We are flying through this year like crazy! August is here and we are feeling like a bit of a drink and draw sesh! Join us @workshopbrisbane who kindly offered their space for us to gather with @brouhahabrewery providing the brew! @lousyink has kindly provided materials to play with! You don’t wanna miss this one! Other rad events for this month! @diaqtarmac have a portfolio workshop so be sure to head there to get some inspo! We have awesome interviews to check out if you haven’t already. We also got you covered if you are looking for a job, @reampedenergy is looking for a graphic / web designer! - And as always, see you at #TDKtuesdays!
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 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!
TDK Awards '16 Winner, and fellow Brisbanite, Reuben Mergard, tells us about his love of making and crafting, what it's like having both parents as designers, and the rapidly growing creative community.
Check out the industry standard of work in Brisbane - how it is shot, what do they present?
Our top picks for recommended articles, blogs and companies in Brisbane.
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.
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
The Gravity of Ideas - Rob Duncan, Mucho
The Rooftop Terrace, Brisbane Powerhouse
Tarmac Portfolio Workshop
Kingsgate, 2 King Street, Bowen Hills QLD 4006
Shillington Brisbane Graduate Exhibition
110 Arthur Street, 4006
#TDKTuesdays BNE - September - DRINK AND DRAW
Work-Shop Brisbane, 16 Austin Street Newstead
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