Design Assembly Conversations Christchurch, Thursday 16 March

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Autumn Conversations Christchurch
Thursday 16th March
6–8pm, event begins @6.30pm
376 Wilsons Road

Eventbrite - Creative Refresh with Kathryn Burnett

Refreshments thanks to Sunshine Brewery.

Design Assembly presents our DA Conversations Autumn 2017 series taking place in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch in March.

We are delighted to bring you Jane Maloney from M/K Press along with Stephen McCarthy and Scott Bolton from McCarthy.

We recommend booking early to secure your place.

Tickets: $25 Professional / $20 Design Assembly Friend / $15 Design Assembly Student Friend
(not a DA Friend? Sign up here)

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.

Talk Summary
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

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.


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