Artist Speakeasy > Responding to a Design Brief

Artist Speakeasy > Responding to a Design Brief

Image > Återställ by Vincent Chu. Photograph: Vincent Chu

Linden New Art in partnership with Design Fringe and Craft Victoria as part of Craft Contemporary present a special professional development session around responding to a design brief. This is a unique opportunity to hear from industry professionals on the various aspects to consider when responding creatively to a design brief, and how to get your project or idea over the line. Our exciting panel will feature Ella Saddington from multidisciplinary design studio Us From Space, furniture designer Thomas Lentini, and Elishia Whitchurch, Design Principle at UAP, facilitated by Linden New Art Director Melinda Martin. 

Whether you’re an aspiring or emerging designer - Don’t miss this chance to ask all your burning design brief questions via chat on this live stream event. 

> Tuesday 19 October 2021
> 6PM to 7PM
ACCESS > Live on YouTube and Facebook
> FREE, suitable for practicing artists/designers and emerging arts industry professionals

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About the Speakers

Elishia Whitchurch

As a Principal for the Art + Design Team Elishia is responsible for leading the Brisbane design team to creatively meet client and artist briefs.  Having joined UAP in 2009, she has accumulated extensive experience working with artists and other creatives to resolve and deliver works for the public realm globally.  Elishia was instrumental in establishing UAP’s Design Studio in Shanghai, where she lived with her family for 5 years.  Now back in Brisbane, she co- leads UAP’s Creative Leadership Team responsible for setting the creative agenda for the studio globally. During her time at UAP Elishia has led and overseen a number of projects, both locally and internationally, working with key collaborators including, Wahat Al Karama, Abu Dhabi (Artist Idris Khan), TGalleria, Cambodia (PMDL Architects), KAUST, Saudi Arabia (Artist Sopheap Pich), Culver City, USA (Artist’s Chris Doyle, Jeff Kopp and David Trubridge), The Springs Development, Shanghai (Tishman Speyer). Elishia holds a Bachelor of Product Design from Griffith University, Queensland College of Art.
Image > Elishia Whitchurch. Photograph: Courtesy UAP Company.

Ella Saddington

Ella Saddington is a multidisciplinary designer, artist and curator based in Melbourne. She is designer and director for Us From Space an Industrial design consultancy that works primarily with bespoke and low volume production and fabrication. Alongside this she operates a functional art practice, Cordon Salon, an experimental studio that uses research, collaboration and play as a method to speculate on approaches to art, craft and design. Often working with lost, forgotten or overlooked materials, crafts and processes to achieve innovative outcomes. Founder and curator of New Assemblage, an organisation committed to promoting an inclusive and diverse creative community by providing opportunities for emerging practitioners through a program of digital and physical exhibitions.

Image > Ella Saddington. Photograph: Ying Ang.

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Thomas Lentini

Established in 2017,  Studio Thomas Lentini specialises in the designing and crafting of bespoke furniture. Thomas' approach to furniture design is unique. Focus is placed on creating a friendship with each client in order to understand their style and requirements, and time is dedicated to site and workshop visits. Pertinent design solutions are then presented, followed by prototypes and the realisation of an idea. This philosophy ensures that each commission undertaken by Thomas is not only the best piece he has ever made, but also accompanied by a wonderful narrative. Thomas completed a Diploma in Furniture Design & Technology in 2011, followed by the Associate Degree of Furniture Design in 2012 at RMIT.

Image > Thomas Lentini. Photograph: Courtesy Caitlin Mills, The Design Files.