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Join the SEGD Wellington Chapter at Bicycle Junction to hear Guy Hohmann talk about signs, cities and bikes.

Investment in cycling infrastructure is booming in cities, but is signage keeping up?

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Guy will dive into the issues and opportunities which emerge when cities try to provide signs for people on bikes. 

Guy is a creative industrial designer whose rigorous, process-led approach yields innovative responses to complex design briefs within the public realm sector. His work has spanned street furniture and lighting design, signage design for pedestrians, cyclists, rapid transit and the commercial sector, and architectural component design for cutting edge metro systems from London to Melbourne. Guy leads the Auckland studio of International design practice Maynard.

With offices in London, Melbourne and Auckland, Maynard is made up of wayfinding, graphic and industrial designers. Maynard are long-term collaborators with extensive experience working as a specialist partner to some of the world’s most respected architects and engineers.

Off Grid returns in 2018. There will be stopover opportunities in Brisbane, Sydney, and Melbourne before we all come together in Wellington. Check out the website and save the dates: 23–27 February 2018. The first tickets will go on sale at the talk — special giveaway price for a special night!

A screening of Design Disruptors, a film by Invision, brought to you by the Wellington SEGD Chapter and Massey University Banter & Brews Society. Many thanks for Design Meetups Wellington for getting us access to the film.

Tickets via Eventbrite.

When: From 6pm, 14 September
Where: Raglan Roast, Abel Smith Street, Wellington
Admission by koha


Join the SEGD Wellington Chapter at Bicycle Junction to hear brand and wayfinding specialist Stephen Minning talk about signs in the city.

Stephen Minning says we are all influenced by culture — he grew up in North Africa, England, Dubai and Singapore and is intrigued by the differences in how these places translate to each other but still have the same core values holding them together. He uses this understanding to comprehend and interpret corporate brand cultures. He says he has trouble with haphazard ideas with no foundation to the brand, he believes in simplicity, consistency and structure. Stephen is founder and director of BrandCulture and Pam Wayfinding based in Sydney. Representing a decade of design excellence, BrandCulture's work has been acknowledged by design awards and publications globally, while Pam Wayfinding is changing the way people navigate campuses around the world.

Where: Bicycle Junction, 1 Marion Street, Wellington, New Zealand 6011
When: Friday 1 September, 6-7.30pm
Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/stephen-minning-talks-about-signs-in-the-city-tickets-37269107905



Katie Bevin is a New Zealand-born designer specialising in environmental graphic design. She creates branded experiences for the built environment. Her work and experience ranges from environmental graphics to signage systems, placemaking and installation design.

Katie has worked extensively in Australia (for agencies including Frost Collective) and Europe (for Holmes Wood) on a vast range of signage projects. Most recently she has been working with Auckland Transport and now is in Wellington where she studied design and will be helping the Wellington City Council design team explore wayshowing and placemaking.

Katie will share some of her recent work, and insights into international approaches to branding across different touchpoints for a seamless city brand experience.

This event is free, but koha will be collected to help fund an awesome student crew to attend, and speak at the SEGD conference in Miami in June 2017.

Tickets via Eventbrite.

Rekindle talk: Design for Reuse

Public talk, all welcome. Drinks from 5.30, talk starts at 6pm.

The Pit, Te Ara Hihiko (Block 12)
College of Creative Arts
Massey University
Wellington 6021

Block 12 can be accessed via Entrance C (Wallace Street) or Entrance E (Tasman Street). You can park in non-reserved Massey spaces either side after 5.30.

Wellington Campus Map

We welcome Juliet Arnott of Rekindle to the College of Creative Arts to launch Resource: Rise Again, and talk to us about design for reuse.

Rekindle is a social enterprise that enables diversion of reusable resources from waste via creativity and craftsmanship. Seeing waste as resources full of latent creative opportunity fuels our work. They have initially focused on diverting timber from waste within residential demolition in Christchurch, turning this into furniture, interiors, sculpture and jewellery.

Rekindle are now working in Christchurch and Auckland to expand their model beyond timber into other materials. We see design as the tool that unlocks the qualities of resources undervalued when seen as waste. They aim to grow our capacity to support communities to utilise their waste fully and in doing so, maximize the benefits of the purposeful work involved. As a social enterprise the majority of profits are dedicated to furthering development of this work.

Resource: Rise Again is a project that enables designer/makers across New Zealand to address resources currently going to landfill. This project involves 5 paid positions for designer/makers to undertake intensive periods of problem-solving with waste, resulting in development of high-quality reuse outcomes. The design brief requires commitment to social and environmental impact.

This lecture is brought to you courtesy of SEGD (Society of Experiential Graphic Design) Wellington Chapter, and is sponsored by Peter Yealands Wine.

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