Come for the work. Stay for the company.

U-bahn is a full service design and communication studio bringing creative enjoyment to people and brands alike for more than 20 years. U-bahn is a full service design and communication studio bringing creative enjoyment to people and brands alike for more than 20 years.

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Founded by Adam Foran in 1999, we believe the most meaningful design solutions are born from both the journey to get there, as well as the destination. 

Our boutique structure makes this experience possible, providing our clients direct access to our specialist creative team, ensuring every idea, question and request is cared for. 

Think of your finished product as a luxury destination, and the process of getting there with us a first class experience. We make the space between A and B memorable in the best way.

With expertise spanning branding, motion graphics, publication design, illustration, and digital and extensive experience working across a range of sectors including: transport, health, finance, energy, education and infrastructure, has ensured our skills remain sharp but adaptable, to any brief and need.

Our longstanding partnerships with communication specialists and expert suppliers means whatever can’t be completed by us alone, can be achieved together.  

Almost every project we’ve delivered can be linked back to our first — a testament to our enduring relationships and ongoing commitment to making the journey as enjoyable as the destination.

Adam Foran

Adam Foran

Director + Founder

A tall leader with a tiny dachshund.

Adam founded U-bahn over 20 years ago hoping to create a space where beautiful design and enjoyable client experiences could coexist.

In the years since, he’s grown U-bahn into a full service creative studio with outstanding forward-thinking creatives, grounded in long-standing client relationships.

U-bahn’s journey-first belief has attracted a robust list of clientele from varying sectors including; Transport, Health, Finance, Energy, Education and Infrastructure.

As Director, Adam continues to ensure U-bahn’s creative and operational goals are realised, working closely with the studio’s creatives and clients to find the best possible solution, no matter the brief.

Van Pham

Van Pham

Studio Manager + Director Client Services

The heart of U-bahn.

We’ve considered changing our name to V-bahn — that’s how integral Van is.

In her 15+ years at U-bahn, Van has grown from designer to Studio Manager / Director of Client Services where she oversees the studio’s daily operations. When you are in Van’s hands, you have the collective strength of the entire studio at your fingertips, assembling the right people for the right task.

Van brings a unique perspective and context to every project through her wealth of corporate creative experience. Her calm demeanour, transparent communication-style and impeccable organisational skills ensure every project is maintained and cared for with ease.

Van’s unwavering commitment is ever-present with her clients. Her extensive experience managing complex, large scale and long-term projects such as; Yarra Valley Water’s reporting suites, Greater Melbourne Urban Water’s System Strategy and Australia Post’s organisational changes projects, have moulded Van into a uniquely capable service director, determined to deliver the best experience for every client.

Neisha Bond

Neisha Bond

Creative Director

An artist with an edge.

Since joining U-bahn as a graduate designer in 2015, Neisha has worked with some of Australia's largest and most influential organisations such as: The Victorian Government, Australia Post, Asahi, RACV, The Lost Dogs’ Home and the National Transport Commission.

With a distinctive eye and superb illustrative hand, Neisha brings an unparalleled level of detail and personality to her creative direction. Neisha’s natural warmth emanates through her work, consistently crafting designs that are both grounded, considered and inventive.

As Creative Director, Neisha sets U-bahn’s creative course, overseeing every project’s design approach alongside the studio’s overall creative direction. Her broad stylistic capability and end-to-end experience has helped shape U-bahn into the studio it is today.

Emma Chew

Emma Chew

Lead Creative / Video & Motion Specialist

Technically gifted.

With a background in corporate design and advanced skills in motion graphics and illustration, Emma is one of U-bahn’s most technically gifted designers, ensuring all projects are delivered with rigorous accuracy and consistency.

With 6 years of experience in corporate design, Emma has accumulated a breadth of design experience from reporting suites, campaigns and brand identities, to animations for some of Australia’s most notable organisations such as: V/Line, Yarra Valley Water, Telstra, RACV, Orica and Murdoch Children’s Research Institute.

Motion design is Emma’s happy place, cultivating every project with her unparalleled skills in script writing, storyboard development and technical build solutions. We recommend taking a trip to Emma’s happy place, we think you’ll like it.



Junior Dachshund / Lap Specialist

With short legs and big shoes to fill, Biscuit joins our team as our most recent addition. His fondness for lap time and shoelaces has filled an immeasurable void left by our dearest Pretzel's departure.



Senior Dachshund / Snack Specialist

18 October 2007 - 1 September 2021

He never complained, even when he had much to complain about.

He was always a fearless defender of the U-girls in the office, Pretzel you were my driving companion, my second longest co-worker, and just quietly, the best dog anyone could ever have.

We miss you. So very much.

Working in the Bahn

We built this office in 2009, in the former stables of a leather tannery from the turn of last century.

Our white board is yellow

We work in an open plan office. Though only 2 steps, we still refer to our meeting space as upstairs.

Experience is everything

Our Studio Manager and Director of Client Services has been a part of the team since 2006, Van is incredible.

We do fantastic long blacks

Though reduced in numbers now, our crockery was made as a client gift in 2004. Luckily we saved a few, come by and give them a go.

We also do a pretty good latté

Whilst not a prerequisite, barista skills seem to go hand in hand with outstanding creativity.

We like adventure

Let us show you a different point of view. Drop in for a chat anytime.

We mean business (cards)

Our cards double as coasters. Very beautiful coasters. At U-bahn the drinks are always on us.

We remember anniversaries

Each year we design our own wine label and matching tea towel to thank those who have made the year special.

We mix business with pleasure

We believe the journey is as important as the destination, for our clients and for ourselves.

Experience, enjoyable design

We are motivated by finding enjoyable ways of working. We know you need it yesterday, but that doesn’t mean the experience should be forgotten tomorrow.