The Design Conference 2019
 

The
Design
Conference


  • Stake — By Design Studio

The Design Conference is an event for creatives. We discuss more than the future of design — but what design means in the hearts and minds of the worlds favourite creative leaders. By being transparent and vulnerable, we engineer an experience which is designed to move, motivate, educate and connect.


Student
Conference

Wednesday
May 29, 2019

Brisbane Powerhouse
Brisbane, Australia


Professional
Conference

Thursday May 30 —
Saturday June 1, 2019

Brisbane Powerhouse
Brisbane, Australia


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360° Immersion


Keynote Talks   Progressive Content 30 Minute Q&A

Keynote Talks

Progressive Content
30 Minute Q&A

Industry Panels   Powerful Topics Interact & Participate

Industry Panels

Powerful Topics
Interact & Participate

Celebrations   Amazing Vibes Dance & Celebrate

Celebrations

Amazing Vibes
Dance & Celebrate

TDC Awards   Coming November 2020

TDC Awards

Coming
November 2020

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Praise

“The Design Conference was an amazing experience. The people we met there made us bigger as human beings as well as creatives. Matt is insane — in a good way.”


Snask

2019 Keynote Speaker
Branding, Design & Film Agency
snask.com

 
  • Cat Burgess: 2018 Keynote Speaker

Keynote Talks


From critically acclaimed strategists to the worlds most outrageous commercial artists, The Design Conference is curated to not only entertain but more specifically to surprise. In one way or another, our Keynotes will leave you feeling confronted in the most beautiful way.

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Speakers


Adam J. Kurtz †   Artist & Author adamjk.com Brooklyn

Adam J. Kurtz †

Artist & Author
adamjk.com
Brooklyn

James 'Yeha' Brown   Artist & Designer   @jamesbrown.wtf   You©️niverse

James 'Yeha' Brown

Artist & Designer
@jamesbrown.wtf
You©️niverse

Mercedes Bazan   Graphic Designer @mechibaz Ireland

Mercedes Bazan

Graphic Designer
@mechibaz
Ireland

Sarah Sampsel †   Design Director Work & Co. Portland

Sarah Sampsel †

Design Director
Work & Co.
Portland

James Gilmore   Creative Director   design.studio   Sydney

James Gilmore

Creative Director
design.studio
Sydney

Shannon Bell   Creative Director re.agency Sydney

Shannon Bell

Creative Director
re.agency
Sydney

Tea Uglow †   Creative Director Google Creative Lab Sydney

Tea Uglow †

Creative Director
Google Creative Lab
Sydney

Snask †   Design Agency snask.com Stockholm

Snask †

Design Agency
snask.com
Stockholm

Amanda Munilla †   Managing Director wolffolins.com San Francisco

Amanda Munilla †

Managing Director
wolffolins.com
San Francisco

Kenjiro Kirton †   Creative Director Hato.co London

Kenjiro Kirton †

Creative Director
Hato.co
London

Mills †   Founder ustwo.com London

Mills †

Founder
ustwo.com
London

Kelly Anna †   Artist & Designer kellyannalondon.com London

Kelly Anna †

Artist & Designer
kellyannalondon.com
London

Chris Do †   CEO & Chief Strategist   blind.com   Santa Monica

Chris Do †

CEO & Chief Strategist
blind.com
Santa Monica

Josephmark   Venture Studio josephmark.com.au Brisbane

Josephmark

Venture Studio
josephmark.com.au
Brisbane

Martina Martian   Illustrator @martinamartian Sydney

Martina Martian

Illustrator
@martinamartian
Sydney

Register your email for 2020 Early Bird Invite — On Sale November 1 2019

Watch

Acclaimed Keynote Speaker

Kris Sowersby is the New Zealand based type designer behind The Klim Type Foundry (Klim). His talk from #TDCbne18 is dry, educated and incredibly clever. Expand your knowledge on type and tune in for the next 40 minutes. This is a great keynote.


Kris Sowersby

2018 Keynote Speaker
Type Designer
klim.co.nz

 
  • Low Bros: 2018 Keynote Speaker

Industry Panels


Your window to connect has opened. Our Industry Panels deliver an interactive platform for discussing emerging issues, important to the creative industry. Featuring a wide range of guests, you never know who you may find on stage. Many thanks to to Andy Wright from Streamtime / Never Not Creative for joining forces with us.

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Topics


Mentally Healthy   Breakout Discussion With Andy Wright

Mentally Healthy

Breakout Discussion
With Andy Wright

Banish The Burnout   Discussion Panel Hosted by Andy Wright

Banish The Burnout

Discussion Panel
Hosted by Andy Wright

Payment & Happiness   Discussion Panel Hosted by Andy Wright

Payment & Happiness

Discussion Panel
Hosted by Andy Wright

Making Money   Discussion Panel Hosted by Andy Wright

Making Money

Discussion Panel
Hosted by Andy Wright

A 10/10 Product   Breakout Discussion With Christian & Sarah

A 10/10 Product

Breakout Discussion
With Christian & Sarah

A Better Industry   Discussion Panel Hosted by Andy Wright

A Better Industry

Discussion Panel
Hosted by Andy Wright

The Design Conference 2019 has Officially Sold Out.

 
  • Braulio Amado — Keynote Speaker 2018

Skill Share


Your opportunity to delve deep has arrived. Our Skill Shares provide a fun and exciting way to connect with, and learn from your favourite TDC delegate. By the end, you will feel a renewed energy to learn and grow in more ways than you ever imagined. #lifegoals

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Experts

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The Ultimate Pin   Skill Share With Martina Martian

The Ultimate Pin

Skill Share
With Martina Martian

Hanibal Vector   Skill Share With Kiel Tillman

Hanibal Vector

Skill Share
With Kiel Tillman

Unpacking the Titles †   Skill Share With Jasper & Ricky

Unpacking the Titles †

Skill Share
With Jasper & Ricky

Owning Your Style †   Skill Share With Sophia Mary Mac

Owning Your Style †

Skill Share
With Sophia Mary Mac

Pencil To Publish †   Skill Share With Col McElwaine

Pencil To Publish †

Skill Share
With Col McElwaine

Analogue To Digital   Skill Share With Adam Busby

Analogue To Digital

Skill Share
With Adam Busby

Register Now for #TDCbne20 Early Bird ticket Allocation — Closes September 30, 2019

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Interact

Interact with some of the best people from our Industry. Representatives from Wacom, Streamtime, The Print Bar and many others will be hanging out to ensure you’re up-to-date with the raddest products and services.


Wacom Australia

Product Showcase /
Digital Artist Hangout

 
  • Official After Party

Celebrations


Even though The Design Conference is an adventure in itself, those who venture into the night will experience a greater level of curated art, music and culture. We've scheduled your sleep in, the rest is up to you.

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Locations


Launch Party   The Triffid 7/9 Stratton St, Newstead 4006 Wednesday May 29 @ 5:50pm

Launch Party

The Triffid
7/9 Stratton St, Newstead 4006
Wednesday May 29 @ 5:50pm

Premium Meet & Greet   Josephmark 110 Arthur St, Fortitude Valley 4006 Friday May 31 @ 9:00pm

Premium Meet & Greet

Josephmark
110 Arthur St, Fortitude Valley 4006
Friday May 31 @ 9:00pm

Official After Party Featuring K.I.M (The Presets)   X Cargo 37 McLachlan St, Fortitude Valley QLD Saturday June 1 @ 10:00pm

Official After Party Featuring K.I.M (The Presets)

X Cargo
37 McLachlan St, Fortitude Valley QLD
Saturday June 1 @ 10:00pm

The Design Conference 2019 has Officially Sold Out. Register Now for #TDCbne20


Event Map

Make the most of your experience by staying near the James Street retail and lifestyle precinct. James Street is the backbone for The Design Conference and all her side events. Discover incredible restaurants, five-star hotels and some of the best coffee in Australia. If you require advice where to eat, sleep and play — or how to transit from Brisbane Airport, we invite you to reach out.


2019 Hotel
Alpha Mosaic

12 Church St,
Fortitude Valley Q 4006

+617 3332 8888

 

Prue Jones — Conference Host

Curated Q&A


The Design Conference is hosted by some of Australia's favourite creatives. Expect nothing less than love and energy from our team.

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Conference Hosts


Matt Leach   Radio Host Aus Design Radio

Matt Leach

Radio Host
Aus Design Radio

Indi Tansey   Co-Founder   Codebots

Indi Tansey

Co-Founder
Codebots

Prue Jones   Creative Director Fjord

Prue Jones

Creative Director
Fjord

Yasmin Naghavi   Solicitor Media Art Lawyer

Yasmin Naghavi

Solicitor
Media Art Lawyer

Mirella Marie   Founder Womentor

Mirella Marie

Founder
Womentor

Andy Wright   Managing Director Streamtime

Andy Wright

Managing Director
Streamtime

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Listen

Australian Design Radio (ADR) is a podcast based in Sydney, Australia. Their aim is to provide the global creative community with conversations and commentary on Australian Design.


 

VIP Tote Bags — Thanks to Streamtime

Love & Thanks


 

The Design Conference is an experience anchored by the world's greatest companies. We want to thank them for their continued support in 2019.


Official Sponsors


Supporters

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