Six years ago, The Design Conference launched a live experience, tailored specifically for the creative community. What started as an inspirational conference for university students grew from a single day event, capped at 250 attendees on Australia's Sunshine Coast, to a multi-day event with almost 800 attendees at The Brisbane...

A bowerbird of pop culture, artist and designer Zeke's Lunchbox aka Julia Rich creates a glittering assemblage of excess, overwhelming yet carefully balanced in composition, content and colour. Zeke is influenced by kitsch art, space age, and everything B-grade – drawing inspiration from schlock artists and 90's cult...

After graduating in 2008 from the ANU School of Art, Alison Jackson established her own workshop space, Pocket Studio. The workshop has now developed into a fully equipped Silversmithing studio where Alison runs her own full time practice as well as sharing her knowledge through a...

Ellen Rosalie Gunner believes household linens "not only serve their purpose, but also project a feeling of home and wellbeing". Currently studying Textiles at the Australian National University School of Art, Ellen uses marbling techniques to create organic patterns that are each one-of-a-kind. Her work also references her childhood...

I heard about Effie Dee through some other local artists when I was looking for stallholders at my design market Show & Tell. If you like lots of colour, 90's culture, microbiology and weird looking looking stuff then I know you will love her work as much...

Since the invention of cameras and digital technology, scientists have been able to capture images of the natural world in true-to-life detail. Yet scientific illustration is still important and valued, because illustrators can show particular elements of a specimen, or more abstract ideas that cannot be...

Chad Barnier is one of those people who truly loves what they do. His positive attitude is contagious – you can't have a conversation with him about design without walking away feeling motivated or inspired. The Canberra-based illustrator and graphic designer freelances in between working part-time at...

Mikaela Danvers is what you might call a creative powerhouse. Inspired by craft and design communities interstate and overseas, in the last few years she has worked hard to make her own contribution to Canberra's burgeoning arts and design scene.  Her qualifications and experience as a graphic designer and...

Chelsea Agno is a Canberra designer and artist who creates weird and wonderful work under the moniker Mr Manok. Currently studying a Bachelor of Graphic Design, Advertising and Communications at the University of Canberra; Chelsea has already made a name for herself in the local art...

The graduating students of Graphic Design and Digital Media at Canberra Institute of Technology recently presented the opening of their graduate exhibition at Tuggeranong Arts Centre. The exhibition Death By Design showcased the best of their work created over the last two years. We had...