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AGDA presents —
Everything Except Design: Christopher Doyle & Michaela Webb in conversation with Tina Victoria.

On Thursday 9 November at 6pm, AGDA proudly presents Christopher Doyle (Founder & Creative Director of Christopher Doyle & Co.) and Michaela Webb (Founder & Creative Director of Round) in conversation with Tina Victoria (not a Founder & Creative Director) about what the working life of a designer looks like, once you remove design.

The intimate discussion will delve into building studio cultures, aiming (and often failing) for work life balance, parenting, industry challenges, diversity, mentoring, business ownership, awards, originality and the importance of perspective.

There will be no tote bags, no generative logos, no stacked repetitive type, no Circular.

Everything Except Design
Thursday 9 November
Doors open at 6pm for a 6:30pm start
The Ian Potter Centre:
NGV Australia Federation Square,

About Christopher Doyle
Christopher Doyle is the Creative Director and Founder of Christopher Doyle & Co. an independent and collaborative creative company based in Sydney, Australia.

Christopher has worked at some of Australia’s leading brand and design agencies. His work has won numerous local and international awards, been used as the basis for educational material in Europe and the United States and appeared in feature articles for Desktop, Creative Review and Grafik Magazine.

In 2009 he was named one of Indesign Magazine’s Top Ten Faces and Forces of Design and in 2011 his work was selected to be part of Graphic Design: Now in Production (GD:NIP) – a joint exhibition with Cooper-Hewitt and the National Design Museum in America. He has given talks for Creative Mornings, Sex, Drugs & Helvetica, Semi Permanent and the Australian Graphic Design Association, and has lectured at colleges and universities throughout Australia.

He has been featured on Australian Design Radio and made written contributions to Desktop Magazine, Design Assembly, Australian Creative and Process Journal and has served as a judge at D&AD, AGDA and AWARD.

About Michaela Webb
Michaela Webb is Creative Director of Round, a studio she founded in 2002 in Melbourne, Victoria.

Michaela has spent over three years as co-president of the Australian Graphic Design Association (AGDA), and was recently elected to Alliance Graphique Internationale (AGI), the world’s leading association of graphic designers.

With over 20 years’ professional experience, Michaela has worked for Wolff Olins and Spin in London. She has lectured full-time at RMIT (Melbourne), Mediarts (New Zealand), and has served as a judge at D&AD, AGDA, and AWARD where she was chair.

Michaela has also spoken at AGIdeas (Melbourne), Sex, Drugs and Helvetica (Melbourne/Brisbane), Semi Permanent(Melbourne and Wellington), Responsive Projects (Brisbane), and has made contributions to Desktop Magazine, Studio Magazine, Australian Creative, and Process Journal.

Michaela’s work has been featured in articles for Idea Magazine, IDN and Visuelle. In 2008, Michaela was named one of Design Quarterly Magazine’s Top Ten Creatives, in 2010 was listed in Melbourne Magazine’s top 100 influential people, and in 2017 declared the most influential woman in Australian design by afFeMation.

About Tina Victoria
Tina Victoria is a designer and illustrator, living and working in Melbourne.

Now three-ish years since graduating from a Bachelor of Visual Communication at Monash University, Tina has worked at several design studios, spoken at industry events, exhibited work, and seen a few illustrations published. She currently sits as Secretary of AGDA Victoria and occasionally takes time out of her day to feed her various addictions (mostly fantasy fiction related).

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November 9

$65 - Ticket
$35 - Member
$25 - Student