Foundry LIVE 2019

Tassie’s very own creative conference Foundry LIVE is back for 2019 with the nation’s creative leaders ready to take the stage live in Launceston (and live-streamed to our iconic waterfront Hobart campus).

Join us as we strip back the world of design, marketing and branding with a half-day (and schedule friendly) event.

What's on offer:

Go behind the scenes with Jason Little (For the People) as he dives into the development of the iconic regional identity for Tasmania’s West Coast.

Discover the world of place branding (national, region + city branding) from global thought leader, Andrew Hoyne.

Learn why creative leaders are focusing on the power of empathy in their design responses and client relationships.

The Line-Up

Jason Little 

For The People

Andrew Hoyne


Angela McCarthy

AM Creative

Robert + Di Elderton

Future Days

Guest MC, Tim Rigg

Creative Consultant + Screen Writer

Choose your campus 

Are you ready to get seriously inspired about all things design, creativity and thinking?

Choose how you view our unmissable Foundry Live creative conference.

Launceston - 22 Cameron Street

View the nation's leading creatives live at our Launceston campus.

Hobart - Top Floor, Brooke St Pier, Franklin Wharf

Head down to our iconic waterfront Hobart campus as we live-stream the event to students, industry and the rest of Australia!

Get to know our creative leaders

Jason Little

Jason is a designer, co-founder, educator, mentor, believer in people and optimist. He co-founded the design company, For The People, with the intent to help organisations through imagining and designing new experiences to encourage new behaviours. With 20 years in the design industry, Jason has worked as Creative Director in global branding agencies including Landor Associates (Sydney and Paris) and Re (Sydney), on large-scale transformations for destinations, organisations and corporations.

Sound familiar? He recently led the community collaboration program to develop the regional identity for Tasmania’s West Coast. This is your chance to go behind the scenes of this larger than life project. View the People of the West film here

Andrew Hoyne

Over the last decade, Hoyne has evolved to a core focus on place and property, working closely with developers and government, to create recognisable landmarks, from precincts to cities.

Hoyne are now considered global thought leaders on place branding and placemaking. Last year Andrew spoke at over 30 local and international conferences and company events around Australia, and also in the USA, UK, China and New Zealand. In March he's presenting at the SXSW conference in Austin, Texas.

Angela McCarthy

After two decades of working with big and small clients at some larger-than-life agencies – RE and Landor in Sydney, Wolff Olins and The Partners in London - Angela made the decision to start her own agency.

Based in Sydney, Angela works directly with organisations to help shape and create how they are experienced by their audience. Essentially, it’s creative problem solving, achieved through listening and getting to know, and understand, her clients (a.k.a. empathy).

Robert + Di Elderton

In the early days, our approach to design was to reduce and rationalise everything we did. Things felt much more honest once we began to infuse more of our personal influences into our design solutions — that was the point at which our own distinctive signature emerged.

Robert’s past lives have included being the founder of boutique wine distribution company Mezzanine and gigging drummer in Sydney which included a stint with a Cure cover band in the ‘80s. En route to co-founding Future Days, Di began life as an RMIT Fashion graduate outfitting Regurgitator, K.D. Lang and Jeff Buckley for Herald Sun photoshoots in the ‘90s to publication layout in the early days of Lonely Planet. She currently lectures at MADA once a week teaching Branding and Publication Design. 

Tim Rigg

Tim has bounced from design, teaching, copywriting, a stint as a creative director and brand strategist for a range of studios and agencies like Common, Ogilvy, BWM and Host. Throughout his varied career, he has worked with a bunch of massive clients including Telstra, Ministry of Sound and the Sydney Morning Herald, before shifting focus and building his own agency. After 6 years of specialising in brand, marketing, fundraising strategy for charities and social media strategy, he decided to become a screenwriter and currently has 2 pilot scripts in development overseas.

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