2018 Off Grid

Carlo Giannasca

Carlo Giannasca is a multi-award winning graphic and environmental designer who today is a partner at globally recognized Frost*collective where he is Head of Urbanite, one of Australia’s foremost authorities on brand in the built environment.

During his career spanning 30 years he has fostered highly respected creative partnerships with architects, interior-designers, builders and developers to deliver major branding, strategic signage and wayfinding schemes for the public and private sectors.

Carlo Giannasca, Frost*collective
Frost*Collective
Sydney

Despina Macris

Brisbane Co-Chapter Chair

Despina Macris and Mark Ross established dotdash in 1987 as a design firm that best expressed their combined talents and skills.

With a career spanning several decades, Despina Macris' eclectic range of experience leads through the creative channels of graphic design and costume design. Her passion for typography, color theory, and linguistics inform the visual language of dotdash. This broad scope of design knowledge allows for a contribution to the specialized field of wayfinding that is both versed and imaginative.

Despina Macris is a Director at Dotdash Wayfinding in Brisbane, Australia
dotdash
Brisbane, AU

Off Grid 18 in Summary

Off Grid 18 in Summary

“Off Grid 18,”the second-annual international experiential graphic design event created by the Wellington Chapter of SEGD, transpired over four days and four cities in late February. The theme was “Experiential City,” which posed the question, “What is the ‘experiential city’ and where does design fit in?”

Explore the Experiential City at Off Grid 18

Explore the Experiential City at Off Grid 18

Off Grid sits at the intersection of urbanism, placemaking, wayfinding and design; if you work in—or are intrigued by—these areas, make sure you join us! Through insights from social anthropologists, urban planners, strategic thinkers, visionary designers, contemporary artists, filmmakers, brand identity designers, augmented reality experts and smart city researchers, Off Grid explores what really connects people to place.

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