#TDKtuesdays is back on for another month. Missed you already ;)
We've gone through the feedback from our first meet up of 2016 and have some great things installed for the year.
|| SPECIAL GUESTS ||
For our March edition we have the awesome Jordan Stokes (Designer/Art Director at Born and Raised) and Matt Morgan (Design Director at Landor.) Both are heavily involved in the AGDA Council and are ready to chat and share in a few drinks with you all.
See you there!
Beau, Elle & Chip.
The future is now. We live in a rapidly changing world and technology that was once considered science fiction, is today reality.
Join us at our last Idea Bombing Sesh of 2015 as we explore the question: "How do we prepare for the more connected world of tomorrow?
With some amazing speakers, panellists and social commentators already confirmed, the Forum is an event not to be missed.
Veronica Fuerte and Ricardo Jorge from Hey (Spain) will kick off proceedings followed by a Q&A panel featuring prominent creative talent talking about what keeps them up at night. Panellists include Confetti Studio (Melbourne), Josephmark(Brisbane), Re (Sydney) and Collider (Sydney) - the guys from ADR will moderate proceedings.
See you there!
So – roll on Tuesdays (Luckily its begins with a T!) where we will sit down, have a beer and invite anyone to join in. Its a great place for design students and grads to meet other design students and grad, talk shit, swap notes, get involved and just generally build a bigger design community where you live.
Come see me at The Forresters on Tuesdays from 6.30 onwards! Hell Yeahhhhh
It’s the last one of 2015 folks, and bigger than any so far.
Right now, 12 designers in each of Tractor’s Digital Design and UX Industry Programs are spending two nights a week for 10 weeks learning from some of Sydney's top digital minds.
They’re being challenged with multiple briefs from different studios and agencies, and will be showcasing their work at our dual Digital Design + UX Exhibition on 29th October.
Taking some time away and having a little adventure:
1. Spot of tea with her majesty
2. Sailing in Croatia
3. Backpacking around the Euro.
This website will be taking a rest until the end of the year but keep up to date via my social media channels.
Take care and have a safe and amazing few months
I'm so excited to announce Tractor is bringing Digital Design at the Crossroads to the Vivid Ideas Exchange! What a panel we have organised. Myself and Matt Leach have been working together to get this happening and we are delighted to announce that Tom Uglow (Google), Tim Buesing (Reactive), Bronwyn van der Merwe (Fjord),Charlie Bruton (The Nest) and Gavin McLeod (R/GA) as well as other guest panelists will discuss the evolution and future of the design industry.
Our panel session brings together some of Australia’s leading digital designers who are working on the forefront of digital innovation to discuss and provide navigation through an industry experiencing unprecedented revolution.
Want tickets? Get them here!
TEDxSydney is an independently organised event licensed from TED by longtime TEDster, Remo Giuffré (REMO General Store) and organised by his General Thinking network of fellow thinkers and other long time collaborators. Last year was amazing and I can't wait until this one... so inspiring and thought provoking!
A few people try to peer-pressure us into bringing Jacky Winter Gives You The Business to Sydney. Such a huge kick out was gotten out of sharing knowledge with Melbourne’s creatives and absorbing the knowledge of the tremendous speakers that we truly can’t wait to do it again in Sydney. So after a little deliberation and a lot of organisation, we can finally look you up and down and say: On May 9th, we’re giving you The Business.
Always wanted to explore your creative side and know more about design? Whether it’s in the form of taking to paper, computer, lens or canvas, if you’re a year 12 student or have recently graduated, come along and join in on a day of creative fun at our FREE “Inspired by Design” workshop. Meet myself and the Tractor team, learn some skills and grab some snacks!
We’re looking for mavericks, people who want to learn by doing and get their hands dirty and being a little crazy helps.
For their final gig of the year they are doing things a little different! Rather than Idea Bombings usual lightening talk series, we're having a chat on a couch!
Interested in the forces shaping modern Sydney? Got a great idea for the future of Circular Quay? Drop by the 'Ideas Lounge' at Customs House for a night of conversation facilitated by Urban Planner John O’Callaghan, and featuring panelist Timothy Horton, Registrar, Architects Registration Board of NSW; Michelle Tabet, Independent Strategy Director; and David Abrams from Fredas Bar and Canteen.
Join me next week!
The Topic : How creativity saved my life
Creativity - it’s a peculiar one. We all live and work under the umbrella of creativity, and yet the circumstances in which resulted in our current situations vary dramatically. Seven speakers will cover off the very broad topic of ‘how creativity saved my life’ – Figuratively, metaphorically or literally or - who knows?
If it’s your first time, then hold onto your seats. If you’ve been to one before, then you know the deal. Pecha Kucha is rapid and to the point - presentation format of 20 slides, 20 seconds per slide, automatic page flip. Say hello to the no waffling, zero monotony, anti-mind-numming talks that promise to keep you engaged.
Tim Lindsay (D&AD CEO) and Paula Taylor (D&AD) will be stopping by to see what’s going on with design in Australia. Nic Eldridge (AGDA CEO) will also be there to see how we do it in Sydney. Make them welcome, have a natter and buy them a drink or three.
1.Jon Clark – Bold Inc
2.Oliver Maltby – Interbrand
3.Leanne Sobel – Place Associates
4.Adrian Weller – Ascender
5.Matt Morgan – Landor
6.Howard Parry-Husbands – Pollinate
Date: Thursday, 6 November 2014 - 6.30pm
Venue: Play Bar, 72 Campbell St, Surry Hills
Members get free drink as part of their ticket!
About to graduate? Get along to this event and hear how to land your first job, have someone look through your portfolio and get valuable insights on how to be ready for your first interview.. Robyn Robins, lecturer at Monash University in Melbourne will talk you through her ‘Opening Doors’ seminar and there will be ten senior creatives including
Ollie Maltby, Interbrand
Jo Roca, Interbrand
Belinda Hubbell, Design Dir Hulsbosch
Can van der Werff - Design Dir RE
Ryan Atkinson - Design Dir RE
Ange McCarthy - CD at RE?
Jorge Castillo, Partner at Canvas Group
Paul Taboure, Co founder & Director at There
Jen Doran, Senior Designer at Landor
Matt Morgan, Senior Designer at Landor
Daniel Massey, Design Dir at Folk
Clinton Duncan, CD at Moon
Jim Welch, Moon
Student members free
School of Design, UTS
deFROST this month features the one and only Vince Frost, CEO/ECD of Frost*collective will literally be taking pages out of his own book by the same name. Drawing on his 25 years of professional experience in the design industry, Vince will detail a sequence of 15 principles that can be used to make personal change for the better.
I'll be there from 6 so come sit with me as we absorb the creativity from this great!
Analogue/Digital Creative Conferences are independently curated design events in Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide. I will be in the crowd, sitting and observing all the creative atmosphere.
Each event is broken into six distinct sessions; each discussing topics and case studies relevant to the future and growth of the creative industries within Australia.
As we are half way through our term we need to keep those creative juices flowing. Join us next week at AGDA's Carte Blanche along with BJ BALL who believe the best way to help develop creativity is to start with the right canvas. Find better choices when it comes to design, application, paper and print.
8th October 2014 | 6pm - 8pm | The Hub Sydney
AGDA Student Members – FREE
Non Members - $10