Carly Vickers is a multidisciplinary designer and Associate Lecturer at UNSW Art & Design. Her work engages with the application of design theory to other fields as a translatable and adaptable model of thinking and a method for communicating in accessible, engaging and innovative ways. Carly’s current research is practice-based and explores gesture as a visual communication device in the live performance of Western classical music. She holds a Bachelor of Music Studies (Performance) from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music (USYD), a Bachelor of Design (First Class Honours) from UNSW and is currently completing a PhD in Design at UNSW. Carly has also worked as a practicing designer/maker and was a founding Director and Designer at The Fortynine Studio, a collaborative design studio based in Sydney which exhibited nationally and internationally.