Good Design of the Year Awards

Brisbane-based design consultancy Aurecon and Wellington-based digital design agency Chrometoaster tied as the overall winners of the coveted Good Design of the Year Award. The awards recognise the exemplary achievements of designers from around the world.  Aurecon won for its Flood Resilient and Accessible Ferry Terminals in the Product Design — Commercial and Industrial category. … Read more

Brisbane’s The Design Conference

Keep three days and three nights free for The Design Conference during the month of May.  From Wednesday 24 May until Saturday 27 May, The Design Conference returns to Brisbane with the aim of  educating, entertaining and inspiring the next generation of creative leaders. It features a curated selection of talks, breakouts, exhibitions, celebrations and … Read more

Design Finds with Jennifer Marchant

Libraries are an endless source of inspiration. In our series of designers accessing SLQ’s collections, we discover the process followed by Brisbane visual communicator Jennifer Marchant who researched the serendipitous connection of Queensland creatives living in the suburb of Yeronga. What was your approach to finding objects in the SLQ collections? I have long been intrigued by my local … Read more

Design Finds with Nicole Phillips

Libraries are sometimes an overlooked resource in a designer’s toolkit. We are pleased to share Queensland designers’ experiences of exploring the State Library’s excellent collection of books, objects and other ephemera. APDL spoke to graphic designer, Nicole Phillips, of Typograph.her who spent some time exploring the treasures held within the State Library’s repository and presented her “design finds” to … Read more

Think Outside with Min Choi

Next week our second Think Outside event will tackle the issue of Design and Conflict: Communicate.  Please meet our special international guest speaker – esteemed graphic designer Min Choi of Sulki and Min. Learn more about Min and what motivates him to design. What does a typical day look like for you? I get up to feed my baby around … Read more

The APDL Roadshow!

Before he jumped on a plane and shipped his life off to Berlin, one of our fantastic rockstar volunteers Michael ‘Fletch’ Fletcher took the initiative to make contact with many of the South-East Queensland design colleges and universities to introduce the APDL. Given that our APDL team has been very small for most of it’s … Read more

Debbie Millman

On the 26 February Portable, APDL and The Edge are proud to present a talk with leading international design practitioner Debbie Millman. There are very few designers who are more experienced in the world of branding and visual communication than Debbie Millman. Based out of New York, Debbie has shaped the way in which design is conceived … Read more