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Designer Gone Wild: MC Michael Hing

We’re catching up with each of the stars of our upcoming event Designers Gone Wild to find out what makes them tick as they get set for a night of cross-firing ideas and creative curveballs.

You’ve met all of our Design stars who’ll be going wild on the night — Lisa Gray, Tim Horton, Mick Alvisse, and Simone LeAmon — but who’s going to be running the show?

To keep things under control on the night, we’ve enlisted the expert assistance of comedian, radio host, writer, aspiring global taste maker and expert sandwich maker Michael Hing.

Check out the rest of the post below, and grab your tickets for Designers Gone Wild, showcased at this year’s Vivid Ideas.

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Designer Gone Wild: Simone LeAmon

We’re catching up with each of the stars of our upcoming event Designers Gone Wild to find out what makes them tick as they get set for a night of cross-firing ideas and creative curveballs.

We’ve introduced the rest of our Designers (Lisa Gray, Tim Horton, and Mick Alvisse) in earlier blog posts, and now — last but not least — it’s Simone LeAmon‘s turn, one of Australia’s foremost design creatives.

Check out the rest of the post below, and grab your tickets for Designers Gone Wild, showcased at this year’s Vivid Ideas, to see Simone take on our other Designers.

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Designer Gone Wild: Mick Alvisse

We’re catching up with each of the stars of our upcoming event Designers Gone Wild to find out what makes them tick as they get set for a night of cross-firing ideas and creative curveballs.

So far we’ve introduced Lisa Gray and Tim Horton — this week it’s Mick Alvisse’s turn, one of the the world’s 100 leading designers (according to publishing legends Taschen).

Check out the rest of the post below, and grab your tickets for Designers Gone Wild, showcased at this year’s Vivid Ideas, to see Mick take on our other Designers: Lisa Gray, Tim Horton, and Simone LeAmon.

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Designer Gone Wild: Tim Horton

We’re catching up with each of the stars of our upcoming event Designers Gone Wild to see what makes them tick as they get set for a night of cross-firing ideas and creative curveballs.

Last week we introduced our first Designer, Lisa Gray — this week it’s Tim Horton’s turn, the nationally recognised architect, adviser and agitator for smart policy that enables good design.

Check out the rest of the post below, and grab your tickets for Designers Gone Wild, showcased at this year’s Vivid Ideas, to see Tim take on our other Designers: Lisa Gray, Michael Alvisse, and Simone LeAmon.


Image credit: Brett Boardman.

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Designer Gone Wild: Lisa Gray

We’re catching up with each of the stars of our upcoming event Designers Gone Wild to see what makes them tick as they get set for a night of cross-firing ideas and creative curveballs.

First cab off the rank is Lisa Gray, the extremely talented Head of Content at visionary production company, the Feds.

Check out the rest of the post below, and grab your tickets for Designers Gone Wild, showcased at this year’s Vivid Ideas, to see Lisa take on our other Designers: Tim Horton, Michael Alvisse, and Simone LeAmon.

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And It’s A Wrap!

After months of preparation our Designers’ Den had its day on the Vivid Ideas stage.
Four lots of contestants from UNSW, COFA, and Billy Blue - performed our own live designer version of Dragons Den.
With the view of the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge as the backdrop, the contestants pitched their little hearts out and were dished out some intense feedback and critiquing.
Laughs came courtesy of our gameshow host with the most, comedian Mark Humphries.

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Design Emergency on Pozible

Earlier this week, Object: Australian Design Centre launched a Pozible campaign to raise funds and awareness for the digital development of our outreach education program, Design Emergency.

After over a year of piloting the program in schools around New South Wales, with a one-day workshop involving five schools as part of Vivid Ideas earlier this year, Object is ready to explore how to take the program to schools nationally. All of the feedback from the pilots indicated that Design Emergency needed to go digital so that it can be accessed by all, and that’s exactly what we’re asking you to help with.

We’ve set ourselves a minimum $20,000 goal to help develop a digital strategy — though anything we raise above this figure will help us to develop better strategies and move the pilots towards a program available to all students. As a way of instilling creative problem solving skills applicable to all areas of the curriculum, and, indeed, everything we do as we live and work, Design Emergency strives to create a generation of design thinkers and expert problem solvers.

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Design Emergency — Live from Vivid Sydney

9:45am: A wet start to the Tuesday made the dash to the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney much more rushed than was intended — designers, Billy Blue students and Object staff all struggled through the traffic, only to all be beaten by the kids from St Mary’s Public School, who had the furthest to travel but were the first to arrive.

Learning Coordinator Annette has just kicked off proceedings, and the day is underway. The location (the roof of the new MCA extension) is a pretty impressive venue. I’m typing this looking at the Harbour Bridge and the Opera House as Sydney Ferries talk in Circular Quay. Behind me, Andrew Simpson of Vert Design is catching up on the Discovery already performed by the kids from his school, Daceyville Public.

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