AADC Lawn Bowls 2012

19 02 2012

Great to see so many turn out for a stroll on the green the recent Adelaide Advertising and Design Club’s Lawn bowls 2012, held at Unley Park Bowls Club and sponsored by KWP!

A top night all round (even if a nip of port was needed to keep the chill away!). Good to catch up with some old and new heads for a game of big kids’ marbles.

The new AADC Awards theme, “For the love of ideas”, was announced along with the newly revamped awards format. Entries for the awards open on 30 March 2012.


AADC Lawn Bowls 2012, Jeremy Boyd

Grab your balls lads! – with Andrew Beveridge of asbCreative Photography and Damian Hamilton of Sage Visual Solutions

AADC Lawn Bowls 2012, Kojo Digital

Squaring up against the Kojo Digital crew.

AADC Lawn Bowls 2012, Andrew BeveridgeAndrew Beveridge – that’s just how he rolls.

AADC Lawn Bowls 2012, Damian HamiltonDamian Hamilton – measuring in feet.


Woodhouse Wetland Trail Launch

26 08 2011

The Woodhouse Wetlands Trail is one of the many signage projects I have been involved with lately at Ecocreative.

The trail was officially launched at a recent on-site event – a great morning out in the drizzle of the Adelaide Hills, with all parties involved coming together to launch the trail and new signage as well as planting a few natives with the help of Greening Australia. Fantastic to see the signs in place blending well with the surrounds and providing trail walkers a little insight into the workings of the wetlands and its fauna and flora.

The project is a collaborative initiative between SA Water, the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resources Management Board, the Environment Protection Authority and the SA Branch of Scouts Australia. Signage by Ecocreative.


Photos by Luke Simon Photography courtesy of Ecocreative

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Walk a mile in my boots

10 08 2011

This month I once again joined in support of the good work of Adelaide’s Hutt Street Centre, taking part in their annual ‘Walk a mile in my boots’ fundraising event. A cold morning didn’t deter the crowd, with hundreds turning out to help Hutt Street Centre help Adelaide’s homeless. Now located on Hutt St myself, it was great to get out on the street and join in with this local community event.

You can check out the Hutt Street Centre online here – I encourage you to show your support.


The Ecocreative team hits the streets – Matt, Clare, Subi, Jeremy

Catching up with Australian Greens Senator for SA, Penny Wright (Photo courtesy of Anna Chang)

Masses of support!

The magic of the AADC Awards 2011

10 03 2011

Another Adelaide Advertising and Design Club Awards night, this year with a ‘magical’ theme. A fun night of magicians, exhibitions, awards and purple cocktails.

The gala dinner presented a 3 course meal which I quickly made disappear while Matt Hollywood, comedian magician, wowed the audience and conjured up intended embarrassment amongst the punters.

Congratulations to all who picked up an award on the night. Alacazam!

– Boydsta!

Flanked by fellow Fuller graphic designer Adele Thompson and the enchanting magician’s assistants.

AGDA ICOGRADA Conference, Brisbane

8 11 2010

I recently had the pleasure of attending the Icograda/AGDA Design Conference in Brisbane for two full days of creative inspiration. Speakers from around the globe presented on the topic of ‘Optimism’ to an eager audience of designers assembled from around the country.

For me, the stand-out speaker was Paul Hughes, strategic director and partner of Lava in the Netherlands, who gave a passionate and thought-provoking presentation on his views on design.

Paul’s 3 key points of advice for design were:
1. Design Impermanence (don’t design for permanence. Recognise that things change.)
2. Design Incompleteness (Allow for others to complete. Allow for co-creation. Allow room for involvement.)
3. Design Imperfect (Create perfection through imperfection.)

He also identified 3 levels of design:
1. Components (Form and functions.)
2. Connections (Connections between components. A System and a Process.)
3. Context (Design a context around the components that are connected.) This is the space he encouraged designers to work in.

Also of note was Eike Konig, the creator of creative studio HORT in Berlin. Great to hear him present as he has been an inspiration to me personally over this past year.

Adelaide designers, Chris Edser and Yianni Hill, gave us an overview of The Australia Project, a series of creative initiatives aimed at critically examining the Australian identity. A great local initiative. www.australiaproject.com

The rest of the speakers were a mixed bag, each providing a different perspective on the theme.

All in all an inspiring two days in Brisvegas 🙂


AGDA SALA Launch Night Film

26 08 2010

I was lucky enough to secure talented Adelaide based film maker Antony Cirocco to sponsor AGDA SA as our official film maker.  Thanks Antony!

Antony will be making 3-4 minute documentary style films of each AGDA event which will be posted on YouTube for all to see.  You can check out Antony’s fine film work here.

For a look at Antony’s first AGDA flick capturing the recent AGDA SALA Launch night, click here.


AGDA Events

14 07 2010

The South Australian chapter of AGDA (Australian Graphic Design Association) holds monthly events which range from general social networking nights to more informative presentations on design industry topics, as well as hosting national and international guest speakers who provide insights into their areas of expertise, their work and their studios.

At the AGDA ‘First Five Out’ event with with Ivaylo Stamatov and Rosetta Mastrantone.

“Your round, Chris Edger” – AGDA ‘Open Studio’ event

The events are a great way to get to know fellow designers and to keep up to date with what’s going on in the industry.

Check the AGDA website event listings page to see what’s on. Hopefully see you at one soon!


Photos courtesy of Alice Healy Photography (www.alicehealy.com)

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