Hey Dunners, so rad to see so many local designers as finalists in the Best Awards - and so many students too! Well done guys! Speaking of finalists, a massive thank you to @firebrand.nz (who are up for two awards!) for hosting us for our last #TDKtuesdays. Stay tuned to the FB page to see what we are cooking up for next month! The calendar has just been loaded up with a whole swag of things going on around town, so head on over to the site to take a peep!
— 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.
Extreme Science Outreac…
Otago Museum is taking its commitment to science outreach to the extreme again this year, travelling 3,500 kilometres to Niue and the Cook Islands to deliver the Far from Frozen science showcase. With the support of the United States Embassy and Air New Zealand, a team from Otago Museum will travel to Alofi, Niue this Friday for a week of school sessions, shows and workshops that will engage nearly 500 students as well as community members. The showcase includes interactive displays, demonstrations, and virtual reality experiences all designed to communicate the science behind climate change. Craig Grant, Director Science Engagement and Visitor Experience, says, “We believe it’s essential to bring this showcase to those most affected by climate change.. Sea level rise, ocean acidification and intensifying cyclones are already a reality for these pacific island nations, and, hopefully, Far from Frozen will help demystify the science that is causing these changes.” Due to their topography, coastal population distribution, exposure to tropical cyclones, and reliance on coral reef ecosystems for food and tourism, these islands and their inhabitants are at the coalface of having to adapt and respond to the multi-faceted impacts of climate change, yet have very little direct science communication to aid them learning about these issues. “If island communities can better understand the science driving what they are experiencing, they can then make more informed decisions around potential mitigation and adaption strategies, and the timeframes to implement such actions.” Far from Frozen originally opened at Otago Museum in January 2017 and has since toured to museums (including Canterbury Museum and Space Place Wellington), schools and events around New Zealand. More than 35,000 people have engaged with it and the feedback has been extremely positive feedback with respect to how it raises awareness of climate change science. This year, the team will be presenting in Alofi, Niue from 10–17 August, and Avarua, Rarotonga from 24–28 September. The showcase was developed in association with Antarctica New Zealand, the University of Otago and the New Zealand Antarctic Research Institute with support from the Ministry for Business Innovation and Employment's Unlocking Curious Minds fund.
Fresh From the Field — …
This week’s Fresh From The Field features an Interactive Installation Te Whāriki Kiokio by Stacey Tangaere & Luke McConnell If you have new or recent work that you would like to share in Fresh from the Field email Lana for details. Te Whāriki Kiokio came from a passion to see traditional Māori art fused with a modern art… The post Fresh From the Field — Te Whāriki Kiokio Interactive Installation by Stacey Tangaere & Luke McConnell appeared first on Design Assembly.
Discovered at SF Girl By Bay, this artful, grounded, homely home – on the very excellent Rip & Tan blog (kettle on and settle in, you’ll want to spend some time exploring Rip & Tan) This is perfection – those …
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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