Howdy kids! The AKL Festival of Photography is on around town until the 22nd June and there's a crazy amount of events on so make sure you get into some of them! We've also got a bunch of rad jobs hitting the board - UX/UI, 3D and Design roles galore! Lastly, a big thanks to the team at Final_final for our Riso Printing Workshop for #TDKtuesdays June, we had a blast! Make sure you head down to some of their last events before they Final_final-ly close the doors at the end of the month.
— Janelle Baptist
Get the low down on your fav Auckland creatives, how they started out and if they’re hiring!
We had a lovely chat with lovely couple Georgia and Logan, who've teamed up to work under the one name - Sunday Best. Specialising in hospitality branding we chat all things coffee, ramen, polenta chips and of course - design. They tell us about their move from Wellington to Auckland, their Best Design Awards adventures, and their dream to have an endless supply of Proper Crisps cider vinegar chips.
Creative Directors - Shea Morris & Vinesh K from Studio 6 share some great reads with us, the importances of how to take criticism well and celebrating the success of other creatives, as it helps us all in the design scene!
We had a super fun interview with Founder and Creative Director of Auckland based Studio South, Sam Southwell we asked him 25 questions, it's a great quick read - especially if you want to know how to pimp your portfolio and learn more about their internship program!
We get the pleasure of chatting to New Zealand typography legend herself, Catherine Griffiths. Catherine splits her time between Auckland and Paris - so so cool! She shares with us three naughty things she did to get ahead in the industry and how she got started in her career.
Today we chat with Tanmay Desai the co-founder of Creative Connect, a free platform for New Zealand creatives to showcase their portfolio and connect with the local creative community. Tanmay shares some killer advice on presenting your work to create a standout portfolio, along with how he started in the New Zealand creative industry. Exciting!
We get the absolute pleasure of chatting with Clem Devine, the Creative Director at Richards Partners in Auckland. Clem also runs Studio Magazine with two other talented NZ creatives and is ex Alt Group. Needless to say he has some great advice including; what makes a good grad, lessons he has learnt along the way and his career highlights to date!
100 Days Project
We chat with the amazing doer Emma Rogan who started the awesome 100 Days Project in NZ! Emma is Design Director at Augusto in Auckland. Learn about where Emma got the idea to start the 100 Days Project, why you should get involved and some of her favourite participating projects to date - make sure you sign-up to their newsletter to stay up-to-date on the 2015 start date!
You might remember Mike Braid from our NZ Type Hitch Hiking Comp #TDKthumbsup, he submitted some seriously beautiful type. Mike graduated from AUT and lives in Auckland where he currently works at FCB advertising. Learn how Mike got to where he is now, why being a douche is lame and more about his genius side project Team Ordinary.
We catch-up with the kiwi born typographer / illustrator Stuart Smythe. Stuart tells how he got his start in design, what he would have done differently and how he maintains a good work life balance. Lots of great words of wisdom, so read on and enjoy!
Today we cant with the amazing Auckland creative Kaan Hiini. Kaan works in the amazing socially conscious studio Curative and is a key member in putting together the monthly Auckland Creative Mornings. Kaan shares his favourite CM speakers thus far, other great can't miss events Auckland offers the creative community and why getting involved is so important and rewarding!
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Creative Mornings / AKL
CreativeMornings is a free, monthly breakfast lecture series for creative types. Each event is free of charge, and includes a 20 minute talk, plus coffee!
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After struggling to find kids furniture that was New Zealand-made, sustainable and playful, mum of three Hannah Fox decided to create her own. Her brand, HideSeek, makes creative, contemporary kids furniture – with a range that includes the Hideout Bed because what …
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