Posted 10 June 2021

Get a Pep Talk from graphic designer, Elliot Ulm

This June, get ready for another unmissable hour of advice and inspiration, as the “funniest graphic designer ever”, Elliot Ulm, joins us for this month’s Pep Talk. Tune in on Wednesday 16th June at 1pm on Instagram Live, as we talk working in design, using humour and building a community online.

Meet the Guest


About Elliot Ulm
Elliot Ulm is a self-taught, Sydney-based graphic designer and self-titled ‘cool guy’. His often brutally honest and relatable observations of creative life have attracted a cult following on Instagram under the handle @elliotisacoolguy – with meme-like statements commenting on everything from creative burnout to computer overheating.

Fuelling an early interest in Photoshop, Elliot took to YouTube while still at school, watching online tutorials to pick up some essential design fundamentals. It eventually led to his first client experiences, designing logos and working on branding projects.

After realising that design school wasn‘t for him, Elliot dropped out of university after a year, set up his Instagram page in 2019, and has been working – and documenting his experiences – as a freelancer ever since. At the moment, he is learning 3D design, working on his Casetify phone case range and, in true Elliot Ulm fashion, making self-deprecating art about both those things.

Elliot will be ready to answer your questions about starting out in the design industry, and how blending honesty and humour have helped him build a community online.

See more from Elliot on his Instagram and Patreon.

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Meet the Host

About Steph Fung
A 2019 graduate of LCC’s BA in graphic and media design, doing a year in industry while at university lead to Steph’s lucky break. After working with the likes of The Face magazine, Studio Moross and The Mill, Steph built up a strong network before landing her current role as a motion designer at Selfridges.

Ever since, Steph’s career has continued to go from strength-to-strength. From building an impressive online presence to creating work for Vogue Singapore. Recently she was also selected for Kickers’ class of 50 creatives that they believe will help shape their respective industries over the next 50 years.

See more from Steph via her website, on Instagram and TikTok.

Get Involved

Send us your questions!
We’d love for you to join us on June 16th, and we also welcome your questions for Elliot.

Join the conversation
You can send your questions via Eventbrite when you sign up. Register using the button below, give us a follow on Instagram – and we’ll see you there!

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