University of Melbourne and Deakin University.

By the time I started Aria Design in 2000, over half my work was website design and maintenance, and my clients included the Department of Human Services, the National Public Health Partnership and the University of Melbourne.

Since the mid-2000s I’ve moved back towards document layout, with some editing and the occasional website job. The layout work I do is mostly in InDesign, but in recent years I’ve also moved into producing Microsoft Word templates and layouts that are suitable for print and web publishing.

Over the last two years, I’ve continued to work in document layout, but with a particular focus on the production of accessible documents for online publishing, and creating workflow solutions to assist clients in this area. As a result of this work, I’ve recently begun posting articles about accessible publishing on this website, which I hope may be helpful to current and future clients as well as other designers.

My clients include:

  • ARRB Group (publisher of engineering manuals and journals) (since 1996)
  • Aspire Learning Resources (since 2000)
  • Consumer Affairs Victoria (since 2012)
  • University of Melbourne (since 1998)
  • Victorian Department of Health (since 2010 – previously part of Department of Human Services)
  • Victorian Department of Human Services (since 1993)
  • Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation (since 2010 – then the Office of Gaming and Racing)
  • Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (since 2012).

My past clients include:

  • Deakin University
  • Department of Health (Canberra) – through several Victorian-based secretariats
  • National Public Health Partnership
  • University of Sydney
  • Victorian Commission for Gambling Regulation.

Aria Design is based in Ocean Grove, near Geelong, Victoria. Most of my clients are in Melbourne, Victoria. Generally, the work I do does not require face-to-face meetings, so I am available to work with clients throughout Australia. Some of my past clients have been in Sydney, NSW and Canberra, ACT.