Combined Media

About Combined Media

Combined Media Services began in 1995 as a design business offering desktop design services. The business expanded to offer digital design and production services specailisng in small business and not-for-profit organisations


Michael Whitehead - Creative Manager & Digital Artist

Michael specialises in the provision of feature illustrations to demonstrate ideas, topics and concepts that are difficult to photograph.

Michael 's employment history includes Graphics Manager at The Sunday Age and Editorial Artist at The Age newspaper in Melbourne. Michael won two Melbourne Quill awards and a Walkley Award for his contribution to the 2000 Sydney Olympics graphics for Fairfax.

He has designed book covers, logos, CDs, magazines and web interfaces.

Michael is an expert user of Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign. He completed Post-graduate studies in Victorian College of the Arts in 2012.

Illustrations, Diagrams, Information graphics, Cartoons, Design and Layout.
A comprehensive illustration folio is available at


The Combined Media Logo

The owl with a pencil first appeared as Michael's Whitehead's personal logo, and was adopted by Combined Media when it became a company in 2000. Michael has drawn a number of owls for publication, such as Nightowl below.