Well we are officially in December and what an amazing feeling it is! A massive thank you to everyone who came out to an event this year! It would not have been the same without you! The TDK awards are open! Head to the site to find out more and to enter. We shall be taking a break in January but will resume #TDKtuesdays in February. Until then, head to the website to get info on jobs and events. Enjoy the holidays and we shall see you next year for more action!
Shyanne Trutwein & Lynn Onapa
— Shyanne Trutwein & Lynn Onapa
Get the low down on your fav Brisbane creatives, how they started out and if they’re hiring!
We chat with retro illustrator Steven Rhodes about re-working your folio, his time as an in-house designer (where the boss is essentially the client 😬), and how his distinctive style has impacted his client relationships.
We chat with Bigfish Designers/Illustrators Dave Byrne & Niqui Toldi about everything BIG. Bigfish, BIGSOUND, Big jobs (and small jobs) and the relatively big team that exists now. We talk about the team dynamics — including who does what, and who's in charge (everyone dabbles in a bit of everything it seems), the shiny new branding for Brissy music festival BIGSOUND, and the very cool jobs and collabs they have lined up for the rest of the year.
We've noticed heyaidan's work popping up all over the place in Brisbane (including my neighbours living room wall) so we decided to have a chat with the cool dude himself, Aidan Ryan about finding like-minded doodlers to boost your motivation, developing iMessage stickers, and of course — skateboarding 🤙🏼🤙🏼
Each year we're lucky enough to partner up with our favourite conferences around the world, and again this year our kind friends in Brisbane at The Design Conference gave us a 2-day pass to give away via Instagram. Our winner this year was Lynn Onapa! Lynn shares her experience with us over the 2 days.
A big congrats to Jing Ong, one of our 30 TDK Awards’ winners for 2018. A Shillingtongraduate from Brisbane, her work was chosen by Johan from Brand Brothers: “Lightweight, refreshing and poetic work, combined with impressive illustration work and a beautiful mastery of space. Jing particularly seduced me with her Joy Luck Club lettering, which is a real risk-taker and avoids the current fashion effects”. We asked Jing to answer a few questions for next years TDK Awards’ hopefuls.
Mark Richardson / Die Last C…
Mark Richardson the legend! He went from learning skills on youtube to creating his own channel featuring some awesome tutorials. Read on to hear about how he worked with Brisbane's biggest band and some great tips for new freelancers.
TDC 17 Wrap Up
Each year we're lucky enough to partner up with our favourite conferences around the world, and again this year our kind friends in Brisbane at The Design Conference gave us a 2-day pass to give away via Instagram. Our winner this year was Joshua Peters! Joshua shares his experience with us over the 2 days.
We sat down with Collectivus Graphic Design Director and baking extraordinaire Bel Affran, to chat about design in all its forms. We talk dream clients and share our love for Brisbane; plus we get introduced to the whole team, their fancy titles and crazy cool skills!
Illustrator, designer and teacher, Adam Busby, is originally from Minnesota (fun fact!) and now a permanent Brissy Boy (we hope!). We had a chat about how chairs may be the most perfect example of equal parts form and function; preaching design principles to his Shillington class, and his experience with The 100 day project!
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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.
No Cure Magazine
No Cure is an Australian independent creative magazine focusing on art, design, music and creative culture; a cutting-edge look-book of inspiration joining the dots between editorial and powerful imagery. So whether you’re suffering from a case of designer’s block or simply want to keep up to date with the latest trends and happenings in creative culture, No Cure provides a prescription-only dose of inspiration with each issue.
The Edge | SLQ
The Edge is a Library + community makerspace + resource hub for all things art, science, technology and enterprise.
On The Grid Brisbane
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.
Creative Mornings / BNE
CreativeMornings/BNE is a monthly breakfast series for the creative community. Each event is free of charge, and includes a 20 minute talk, plus coffee!
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.
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.
EP93 with Birgit Palma …
In this episode, we spoke with Birgit Palma Illustrator & Lettering Artist based in Barcelona. Today, Birgit is known for her Illustration but during her studies, she learned a little bit of everything including illustration, graphic design, 3D and sound design. Her work lands at the sweet spot between modern avant-garde and illustration. This episode was recorded in Los Angeles as part of our Adobe Max series. We spoke about Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and what impact it might have to artistic work, creating design systems and guidelines for illustrations, her regimented workflow and schedule, how she likes to create impossible imaginative work because the possible is all around us and using instagram as a playground for illustration. Big thanks as always to our friends at Streamtime who help make our episode possible. streamtime.net Our Adobe MAX series is co-supported by Adobe Australia and HP Australia big thanks to them for getting us to LA as an #adobepartner! 🙌 Birgit Palma instagram.com/birgitpalma birgitpalma.com/wordpress Links Mentioned en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sapiens:_A_Brief_History_of_Humankind
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