Tuesday, July 16, 2013

You should totally go to this design festival...

The Wintec SPARK festival runs from August 12-16, and it presents 4 days of inspiring speakers, workshops run by creative and design leaders, exhibitions and side events.

I'm spreading the word about this festival because it is FREEEEEE. Anyone who wants to get inspired by the line-up of wicked speakers and workshops can come along. Worth a roadie to Hamilton.

I've just picked out my own personal highlights of the programme, but there's plenty more too.

Talks by:

Editor of Smith Journal, Nadia Saccardo. Sharing insights into the day-to-day running of a magazine
Fred L'Ami - NZ Design Director
John Safran - radical journalist and documentary director
Genty Marshall - international design futurist and trend forecaster
Michelle Coursey - Wintec graduate and current editor of New Idea
Roseanne Liang (writer/director) & JJ Fong (actress/Go Girls) - sharing their journey in making a cult-hit webseries

Workshops with:

Smith Journal - as in, the brother to Frankie magazine

Zara Mirkin - New York-based stylist and creative director (working with clients from Stolen Girlfriends Club and Glassons to Urban Outfitters)

Hazel Squair - Wintec Graduate and current Communications Coordinator for Melbourne City Premier Events

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