Christchurch: EOY Wrap Event — Meet our speakers
What a year 2020 has been! So let’s get together – celebrate being back in level 1, commiserate and share our experiences of this year.
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You’ll also enjoy a digital exhibition of Mate Act Now – Hear from two local designers and the project curator Chris Flack talk about the project and their response to the brief:
Chris Flack, Design Director, Strategy Creative
Chris’s career has taken him from one side of the world to the other and back again. Over the years, he’s used underwater selfies to encourage people in Britain to swim more, he exploded over 1000 ping pong balls to launch TEDx in New Zealand and rebranded Christmas for one of New Zealand’s top magazines. He may be the first person ever to get the design community to embrace Comic Sans (much to the dismay of all involved) to help fight cancer. His latest passion project Mate Act Now uses a “digital protest” to create awareness of the ongoing need for climate action.
MATE ACT NOW is a co-ordinated response of over 150 designers from some of the world’s top creative studios. It’s initial aim was to drive climate change in response to the 2019/20 Australian bushfires. However, the global outbreak of Covid-19 recontextualised it to something bigger!
Lara Kate Marshall @lkm_is_larakatemarshall
LKM is a multi-disciplinary creative of NZ European and Malay Orang Asal / Chinese descent with home roots in Te Tai o Poutini ( West Coast of the South Island). An extensive background in event production, studies in Fashion and Textiles at the Istituto Europeo Di Design in Milan and training in Graphic Design have given LKM a strong sense of creative direction and practical nous that has been carefully crafted through these constantly intersecting industries. Her works are a balance of considered intricacy, playful escapism and spiritual connectedness underpinned by an urgent focus on environmental conservation and the exploration of how art can facilitate mass awareness and encourage positive change.
Brett King also (Kallan & Co).
Brett King, is a visual designer working globally across multiple mediums. He’s been perfecting his craft for almost two decades but is still far from perfect, while searching for simple solutions to complex problems and trying to get more sleep.