Make Something creates a forum to publicly celebrate working with the people you’ve creatively admired from afar by asking a selection of Graphic Designers: given absolute free reign, who would you choose to work with and what would the results of this mash-up be?
In the creative industries, our collaborative partnerships exist most of the time within the confines of a chosen discipline. They are almost exclusively in response to a specific brief or requirement and for the majority, intended for commercial gain.
Rarely does work afford us the opportunity to collaborate outside of those commercial parameters for the pure pleasure of cross-disciplinary indulgence.
Kyra Clarke is the Founder and Design Director of a Threaded – a studio of three arms’ with a focus on client-based projects, from print, web and digital, branding and identity, packaging and marketing campaigns to their international, award-winning design publication, Threaded Magazine and newly released Threaded Apparel.
Amy is a fashion designer, photographer and textile lover living and working in Auckland. She has been a self-employed designer for 9 years and is currently running her own label Mylarke.
Sarahs creative career begun in London and honed in Auckland, with more than 20 years experience working with both established international names and local companies on a mission for good. Inspired to re-define brands with an approach that’s intelligent, idea driven and socially relevant.
Michael is one of New Zealand’s most creative chefs, owner of degustation style restaurant Merediths and fuelled by a passion for kids that has created the recently launched ‘Eat my lunch’ initiative, helping out kiwis in need.
Hardhat is the graphic design studio of New Zealander Nik Clifford and Brit Jenny Miles. They have been thoughtfully crafting websites, books, illustrations, packaging and brands for over 10 years, splitting their time between their three homes - Auckland, London & Brooklyn.
Thing Industries, established very recently by Bridie Picot and Matt Smith, is an online store that designs and produces useful things.
As Creative Director at Richards Partners, Clem leads a team of curious design thinkers and doers to arrive at beautifully thought out projects that make sense. Along with Sam Trustrum and Zoe Ikin, Clem edits Studio Magazine, the international magazine about making places.
Check out Jodie at - www.jodiesalmond.com
Sam has steered projects that have been recognised internationally including awards from Graphis; SEGD (The Society for Experiential Graphic Design, US); Type Directors Club, AGDA (Australian Graphic Design Association) awards; and the Purple/Stringer award for Best in Graphics at BEST awards.
Toby is Design Director of Inhouse. He completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts at Elam School of Fine Art in 1994 and co-founded Alt Group in 1997 where he was Design Director until joining Inhouse in 2012.
Sam is a product designer specialising in commercial and residential furniture. He opened his first workshop in 1992, designing and manufacturing one-off commissions. Over time he developed a standard product range, and in 2004 established IMO with his wife Hannah.