Semi Permanent is the mecca of design conferences. And for the price tag, it’d want to be.
This year, the three-day design festival at Carriageworks is based around the concept of ‘Design for Change’, and will feature internationally renowned designers, artists and creative icons to inspire attendees.
If you’ve been saving your pennies to hear from some of the most inspiring creative and designers in the biz, here are our top 5 picks from the speakers and events already announced.
Katherine Keating, VICE
The Australian-born, New York-based VICE Impact publisher will be kicking things off on Day 1 at 9am, and her talk may just be the wake up call you need to turn your dream career into a reality. Keating is not only the Publisher of VICE Impact, VICE Media’s social impact platform, she’s also a host and producer for VICELAND, too.
Meirion Pritchard is the design director at a small start up sports brand called Nike, some of you may have heard of it. On Day 2 of the design fest, Pritchard will take to the stage to talk all things swoosh logo related, and how the brand’s messaging is constantly evolving with the times.
Painting in Virtual Reality with Tilt Brush
Everyone loves a good collab, so the room scale 3D painting VR app Tilt Brush and the Google Immersive Design team are uniting to bring a live experience to Semi Permanent. The experience is all based on how to integrate and embrace new technologies into your art and design, as demonstrated by some very special artists TBA.
This award-winning animation studio came from humble beginnings to become a successful team of producers, directors, and designers. Known for their perceptive and emotive storytelling, their work is vivid and distinct and has earned them worldwide acclaim from clients like The New York Times and WWF.
Hyper Island Design Workshop
The word ‘creative’ can rarely be used to describe a business school, but that’s exactly what Hyper Island is. Founded in Sweden, the school offers full-time and part-time education programs and intensive courses aimed at industry executives, and now Semi Permanent audience members have a chance to learn from the masters.