💥PWOW! What a year it's been for #tdkberlin. A BIG thank you to all our contributing studios and creatives who’ve made it a special year. And thanks to ALL YOU GUYS for getting involved and sharing in our community. We’re taking a break over New Years and will be back on Feb 5th with another #TDKTuesdays to kick off 2019. Here’s the load down for now though ➡️ fashion brand @ivyoakstories are 👀 for a Junior GD, and we ❤️ Berlin based @rascalitystudios interactive web work featuring designer @ina_salarich. Career need a kick? Check out the TDK Awards, where your work will be in front of designers @jessicavwalsh @siegenco @jackywinter and many more! Have a wicked break and see you all soon TDKer’s!
— Jessie Sanbrook
Get the low down on your fav Berlin creatives, how they started out and if they’re hiring!
We chat with Studio Skulptur Co-founders Emma Skaaning, Madeleine Berg, and Lana Belton about their collaborative process (coffee & lunch together is all part of it) and sharing the admin work load. Plus we discuss research driven folio projects, and their collaborative collage workshop Semiotomatic.
Slawek Michalt Studio
We can't decide what we love more — Slawek Michalt's playful poster designs or his elegant editorial designs. We chat with Slawek about his 6 years lecturing in Germany & China, his top three must-read design books, plus he shares the best pieces of advise he's ever received.
We chat with multidisciplinary designer/researcher Tabitha Swanson about 3D rendering, math homework, mentoring — yes! mentoring, we're all about that! — plus she shares some mistakes from early on in her career and what she learned from them.
We LOVE the super colorful work of Illustration/art duo ZEBU (aka Lynn & Dennis), so we had a little chat with them about how they developed their style, how they enable everyone to identify with their work, and — always my favorite insight — what a typical day in the 'office' looks like.
The work of brothers Christoph and Florin Schmidt — aka. Low Bros — is insanely detailed and meticulous, as is most of their thinking behind it. What a treat it was to chat with them about their views on the area of conflict between tradition and progress, why they've started to question the traditional gallery model, and their first real design crush with hip-hop and graffiti.
We chat with Freelance graphic designer (and co-owner of Father Coffee), Nicholas Christowitz. We get into good clients, bad clients and the ones that surprise you and do a complete 180. Plus he tells us about a French translation gone wrong 😰 and his typical working day which includes falafel-runs, Zelda and distressing over global news (same!)
We chat with our #TDKeurope van designer Gabby Lord about empowering and respecting women in the industry, typesetting in Japanese, plus she shares her backlog of face-palm moments 🤦🏼♀️
A big congrats to Amateur(Dot)Rocks, one of our 30 TDK Awards’ winners for 2018. A graduate duo from Berlin, their work was chosen by Will from It's Nice That: “Great portfolio from start to finish. Nice typographic work throughout, feels very relevant to today”. We asked them to answer a few questions for next years TDK Awards’ hopefuls.
First getting a degree in Tourism, Raúl Soria wasn't necessarily creative growing up—until he changed his scenery and moved to Berlin where this new world was exposed to him. Aren't we glad that happened! We're loving Raúl's patterned illustrations and colourful style. Read on to hear how he made the switch from Tourism to Illustrator and who he's looking at in the illustration world ?
Maggie Tang is somewhat of an Australian legend. Find me someone who doesn’t love Maggie and we’ll buy you a beer. After heading up projects at Frost* and Houston, Maggie made her way across the oceans to Berlin (okay, via plane) to step out of traditional studio roles into an in-house position. Now Head of Brand Design at a music-tech company Ableton, we're fascinated more about Maggie's day-to-day and what type of creative she gets to work on. To find out more, read on...
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Neon Moiré is a curated event guide of the world's most interesting design conferences and events on our digitized world. The agenda will focus on graphic, typography and interaction design conferences, not to forget design film festivals and an overview of the top design summer schools.
Creative Mornings Berli…
CreativeMornings is a monthly breakfast lecture series for creative types. Each event is free of charge, and includes a 20 minute talk, plus coffee!
On the Grid Berlin
On the Grid is a user-friendly guide curated by talented local designers who want to share exceptional places in their neighborhood with the rest of the world. On the Grid was created by Hyperakt, a design agency based in Brooklyn.
Timesheets Magazine is a digital magazine featuring interviews with successful creatives, with each issue centred around a different creative city. Brought to you by Toggl - the best time tracking app for (not only) creative teams.
OMGift Guide 2018
It’s December already so I’ve put together a few links to shop independently and support small business owners and local artists this Christmas.
MbF Podcast #10 SuperHi…
This month we chat to Rik Lomas founder of SuperHi, an online code school, resource haven and worldwide community of 1,500+ creatives learning to code and grow professionally.
How I approach Public S…
A few tips for design talks, now that I have managed a few without tripping over or accidentally tucking my skirt into my undies.
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