And that's it for 2018! A gigantic thank you to everyone who came along to our #TDKtuesdays events this year, and especially to all of our amazing hosts who shared their skills and wisdom with us. TDK takes a break over January, but we be straight back into it in February. So stay tuned! In the meantime, don't forget to enter the TDK Awards - the line up of judges are some of the best, so you definitely want to be getting your work seen by them! Have a great summer break and we'll catch you in 2019!
— Craig Scott
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.
Pepeha.nz – An internal…
This year Designworks undertook a personal studio project and created Pepeha.nz - a website to help all New Zealanders introduce themselves in Te Reo Māori, through pepeha. Encouraging everyone to learn the stories behind their pepeha and share them with pride. In this article Anzac Tasker, Design Director at Designworks talks about the project, its intent, the design elements and where it will go from here. The post Pepeha.nz – An internal kaupapa by Designworks for Aotearoa appeared first on Design Assembly.
est. 1868: The Once Pop…
Before gel pens, before rollerball pens, before ballpoints, there were fountain pens and, even earlier, quill pens. Nibs that were dipped into inkwells needed to be kept clean. Penwipers were a standard part of writing desk equipment in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Commercially produced penwipers were on sale in the Stationery Warehouse in Wellington’s Willis Street in 1869, alongside ebony rulers, inkstands, prepared gum, water wells, damping brushes, date denoters and Mordan’s Japan ticket ink. ...
Scandinavian apartments are my love language. P.S.A: If you love these chairs, they’re get-able in New Zealand at Williams Road. Beautiful deep green in the kitchen. Love the wee matching green shelf, and the touch of terrazzo Ok, I really …
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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