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Insight 09 with Toby & Pete – Collaboration and creative control

What do you do with your eponymous moniker when your duo turns into a company? That was the predicament that Toby & Pete founders, Toby Pike and Piotr Stopniak found themselves in only 18 months after they started and the focus of their talk for the Apple/Australian Insight series. Toby & Pete are CGI artists […]

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Events Service design

Service design drinks 12 with Marc Stickdorn

Marc Stickdorn is an academic and author of This is Service Design Thinking so we were more than lucky to have him address the group. Stickdorn teaches to both design and business students.

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Curated event list for your convenience

Friends from out of town have often remarked to me that Sydney has a thriving digital scene. All the events I’ve attended, big and small, are organised by passionate people with a spirit of openness and sharing. Considering most meet-ups are free or under 10 bucks it’s pretty cheap compared to a conference ticket.

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Toko say no to the design copy culture – Insight #08

I love a good critique so I left the October Insight talk [web archive] featuring Dutch design duo Toko well sated. They reflected on their career; taking risks, both professional and personal (they moved their lives to Australia almost on a whim) and the state of the design industry. Reference is not concept Theirs was a […]

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Vince Frost – A design for life. Insight #07

The brief for the night from Australian Infront to Vince Frost was not to present a portfolio but to talk about something broader, deeper. Specifically, how has he stayed in business for such a long time?  How has he stayed creatively relevant? How does he do this with a large team (30-35)? The result was […]

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Social media marketing your product

The topic at last week’s Product Maven’s focused on social media marketing. Presentations came from Enjel Phoon, a lawyer whose firm recruited on twitter, the developer and entrepreneur behind product marketplace Blue Parcel, and PR consultant Roger Christie. Lessons learned: Leverage channels that will surprise your audience. “Fish where the fish are swimming”. Delve into metrics to […]