Foundry LIVE September 2019

Tasmania's very own creative conference - Foundry LIVE - is back, with the nation’s creative leaders ready to take the stage live in Launceston.

Join us as we strip back the world of digital, design and internships with this half-day event.

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

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What’s on offer

How Tasmania can become a global leader in building and designing innovative workspaces 

Building and running successful creative teams 

Improving the wellbeing of everyone in the industry and promoting the value of creativity in the world - with a focus on internships

Making meaningful products, services and experiences for humans - and humanity.  

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The Line-Up

Todd Henderson 

Cumulus Studio

Marcel Jacobs

Mentally Friendly

Andy Wright

Streamtime

Meet Todd Henderson

Todd Henderson started as a tiny dot in outer space, eventually finding his way to earth. Upon arriving here he found a suitable candidate to be his mother and promptly landed in her cornflakes. He spent his youth riding skateboards, sewing with his mum and making stuff in his dad’s shed.  While he no longer rides a skateboard, he does continue to enjoy making stuff.

Graduating in 2001 from the University of Tasmania with a Bachelor of Architecture with honours and the recipient of the SWT Blythe Student award that same year. Todd started his career with for Birrelli Art, Design and Architecture where he was involved in several award-winning projects. In late 2011 Todd formed Cumulus Studio with Peter Walker, they now have offices in Launceston, Hobart and Melbourne and currently, employ 23 designers.

Meet Chi Ryan

Chi Ryan is a design and creative practitioner, writer, coach, speaker and leader, who specialises in human-centered, experience-led design. That means she makes meaningful products, services and experiences for humans - and humanity.

Chi has been lucky enough to practice and lead design across the world. She currently leads Experience Strategy at PwC Australia where she helps clients use experience as a strategic differentiation. Prior to that, she was Head of Studio at Idean NYC APAC Regional Head of Experience Design at Isobar and Group Design Director at Fjord (Accenture).

Chi believes that design can help us all live better, happier lives, and her mission is to arm as many people as possible with the skills, tools and confidence they need to create the change they want to see in the world.

Meet Marcel Jacobs

Sustainable value is created at the intersection of empathy and entrepreneurialism. Marcel works with businesses to quickly understand where such value lies and to help them make it real and validated through design.

Marcel has worked on a broad range of challenges, from software design for government through to employee experience design for large organisations.

Over the last 10+ years Marcel has worked across a variety of industries including health, education, and finance.

Meet Andy Wright

Andy is the creator of the Never Not Creative community and co-chair of the creative, media and marketing industry Mentally-Healthy Change Group. He's been working in the creative industry for many years. From running the local offices of global agencies like Interbrand and R/GA, he was also an original co-founder of For The People in Sydney.

He's run successful and award-winning projects for GOMA, Australia Post, Telstra and Streamtime.

It’s the latter where Andy now spends his time driving the growth and innovation of project management software in the creative industry as Streamtime’s Managing Director.

Reserve Your Seat

Grab your seat to this unmissable statewide event. If you’re traveling from Hobart and are keen to hitch a ride on us, make sure you select the Hobart transport option. Further details RE: departure/arrival time will be confirmed upon registration.

Our new venue (Launceston Conference Centre) has free (yep, free) off-street parking for all event guests. Now there’s nothing stopping you from arriving bang on time.

The venue has a cafe on-site ready for all double shot decaf macchiato requests. We’ll also have a breakout lunch session complete with lounge areas + food vans ready to serve. Stay tuned for more details closer to the date.

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Start Thinking 2020

Applications for our 2020 intake are just around the corner and now is the perfect time to start planning your next steps into creative education. Reach out to discuss your study options, book a campus tour, or ask any questions you might have. One of our team members will be sure to reach out to say hi and help you find what you are looking for.

Start Thinking 2020

Applications for our 2020 intake are just around the corner and now is the perfect time to start planning your next steps into creative education. Reach out to discuss your study options, book a campus tour, or ask any questions you might have. One of our team members will be sure to reach out to say hi and help you find what you are looking for.

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