Michal Teague

SCD Michal Teague
School: School of Communication & Design
Department: Design Studies
Position: Associate Lecturer
Location: RMIT Hanoi city
Email: michal.teague@rmit.edu.vn
Phone: (+84) 24 3201 2513

Michal Teague is an Associate Lecturer in Design Studies working to facilitate the recently launched Design Studies program at the Hanoi Campus. She was the Key Academic Contact in Hanoi for the recent "Vietnam Festival of Media and Design: Hanoi 2019."

For the past 10 years Teague has worked professionally as a transnational practitioner and educator in art, design and communication in the Middle East and Vietnam. Michal Teague holds a Master of Art in Public Space from RMIT University Melbourne. Prior to becoming an educator, she ran a graphic design agency in Sydney, Australia for over 10 years.

Teague’s areas of research interest and creative praxis are social design, creative and cultural industries, urban spaces and transnational design pedagogy.

  • Master of Arts (Art in Public Space) 2010 - RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia
  • Certificate IV Workplace Training and Assessment, 2010 -
    Victoria University 
  • Certificate IV Community Education, 2009 - The Australian Breastfeeding Association
  • Post Graduate Diploma Visual Arts, 2006 - Victorian College of the Arts, The University of Melbourne, Australia
  • Bachelor of Arts - Visual (Honours), 2005 - Southern Cross University, Australia


Visual Communication: Branding and Identity, Visual Narratives, Art Direction, Contextual Studies for Design, Elements & Principles of Design, Visual Vocabulary - Typography, Colour & Composition, Applied Practice Collaborative Project, Individual Project, Printmaking, Fundamentals of Drawing, Drawing & Model making for Design, and Production & Project Management for Media & Design.

Social design, urban ecology, creative and cultural industries, creative ecology, transnational design pedagogy and praxis-led research.

2013 - 2015 Project Coordinator Satellite Reef, NYU Abu Dhabi in conjunction with the Institute for Figuring 

  • 2020: Internal RMIT Research Grant, secondary researcher in team led by Dr Emma Duester for ‘Digitizing the creative industries in Hanoi: A Case Study on Matca Space for Photography and the Vietnamese Women’s Museum.’
  • 2009 -2011: Developed AURA a yearlong Community Arts Partnership Residency program using public artists to energise under-utilised facilities. Funded by Arts Victoria.

  • 2017 - Vantage Point Sharjah - selected exhibition
  • 2016 - Winner of Art Dubai ArtBus commission for 'Garden' 
  • 2013 - 'Ellipse' commission for 'The City is Your Canvas' on The Walk, Jumeirah Beach Residences, Dubai Culture and Arts Authority 
  • 2012 - 'Drift' commission for the ‘Outdoor Art Project' by Dubai Culture and Arts Authority.


Creative Industry Professional:

1995 - 2005 - Director, Teague Moore Design, Sydney Australia - Art Director, Copywriter and Director of a design firm. Overseeing designers, print management, client liaison, art direction of design and photographic shoots, planning marketing/advertising campaigns, writing copy and proofreading for government, corporate, retail and creative industry clients.

Public Art:

  • 2010 - artist team from RMIT University, Melbourne and the Sile City Council in Turkey to devise and install public artwork for a playground. 
  • 2009 - Curator and Lead Artist for Parking, a 10 day public art event, part of the Big West Festival, Melbourne.
  • 2009 - 2010 Member of the Brimbank Public Art and Acquisitions Committee (PAAC) Served as the artist representative on the committee involved in developing EOI guidelines and assessing and selecting artist project submissions for the Brimbank Council Public Art Program.

Artist Educator:

  • 2013 - 2016 - Devised and presented Camp Creative and Camp Cinema programs with Labor of Love.
  • 2011 - 2013 Sharjah Art Biennial, Abu Dhabi Music & Art Foundation, Jamjar - Art Dubai and Abu Dhabi Art


  • 2017 - 2019 - Graphic Design Lecturer, University of Greenwich, FPT Collaboration, Hanoi, Vietnam 
  • 2015 - 2016 Faculty Instructor, SAE Institute, Dubai, UAE 
  • 2012 - 2015 Adjunct Faculty Applied Communication Department, Higher Colleges of Technology, Abu Dhabi, UAE