Design Assembly Autumn Conversations 2013

Design Assembly Autumn Conversations 2013 - March 20th

Come along at 6pm to have a drink and a chat with fellow graphic designers and hear from:

Hayley Kin(aka Flox)
Luke Wood from Head Full of Snakes and The National Grid(flying up from Christchurch)
Sally Greer from Beatnik

Wednesday 20th March, 6pm - 8pm (Speakers will start at 6.30pm)
BizDojo Co.Space
Basement Level, 155 K'Rd, Auckland
Tickets $15 via Eventbrite.

Hayley King (aka Flox)
'The Art of Business'

A fledgling Flox emerged around a decade ago from Auckland's centre of vice and art, K Road. The name Flox became synonymous with innovative works that bravely pushed the boundaries of graffiti art. Conjuring the vibrant shades of nature, the intense interplay of light and shadow and the beating wings of birds, Flox introduced romance and poeticism to an artform some viewed as vandalism. Single-handedly, she lead the flock towards a new kind of artistic expression: one that that cherishes its community and the environment, and pays loving tribute to the natural world.

As her singular style became known throughout New Zealand, Flox the label took flight, expanding into clothing, prints, public commissions and murals, moving from city streets into art galleries. These entrepreneurial achievements underscore Flox's philosophy that taking risks and evolving opens the door to new opportunities.

Luke Wood from Head Full of Snakes and The National Grid
'Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Magazines'

Luke Wood is a graphic designer and musician currently living in and around the rubble of Christchurch and recent recipient of an AGDA Award and Gold Best Award. Luke teaches graphic design at the University of Canterbury's School of Fine Arts, while maintaining his own practice through projects that are generally self-motivated and rely on government grants, subsidies, and goodwill. Luke is co-editor of 'The National Grid' and 'Head Full of Snakes' (the latter of which will be the subject of this talk). Luke's top-ten albums today are: Stud Cole, 'Burn baby Burn'; Sleep, 'Jerusalem'; King Loser, 'You Cannot Kill What Does Not Live'; Moon Duo, 'Escape'; The Cure, 'Pornography'; The Stooges, 'Raw Power"; The Dead C, 'Future Artists'; Thee Oh Sees, 'Carrion Crawler'; At The Gates, 'Slaughter of The Soul'; Link Wray, 'Jack The Ripper'. Luke is also a classic/vintage motorcycle enthusiast who spends his most of his spare time trying to keep his Norton on the road.

Sally Greer from Beatnik
How does an introvert survive in an extrovert world?

Sally is a multifaceted creative and owner of Beatnik, an Auckland based creative studio and independent publisher. In 2007 Sally founded Beatnik, which has since grown to boast an award-winning title list, an amazing support team and a retail space. Beatnik works closely with their clients and authors to create beautiful, time-enduring products with rich content and international appeal.

Sally will speak to her personal experience as an introvert running a business and being a creative director.