ONLINE DA EVENT: Never Not Mentally Healthy Webinar

Is your workplace inclusive? Do they prioritise your mental health? Are you happy?!
Big questions, that hopefully the results of the 2022 Mentally Healthy Survey can shed some light on for our industry. Join us for a Webinar with Co-Chair of the Mentally Healthy Change Group and Founder of Never Not Creative, Andy Wright to discuss the results and see what we can do better to push our industry forward.

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The third Mentally Healthy survey set out to measure the mental health and wellbeing of the media, marketing and creative industry in Australia and New Zealand. The biennial survey was conducted by Never Not Creative and UnLtd and supported by the Mentally-Healthy Change Group and follows the surveys conducted in 2018 and 2020 that identified that our industry was 20% more likely to experience signs of depression than the general public. The survey measures the levels of depression, anxiety and stress using the standard DASS scale but also dwells deeper into areas that impact mental wellbeing at workplace.

“Whilst the depression and anxiety levels remain high in our industry, the last results showed a reduction of stigma around mental health. Over the last four years we’ve seen employers make a real effort to address mental health. Mental wellbeing is now much more normalised a topic than when the survey first started in 2018. Now in the last few years, we’ve had external issues like the pandemic to deal with on top of the systemic industry issues that were already there. We use the results to drive our initiatives and work in this space, so we’re more intrigued than ever to uncover this year’s results and help our industry further.” — Andy Wright.

 

 

Andy Wright — Streamtime / Never Not Creative

Andy is the creator of the Never Not Creative community and co-chair of the creative, media and marketing industry Mentally-Healthy Change Group. Never Not Creative runs mental health support groups for creatives, mentoring initiatives, events a podcast, and the Never Not International Women’s Day platform. He’s been working in the creative industry for many years. From running the local offices of global agencies like Interbrand and R/GA, he was also an original co-founder of For The People in Sydney. He’s run successful and award-winning projects for GOMA, Australia Post, Telstra and Streamtime. It’s the latter where Andy now spends his time as CEO of the project management software business, with a mission to create healthier creative businesses. When not doing any of the above, you might find him somewhere in Scandinavia chasing the Aurora Borealis and a bit of peace and quiet.

 


ONLINE Springload workshop: Streamline Your Online Experience with Information Architecture

 

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Location: Fully remote, delivered on Zoom

Understand how to create an information architecture that helps people find and understand the information they need from your product.

The Information Architecture Basics workshop is 8 hours, spread over two mornings:

  • Wednesday 24th August: 9 am – 1 pm
  • Thursday 25th August: 9 am – 1 pm

 

Who’s it for:

People who want to improve their information architecture skills.

You could be a:

  • content designer
  • product owner
  • project manager
  • visual designer
  • developer
  • experience or service designer.

Open to beginner and intermediate practitioners.

 

What you’ll learn

At the end of this workshop you’ll understand:

  • what information architecture is
  • information architecture theory
  • how to understand the current state of your information architecture
  • human-centred design approaches to creating an information architecture
  • how to carry out card sorts and customer research to understand customers’ mental models for organising information
  • how to test information architectures through tree tests and usability testing.

 

Pricing:

Early bird: $425 (ends July 15)

DA Friends get 10% off their tickets (use code provided in our DA Friends emails)

General admission: $475

Group discount: Got a team that wants to come along? Groups of 4 or more get a group discount of $50 off each ticket. This is automatically applied at checkout.

*Please note these workshops are not DA Workshops and therefore are not included in DA Friends PLUS benefits.

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ONLINE Springload Workshop: Introduction to Content Strategy

 

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Location: Fully remote, delivered on Zoom

Discover the basics of content strategy. Learn the fundamentals of content strategy theory and what makes a successful content strategy.

Springload’s introduction to content strategy workshop is 8 hours, spread over two mornings:

  • Thursday, 24 November: 9 am – 1 pm
  • Friday, 25 November: 9 am – 1 pm

 

Who it’s for

People who are involved in creating or using content strategies for websites, apps, or any other tool. You could be a:

  • content designer
  • product owner
  • project manager
  • communications specialist
  • digital advisor
  • journalist
  • marketing specialist
  • visual designer
  • Developer
  • experience or service designer.

Open to beginner and intermediate practitioners.

 

What you’ll learn

At the end of this workshop you’ll understand:

  • what content strategy is, and what it isn’t
  • fundamental components of content strategy
  • what you need to create a content strategy
  • how to approach a content strategy document including core statement and principles, governance, workflow, style guides
  • how to get stakeholder buy-in for content strategy.

You’ll also have a template content strategy for you to iterate for your organisation.

 

Pricing

Early bird: $425 (ends August 19)

DA Friends get 10% off their tickets (use code provided in our DA Friends emails)

General admission: $475

Group discount: Got a team that wants to come along? Groups of 4 or more get a group discount of $50 off each ticket. This is automatically applied at checkout.

*Please note these workshops are not DA Workshops and therefore are not included in DA Friends PLUS benefits.

 

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ONLINE DA Event: Under The Hood August, Two Designers & Two Projects

 

You are invited to join us online as two design studios walk us through how a design project worked from go to whoa!
Each designer will share the brief, how they approached it, talk us through that internal feedback loop – This is too hard! It’s not working! Why did I decide to be a designer?! – and out to the other side to client love and project success. All of these insights in a quick conversational talk with screen sharing.

Join us on zoom for a candid walk-through with creative agencies, Libby & Ben and Milk.

 

Featured Speakers:

Ben Reid, Managing Director at Milk. Ben has accumulated more than 20 years experience in the creative industries, working with industry leading design houses in Europe and New Zealand, and developing award winning projects for local brands and international clients. Milk is an award winning, multi-disciplined creative studio that unpacks businesses, finds the truths and builds transformative brands.

 

Charlotte Sowman, Design Director at Libby & Ben. As well as leading the studio’s creative direction, she works collaboratively with clients, and hands-on alongside Libby & Ben’s awesome design team.

 

Ben Crawford, Co-founder and Strategic Director of Libby & Ben. Before starting the brand studio with his sister Libby 10 years ago, he held senior brand management roles in New Zealand, Australia, North America and the UK. With studios in both Auckland and Christchurch, Ben takes care of clients, strategy and business development.

 

Under the Hood is a live event from 12.30pm – 1.30pm. Grab your sandwich, tea, coffee or kombucha and pull up a chair with your studio friends or in your WFH office. You can enter the event from 12.15pm on the day. When you register you can submit your questions and we’ll pick a selection to ask the designers.

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