Greetings Canberra! Did you check out the recent @themarkagency job that's posted in the group? Or thinking more about being your own boss and waiting til the official launch of @keepcollectivecbr, a co-sharing workspace. With the @designcanberrafestival coming up in November, events are happening left right and centre - @thedesignkids might join in too! Check out Canberra's @thedesignkids facebook group to find out more.
— 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.
EP87 Flyn and Matt Esca…
In this episode, we catch up with just each other for the first time in a long while. This episode is the prelude to our #AdobeMAX series as an #AdobePartner When this episode is released, we'll be in LA hustling to get as much audio content captured during the enormous design event in Los Angeles. Follow us on Instagram for updates during the trip! https://instagram.com/ausdesignradio Our episodes are on track and keep coming thanks to our friends at Streamtime – streamtime.net Our trip is in part thanks to HP and the new laptops called zbooks which we can't wait to get our hands on over in LA https://www8.hp.com/us/en/workstations/workstation-ultrabooks.html
EP86 with Jeremy Lord o…
EP86 with Jeremy Lord on Deliberate Practice In this episode, we spoke with Jeremy Lord, Illustrator, Designer and Teacher from Sydney. Jeremy is a long time friend of the show and an amazing Illustrator, but he’s also a designer working with studios and agencies on projects from branding to packaging to straight-up graphic design. We spoke about deliberate practice if you really want to improve a skill, skateboarding duck foot, drawing dragon ball z, Instagram, workload and workflow. Streamtime streamtime.net Jeremy Lord instagram.com/jeremylord_
Getting started on Instagram for creatives
Pricing handmade products
Ceramic Handbuilding with Girl Nomad Ceramics
Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre, London Circuit, Canberra ACT, Australia
Workshop: Geometry + Origami = Small Things
Gallery of small things, Wade Street, Watson ACT, Australia
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