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.