Mariano Sidoni (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

“Personal experiences pass through illusions, limitations, frustrations, stages of shock and growth. Today I choose to work (collectively) on the Carne Hueso project, where artists, designers, photographers, musicians, etc., can give the best of themse…


Justin Barber (Savannah, USA)

I strive to make people see things from a different perspective, and irony is a great tool for that.Justin Barber is an American, born and raised in Tokyo, where his parents were missionaries. He always had a fairly artistic side, but it wasn’t until…


Dean Poole – Alt Group (Auckland, New Zealand)

We like the social life of ideas, collaborating with other people, because the problem with working by yourself is the echo.Dean Poole is Creative Director and Co-Founder of Alt Group, a multi-disciplinary design studio based in Auckland, New Zealand. …


DHNN (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

“I don’t get the impression that the Buenos Aires scene is really booming: there are a lot of new designers coming along, but most of them have been ‘inspired’ by the Internet. Before all this sharing of design pieces from design blogs or creativ…


Studio Bomba – Leah Dent. Angela Mitchell (Perth, Australia)

The joy of conferences? Meeting some truly inspiration speakers from other parts of the world and getting to spend time with them.Established in 2006, Bomba is a studio “with one giant desk” whose founders use their collective skills to “design f…


Jazmin Berakha (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

“My work explores the use of textiles in art. Embroidery is a method traditionally associated with crafts, but for me it’s a possibility to work within the context of contemporary art as well. I’ve been always obsessed with colour-printed fabrics a…


JSTAR

JSTAR

NAME Jstar AGE As old as the sea as young as the raindrops WHAT YOU DO? collect, produce, remix music, eat , sleep, live life WHERE YOU FROM/ LIVE? A Londoner in Berlin, worldwide adventurer WHATS YOUR PHILOSOPHY ON HOW YOU LIVE YOUR LIFE? “Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All […]


Chloe Hanks aka Hanksy (Brighton, England)

I think that most comedic fun probably lies in the tiny space between funny and offensive, a thin sliver of shock value. I think that as long as it’s fairly intelligent and grounded in something, then that’s what I am after.Chloe Hanks aka Hanksy h…


Bryan Edmondson – SEA Design (London, UK)

The joy of conferences? The fun has to be the travel! The downside usually comes with the jet-lag. Presenting work for the first time is interesting – that gives me the opportunity to discuss the thoughts of new work and ideas.Bryan Edmondson is crea…


Rétrofuturs (Paris, France)

“I am cynical by nature. I like to laugh and laugh. I treat the subjects that interest me as funny, and I also like that people view the images that I offer in their own way. So I’m still short of reality. I like black humour and prefer restraint to …


Tim Kentley – XYZ Studios (Melbourne, Australia / New York, USA)

Tim Kentley founded XYZ in 2003 – “somewhat foolishly”, he says. He had no training in animation and didn’t know a single person in advertising.Tim Kentley has a passion for story-telling and a belief that original ideas demand an original depiction….


Jonathan Gurvit (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

“I don’t think our culture is being threatened by globalisation, of which I am a big fan. It’s a powerful resource for almost everyone to increase their knowledge and their creativity and it’s good for their soul. What we have to preserve is not …


Deutsche & Japaner (Mannheim, Germany)

Deutsche & Japaner focuses on “communication, regardless of its physical condition, environmental, haptical or visual, but always in regard of sustainable experiences”Deutsche & Japaner was initiated in 2008 and offers expertise in various disciplines,…


Industrial Light & Magic – Christian Alzmann (USA)

The joy of conferences? I love to share about what I do, but I gotta say from a more selfish perspective its getting to meet all of the other speakers. Its very inspiring to meet so many creative people.Industrial Light & Magic is an Academy Award-winn…


Studio8 Design (London, UK)

“Matt Willey is one of the most talented and versatile creatives working in the business today. He gives 125 percent to whatever project he is involved with and it shows. I speak from experience as he was an integral part of our re-design team for The …


Debaser – David Homer, Aaron Hayward (Sydney, Australia)

The joy of conferences? Getting to reveal all the dodgy little secrets about how we make our work. We pointed out bits of sticky tape holding parts of things we photographed together, all the little bits and pieces that are considered mistakes, but whi…


Inge Jacobsen (London, UK)

“I would characterise my work as an intervention into the mass-produced image, disrupting it through embroidery. I had tried it before with painting, but never really got anything interesting from it, so having a lot of thread lying around, I thought i…


Joseph Ernst (London, UK)

“Anything that can provoke people to question something is interesting to me. And the most memorable way of questioning things is to make fun of/with them — to expose the irony, the idiocy, the hypocrisy behind modern behaviour and values in a fun, l…


SHERYO X THE LITTLE LOTUS PROJECT

SHERYO X THE LITTLE LOTUS PROJECT

AWE50ME member Sheryo was involved in the most recent Little Lotus Project, a collaborative art project linking 14 self funded international artists with refugee and migrant children on the Thai/Burma border. “I was in Mae Sot, Thailand in December for the Little Lotus Project. It was an amazing experience and i am so glad to […]


Toben – Katja Hartung, Thorsten Kulp (Sydeny, Australia)

“We aim to create unique and well-crafted solutions that work!”.Toben is a Sydney-based art-direction and design studio founded in 2009 by Katja Hartung and Thorsten Kulp. It was started out of a passion for creativity and continues to challenge conven…


Laura Guarie (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

“I’ve been reading a lot about European history recently and the influences that have left their mark on us, especially in art, architecture and design. Europe reached a very high level in the traditional teaching of arts and crafts, and has left us …


Alejandra Román (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

“I think that the public in Buenos Aires has just begun to understand that design is something that matters, and is keen to learn more about it. And young designers are changing the way they think about design, reaching out for new ideas and techniques…


Alex Trochut (Barcelona, Spain)

The joy of conferences? The moment after you have finished.Based in Barcelona, Alex Trochut studied graphic design at Elisava, the first Design School opened in Spain before starting out as a freelance designer and illustrator. Working according to his…


design for good

design for good

our friends at Betabüro are running a 24 hour design challenge next week. It’s on behalf of Not For Sale, the organisation trying to end human slavery and trafficking – www.notforsalecampaign.org It’s a great cause and the design project is interesting (although the brief can’t be released till the challenge begins). There are prizes too, […]