AGDA Scholarships to agIdeas Workshops - Associate Members Apply Now! Deadline Extended to Friday 4th May
1st May, 2012
Monday 21 May
9.30am to 4.00pm
After graduation, growing as a designer is often aided the most when you meet great mentors. So what better opportunity than to learn from those who are international leaders in our field? AGDA is excited to be supporting the next generation of Australian designers by awarding 10 scholarships to Associate Members. Each successful member will receive a ticket to a one day agIdeas Workshop as part of agIdeas 2012 International Design Week (21 to 25 May)
So what is the workshop about?
It's a chance for participants to consider design within a broader cultural framework. In these intimate and intensive sessions, participants get to discuss and analyse everything from aesthetics, influences and issues to how the best in the business go about developing, refining and applying ideas that leap beyond the ordinary and, in so many cases, change our lives for the better.
How do I enter?
The scholarship is open to all AGDA Associate members only.
Send us an example of your best work with a 100 word bio.
To be judged by AGDA SA President, and ADC Young Gun 8, Kellie Campbell-Illingworth and Debbie Younger from Artisan.
Make sure you enter by 5pm, May 4 2012
Not only will you win the ticket to one of the amazing workshops, you will have your work displayed on both the AGDA and Artisan web sites!
- Entries are to be submitted as a low res A4 .pdf with a max of 3 images of your selected project along with a description to a max of 100 words.
- Save your .pdf as your full name and member number. Eg John_Smith_01234.pdf
- Please include your preference for the Design Workshop you would like to attend
- Entries close May 4 2012 at 5pm
- You may only enter once
- To be eligible, entrants must be a current Associate level Members of AGDA.
- Send your entry to firstname.lastname@example.org and make the subject:
agIdeas Workshop Scholarship Entry + your name
The Scholarship is open to Associate AGDA Members only from any field of design as well as those practicing in design-related fields. Entries may be submitted on an individual basis, providing a clear description of authorship is supplied with your submission.
The Scholarship is for a ticket to a Workshop only.
Does not include flights or accommodation to Melbourne, or tickets to the 3 day Design Forum.
Workshop preferences will be taken into consideration but AGDA will have the final decision as to which Workshop you are allocated.
AGDA reserves the right to refuse material that contains what is deemed unacceptable content by the following: Content that contains or links to offensive, obscene, defamatory or threatening material. Content that either explicitly or implicitly contains material or links to material that contravenes State and Commonwealth anti-discrimination legislation. Content that either explicitly or implicitly contains material or links to material that endorses or promotes racism. Content which breaches confidentiality or State or Commonwealth privacy legislation.
The entries will be judged by a two person jury to select the 10 Winners
The jury’s decision is final.
The following types of persons may submit an entry provided that all copyright subsisting in that entry belongs solely to the person submitting it:
an individual (eg. an single designer); who is a current Associate Member of the Australian Graphic Design Association
All copyright and ownership of an entry to the AGDA/agIdeas Workshop Scholarship remains the property of the entrant.
All submissions to the AGDA/agIdeas Workshop Scholarship must be the property of the entrant, and not infringe on any copyright or intellectual property rights of any third party. All entrants Indemnify AGDA and each of its contractors, partners, directors, members, officers and employees against any claim, liability, damage or loss (including resulting loss) arising out of or in relation to any infringement of the intellectual property rights of any third party in respect of that entry.
AGDA may distribute and publish an entrant’s submission in the form of advertising, promotion or informational releases in relation to the AGDA/agIdeas Workshop Scholarship in any appropriate format.
Failure by AGDA to implement any of its rights at any stage does not constitute a waiver of those rights.
AGDA reserves the right to cancel, vary, extend or suspend the competition.
Workshops will be conducted by:
Autobahn The Netherlands
The adventurous Dutch design studio Autobahn is a typography-driven group that is building a reputation for responding to briefs with solutions that are always interesting and often unique. Formed in 2006 by Maarten Dullemeijer and Rob Stolte, their highly analytical approach towards design leads to surprising re-interpretations of how type and graphics can be presented, attracting not only kudos but many awards. Graduates of the Utrecht School of the Arts, Maarten and Rob developed a project, ‘Freshfonts', that would have a great influence on their design thinking. Invited to attend a Pecha Kucha night, instead of giving a standard presentation they experimented with the idea of generating fonts with materials that come from tubes: toothpaste, tomato ketchup and hair gel. Two versions of the hand-made fonts emerged: a normal one and another affected by gravity. The project turned into a bigger success than they expected and, most importantly, their slumbering love for typography was awakened and fuelled with a new sensibility. Maarten and Rob have since taken every opportunity to experiment with materials, production methods and the re-invention of old typographic techniques. When this exploration is combined with a clear concept and big gestures, the result is a typical Autobahn design.
Throughout this full day, they will take you through their experimental and exploratory creative approach to design and typography.
Vladimir Chaika Russia
One of the most acclaimed Russian designers of our time, Vladimir Chaika has been honoured with major international awards for his poster art, characterised by an edgy minimalism and bold, inventive use of colour and typography. He is also recognised for his identity work, magazine design, illustration, photography - and enthusiastic temperament. Since graduating in art and design in the early 1980s, Vladimir has been a fiercely independent designer, his work transcending the traditional school of Soviet design with simple but spirited graphics imbued with meaning. His many awards include the Russian National Award for Culture and Art (1996); the Alfons Mucha Prize at the Brno Biennale of Graphic Design (1996); first prize at the International Poster Biennale, Warsaw (2004); the Golden Bee Award at the International Biennale of Graphic Design, Moscow (2004, 2008, 2010); first prize at the International Socio-Political Poster Biennale, Auschwitz (2008); the Yusaku Kamekura International Design Award at the International Poster Triennial, Toyama (2009); the Shinnoske Sugisaki Jury Award at the International Poster Biennale, Hangzhou (2009) and an Honorary Award at the International Poster Biennial, Mexico City (2010). Vladimir is president of the International Academy of Graphic Design and national president of Alliance Graphique Internationale.
Vladimir will work with you on a project creating individual personal logos that will become a communication collaboration in the form of a poster. Gain an understanding of the cultural difference that influence design.
Dale Herigstad USA
As Chief Interaction Officer of the global interactive marketing agency Possible Worldwide, London-based Dale Herigstad is a thought leader on the future of media consumption in a ‘many-screen’ world of increasingly rich media interfaces. With an extensive background in broadcast design, Dale pioneered a unique spatial approach to designing navigation systems for interactive TV and connected screens, blurring the lines between television, games and the Web with a concept he calls ‘New Television’. He is now leading development work in the emerging world of gestural navigation for screens at a distance. Screens have always defined unique spaces and, with advancements in stereo 3D projection and augmented reality, information can occupy these spaces. Spatial context is becoming increasingly important, to the extent that space and place are the new frontiers of design. Dale has a masters degree in fine arts from the California Institute of the Arts and served on the founding advisory board for digital content direction at the American Film Institute, where he helped develop advanced prototypes for enhanced TV. His ground-breaking work has won four Emmy Awards. Dale co-founded the interactive agency Schematic, which recently merged with other agencies to become the global powerhouse Possible Worldwide.
Spend the day with a thought-leader on the future of media consumption exploring the process of designing for motion particularly dynamic interface design for today's rich mobile devices.
Mauro Porcini Italy
Head of Global Design at 3M, Mauro Porcini manages the company's design strategies, leading teams based in USA, Italy, China, and Japan. He has been recognised by Fast Company as one of the ‘50 Most Influential Designers in America' and selected as one of the ‘Masters of Design' in 2011. In the same year he also received the ‘Award for Leadership and Innovation' from the World HR Forum in Mumbai, India. Based in St Paul, Minneapolis, Mauro's mission is to evolve 3M's internal design culture, leveraging the company's technology background to produce innovation and growth with a new experience-driven approach. He has co-authored the book ‘Vincere con le Idee - Innovazione Design Performance' and contributed to ‘Minimo & Sostenibile' and other publications in Europe and in the USA. Mauro is a member of the Advisory Council of the Design Management Institute in Boston and the International Advisory Committee of the European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies. His teams at 3M have been recognised with several renowned awards, among them the Red Dot Design Award, the Good Design Award USA, the Good Design Award Japan, the Compasso d'Oro, the IF, the IDEA Award, and the PLUS Award.
Get inside the mind of this design master and enquire about design strategies for business, creative processes particularly in product development and his design methodologies.
Ree Treweek South Africa
Multimedia artist Ree Treweek from Cape Town is creating quite a buzz with her fascinatingly detailed illustrations and animations that seem to be from a different era or another, perhaps mythical, culture. Startlingly imaginative, she can be given one word and instantly come up with a whole world of ideas. Ree grew up with stories of legendary creatures that led to her becoming concept developer and character designer for the fantasy art collective The Blackheart Gang, creating a fantastical universe , expressed through books, short films, paintings and sculpture. The group's focus largely concerns explorations into a realm best known as The Household, a universe existing just beneath the Earth's crust that, curiously, is powered by human bathwater. When not in the Household, Ree can be found applying her unique imaginative skills to freelance illustrations, characterised by large areas of intricate patterns and decorative linework. She is also art director and production designer at Shy the Sun, a concept studio and production house she co-founded that specialises in animation. The studio's work for United Airlines and American McGee's Alice game trailer, as well as Ree's character design for The Beatles Rock Band game, have added extra sparkle her growing international reputation.
Ree's workshop will specialise in digital illustration based character and story development. Pick her brain about how she comes up with a whole world of ideas and visuals.
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