Congratulations to our NewStar winners Joshua McCormack and Amber Goedegebuure (International travelling scholarship) and Holly Le and Sarah Mote (6 month mentorship). All our winners are extremely excited about the travelling internships and mentorships that await them and we look forward to hearing about their experiences in the near future.
Our winners work can be viewed here along with all shortlisted works for the NewStar Awards.
Joshua is the winner of the Collie Print Trust International Travelling Scholarship. He has and has chosen to attend Pentagram’s New York studio for his two week internship, where previous NewStar winner Grace Ng is completing her scholarship.
Amber is the winner of the John Truscott Design Foundation International Travelling Scholarship and will be attending Pentagram’s London studio this June, working under Harry Pearce, also a speaker at the 2009 agIdeas International Design Forum.
We are delighted to announce Holly Le, winner of the Collie Print Trust Mentorship Program, will be mentored by Christopher Doyle (Christopher Doyle & Co). Chris is a previous speaker at the agIdeas International Design Forum and we would like to thank him for offering his time and expertise to mentor Holly and the NewStar program.
We are also very excited to announce Sarah Mote, winner of the John Truscott Design Foundation Mentorship Program, will be mentored by Dan Formosa (Smart Design). Dan is a also a previous speaker at the agIdeas International Design Forum and Research Conference. We are very fortunate that he is able to be part of the mentorship program and appreciate his support of agIdeas over many years.
A special thank you to Pentagram’s Hamish Smyth and Tiffany Fenner for organising the studio visits for our two lucky winners of the travelling scholarships.
We would like to also thank the Collie Print Trust and John Truscott Design Foundation for their support of the NewStar Design Awards.
Photography by David Simmonds
Last night at the launch event for Melbourne International Design Week 1-6 April we we’re introduced to the amazing line up for Look Upstairs, the landmark event, showcasing 41 speakers from here and around the world. Look Upstairs speakers can be seen here.
During these amazing and inspiring three days, we will be announcing our finalists, followed by our lucky winners. Be sure to grab you tickets asap, as per the Terms & Conditions of the competition, you must hold a ticket to the design forum ‘Look Upstairs’ and be in attendance at the event to be eligible to win. Tickets are now available at http://www.lookupstairs.com.au.
A huge thanks to all who have applied for the NewStar Design Awards 2014. We have received so many amazing entries – the competition is extremely exciting!
We are looking forward to seeing you all at the Look Upstairs event. As per the Terms & Conditions of the competition, you must hold a ticket to the design forum ‘Look Upstairs’ and be in attendance at the event to be eligible to win. Tickets are now available at http://www.lookupstairs.com.au
and the full program of speakers will be available from Thursday February 6th.
Good luck and see you there!
Entries now open!
This year we are excited to be offering more prizes
2 International Traveling Scholarships
Mentorships with design leaders
Public exhibition of your work
Inclusion of work in a 400 page hard cover exclusive design book
Enter now to win the Collie Print Trust Award or the John Truscott Design Award.
“Fabrica was one of the most uplifting and unique experiences I’ve ever had. Being surrounded by some of the most talented designers, artists, film makers and animators was so inspiring. It felt like a place where a graphic designer could make a film and an animator could design a car. The young group of people at Fabrica felt like one big family who came from all corners of the globe, creating, working and living together. The whole process at Fabrica was so collaborative, open and creative and I am so grateful to agIdeas for creating one of the most amazing memories I will ever have.
Entering NewStar was one of the best decisions I have ever made and thanks to agIdeas, it created the greatest experience I have ever had.”
It’s a fairytale of sorts, After being announced as winner of both the Fabrica Award AND the Collie Print Trust Prize in 2009, Hamish Smyth got to fulfil every design students dream buy going off to experience two weeks at the infamous Benetton Communications Research Centre in Italy as well as a two week trial at his studio of choice Pentagram in New York City. This in itself is enough however Hamish was lucky enough to be granted the coveted 12 month internship at Pentagram which has now lead to where he is today, a full time employee working at one of the most prestigious design studios in the world. By entering the NewStar competition, any student has the chance to live this dream.
‘Being at Pentagram is a huge learning opportunity, seeing Michael Bierut present concepts to clients and listening to the way he deals with clients is an expedience I couldn’t get anywhere else. I’m also surrounded by amazing designers from all over the world. It is a great feeling to be a part of it all here. I still feel like everything is a bit surreal…working every day with the likes of Michael Bierut and Paula Shcer doesn’t quite seem real. I still feel like someone is going to tap me on the shoulder and say, ‘The game is up mate’.
- Hamish Smyth to Desktop Magazine, November 2010
Hamish is still working at Pentagram to this day.