Basecamp is a men's conference run by Katoomba Christian Conventions each year. In 2015 they upped the ante - including a Sydney-based one-day event and coming up with a great brand for the theme. They wanted a website that hit the benchmark set by high profile conferences elsewhere in the world - but also keep things [...]
Connect is the annual conference held by Christian Media Australia - a gathering of Christians involved in the media & broadcast industries. We had the pleasure of working on the branding for the 2015 event - including working on all the print collateral, website, venue graphics and more. The theme for the conference was Daring [...]
I recently had the great pleasure of working with the team at Campaign Monitor to launch a new WordPress powered minisite. It was a great project to work on - and an interesting use of WordPress - so I thought I would share a little more about it. Campaign Monitor are a local Sydney company [...]
Jordesign has actually been in existence for almost 11 years - but it is only since 2009 that it was something full time (rather than on the side). I was blessed to land a part time contract with Youthworks when we moved back from Christchurch - which gave me the baseline to decide I could go fulltime freelance. It's been an interesting 5 years - with plenty of lowlights as well as highlights. But I thought I would share some of the good stuff!
The start of 2014 has feeling like I am sitting on the verge of exciting new things. It is interesting to see how the path of the past 5 years for Jordesign has landed me where I am - preparing me for what is coming next. So what's happening?
Hackagong 2013 was held last weekend - and once again I was privileged to be involved. I teamed up once again with Rhys Powell (a super slick young web/iOS dev) and we managed to pump out a really polished final product by the end of the weekend. We created Whispr: a web app that allows private disposable chat without accounts, and without the need for a native app.
While the websites of churches in Australia has been a little bit behind the trend (particularly compared to US churches) there are a few particularly great examples I thought it was worth pointing out.
There's a great article over at GOOD talking about a 'Third Path' for school leavers, apart from school or university/college. I've been having similar thoughts recently - albeit along a slightly different track. Around Australia (and presumably the world) Universities, TAFEs and Colleges are pumping out design graduates. As a general rule, these graduates seem [...]
Over the weekend just past Hackagong was held at Wollongong University. Over 30 hours, close to 90 people, in 27 teams competed to see what they could create. It was a great mix of designers, entrepreneurs and coders, all in one space. I had the pleasure of working with a great young developer creating a [...]
I realised last night how long it has been since I went for a wander with my camera - so I decided to rectify the situation. 18 months into living in Wollongong, and I've now got a selection of favourite places to wander and hang out - so I thought I would share some of [...]