Running an Australian design business is hard. Solo operators do everything from buying toilet paper to strategy, design and client service. Mid size studios add people management and financial juggling to the mix. Either way, time is the most limited resource. The Business of Design breakfasts give you 90 minutes of mentoring per month. We'll discuss ways to take control of your business. It's a meet-up limited to 20 like-minded designers, run by two of Australia’s most experienced design business mentors. It's practical advice about topics such as time management through to find new business.
Join us bright and early for a masterclass on a topic meaningful to your business lives. This month we are focusing on a practical workshop for setting 90 Day Goals that will see you through to the end of the year. This will be an interactive session with a little bit of prep work, plenty of takeaways and some follow up after the event to ensure that you remain on track.
In this full day workshop we will explore the biology and neuroscience of play and why this apparently ‘purposeless’ activity serves a very important evolutionary role. We will discover why, after our basic needs of survival are met, humans are hard-wired to spontaneously play. We will learn how to integrate different types and states of play into our lives in order to regain perspective, build on our creativity and develop a stronger sense of self.
Calling all YouTube lovers: this year’s Vidcon is returning to Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre between September 19 and 22. The event caters to all fans of the online video streaming platform, with the classic meet and greets, live performances and more informative panels and Q&As on the agenda.
Presented by the Art Gallery of New South Wales and ANZ, the annual portrait exhibition provides a snapshot of Australian culture – from politicians and celebrities to sporting heroes and authors. Since its inception in 1921, the prize has been awarded to some of Australia’s most important artists, often inciting controversy while chronicling the changing face of Australian society and evolving definitions of portraiture.