Otago Polytechnic EOY Exhibition | ‘Debrief’

Product Design Showcase opening night: 16 Nov ‘Debrief’. 5:30pm in The Hub, Forth St, Dunedin.

Communication Design Showcase opening night: 17 Nov, ‘Debrief’. 5:30pm Ōwheo, Anzac Ave, Dunedin

Otago Polytechnic Debrief 2022: Beneath the Surface

Debrief is an annual end of year showcase presented by the Otago Polytechnic School of Design. Debrief proudly displays its graduates’ final projects across the three disciplines of Fashion, Product and Communication. Debrief22 explores the process and ideas ebbing and flowing beneath the surface of a polished piece of design.

DUNEDIN DA Kōrero with Otago Polytechnic

Join Design Assembly and Otago Polytechnic for a late winter Kōrero to network with the design community and chat all things design. Featuring Taryn Ormsby, Creative Director of Firebrand, and Mark Easterbrook, freelance copywriter and creative director with 20 years experience in the communications and creative industries. Drinks and nibbles will be provided.

Meet Our Speakers:



Taryn Ormsby, Creative Director at Firebrand.

Taryn is the Creative Director at Firebrand. She has over 10 years of experience in the creative industries and holds a Bachelor of Design from USC. Taryn worked with renowned brands in agencies across Australia and London before moving to Ōtepoti, Dunedin 4 years ago. She believes every project should have a strong strategic foundation and loves the process of unpacking a business, telling their stories and building strong brands that will stand the test of time. Taryn leads the team of talented Designers and Marketers at Firebrand, enabling them with the tools to plan, create and ensure all work is of the highest-quality and successfully achieves clients’ brand goals. Since moving back to Aotearoa, Taryn has started her own journey of discovery with her whakapapa, exploring the techniques, history and tikanga associated with ngā toi, and learning that there’s no shame in starting wherever you’re at in your journey. Her skills span the realms of design and creative direction across graphic design, branding, strategy, digital marketing, illustration, film and photography. She also co-hosts the Dunedin Design Kids events, bringing the local design community together to be inspired, stay connected and learn from each other.



Mark Easterbrook, Freelance Copywriter and Creative Director.

Mark is a freelance copywriter and creative director with 20 years experience in the communications and creative industries. He has written everything from hardcore retail advertising to poetic brand films to culturally sensitive government communications. He has an MA in Film, TV & Media Studies and has been a radio host, copywriter, bouncer, gravedigger, gas station attendant, charity board member and Programme Director of the Going West Writers Festival.


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