The Finders Keepers market for three MEGA market days this spring from October 18-20. Discover 250+ stalls featuring unique work from local and interstate makers, designers and artists plus food and entertainment all weekend. Join us in supporting small creative business and come along to find, seek, love and keep this spring!
In observance of Halloween, General Assembly and The Design Kids are teaming up for a Masterclass on the Dark Side of Design. We'll be learning about dark design patterns and how we can avoid and detect the pitfalls of the practice. Our speaker will shine light on the ethics of dark patterns, how we as users can avoid and detect the pitfalls of this malpractice, and what we can do as designers to take a stand again dark patterns when pressured by our companies.
Gain inspiration from the beautiful gardens at Heide and create simple designs inspired by nature. Learn the techniques of block carving and printing, focusing on colour, pattern and layering to print your own set of stunning napkins and placemats to take home. Museum admission, workshop, materials and a glass of wine are included.
An advanced brand language workshop for the creative industry. Through short bursts of theory and longer writing assignments, you’ll understand and develop more of the craft skills used by the world’s leading design copywriters. Learn techniques for tackling challenging brand writing briefs, from building a brand’s personality to crafting powerful crisis comms.
NODE shines a light on local talent and connects the best Australian and New Zealand designers, animators, directors and producers, to share their work, industry insights and creative insights. NODE is the unmissable party of the year.
Five days of focussed time and energy dedicated to your business. There isn’t a designer or design practice not challenged to gain, retain and grow their client base. And we all know a strong client base is the foundation of a robust, sustainable studio. We’re offering 5 days, 10 ‘how to’ masterclasses to help focus your energy. All sessions are practical and designed to deliver the skills and tools designers need to identify, attract and manage the right clients.
SDNOW is an Asia-Pacific conference about design, strategy, ethics, and futures. The program is made up of speakers, facilitators, and artists who are responding to the shifts, problem spaces, and discourses playing out across our communities – themes we've brought together as: Ethical Practice, Capable Business, Designing Designers, Subversive Design, and Future Places. There are conference talks, break-out sessions, exhibitions, performances, and social events throughout the conference week, with space to pop in and out of the parts which are useful to you.
Come along for two hours of creative experimentation with the iPad Pro in a relaxed and fun environment. Have a drink, chat about art, and play with paint, pencils, pastels, collage and more– all with zero mess. An iPad Pro + Apple pencil are provided for all class participants. We draw using Procreate software. Classes are suited to all levels and ages; no experience of digital technology is necessary. Classes and discussion lead by designer Alice Oehr.
Learn to fabricate your digital designs using laser cutting. Our hands-on workshop will cover the basic process of digital craft making using free software such as Inkscape. Bring your own laptop, or borrow one of ours. Bookings essential.