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Semi-Permanent on a roll with third return to Wellington

Semi-Permanent on a roll with third return to Wellington

You won’t have to wait much longer for your next Semi-Permanent fix - the iconic design symposium will be back in the capital on the 4th its 10th anniversary events, and a mind-blowing Auckland season in February, it’s time once again to turn Wellington’s Embassy Theatre into a hive of energy, as designers from every discipline converge to share the innovation and inspiration synonymous with the Semi-Permanent experience.

Soak up the energy and expertise of some of the best and brightest in design, animation, advertising, graphics and illustration. Semi-Permanent’s November line-up offers Wellington a fresh round of seminars and workshops, showcasing top- class speakers and innovators. And this year, the spotlight’s shared by some Wellington talent, as the crew from RESN take to Semi-Permanent’s stage for the second time.

RESN celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. Based in Wellington, with a satellite office in Amsterdam, the company presents an uniquely independent identity, but has an enviable list of clients – and awards. Rik Campbell says, "We are excited to be part of Semi-Permanent 2014 in our hometown, Wellington. The last time we tread the boards of the Semi-Permanent stage was almost 10 years ago, during our first year of operation. We’d like to share a few tales from the RESN adventure book and show off some of the battle-scars we’ve gotten in the intervening years. Not for the squeamish or faint of heart."

Wellington Semi-Permanent organiser Simon Velvin is thrilled that RESN has joined the line-up.

Wellingtons Digital Currency continues to be put on the map From “quirky digital campaigns world leading UX/UI to feature film. He’s also excited to hear from American illustrator, graphic designer and letterer Jessica Hisch, the freelancer with a jaw-droppingly prestigious list of clients, (including Wes Anderson, The New York Times, Tiffany & Co, Nike and Samsung). A half-professed oversharer,

Jessica’s blog and twitter account will generate a lot of creative discourse and activity during her visit to New Zealand.

The international talent also includes Antonin Kratochvil, award winning photojournalist, author and one of the founders of VII Photo Agency (comprising 20 of the world’s preeminent photojournalists, representing 35 years of world history); Tony Brook, Creative Director of top UK design studio Spin; and Carin Svensson, Creative Director and founder of heavyweight Swedish design company BVD.

Other luminaries join RESN to present perspectives from closer to home Reg Mombassa, creator of some of Australia’s most iconic Mambo images and a founding member of legendary Australian rock band, Mental As Anything’, keeps it real with his straight-shooting, down to earth approach to illustration. Wellington’s digital natives won’t want to miss hearing from members of the 6th
and 5th generation of the Sydney Google Five Creative Lab, who are currently looking for the next generation of ‘fivers’

Simon Velvin of Semi-Permanent says, “SP is now a permanent fixture on Wellington’s calendar. We look forward to deepening a relevant conversation to help support creative thinking in buiness and the widening impact of design thinking on business success.”

So make sure to clear your schedule and get your golden ticket to share Semi-Permanent’s electric, eclectic, brain fizz. See you there, Wellington!


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