Foundry LIVE July 2019

What are the trends that will give you the edge in design, creativity and business?

Living in a regional centre doesn’t mean you can’t be at the helm of these trends. Leading Tassie creative conference Foundry LIVE is back, and ready to answer these questions, complete with take-away tips and tools you can use to prepare for an incredible 2020.

Immerse yourself in the buzz of our creatives, emerging designers and local industry leaders as we hear from four national creative leaders.

Topics range from how to think like a designer (even if you’re not one) and build an entire creative community and following, to one big radiant spotlight on women in the creative industry.

What’s on offer

Discover why the brains behind Australia’s biggest design event is focused on making world-class Design Philosophy accessible for next-generation creatives.

Learn how equality is being tackled by both men and women in order to provoke change.

The merging of art and design - discover how these fields influence each other.

The ongoing quest for human-centred design and storytelling - this one’s not going away.

The Line-Up

Matthew Haynes 

The Design Conference

Mirella Marie

Vertigo + Womentor

Ali Kerr

Experience Designer

Paul Mosig

Racket design studio

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Get to know our creative leaders

Matt’s bigger than life personality for the creative industry is undeniable. With his drive and clear vision, he has run The Design Conference for nearly 10 years. Featuring artists, directors and founders from the world’s most sought after companies, Matt launched this event with the goal of making world-class Design Philosophy affordable and accessible for next-generation creatives.

You wouldn’t think a career as a professional baseball player would result in the creation of a Creative Conference, but Matt isn’t your usual design graduate. He also runs his own creative studio (Analogue Digital Agency) where he is the Director of Experience Design.

Mirella Marie is the founder and Creative Director of Vertigo, an internationally recognised brand design studio, and founder and Director of Womentor, a global mentorship program for women in graphic design. She has worked across Australia and North America with global brands including ANZ, The Age, Audi, Hieroglyphics Records, Sea Shepherd, Volvo, and WWF. 

Mirella has spoken at design festivals, industry events, and educational institutions; her work has been published in international books and magazines, and exhibited in the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Bucharest, Romania. As a woman in design leadership and a child of immigrants, she is an advocate for equality, diversity, and inclusion in design.

Mirella is also a criminologist at RMIT University’s Innocence Initiative where she investigates claims of wrongful conviction in the Australian justice system. She believes in why before how and is passionate about identity in both people and design.

Over the last 25 years, Ali has been collecting knowledge and a deep fascination for the human experience; how people do what they do and why? This quest had led her to explore the worlds of theatre, design and education; taking on creative roles within Arts companies, Innovation labs, universities and government agencies. Passionate about human-centred design and storytelling, Ali is currently spreading the Experience Design love in corporate Brisbane, helping make a positive difference to people’s lives.

Paul Mosig is an artist and designer who lives and works in the Blue Mountains NSW. He is the co-founder of Racket, a small design studio founded in 2006. Racket has worked with clients including City of Sydney, ABC, City of Melbourne, Radio National, Hardie Grant Books, Murdoch Books, The National Library, The Social Enterprise Awards, The Australian National University, Collette Dinnigan, The Society Inc, Andrew McConnell and many individual artists, creatives and small businesses. 

As an artist Paul works in collaboration with his partner Rachel Peachey and through this practice has exhibited widely nationally and internationally. 

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