'Design (and) the Future' (QLD)
Posted 8 months ago — Matthew Haynes
What lies ahead?
AGDA poses this question to five influential members of the creative community. Through their eyes we take a glimpse at the future. How might designers need to evolve to ensure they remain relevant? What's the next "big thing"?
Join the panel for a thought provoking evening where they share their vision:
ABC's cool hunter and trend spotter Andre LaPorte (La Porte Creative) André La Porte is the founder and Creative Director of La Porte Creative, along with being ABC Radio's Trendspotter and Cool Hunter. For the past 18 years he has worked within the advertising, marketing and media industry and has an excellent understanding of both the media and the society that consumes it.
His experience includes the branding, re-branding and development of marketing and advertising campaigns for clients such as Goodlife Health Clubs, Wendy’s, Dreamworld, Greyhound Australia, Tourism Queensland, AMF Bowling Australia and V8 Supercars, through to clients such as NineMSN, Mincom, Allianz Australia and Mitsubishi Motors to name just a few.
Due to his personal and commercial interests in Youth Culture, Consumer Behaviour and Technology, André has also been ABC Radio’s ‘Trendspotter and Cool Hunter’ since 2003. Each week André provides listeners throughout the nation with interesting insights and discussion on current and upcoming trends that may challenge the status quo, along with cool ideas from both Australia and around the world.
Carmel Haugh (iAM Projects) Carmel has built her reputation as a key business person in the creative industries in Australia over the last 15 years. She has focused her career in project management, business development, marketing and client relationship management for various creative industry businesses. Carmel forges collaborations and acts as an interface for the corporate client. In her most recent role as Australian Business Development and Marketing Manager at Urban Art Projects she coordinated small and large scale projects that responded to the visions of a long list of corporate clients including; Brookfield Multiplex, Walker Corporation, Echo Entertainment, Ports North, ULDA, AMP Capital and The Darling Hotel. Now as Creative Producer for iAM Projects, Carmel negotiates and delivers unique opportunities for a range of creative professionals to bring their projects to realisation and meet their clients objectives.
Tim Smith (Oblong & Sons)
Tim is the co-founder of Oblong + Sons and has over 20 years experience in the creative industries sector. He is a qualified graphic designer and has worked in design studios in Canberra, Sydney and Brisbane. His extensive design experience includes branding, print design, signage, packaging and web design for clients including Lend Lease, Brisbane City Council, Brisbane Marketing, YWCA, The Wilderness Society, Anywhere Theatre Festival and LoopFest. As well as being an accomplished designer, Tim has an affinity with the technical aspects of the industry such as specialty production techniques, print application and integration of different professional disciplines towards a common goal.
Siena Perry (UQ Centre for Communication and Social Change) Siena Perry has almost ten years experience developing, managing and implementing strategic communication campaigns across a broad range of sectors. She has worked in both agency and in-house capacities for clients such as The University of Queensland, United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Angus & Robertson, Australia Post, The Cancer Council, Mission Australia, Australian Red Cross, The Heart Foundation, InvoCare Pty Ltd, Jeans for Genes Day, MS Research Australia, Landcom and Autism Spectrum Association, to name a few.
Although always interested in the power of communication for generating social and behavioural change, her interest was deepened when she spent over a year as a communication officer at the UN FAO Office in the Lao PDR. During that time, she was a member of the UN Pandemic Communications Working Group who developed a crisis communications strategy for A(H1N1) (Swine Flu) and assisted with strategic communications plans, and event organisation and management for the visit of the Secretary General of the United Nations to the Lao PDR in April 2009.
Breeder 'Persuasion in storytelling' is their passion and their process, forward-thinking. Both creative and technical, the team at Breeder combine live action, design, animation and installation into the work created in their film and motion studio for clients such as LaBoite Theatre, SLQ and recently the new Myspace. Taking on projects they believe in, the talented designers of Breeder always aim to produce well researched, intelligent and concept driven work that goes beyond expectations.
AGDA members $25
AGDA student members $10
Student non-members $20
119 Lamington Street
New Farm (Free parking available)
Posted 2 days ago — Taylor Olsen