Design Assembly Conversations Christchurch, Thursday 16 March
Refreshments thanks to Sunshine Brewery.
We recommend booking early to secure your place.
Tickets: $25 Professional / $20 Design Assembly Friend / $15 Design Assembly Student Friend
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Jane Maloney MK Press
Currently living and working in Christchurch, NZ, Jane graduated in 2012 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Design from the University of Canterbury. She co-founded M/K Press, a risograph-printing studio at the start of 2014, and balanced day jobs with freelance design work. Now a full time freelancer and business owner, she creates visual identities, books and publications, posters, social media content and business collateral (amongst other things!). Jane has a bold and colourful style, attributing that to developing her graphic design practice and learning Risograph printing, both at the same time.
Risograph printing as a method of producing work — advantages, disadvantages, and why I use it. My journey into the riso world started from trying to find a way to merge both my design and printmaking practices together. Far easier to set up, less time consuming and more cost effective then screen-printing, riso bridged the gap. You’ll find out about designing for riso-printing and the unique set of constraints it presents as a production tool, and also the rise of its popularity and why artists and designers world-wide are getting their hands on them.
Stephen McCarthy & Scott Bolton/McCarthy
Stephen runs Mccarthy and Scott sits next to him putting up with crap one liner jokes and sleeping dog Charlie. With a team of 6 we create work for people who care about the craft. We’ve been involved in the successful Allright project for Canterbury over the past 6 years, rebranded magazines, festivals, events, and branding work, winning a fair share of awards along the way. See more at smccarthy.co.nz
Summary: Craft and illustration
Focussing on our recent Cards for Kaikoura project — a self initiated fundraising project that made 20k in one week by banding together a bunch of NZ illustrators — we’ll talk about how design can be used for social good and share our insights into our other social not for profit work. Also branding a beer and a festival, Lead Designer on the project, Scott Bolton, will discuss the Nostalgia Festival project, beer cans and dopplegangers.