Auckland: EOY Wrap Event — Meet our speakers
At our Auckland EOY Wrap Party you’ll also enjoy a digital exhibition of Mate Act Now – A protest for the digital generation, curated by Chris Flack and hear from local designers talk about their response to the brief:
Wednesday 4 November
6pm – 8pm
Rose Road, Ponsonby.
Get Tickets here and learn more about the designers presenting their work below;
Leah Surynt, Designer, Designworks
Leah Surynt is a Senior Designer at Designworks in Auckland. For seven years she has been working across a range of sectors, specialising in large brand identity, working for clients such as New Zealand Film Commission, Air New Zealand, New Zealand Steel, Ministry of Justice and Moana New Zealand. In her spare time she designs rugs and throws for her textile brand 6401%.
Liam Ooi, Designer, Studio South
Liam Ooi is a graphic designer born and raised in Ōtautahi Christchurch. He is now based in Tāmaki Makaurau working at Studio South. Over time, Liam has built strong beliefs around the importance of seeking clarity and truthfulness in his work. He values design that is focused, purposeful and feels inevitable. He has a strong interest in working on projects that contribute to the cultural fabric of the city — particularly across the food & beverage, arts, hospitality, technology and wellness sectors.
Clem Devine, Brand Design Lead Jasmax
Clem leads the Brand Design practice group, which he co-founded with Jasmax principal Nick Moyes in 2017. The team currently works from the Auckland studio across a portfolio of projects focussed on brand experience, place-branding, wayfinding signage programmes and cultural integration.
Jasmax is a multi-discplinary, bicultural architecture and design practice responsible for some of Aotearoa New Zealand’s most sustainable and forward-thinking designs.
Phoebe Eilis, Design Lead, Previously Unavailable
Phoebe’s practice bridges commercial design and academia. She studied a Bachelor of Design (Hons) at the Auckland University of Technology (AUT), and abroad in San Francisco at the Academy of Art University. Upon graduating, Phoebe was awarded a scholarship to work on the Brand Design team at Red Antler — launching her career in New York, before arriving back in New Zealand to take on further postgraduate studies. Phoebe was fortunate to gain research funding through obtaining the Maori Art & Design Excellence scholarship.
Phoebe joined Alt Group as a designer in 2017, where she worked across a range of strategic national and international projects. She recently retired to take up a new role as Design Lead at Previously Unavailable.
The consultancy works with companies wanting to create their future through new products, services, experiences, businesses or business models. Phoebe is also a part-time lecturer at AUT, where she contributes her time to guiding design students through their final third-year projects.