We are the experts in brand strategy and brand creation. We can roll out a complex branding program with confidence. We’re proud of our team and have a great mix of strategic, creative and admin people. We’re all highly qualified and have years of experience between us. We work with a broad range of companies both here and overseas. We manage some of Australia’s most respected brands, connecting them with their audience and delivering tangible business results.

Connection framework

MDM uses our proprietary Connection Framework methodology to connect our clients with their audience.

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Successful brands are built by creating a connected customer experience. We shape perceptions at every touchpoint, whether it’s a company brochure, product packaging or vehicle livery. We do this because customers are looking for an authentic reason to connect with your brand and your business.

On average, our clients have been with us for over 15 years. In business terms this is unique. We put this success down to a few, yet simple factors – trusting relationships, best practice methodologies, innovative problem solving and a pursuit of creative excellence. We connect with our clients.

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Our Office

Our custom designed office is located in the heart of Melbourne, Australia. Flinders Lane is a hive of activity and a hub for some of the best creatives, galleries, restaurants and cafes. We are on the doorstep of Melbourne’s corporate centre. We service clients world-wide from this office.


  • Brand research
    Brand strategy
    Brand identity
    Marketing collateral
    Signage & environments
    Digital & interactive media
    Social media


  • Project management
    Strategy development
    Workshop facilitation
    Concept development
    Graphic design
    Packaging prototypes
    Copywriting & editing
    Intellectual property protection
    Proof reading
    Artwork preparation
    Print management
    Signage manufacture liaison
    Direct mail management
    Online management


Livio De Marchi Chief Executive Officer

Livio has built an impressive reputation as a creative strategist and business leader. Livio founded MDM Design in 1991 and is responsible for leading the development and growth of the company. He specialises in design and communication strategy and is the company’s joint Creative Director. Livio has lectured part-time, been a guest speaker for industry events and a judge for design and communication awards. Livio’s business acumen and creative drive gives him the ability to achieve outstanding results in all aspects of business.

John Manos Managing Director

John is a highly respected branding expert and business savvy leader. John founded MDM Design in 1991 and is responsible for managing the daily operations of the company. He specialises in design and communication strategy and is the company’s joint Creative Director. John has been a regular contributor of articles to various publications, a guest speaker for industry events and an honorary Dress Circle Patron of the Melbourne Fashion Festival. John has passion for all things aesthetic and strives to achieve excellence in everything he does.