Hey Sydney! #TDKtuesdays is tomorrow at JMC! Incredible lineup of speakers. Get along! Also in the city this fortnight, Sydney Craft Week kicks off. A few incredible events on the calendar, from Screen Printed Patches to open studios and exhibitions! Check it out! After some inspo? Check out the Good Reads section on the site! Maybe a new gig? @Frost_Collective are after an Ineractive Design Intern. Nice. Also, check out the Mid Century Project by @Studio3.am
— Beau Penton
Get the low down on your fav Sydney creatives, how they started out and if they’re hiring!
Something Creative Co
We chat with one of our fave Sydney pals, Creative Director Jarmaine Stojanovic at Something Creative Co to get the lowdown on what's changed since we last caught up. We talk about learning from mistakes, refining your client base and being selective, the interesting way he structures his day (spoiler alert: it includes juggling), and we look at the future blend of graphic and motion design.
Kris Andrew Small
We recently had a chat with Designer / Photographer Kris Andrew Small about balancing design and photography, his love of The Keith Haring Journals (so much so he carries it around with him just in case of emergencies), and his scary but exciting 2km ocean swim coming up soon!
We chat with Freelance Illustrator, Micke Lindebergh about being nerdy, working in 3D, his time at The Tassie Design Shack, and forming a little print collective with his Sydney risograph pals called Pinch Press. We're pretty envious of the remainder of his 2018 too which apparently involves, shapes, beach and salmon sashimi. 😍
The line up for MAKEit MADEit this year is WONDERFUL! Emily Devers, Lucas Grogan, Sha'an D'Anthes; the list goes on! Plus a whole series of rise up sessions hosted by previous speakers and local legends to share discussions on everything from creative mental health to protecting your creative rights. There's the opportunity to rub shoulders with your favourite artists at the VIP dinner & drinks, and an exclusive after party location with live music to wrap it all up. To warm up for the epic conference on July 21st we had a quick Q&A with Speaker Magda Ksiezak aka. Okay Kisok about identifying red flags, working in stop-motion and her plans for the next 12 months.
Semi Permanent 2018
Each year we're lucky enough to partner up with our favourite conferences around the world, and again this year our kind friends in Sydney at Semi Permanent gave us 3 VIP conferences passes to give away via Instagram. Our winners this year were Panhavuth Kret, Bronte McKell and Lorrina Alkhouri. They share their experiences with us over the 3 days! Thanks gang <3
We chat with Bondi based Designer / Art Director Nick Barclay about designing for Italian brand Piquaudro, the importance of proof-reading your work, and the lovely emails from lovely people about how lovely his work is.
We chat with freelance designer and recent JMC graduate Benjamin Vincent about life before and after study. Ben discusses good clients, developing your style, and his plans to read more and travel more - sounds good to me!
We recently had a chat with Creative Director at Landor (Sydney) Tom Carey! He shared the ups and downs throughout his career, including that time he emailed nearly 100 studios and only got one reply. We discuss why you should actually keep in touch when you say 'Let's keep in touch', plus Tom introduces us to the idea of Tinder for Jobs. 😂
A big congrats to A big congrats to Jenny Liu, one of our 30 TDK Awards’ winners for 2018. A Billy Blue College of Design student from Sydney, their work was chosen by Johan from Brand Brothers: “Jenny combines a satyric approach with a search for simplicity that gives her work a mature and intelligent result. She understands the scope of the subjects she is dealing with, digs them out, and transmits a graphic material that seems to be aimed at the right target. Special mention for the handwritten typography of the AGDA project”. We asked Jenny to answer a few questions for next years TDK Awards’ hopefuls.
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On the Grid Sydney
On the Grid is a user-friendly guide curated by talented local designers who want to share exceptional places in their neighborhood with the rest of the world. On the Grid was created by Hyperakt, a design agency based in Brooklyn.
Creative Mornings / SYD
CreativeMornings is a monthly breakfast lecture series for creative types. Each event is free of charge, and includes a 20 minute talk, plus coffee!
Billy Blue Blog
In 1987, Billy Blue Creative decided to open a tiny design school to train people who would eventually work in the studio. A crowd of about four was expected. Sixty-six people enrolled and there was a long waiting list. In essence, the school was created by industry for industry and we’ve been building on that concept ever since.
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.
Gabberish Issue #6: Age
What is the right age to be a creative professional, exactly? Depending on who’s talking, you seem damned if you’re young and damned if you’re old.
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
In These HANDS: Mara nyangangka
Australian Design Centre 101-115 William Street Darlinghurst, NSW 2010
Dorothy Filshie: Fish Out of Water
Object Space, Australian Design Centre 101-115 William Street Darlinghurst, NSW 2010
Seed Stitch Contemporary Textile Award
Australian Design Centre 101-115 William Street Darlinghurst, NSW 2010
Design and Emerging Tech Showcase Night
Academy Xi 48 Druitt Street #Ground floor Sydney, NSW 2000
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