Canberra! Get on Seek and get those job applications going! Want a unique internship experience? Check out @worldsgreatestinternship. Focusing on local, ever thought about the stories behind the building’s major art and design commissions? Check out the @canberramuseumandgallery exhibition. there's heaps happening, you just have to look for it.
— Elizabeth Flora
Get the low down on your fav Canberra creatives, how they started out and if they’re hiring!
We chat with Foundry's main man Mat Colley, who shares with us his fave books & blogs, including Steal like an artist; his rebellious pre-teen years aka. stealing screen-printing supplies (there's a theme emerging here haha) which led to side project Multiply, and his plans to expand the team over the next 12 months.
Design is Yay
If you're obsessed with stationery and getting organised (like us) you're going to love Design is Yay! We had a chat with Wita about how she channeled her passion and skills into creating a business.
Eric Di Cuollo - Director of ED. is a digital agency based in the nations capital, Canberra. Eric tells us how Canberra designers and agencies are really starting to punch above their weight in the design community. He explains how crucial communication and process with a client is. While also looking at portfolios, the importances of how a designer can articulate design. Also how being involved in government work doesn't have to be boring!
We spoke with the Director of Inklab - Colin Haining, how being a competitive bunch by nature helps challenge themselves each day to produce better work, what they look for in a graduate and the table tennis comp - ‘The Terror-dome’!
We chat to creative Chad Barnier, who when he's not freelancing on the go while touring with his band, Drawing North, calls Canberra home. Chad teaches us how to deal with the design disaster we will inevitably face sooner or later (computer crashing and forgetting to save your work) and his future plans for creating a mutli-disciplinary studio!
Check out the industry standard of work in Canberra - how it is shot, what do they present?
Our top picks for recommended articles, blogs and companies in Canberra.
Design Canberra Festiva…
Design is in Canberra’s DNA. From the time of Walter and Marion Griffin’s visionary design a century ago, to iconic experimental modernist architecture of the 1950s and 60s, through to contemporary and sustainable design developments today, Canberra has been – and will always be – a living design laboratory. From 5 to 25 November 2018, DESIGN Canberra will be back to showcase the best the ACT has to offer across all design disciplines. Stay tuned for more details.
Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre is a not-for-profit membership based organisation which supports artists, craft practitioners, designers and makers at every stage of their careers. We promote and celebrate excellence and innovation in contemporary craft in everything we do – in our retail space, exhibitions, events and membership program.
A bi-annual’ish portfolio featuring Cre8tive work, people & clients. All work in this publication was created by CRE8IVE within the past 18 months.
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
(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 ...
EP78 with George Rose o…
This episode finds us still at the Brisbane Design Conference, finding some time to sit down with our friend, George Rose. George is a multidisciplinary artist, well known for doing incredibly large walls, blending colours, gradients and textures through hand-rendered type forms. An incredibly honest and free spirit, we got into all things about having a career as a mural artist, how she makes her money and life on the road. George has a background as a designer before moving over to the street art scene, having studied both art and design in University. We cover off how that move came about and discuss expiry dates and how long she can keep up the physical pace of leaping around ladders and scaling walls. Thumbs up to Streamtime for making this episode happen, The Design Conference Brisbane for having us and Josie Young for guest hosting. George’s Instagram instagram.com/george_rose George’s Facebook facebook.com/GeorgeRoseIllustration Great write up No Cure Magazine nocuremagazine.com/no-cure-blog/2016/6/28/george-rose Streamtime streatime.net Josie Young instagram.com/josieyoung
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