In conjunction with the The Design Conference, award-winning designer, artist/illustrator and creative director of some of the worlds most iconic magazines – Timba Smits joins us to give participants an understanding of what it takes to package yourself as a quality choice over other artists, how to win opportunities and hold on to them. through to starting side projects and engaging with audiences online / offline.
This workshop is designed for participants who have an existing art, illustration or design background who are interested in boosting their visibility and appeal to potential clients, Art Directors, Customers or social audiences.
Through hands-on participation in individual and group discussions, portfolio sessions, one-on-one guidance, and critical discussion on creative output, Timba will give participants something to think about when it comes to knocking on that next door of opportunity.
One of the hardest challenges for any artist, illustrator, designer or creative doer starting out is getting noticed. The inconvenient truth for creatives is… the world is full of noise. So whether you’re working in print, digital or video, you have to work harder than ever to make something that will cut through.
First Impressions Count.
ABOUT TIMBA SMITS
Timba Smits is an award-winning designer, artist, illustrator and part-time crime fighter based in East London. He’s also the Creative Director of iconic movie magazine Little White Lies and its culturally relevant sister magazine, Huck.
Timba cut his design teeth in the mid 2000s by co-founding and self-publishing his own independent arts/culture MEGAzine: Wooden Toy Quarterly – famous for being the only quarterly magazine to come out once per year. And proud of it. For a while he was co-founder and Art Director of Melbourne’s Gorker Gallery before moving to London. Since then, Timba has worked collaboratively with some of the world’s leading brands.
Through 10 years of experience working as an award-winning designer, artist/illustrator and creative director of some of the worlds most iconic magazines, Timba has gathered a wealth of experience on what it takes to create and publish work that is relevant and influential.
Working on both sides of the fence as creative director (in charge of commissioning) and an illustrator for some of the worlds leading brands including Wired, The New York Times, SBS, and Esquire, Timba owns a swag of insight and proven experience on what works well for getting noticed, winning job opportunities and getting to that enviable position of becoming a creative influencer.
ABOUT THE DESIGN CONFERENCE
Five years ago we started dreaming of designing an event experience, tailored to the creative industry. We envisioned world class speakers, incredible audio-visual production, interactive side-events and hands on learning opportunities. This is ultimately an event which provides a high-value experience for its audience, speakers, supporters and sponsors.
In 2011, we made our biggest step — the first. What we lacked in experience was overshadowed by our ability to deliver a unique event that people loved. The next 3 years were spent expanding the event into the Gold Coast, Brisbane, Adelaide, Sydney and Melbourne, before returning our focus to our creative locale: Brisbane.
With four years under our belt, The Design Conference 2015 was delivered at the Brisbane Powerhouse, a world class venue in the heart of Brisbane. We were humbled by the positive feedback, which was perhaps best epitomised by Andy Wright, from ‘For The People’, who tweeted “…it was the best event I’ve ever been to…”
We cant wait for this years event. It will be a dream come true.
We love you Brisbane.
- Lunch Included!
- Fast tracked entrance to The Design Conference!
- Just yourself and a desire to learn from the best!
Vendor since 2014
Work-Shop is a creative concept that will broaden your horizons and help you unleash your inner awesome. We provide affordable short courses in life skills and alternative art. We’ve teamed up with Australia’s brightest creative minds to share their knowledge and help teach you a new skill.
From printmaking and stencil art through to music and gardening. From life skills and personal development through to blending tea and parkour, we offer a broad range of fun and creative short courses to suit our time poor lives. We will inspire you to pick up that pen, paintbrush, hammer or sewing machine and flick the switch that will kickstart a whole new way of life.
Locations: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide & Fremantle
Work-Shop requires 48 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund or transfer. Refunds and transfers will not be processed if cancellation occurs within 48 hours of the event commencing. If you do miss this window, earn some extra karma points and give your ticket to one of your buddies. For cancellations prior to the 48 hour cut off, email email@example.com to organise a refund or transfer.
We’ll do our darndest to run all scheduled classes, however, let’s face it… sometimes shit happens! Most of our classes must have a minimum of 5 participants before we can put them on. In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund or credit.
Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at Work-Shop or organised by Work-Shop must agree to these terms and conditions.
1.) LIABILITY WAIVER
- Any damage, loss or theft incurred to personal property property brought into Work-Shop’s premises.
- Any physical injuries sustained as a result of participating in any class or event organised by Work-Shop.
I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by Work-Shop.
2.) PHOTO & VIDEO
I agree to give Work-Shop unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at Work-Shop classes and events or on Work-Shop’s premises. (Don’t worry, we’ll only these use to show others how much of a rad time you’re having through social media, newsletters, blogs, website and general Work-Shop promo material)
Work-Shop requires 48 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund or transfer. If you miss this window, earn some extra karma points and give your ticket to one of your buddies. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to organise a refund.
We’ll do our darndest to run all scheduled classes. Most of our classes must have a minimum of 5 participants before we can put them on. In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund or credit.