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Creative Catalyst: Design For Change competition

Creative Catalyst: Design For Change competition

Category: Competitions, Design / Environmental,

Posted by: Julian
Posted: Oct 10th 2011
No. of comments: 0

Designing for paying clients is what keeps the design industry ticking over but every so often the chance to use our design skills for a good cause comes along. Creative Catalyst is a competition inviting designers to create a piece of work to raise awareness for their chosen issue or cause and be in with the cha...
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Entyce Design Competition: On the lookout for student talent

Entyce Design Competition: 
On the lookout for student talent

Category: Competitions,

Posted by: Peter
Posted: Oct 6th 2011
No. of comments: 0

A great opportunity for our UK students: "Now in its third year, the Entyce Design Competition raises the profile of the tremendous design talent nurtured in the North West. The competition highlights the opportunities available to employers and students in the region.   ...
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Designspiration is awesome for finding colour palettes that work.

Designspiration is awesome for finding colour palettes that work.

Category: Blogs, Colour, Resources / Reference, Resources / Tools+Apps,

Posted by: Lee
Posted: Sep 22nd 2011
No. of comments: 0

If you are like me and colour doesn't come easy to you looking for inspiration from colour palettes that work in images, artwork or even other pieces of design can be good. Designspiration is a great place for inspiration but as an awesome feature that allows you to browse work by colour. This makes it easy to find combi...

Rest of the Story

Rest of the Story

Category: Books, Design / Print, Illustration, Music,

Posted by: Thea
Posted: Sep 14th 2011
No. of comments: 0

The guys at the Canadian studio Rethink have come up with the most incredible album artwork. Chris Tarry is not just a jazz musician, but also an accomplished author. Rethink turned his new album, Rest of the Story, into a little book of Chris' short stories. How amazing is the detail, that silver ribbon marker, the die-cut ...

Gridulator and Guide Make grids for web easy

Gridulator and Guide Make grids for web easy

Category: Design / Interactive, Resources / Tools+Apps,

Posted by: Lee
Posted: Sep 7th 2011
No. of comments: 0

Its always been pretty excruciating in the past trying to create grids and guides for photoshop,  have often just done screen shots of grids in Indesign as work around and then drawn in the gudes. Now we can rest easy. Gridulator does exactly what it says on the packet. This online tool is a great little help for creating g...

Australian Spotlight

Australian Spotlight

Category: Animation / Motion Graphics, Design / Interactive,

Posted by: Tanya
Posted: Jul 26th 2011
No. of comments: 0

The CENSUS is coming up in Aug 2011 here in Australia. The Australian Bureau of Statistics has developed this great little interactive animation (narrated by funnyman Shaun Micallef). At the end you get to create your own infographic based on the information you supplied in t...

Paperform

Paperform

Category: Blogs,

Posted by: Meave
Posted: Jul 19th 2011
No. of comments: 0

Check out the work of this Sydneysider!  Benja Harney is a self taught paper engineer. Such amazing work. www.paperform.wordpress.com ...

The Design Kids

The Design Kids

Category: Blogs, Designers/Studios, Products,

Posted by: Jen
Posted: Jul 14th 2011
No. of comments: 0

We love The Design Kids! TDK provides a platform for Australian design graduates (including many of our own Shillington grads) and working graphic designers to sell one off or limited edition piec...

Anna Garforth

Anna Garforth

Category: Design / Print, Design / Typography,

Posted by: Meave
Posted: Jul 8th 2011
No. of comments: 3

  Anna Garforth is a artist that creates beautifully handcrafted works of typography out of natural and recycled materials. Working with a very unique and diverse range of materials to create experimental w...
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Scriptographer-Mind Blowing Scripts for Illustrator

Scriptographer-Mind Blowing Scripts for Illustrator

Category: Resources / Online Tutorials, Resources / Tools+Apps,

Posted by: Lee
Posted: Jun 23rd 2011
No. of comments: 0

Scriptographer.org is an awe inspiring site that has been created by design geeks for designers. Scriptographer is an open source site that provides innovative and useful scripts that are a valuable addition to Illustrator. I myself used some of these tools in older additions of Illustrator. My favourite tools were i...