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The importance of upskilling as a designer

The importance of upskilling as a designer

Category: Blogs, Interviews / Individual, Interviews / Studio, Magazines, Resources / Educational,

Posted by: Tanya
Posted: Aug 21st 2012
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The guys over at Desktop Magazine have put together this handy article where they questioned six creatives:  "In terms of employability and keeping up-to-date with technologies, how important is it for designers to upskill?" ...

Karl Tagle - The Boracay Vows Invites

Category: Design / Print, Documentaries/Film, Illustration, Printing/Production,

Posted by: Jen
Posted: Aug 20th 2012
No. of comments: 0

Karl Tagle studied at Shillington back in 2007 and is now freelancing and illustrating. You can check out his work here. You should also take the time to watch the process of screenprinting his wedding invites.  ...

Collection Magazine

Collection Magazine

Category: Designers/Studios,

Posted by: Miriam Bligh
Posted: Aug 6th 2012
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Collection Magazine is a fashion publication with a difference. Perforated at the spine, every page is collectable and ready to frame. This ability to remove pages easily, without damaging the magazine, is an appealing feature for any magaholic. This magazine delivers beautiful photography and well designed layouts. A hard cover makes it even more collectable. ...
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Josephmark - Pocket Hipster App

Josephmark - Pocket Hipster App

Category: Designers/Studios,

Posted by: Stacy Shallue
Posted: Aug 14th 2012
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I love this funky app designed by Brisbane creative agency Josephmark. Self described 'It's, like, totally the coolest music app...so you've probably never heard of it." In a nutshell it is pretty much like downloading a virtual hipster to raid your iTunes library, dish out some typical hipster judgement and recommend some way cooler music for you to discover. What makes this app really co...
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Vintage Logos

Vintage Logos

Category: Design / Branding/Identity,

Posted by: Peter
Posted: Aug 16th 2012
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As has been well blogged about in recent times, there are an awful lot of hipster-esque identites surfacing around the traps. I suspect partially because there's an undeniable beauty to the pared-down elegance of that look, but I also suspect there's a certain 'ease' factor (some might call it 'lazy'!) in generating them. I was fortunate enough to be taught...

Hampus Jageland

Hampus Jageland

Category: Designers/Studios,

Posted by: Peter
Posted: Aug 16th 2012
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Loving the elegant aesthetic of Paris-based, Swedish-born designer Hampus Jageland's work. I fell in love with his work for Edge Board a while back and have only now gone to dig further on his work. Really nice stuff. ...

The Art of Logo Design

Category: Design / Branding/Identity,

Posted by: Peter
Posted: Aug 16th 2012
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A really lovely snapshot of what logo design is all about, from some of the area's best practitioners. Well worth a watch for new and experienced designers alike. (As initially posted on Logo Design Love) ...

Type Trumps

Type Trumps

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

Posted by: Meave
Posted: Aug 14th 2012
No. of comments: 1

  Do you know your Helvetica from your Arial? Based on the classic game of one-upmanship, this deck of cards by Rick Banks of Face37 is aimed at all you font nerds, design hipsters and typeface freaks because it celebrates the joy of typ...

Ghost in the Machine - Erika Iris Simmons

Ghost in the Machine - Erika Iris Simmons

Category: Art, Music,

Posted by: Jen
Posted: Aug 14th 2012
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These portraits of musicians (made out of recycled cassette tape with original cassette) are pretty awesome. Erika was inspired to create the 'Ghosts in the Machine' project after a description by philosopher Gilbert Ryle about how your spirit lives in your body. Erika imagines we are al...

Karlee Anne Interiors

Karlee Anne Interiors

Category: Other Design Fields, Products,

Posted by: Jen
Posted: Aug 9th 2012
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Karlee Anne is a design business launched by Karlee van der Meulen, one of our previous lecturers at Shillington Sydney. As a practicing designer, Karlee has specialised in surface patterns for interiors. Her commercial experience and personal interest in this field sparked a vision to create a homewares brand featuring soft furnishings. W...