YO SYDNEY! #TDKtuesdays is fast approaching and we are visiting Landor this month! Hit up the Facebook page for more info. There's an exhibition with Eike from Toko this week on the 22nd and James Victore workshop the next day! Workshops your speed? There's a bunch including Brush Lettering and Screen Printing going on at Work Shop. After a gig? Formist have a junior role (along with heaps others) so get involved!
— Beau Penton
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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.
Yassss Sydney! We chat with brand-spanking-new DesignStudio Sydney Creative Director, James Gilmore. James shares his journey and perspective on careers, Sydney's design scene, and the future of the design industry.
Christopher Doyle & Co
The line up for The Design Conference this year is killer (as usual)! Kris Sowersby, Maria Montes, Mitch Paone and Meg Donohoe from DIA; the list goes on! There's also a heap of complimentary breakout sessions (mini-workshops), the option to sit down and have an exclusive dinner with all the speakers (no biggie), and the ADRboys Matt & Flyn are back again to host the Q&A sessions (yasss!). To warm up for the epic 2 day conference in May we had a quick 10 Q's with Keynote Speaker Chris Doyle from Christopher Doyle & Co about the future of design, dressing as Tina Turner, and staying motivated!
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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.
EP79 with Jack Mussett …
In this episode, we spoke with Jack Mussett, Director at Motherbird. Jack has been on our infamous industry wish list since the beginning of the podcast so it was great to finally get a chance to speak with him in his hometown of Melbourne. We spoke about work-life balance, overdelivering on projects, working with friends, side projects, and diversity. We got philosophical with talk about critical thinking and the meandering brain. We dove into a few projects including The World Cancer Congress the Melbourne International Jazz Festival as well as some of his personal projects including Word–Form. Special thanks to Streamtime for helping us make this episode happen and Tina Victoria Afshar for joining Guest Host! “It’s important to sometimes not have a goal and just enjoy the journey” – Jack Instagram instagram.com/jackmussett instagram.com/motherbirdstudio instagram.com/wordformco instagram.com/tinavictoria_ instagram.com/streamtime Twitter twitter.com/jackmussett twitter.com/motherbird twitter.com/wordformco twitter.com/tinavictoria_ twitter.com/streamtime Web motherbird.com.au Word-form.com tinavictoria.com streamtime.net
(UK) Alphabet Museum Ex…
Lovers of letters shouldn’t miss this celebration of the most valuable invention in human history—the alphabet! This exhibition takes visitors through the history of letters, examining their sources and contemporary expressions, with a wealth of designs from lettering artists who’ve managed to successfully communicate feelings and thoughts through stone and paper. Find out more Exhibition ...
EP78 with George Rose o…
This episode finds us still at the Brisbane Design Conference, finding some time to sit down with our friend, George Rose. George is a multidisciplinary artist, well known for doing incredibly large walls, blending colours, gradients and textures through hand-rendered type forms. An incredibly honest and free spirit, we got into all things about having a career as a mural artist, how she makes her money and life on the road. George has a background as a designer before moving over to the street art scene, having studied both art and design in University. We cover off how that move came about and discuss expiry dates and how long she can keep up the physical pace of leaping around ladders and scaling walls. Thumbs up to Streamtime for making this episode happen, The Design Conference Brisbane for having us and Josie Young for guest hosting. George’s Instagram instagram.com/george_rose George’s Facebook facebook.com/GeorgeRoseIllustration Great write up No Cure Magazine nocuremagazine.com/no-cure-blog/2016/6/28/george-rose Streamtime streatime.net Josie Young instagram.com/josieyoung
ARCHIBALD, WYNNE AND SULMAN PRIZES 2018
AGNSW Art Gallery Road, Sydney
Urban Decay – Joshua Smith
Australian Design Centre, 101-115 William Street Darlinghurst, NSW 2010
Painting with Thread –Tapestries and Samples from the Australian Tapestry Workshop
Australian Design Centre, 101-115 William Street Darlinghurst, NSW 2010
The Power of Bad Ideas - Steve Portigal (IXDA Sydney)
Wilkinson Lecture Theatre 250 148 City Road Darlington, NSW 2008
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