Best of the Best Designers Speak® - Video - Katie Valentine

The Best Design Awards are a major feature of the local design calendar and some of last year's winners have toured the country to offer first-hand insights into their projects. 

The 2021 series was recorded on video. Here is one from the series of twenty recorded.

Sign of the Times
Katie Valentine DINZ
Massey University - College of Creative Arts

Katie Valentine mentioned Prime Minister Jacinda Arden’s now famous quote: “climate change is my generation's nuclear-free moment” as a strong motivator for her Massey University project Sign of the Times.

The editorial project sought to educate parents of school-age climate strikers to the reasoning and importance of their movement. 

She spoke at length of the countless hours of research - both visual and fact-based- which led to the award winning book. From the influence and power of punk-rock posters to the strength and beauty of a pared back, black and yellow palette. 

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Katie Valentine DINZ

Thanks Designworks for the pre-drinks venue

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When the opportunity arises, DINZ interviews leading designers from here and overseas. These interviews seek to dig beneath the surface to address the common and uncommon challenges, problems and opportunities the design community faces.