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   Individual Honours Agency Honours

TDC Awards

Individual Honours
Agency Honours

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Praise

“The Design Conference is a blur of inspiration, connection and awe. It's rare to be surrounded by so many talented, energetic and generous people in one place and at one time. And to have access to so many forms of creativity. I came away exhausted and amazed.”


Christopher Doyle

2018 Keynote Speaker
Creative Director
ChristopherDoyle.co

 
  • 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

Kelly Anna †   Artist & Designer kellyannalondon.com London

Kelly Anna †

Artist & Designer
kellyannalondon.com
London

Mercedes Bazan   Graphic Designer @mechibaz Ireland

Mercedes Bazan

Graphic Designer
@mechibaz
Ireland

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

Sarah Sampsel †   Design Director Work & Co. Portland

Sarah Sampsel †

Design Director
Work & Co.
Portland

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

Snask †   Design Agency snask.com Stockholm

Snask †

Design Agency
snask.com
Stockholm

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

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Watch

Acclaimed Keynote Speaker

Dean Poole is co-founder and Executive Creative Director of Alt Group, a multidisciplinary design studio from New Zealand. Dean was voted the best speaker of #TDCbne17 with an appreciation score of 4.97 / 5.00


Dean Poole

2017 Keynote Speaker
Executive Creative Director
altgroup.net

 
  • 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


Banish The Burnout   Discussion Panel Hosted by Andy Wright

Banish The Burnout

Discussion Panel
Hosted by Andy Wright

Get Paid For What We Love   Discussion Panel Hosted by Andy Wright

Get Paid For What We Love

Discussion Panel
Hosted by Andy Wright

Making A Better Industry   Discussion Panel Hosted by Andy Wright

Making A Better Industry

Discussion Panel
Hosted by Andy Wright

Designing A 10/10 Product   Breakout Discussion With Christian & Sarah

Designing A 10/10 Product

Breakout Discussion
With Christian & Sarah

Mentally Healthy   Breakout Discussion With Andy Wright

Mentally Healthy

Breakout Discussion
With Andy Wright

Making Money and Keeping It   Discussion Panel Hosted by Andy Wright

Making Money and Keeping It

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


Owning Your Style †   Skill Share With Sophia Mary Mac

Owning Your Style †

Skill Share
With Sophia Mary Mac

Analogue To Digital   Skill Share With Adam Busby

Analogue To Digital

Skill Share
With Adam Busby

Pencil To Publish †   Skill Share With Col McElwaine

Pencil To Publish †

Skill Share
With Col McElwaine

Hanibal Vector   Skill Share With Kiel Tillman

Hanibal Vector

Skill Share
With Kiel Tillman

The Ultimate Pin   Skill Share With Martina Martian

The Ultimate Pin

Skill Share
With Martina Martian

Unpacking the Titles †   Skill Share With Jasper & Ricky

Unpacking the Titles †

Skill Share
With Jasper & Ricky

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)   Brisbane Powerhouse 19 Lamington St, New Farm 4005 Saturday June 1 @ 9:00pm

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

Brisbane Powerhouse
19 Lamington St, New Farm 4005
Saturday June 1 @ 9:00pm

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

 

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


Indi Tansey   Co-Founder   Codebots

Indi Tansey

Co-Founder
Codebots

Prue Jones   Creative Director Fjord

Prue Jones

Creative Director
Fjord

Matt Leach   Radio Host Aus Design Radio

Matt Leach

Radio Host
Aus Design Radio

Yasmin Naghavi   Senior Solicitor Media Arts Lawyers

Yasmin Naghavi

Senior Solicitor
Media Arts Lawyers

Andy Wright   Managing Director Streamtime

Andy Wright

Managing Director
Streamtime

Mirella Marie   Founder Womentor

Mirella Marie

Founder
Womentor

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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


Industry Sponsors


Supporters

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