AGDA, the Australian Graphic Design Association, and 72andSunny Sydney have announced a creative partnership to inspire the new generation of creatives in Australia.
The partnership builds on the mission of 72andSunny to expand and diversify the creative class and AGDA’s core purpose of developing and championing the professional standing and creative excellence of the Australian design industry.
The first joint venture, Design Chats, is a series of creative sessions to inspire Australian designers by providing first hand exposure to international designers.
Presented as an informal conversation with some of the world’s leading creative and design minds, the first of the invite-only sessions kicks off on Thursday 11th June and features Josh Higgins, current Chief Creative Officer, Facebook AR/VR, who was the Design Director for the Obama Campaign in 2012.
Other speakers include:
Deva Pardue, ex Creative Director, The Wing and Pentagram Design
Simon Manchipp, Co-founder, SomeOne
Carly Ayres, Community & Culture, Google Design
Tim Belonax, Design Director, Pinterest
Tickets are free and available on pre-release from today for AGDA members, and will be available to the general public from Thursday 4th June. More info here.
Says Brent Rice, chairman, AGDA NSW: “The Australian design community is collaborative, hard-working and optimistic. This Design Chats series is a great way to help designers remain inspired and connected during these tough times – especially when human contact is so limited. Huge thanks to 72andSunny for partnering with us, and thanks to our line up of international designers who’ve been so willing to get involved.”
Says Luke Martin, head of product, 72andSunny Sydney: “Having found a like-minded spirit and ambition for the wider Australian creative industry in AGDA, we’re stoked about our partnership and launching the Design Chats.”