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Get your fortnight sorted with some cool goings-on: less than two weeks until the next #TDKtuesdays event, keep an eye out on FB for deets (it’s gonna be another big night!). Pumphouse School of Design are holding their 2017 Grads exhibition on July 7 with work from Semester 1 students in Advanced Design Skills, Designing a Children’s Book, and Typeface Design programs. And Watt Space Gallery have a bunch of new exhibitions opening June 29 (like seriously, a bunch!). See you around town!

Good reads from TDK friends

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AGDA NSW

The Australian Graphic Design Association (AGDA) is the national organisation for professional graphic designers. It was founded in 1988 to facilitate the advancement of the graphic design profession in Australia.

Visit agda.com.au

The Design Conference

Six years ago, The Design Conference launched a live experience, tailored specifically for the creative community. What started as an inspirational conference for university students grew from a single day event, capped at 250 attendees on Australia’s Sunshine Coast, to a multi-day event w…
Visit gooddesignclub.com

The Lock Up

Located in one of Newcastle’s most significant heritage buildings, The Lock-Up is a multidisciplinary contemporary arts space and inner city hub for creative thinking and doing.

Visit thelockup.org.au

How to Flatlay | Colour grouping

Flatlay is all the rage in the creative, inspiring, colourful or monochromatic insta world, and looks like it’s here to stay. I believe that everyone can flatlay, because there is no right or wrong in the rules of flatlay styling. My flatlay reflects the two things that I love: stationery and…
Visit designisyay.com

Renew Newcastle

Renew Newcastle aims to find artists, cultural projects and community groups to use and maintain these buildings until they become commercially viable or are redeveloped. Renew Newcastle is not set up to manage long term uses, own properties or permanently develop sites but to generate activity in buildings until that future long term activity happens.

Visit renewnewcastle.org

Design Advice from Col McElwaine #IndustryTalks

The equally talented and humble Col McElwaine recently joined Shillington Brisbane’s part-time class to answer students burning questions on life in design. His advice was simple: “Do you, dog!”. Scenario: You’ve graduated from Shillington with a killer portfolio… no…
Visit shillingtoneducation.com

Planner Face-Off: MiGoals 2017 Diary vs Passion Planner

At the beginning of this year, my focus is to find a goal planner to help me achieve my 2017 goals. I like planners that are systematic and functional, and I prefer the layout to be simple and non-distracting. I came across two planners that caught my attention: MiGoals 2017 A5 hardcover Diary in mi…
Visit designisyay.com

Mezzanine

It was 1999 and Luke and Shane were two creative thinkers with a heart of gold, an aversion to apathy and a will to do good with what they’d been given. Fast forward 17 years, countless experiences, many remarkable people, and the addition of third owner, Nikki, in 2005, Mezzanine is now a purpose-driven brand and business consultancy with a commitment to having a positive impact on the world.

Visit mezzanine.co/blog/topic/design-thinking/feed/

The design apocalypse: how can we survive?

Alex Zabotto-Bentley of AZBcreative – the team behind Sydney’s Kittyhawk – shares with us the importance of ……
Visit desktopmag.com.au

9 Shillington Finalists for The Rookies 2017

9 Shillington students are 2017 finalists for The Rookies. Huge congratulations to Camila Rogelis, Eliz Underhill, Emily Kerr, Jacqui Daniel, Kirsten McColl, Laurie Boudreault, Lori Kaye, Maria Rodriguez and Ulrika Johnson. Take a look at their incredible submissions. Camila Rogelis View Camila…
Visit shillingtoneducation.com

ADR Review EP03

In this review, roundup...whatever... we spoke a bit about The Design Conference in Brisbane where we ran Q&A, our excitement that Damien Aistrope of Australian InFront is coming back to Australia, friends leaving (Mark Stott), some AGDA events in Australia, VIVID, UX Australia, Paper suppliers…
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Notely – Simple, sustainable stationery launches in Brisbane!

I know it’s been AGES since I’ve done some sprucing of the Design Montage site… and you might be wondering, what on earth is she doing over there! Well, now, the cat’s definitely out of the bag! I’d like to introduce you to a beautiful new sustainable stationery range,…
Visit designmontage.com.au

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