Kia Ora Christchurch. We are still fizzing from our epic #TDKtuesdays session from last week with Flora from @simplysocialnz. Don’t forget to share your social media handles with on our Facebook thread so everyone can follow one another. If you’re feeling a bit cooped up in this cold weather, get out to some of the cool events happening round the city. Try out XCHC for botanical ink printing, plus they do a meaaaan coffee while you’re there!
— Kate Darby
Get the low down on your fav Christchurch creatives, how they started out and if they’re hiring!
A big congrats to Laura Wadley, one of our 30 TDK Awards’ winners for 2018. An Ara Institute of Canterbury student from Christchurch, her work was chosen by Steven & Justin from National Forest: “Laura’s work is strong, concise, and well organized. When reviewing portfolios we’ll often notice that the layout and design of the portfolio gets overlooked. Laura’s book shows that she not only cares about the layout of the work being presented, but also the beauty in the work itself”. We asked Laura to answer a few questions for next years TDK Awards’ hopefuls.
We had a chat with recent grad and Strategy Creative newbie Liam Ooi about winning a Best Award AND two AGDA Student Awards (too good!), living in post-earthquake Christchurch, and all things Type - including working on his first commercial type family.
We had the pleasure of chatting with Chris Flack from Strategy Creative. Chris is Design Director in the Christchurch studio. He shared with us what Strategy looks for in a graduate, one of his favourite designs and a little bit about his personal project that went viral; Comic Sans for Cancer.
We chatted to Bardo, neither a studio or an agency! Working between Queenstown, Melbourne, Buenos Aires, and Barcelona, their individuals bring so much to the table, making their work a cut above the rest. Lovely attitude and great tips for graduates - read on!
We got the absolute pleasure of catching-up with Christchurch native Brett King! The talented illustrator Brett, works remotely for his Finnish based company Kallan & Co and is the creator and curator of the beautiful blog in our Good Reads section The Source. This interview is a must read - enjoy!
Richard M. Burson
We chat with Richard M.Burson a young gun creative at McCarthy Design in Christchurch. Richard who completed his degree at CPIT tells us why we need to stop cluttering our minds with design porn, how he became ambidextrous and what a typical day at McCarthy looks like!
Ten Dollar Fonts
Today we get to chat with the talented young gun Daniel McQueen the owner and founder of Christchurch based & internationally renowned studio Ten Dollar Fonts. Daniel who studied CPIT, gives us a little insight into the TDF rebrand he has been working on with the talented NYC based Aussie designer, Wade Jeffree! Daniel also informs us he is keen to hire some fresh talent this year, so watch this space.
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Son La Pham
The intentional type rollovers and intriguing work of Son La Pham make a visit to his portfolio a worthwhile escape.
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