an online conversation
about design management


dmzine survey

The dmzine survey is the only annual survey that tracks the Australian graphic design industry.

The 2014-15 survey will be the fifth year of the survey and we can now show trends.

The survey results are only available to studios who participate.

The survey covers:

  • Length of time in business
  • Studio location
  • Number of employees
  • Overseas sourcing of artwork
  • Design services offered
  • Increase/decrease in print design revenue
  • Increase/decrease in digital design revenue
  • Projected increase/decrease in print design revenue
  • Projected increase/decrease in digital design revenue
  • Increase/decrease in client request for digital design
  • Salaries for all staff
  • Job estimating
  • Studio management systems
  • Hourly rates
  • Staffing for design management, new business development, account service
  • Hours worked by owner and designers
  • Revenue
  • Staff increase/decrease
  • Freelance staff usage
  • Studio expansion plans
  • Ranking of expertise related to studio management
  • Professional development

The survey takes approximately 20 minutes to complete and is anonymous.

Complete the solo studio owner survey.

Complete the survey for studios with 2 or more staff.