This Season

Where the creatives go

Tasmania is now home to Australia's most thriving creative speaker program. At Foundry. Featuring 36 national creative leaders every year, our program has been setting a new standard for industry engagement in the educational space. And now, it's open to industry too.

Season Pass is your ticket to access 6-9 speakers per season. Check out this season's speakers and sessions and grab your pass now.

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This Season

Richie Meldrum
Yoke

Richie joined Yoke as creative director in 2012. An advertising fanatic with a background in writing and journalism, he’s just at home crafting copy as he is at creating and shaping new brands. Often found staring at a blank page looking for a good idea.

Jack Mussett
Motherbird

Jack Mussett is Principal and Creative Director at Australian design studio Motherbird. The studio works with a diverse set of clients from all around the world including; MTV, Nickelodeon, Qantas, ABC, Warner Music, the Australian Government and Netball Victoria. Motherbird was named a Top 10 Design Force in Australia by Design Quarterly magazine.

Diana Chirilas
Chirilas Design/Fika

Diana Chirilas is a Swedish freelance designer living and working in Sydney. She’s worked for a handful of great branding agencies and studios, including Interbrand, RE: and Christopher Doyle & Co.—just to name a few. Diana also opened a Swedish coffee shop called Fika Kitchen, a popular Manly cafe with Scandi decor and friendly vibes

Tim Kotsiakos
MASS

Tim is the Executive Creative Director of MASS. He has an honours degree in graphic design and over eighteen years of proffessional experience. He has designed and overseen many award winning digital projects including those within the fashion, sport, corporate, government, retail and arts industries.

Emily Woollett
Paper Stone Scissors

Emily loves to create powerful brand stories. Stories that engage, resonate and inspire a response. As a child, she loved to build imaginary worlds and photograph them. This passion never really stopped and now in her role as Creative Director, she helps imagine the future of brands and bring them to life in all their glory.

Ben Johnston
Josephmark

Since co-founding Josephmark more than ten years ago, Ben has become an influential figure within Australia’s creative and business communities. He’s spent a decade starting and developing businesses, consulting on digital strategy, and identifying both market gaps and future trends.

Session 1 - July 26
Creativity is Collaborative

Join us for Richie Meldrum (Yoke), Jack Mussett (Motherbird), and Diana Chirilas (Chirilas Design/Fika) as they present and discuss the importance and necessity of collaboration in creative fields. Hear as they discuss their own stories and experience using  real work examples to show you a national context.

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Session 2 - August 16
Creativity Leads Down Many Paths

Join us for Tim Kotsiakos (MASS), Emily Woolett (Paper Stone Scissors), and Ben Johnston (Josephmark) as they present and then discuss the many different fields, obsessions and career paths that creativity can lead down. Hear how each speaker has found themselves in their current position and the fun, interesting and odd places their career has taken them. 

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