November / AMWU / Graphic Design Meet Up


• Would you like to create a new platform to make your practice simpler and more profitable?
• Do you want better recognition of your credentials and accreditation?
• Are you interested in joining with others to build culturally rich creative hubs?

Come and share your experiences of working in an agency, in house, start up, pre-press or any other field. How did you get started and where are you now - Internship, Contract, Freelance or Full Time?

The initiative is being sponsored by the AMWU – the union that traditionally represents graphic arts workers and Media Super – the superannuation fund for creative people. They have offered to help create a grassroots movement that can better represent designers in an environment where rapidly changing technologies and disruption in the creative arts space has created disconnect between the sector and those representing their best interests. We will be looking at the coop model for creative workers that is sweeping Europe at the moment and exploring new concepts in shared workspaces that benefit workers, clients and employers.

By taking advantage of new technologies, we can strengthen freelance, casual and full time working conditions and overcome the challenges of being isolated from our peers - to understand the best ways to operate a business, stay up-to-date with emerging trends and help students transition to their working careers. Our recent research indicates that now is the perfect time to take more control over our industry - to create ways of building better working practices, stronger recognition of professional standards, and to promote affordable and creative places to work.

So if you are interested in becoming involved from the beginning we plan to open up our discussion to a wider audience and will hold an inaugural meet up in Surry Hills on Monday November 26 at 5:30pm. Go to the link below and reserve your place. We’d love to see you there!

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November 26