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Get the low down on your fav Adelaide creatives, how they started out and if they’re hiring!
Nicole Black chats to us about how the move to focusing on her illustration when starting out pushed her to develop her style further, wanting to bridge the gap between art and illustration. Having studied both Graphic Design and Fine Art, Nicole enjoys combining the two worlds with her analogue and digital combinations.
We get down to business with AGDA Award winning Brand Keeper & Designer, Damian Hamilton from Cornershop. He shares some solid advice about problem solving, suggests not relying on the computer for solutions, plus tells us about his epic travel plans with the wife and kids - cute!
We got to chat to Illustrator / Animator - Chris Edser about appreciating past achievements while we are focusing on the next challenges and goals in life. Helping other creatives grow through collaboration, and being okay that white boyz can't jump!
TDK caught up with the talented Typographer and Hand Letterer Jessica Matthews. Inspired some incredible females in the field she talks about children's books, teaching workshops and generally getting involved in it all. And one of our favourite pieces of advice: "Your degree and portfolio might earn you an interview. Your attitude will earn you a career". So, so true!
Adelaide winner of 16 for 2016 Sean Kane (voted in by SouthSouthWest) has some stella work, and even better advice. Stop going to the internet for inspiration, get that contract sorted, and pick passion projects over free pitching. A solid read and some great book suggestions. Thanks Sean!
Yeah - we get to talk shot with another one of the talented young guns from our 15 Designers to Watch in 2015 list, Adelaide based designer and graduate Taylor Martin.We first found out about Taylor via #TDKpeepshow, where she uploaded and tagged her witty side-project ‘Colourful Language’.
Yianni Hill is from South Australia, who heads up We're Open! Yianni won his way to Italy through AGIdeas and studied and worked at Fabrica, meeting and working with the worlds top emerging designers and problems solvers. We chat personal projects, travel, getting inspiration and good mentors.
Abra Remphrey is the Creative Director of Detour Design that was started 20 years ago in Adelaide. Read below to see what Abra looks for in a graduate and how she broke into the design industry even in a recession. Go Adelaide!
Xtra Shiny is an Adelaide studio started and run by talented creative Adam Johnson. The small studio works on a diverse range of projects from print to interior fit outs and boasts clients like Audi!
We're honoured to talk to Scott Carslake, Principal & Creative Director of Adelaide studio Voice. Back in 1999, he started with one keen business partner and is now one of the most recognised studios in Adelaide. Their fantastic work, hot tips and the fact they are hiring is VERY good incentive to keep reading...!
Check out the industry standard of work in Adelaide - how it is shot, what do they present?
Our top picks for recommended articles, blogs and companies in Adelaide.
Billy Blue Blog
In 1987, Billy Blue Creative decided to open a tiny design school to train people who would eventually work in the studio. A crowd of about four was expected. Sixty-six people enrolled and there was a long waiting list. In essence, the school was created by industry for industry and we’ve been building on that concept ever since.
Experience unparalleled access to South Australia’s best visual artists, craftspeople, designers and creative spaces. Explore Well Made today to find a special gift, commission one of the State’s finest or discover what’s happening across our creative industry.
AGDA is the peak national organisation representing the Australian communication design industry. With more than 3,000 members distributed throughout the creative, visual communications, applied design and technology sectors, it is dedicated to advancing the profession through an interrelated program of state, national and international activities in education, advocacy and professional development.
Creatives are too often asked the same questions about their processes, practices and background. From these questions, we rarely gauge a true or honest understanding of what it means to be creative from a personal and professional point of view. Word—Form aims to open a dialogue by challenging creatives to reflect on their processes in an indirect way.
Never Not Creative
Never Not Creative is a community of creatives who want to make our industry a better place. We hope to support, inspire and come together to create the ideas, tools and solutions that improve the wellbeing of everyone in the industry and promote the value of creativity in the world.
EP79 with Jack Mussett …
In this episode, we spoke with Jack Mussett, Director at Motherbird. Jack has been on our infamous industry wish list since the beginning of the podcast so it was great to finally get a chance to speak with him in his hometown of Melbourne. We spoke about work-life balance, overdelivering on projects, working with friends, side projects, and diversity. We got philosophical with talk about critical thinking and the meandering brain. We dove into a few projects including The World Cancer Congress the Melbourne International Jazz Festival as well as some of his personal projects including Word–Form. Special thanks to Streamtime for helping us make this episode happen and Tina Victoria Afshar for joining Guest Host! “It’s important to sometimes not have a goal and just enjoy the journey” – Jack Instagram instagram.com/jackmussett instagram.com/motherbirdstudio instagram.com/wordformco instagram.com/tinavictoria_ instagram.com/streamtime Twitter twitter.com/jackmussett twitter.com/motherbird twitter.com/wordformco twitter.com/tinavictoria_ twitter.com/streamtime Web motherbird.com.au Word-form.com tinavictoria.com streamtime.net
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(UK) Alphabet Museum Ex…
Lovers of letters shouldn’t miss this celebration of the most valuable invention in human history—the alphabet! This exhibition takes visitors through the history of letters, examining their sources and contemporary expressions, with a wealth of designs from lettering artists who’ve managed to successfully communicate feelings and thoughts through stone and paper. Find out more Exhibition ...
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