5 July 2016

Designers Speak® - Across the Ditch

When: 2 August, Auckland


Time: 6 p.m.


Venue: Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki Cnr Kitchener & Wellesley Streets, CBD


Designers Speak - Across the Ditch is a collaborative event of the Australian Graphic Design Association (AGDA) and Designers Institute of New Zealand.



Jessica Huddart


Jessica lives, learns and experiences life as a designer, spending most of her days at Josephmark – working with a very talented group of the most special people. For Jessica design is a vehicle for making the world better – not for creating beautiful waste or meaningless distractions.Jessica's interest in the creative possibilities of collaboration has led to her co-founding and co-curating Seven w/ Another – an exhibition series that asks fourteen creative practitioners, from diverse disciplines, to create work outside their usual processes and mediums.


Gareth O'Brien


Gareth O’Brien is the Creative Director of Buck Sydney, a design-driven production company which integrates directors, producers, digital artists, graphic designers, illustrators and animators. Buck believes in the power of collaboration - that special alchemy that happens when many creative minds work together toward a common purpose.Born and raised in the Akatarawa Valley, Gareth went on to discover design at Massey University. After winning a few Best Awards he headed to Buck New York, where he gained knowledge, skills and an ADC Young Gun Award. Almost a decade later, he returned down under to get some fresh air and open Buck’s third studio, the first outside the USA. The studio opened its doors in late 2015 with a small team of killer artists and a token producer.


Paul Garbett


Paul Garbett is graphic designer, illustrator and image-maker. He is co-founder of Garbett, a multidisciplinary design practise in Sydney with a reputation for thoughtful and playful work. Clients include The Sydney Opera House, The Australian Institute of Architects, Arjo Wiggins and The Australian Graphic Design Association (AGDA).Paul grew up and studied design in South Africa. In 1998 he relocated to Sydney Australia where he, as well as running the studio, is an active member of the design community involved in lecturing, exhibitions and teaching. His work has been awarded and published internationally. He is a member of Alliance Graphique Internationale.

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