In conjunction with the The Design Conference, American artist Todd Francis joins us for a 3 hr skate graphics session, sharing with you his industry knowledge and guiding you through creating your very own skate deck design. Students will learn how to make a digital artwork from hand-drawn mark makings, so everyone walks away with an interesting and unique skateboard design, digitally formatted and ready to be professionally printed.
Best suited to beginner/intermediate level, and basic photoshop/illustrator knowledge is recommended. Students are welcome to bring along a handmade artwork they’ve started (A3 or smaller will work best with the scanner), or students can create something new during the workshop – the structure is flexible and there will be plenty of one-on-one time throughout the workshop to provide a chance for you to have your individual questions answered by Todd.
Students are required to bring a laptop with Photoshop + Illustrator pre-installed, along with a USB stick.
ABOUT TODD FRANCIS
Todd Francis is an American artist born and raised in Los Angeles. For the last two decades he has created memorable and iconic skateboard graphics for a number of companies including Antihero (Todd created the original Eagle logo), Element, Real, Spitfire and Stereo. In addition, Todd has partnered on signature design projects with respected brands such as Vans, Stance, HUF, Nike and Oakley, and his studio art has been shown in galleries around the world including Fecal Face Gallery, Shepard Fairey’s Subliminal Projects and 3131 Clement. His work combines often-bleak humor with environmental and political themes, using a variety of media to convey his message.
A book on his career and art, “Look Away: The Art of Todd Francis” is currently in print from Wins Publishing. Todd is the co-founder of Special Crud, a clothing and art brand with Equal Distribution. His work has been featured in numerous skate, art and culture magazines including Juxtapoz, Vice, Monster Children, Penthouse, Complex and Thrasher.
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.
- Laptop with a working copy of Photoshop + Illustrator (free trial available to download from Adobe.com)
- a USB stick
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.