Hiya Dunedin! We hope you've all been enjoying the Arts Festival Festivities this month and you're ready for an exciting spring season ahead. @escea_fireplaces are looking for a part time Graphic Designer and @nudgemarketingnz are also on the hunt for a Web Designer/Developer so plenty of opportunities popping up. Stay tuned to our facebook page for updates on our next event and don't forget to follow @thedesignkids and #TDKpeepshow on the gram for some serious inspo!
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Get the low down on your fav Dunedin creatives, how they started out and if they’re hiring!
We chat with Illustrator & Designer, Emma Francesca about study, exhibitions and her illustrative style. She tells us about her 2 years living and working in Tonga with a boutique news publisher; her love of Garfield & The Smurfs; plus she shares some excellent pointers on how to develop your personal style.
We're drooling over Katie Wilson's gorgeous illustrations. She generously took some time to talk to us about Wind in the Willows, being an early bird and how she might be on the look out for an illustration agent. What this space...
We speak with Luke Johnston, Creative Director at BrandAid. Luke tells us how he convinced a studio to let him come work after hours to build his folio up until he got his break with them. He also tells us some lovely advice for young designers not to be too hard on themselves - Your taste in design will probably outdo your ability for sometime. Just keep pushing!
Check out the industry standard of work in Dunedin - how it is shot, what do they present?
Our top picks for recommended articles, blogs and companies in Dunedin.
Se. 2, Ep.3: Elliot Ale…
Elliot Alexander is the founder and director of Endemic World. Endemic World is a gallery space, an online and offline retailer of local and international art, and provider of a variety of artistic services to help local artists do more and be more. With a passion for business, creativity and the arts at the core, Elliot’s extensive experience has served Endemic World as a very inspiring, ever-growing and multifaceted art business. Amongst many things we talk about how routine and discipline can foster creativity, balancing the creative aspects with the business aspects, the importance on learning how to sell and market in the artistic industry, and maintaining vision and resilience through business challenges.
The Designers Institute of New Zealand was formed in 1991 by the merger of the New Zealand Society of Industrial Designers (formed 1960), and the New Zealand Association of Interior Designers (formed 1968). Today the Designers Institute represents graphic design, interactive design, spatial design, product design, design in business, service design and design education.
The Bold is a creative studio based in Dunedin, New Zealand. Founded by three mates with a fresh approach and industry leading skillset, we collaborate with new and emerging brands on a variety of identity, design and technology projects.
To inspire Dunedin visitors, expats, locals, Otago students and others to talk about, love and understand why Dunedin, New Zealand is a pretty awesome region to spend time in.
Est. 1868: Soapstone wh…
It’s often hard to put a single museum object into its cultural context when you’re viewing it through glass inside a European-style building, and being told a story that is quite removed from its original setting. For this reason, I decided to investigate a little more of the background of one of my favourites in the taoka Māori collections.The beautifully carved soapstone whio (whistle) also happens to be on display in the futurest case in the est. 1868 exhibition, helping to tell a story of how old data creates new knowledge. The whio was once the possession of a person who would have considered it an invaluable aid in their whānau cycle of doing the mahika kai rounds in southern New Zealand, where particular food resources were harvested, hunted, or gathered according to the seasons. While concealed in undergrowth, its owner would have blown across the aperture at the top, attracting kākā to their location. Once a number of kākā had gathered, a long patu would have been employed in a kākā leg-level sweep, thus disabling them and facilitating their quick death with a blow to the head....
The greenish-grey paint on the walls really pull this room together and make it a lewk. Fits right in with the heritage bones and makes the white extra-fresh. Forever-winning combo: a minimal aesthetic with warm natural materials. I love the uneven look …
Fresh from the Field — …
This week’s Fresh From The Field features a new brand for Manuka Emporium by Onfire Design. If you have new or recent work that you would like to share in Fresh from the Field email Lana for details. In today’s world of fast moving consumer goods, honey is often mass produced in bulk to meet demand, blended… The post Fresh from the Field — Manuka Emporium by Onfire Design appeared first on Design Assembly.
Se. 2, Ep.2: Alastair W…
Alastair Walker is one of the co-creators of Caretaker, a bespoke New York style cocktail bar inspired by the golden era of bar tending. He is a cocktail connoisseur with over 12 years of experience and learning with some of the best in the world. Inspired by hosting as his core value, Alastair’s passion and meticulous approach to cocktails draws on classics created in the 18th, 19th, and early 20th century, in order to create bespoke drinks and experiences. Amongst many things we talk about the importance of simplicity, the value of research and exploring what already exits, how pessimism can be useful when creating something new and the value of engagement and communication as a source for inspiration and decision making.
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