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TDF Open House 2017

The entire team has been madly working on our fifth TDF Open House event, coming up next week – November 23rd to 26th! And while you may have been to a past event, we assure you this year is our biggest and most ambitious yet!

We’re excited to add a brand new element this year: TDF Talks!  Fortunate to spend our days interviewing and writing about some of the very best in the biz, we thought our pop-up home, filled with local art and design, would be the perfect place to share words of wisdom from some of our favourite local creatives, IRL!

Tickets are just $20 and can be booked through Eventbrite, with 100% of proceeds being donated to our friends at ASRC.

15th November, 2017

Talented photographer Sean Fennessy talks about navigating a successful freelance career behind the lens.

Find out more about Sean in our profile and view a selection of his work on his website.

Jacky Winter Group’s Creative Director Jeremy Wortsman shares his tips on making creative work financially viable, and building culture and community around your business.

Find out more about Jeremy through TDF’s small business and parenting profiles.

Free to Feed Co-founder Loretta Bolotin discusses the challenges and successes of launching her inspiring social enterprise, as well as creating long-term impact from a vision.

Find out more about Loretta and her important organisation in our Dream Job profile on Nayran Tabiei, who is just one of the many asylum seekers Free to Feed has aided through their work.

Artist Stephen Baker shares his insights on balancing commercial visual design work with his fine art practice, and how this has evolved into his ultimate day-job over time.

We profiled the amazing artist earlier this week. Learn more about his practice and get a sneak peek at his exclusive ‘Leisure’ series of 10 artworks for TDF Open House here.

Acclaimed local Interior Designer David Flack shares his know-how on setting up a thriving creative studio from scratch.

For more info on David, Flack Studio, and their fancy Fitzroy digs, check out our feature story here.

TDF’s in-house styling/propping marven, Nat Turnbull, will be charting her trajectory from sculpture student to successful stylist and art director. She’ll also be taking us through some tips for creating a signature look.

Find out more about Nat in our profile and view her portfolio on her website.

Graphic Designer and Park Social Soccer Co. Co-Founder Sam Davy takes us through launching a design-led social enterprise, sharing his wealth of industry experience and advice on implementing a one-for-one charitable model.

For more info on Sam and his amazing initiative, check out our feature story here.

Mid century modern lover, author and funny guy Tim Ross chats about his work on rekindling appreciation for Australian architecture. There will be LOLs.

For more info on Tim and his awesome first book, check out our feature story here.

The architect and Co-director of WOWOWA introduces the not-for-profit Nightingale Housing model – an exciting new, community-focussed approach to property development that’s already got so many local firms on board.

Find out more about Monique here, and learn more about the trailblazing Nightingale Housing model via its website.

Business whizz, TDF columnist and our all-round inspirational go-to, Fiona Killackey, gives you ‘5 Ways to Improve Your Small Business This Week’.

Check out Fiona’s super insightful and informative Small Business column, or find out more about her consultancy via her website.

 

Tickets for all TDF Talks can be booked through Eventbrite, with all proceeds being donated to our friends at ASRC.

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The Design Files acknowledge the traditional custodians of the lands on which we work, the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to Elders past and present.

First Nations artists, designers, makers and creative business owners are encouraged to submit their projects for coverage on The Design Files – we would love to hear from you.

Please email us here.