Anthony Franze` graduated from the University of South Australia in 2009, with first class honours in Industrial Design. During his university career Anthony was awarded the Consultancy award for most outstanding Industrial Design Graduate, he was also a recipient of the Chancellors’ letter of Commendation, Chancellors‘ Merit list, Deans’ merit list and inducted into the Golden Key International Honour Society. He also achieved success through competition wins for Iken Commercial Interiors and Hills Industries.


Upon graduating Anthony began his design career with Milford Industries, for the next five years at Australia’s Leading OEM Vehicle Load Restraint and after-market vehicle accessory manufacturer, Anthony designed and helped develop numerous automotive products, such as the Milford CabGard, Milford MXV-70 Cargo barriers, towbars, lightbars, cargo nets, dividers, roof racks and numerous other products.


During this period Anthony also began a successful freelance design consultancy, working with clients such as the Australian National Drag Racing Association (ANDRA). Anthony was commissioned to produce a series of drag racing themed artworks for the corporate head offices of ANDRA, situated on Greenhill Road, Glen Osmond, South Australia. Through this commission Anthony was approached by high profile motor racers to produce personal artworks for their own collections. Through his freelance work Anthony has designed products for healthcare, sports, home climate control and the electronics industry. In conjunction to this he has developed corporate identity packages , website design and offers patent drafting services.


Anthony is a firm believer in professional development and is constantly seeking new challenges, since 2009, Anthony has competed in global automotive design competitions, in particular; Local Motors, Peterbilt, Shell, Darpa, IMTS , Btwin, Domino’s, DP Customs and BMW. In 2012, Anthony was the proud winner of the BMW Urban Driving Experience Challenge, amongst a multitude of international competitors. In addition to prize money, Anthony was flown to Munich, Germany in 2013 to attend the BMW Supplier Innovation awards night, were he spoke in front of the pillars of the automotive industry about his ‘Reward Me’ concept.


From 2014-2015 Anthony lectured Industrial Design at the University of South Australia  (UniSA) in the School of Art, Architecture and Design. During 2015-2016, Anthony worked for Adelaide design-based  consultancy firm Icarus Industrial Design. Since July 2016, Anthony has been working at EGR Automotive in Brisbane.

Anthony invites opportunities to design products for market ; and enjoys collaborating with peers, colleagues and all of those interested in art and design.

2014- Products to Market for Milford Industries and Freelance Clients.


2013- First Place Global Competition, BMW Urban Driving Experience Challenge, prize of meeting Dr Christoph Grote in Munich Germany April 2013


2012- Fourth Place U.S. Truck Manufacturer Peterbilt RIG2 ICON, Global Competition


2012- Third Place GrabCad, Konica Minolta iPhone dock for Toyota Prius


2012- Runner Up- U.S. Manufacturer, Local Motors & Shell Oil, Game Changer Competition


2011- Completed a series of eight commissioned artworks, for the corporate offices of the Australian National Drag Racing Association (ANDRA).


2011- Winner of U.S. Manufacturer, Local Motors, Engineering Design Blitz, Door Sill Kick Plate for Rally Fighter Production vehicle. "Franze" inscribed on  every kick plate part in production..


2009- Automotive Designs featured in Top Gear Australia Magazine (May 2009, p.31),


2008- University of South Australia Industrial Design Graduate Awards- Consultancy Award - Most Outstanding Industrial Design Graduate 2008


2008- Finalist Wheels Magazine Young Designer of the Year Award, HSV/Holden vehicle of the future Competition, (Wheels Nov.2008, p.108)


2008- Runner up – STRATCO Australia, Conceptual Design of a domestic building integrated electricity generating wind turbine


2007- Winner-Hills Industries Pty Ltd, Design for Usability Competition- for the design of an innovative home/laundry/shopping  trolley system


2007- Chancellor’s letter of Commendation Recipient (achieved top 5% rank in division of study)


2006- Winner- Iken Furniture Sydney: Design a Workstation of the Future Competition-  winner for a portable corporate hot desk solution


2006- Golden Key International Honour Society Executive Committee Member: roles inclusive of fund raising, volunteering, team work and leadership skills.


 Anthony Franze` offers the following services to individuals and companies;


- Niche product development from concept sketch to detailed engineering drawings ready for manufacture,


- Photo realistic product and concept visualisation,


- Lateral and critical design thinking skills,


- Design for Injection Molding, 3D printing, sheet metal development and more,


- Contract CAD Services, technical drawings and technical documentation,


- Mentoring and tutoring,


- Patent drafting services,


- Commissioned artworks,


- Logo design and corporate image.






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