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CHRISTCHURCH: Brunch By The Beach

August 22, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Come along to the New Brighton Surf Club for a unique event created for freelance graphic designers!

DA Friends can use the code DAFRIEND at checkout for a discount on their tickets.

Brunch by the Beach in Christchurch is an opportunity to connect with other local designers, learn from Matt Innes about his award-winning branding process, and get practical advice from a panel of successful freelancers. Plus, enjoy some tasty treats on our mates from Karmly!


Featured Speaker:

Matt Innes of Strategy Creative. Matt will be sharing his thoughts on the DNA of award-winning design as well as hosting his branding workshop, ‘Branding by Fire’ to help you create a simple, yet powerful brand strategy.



Abby Marriott, Kōwhai Creative. Abby is the Co-Director & Senior Creative at Kōwhai Creative, a purpose-led design studio that believes great design is about more than what meets the eye. She is the lead for website design, development and digital creative. She has a passion for strategy and business development.

Serena Mayen, Modern Design. Serena founded Modern Design, a boutique brand identity and web design studio nestled in the heart of Ōtautahi, Christchurch. She has two decades of experience as a graphic designer and her passion lies in crafting unique and professional design solutions for small businesses all over New Zealand.

Simon Dowding, Evergreen Workshop. Simon is a graphic designer based in Christchurch. He has worked in merch for over 10 years from pre-production work in a print shop to creating brands in an agency. He guides people through the process of creating custom merch that fits their brand and customers.


What you’ll get out of Brunch by the Beach:

More business confidence: Gain valuable insights from experienced freelancers and learn practical tips and strategies for managing your design business. Build your confidence and take control to achieve the profitability need for the life you want.

Connect with other freelance designers: Join us and take your business to the next level with the support of a community that understands your struggles and can help you succeed.

Inspiration: With Matt, you’ll gain fresh perspectives on the latest trends and best practices in branding design. Design upskilling is a constant in the industry and as your skills grow, so too will your business.


Optional workshops:

Following the main brunch by the beach event in the morning, we have two optional afternoon workshops available. Both workshops are on at the same time, so choose the one that best suits you. Workshop prices vary.

  • Creating an effective online portfolio by Rocketspark. Free to attend
  • Branding On Fire by Strategy Creative. $100 to attend.


More details about the event can be found here.
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Date: August 22, 2023

Time: 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

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New Brighton Surf Lifesaving Club 186 Marine Parade New Brighton Christchurch, 8083
186 Marine Parade, New Brighton
Christchuch, 8083

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