What would happen if you put 20 emerging creative talents + top line mentors in a room together?
Semi-Permanent is giving twenty creatives, irrespective of their stage of career & genre of skills, an opportunity to collaborate on a real life project, giving insights into the exciting, fast paced and meaningful projects happening at Google today.
If selected you'll be invited to work with four Semi-Permanent artist mentors, four Google designers and 19 of your peers, in an all day workshop in Sydney. We've got the project brief covered, your creative tools, food & drinks, books.
Who know what opportunities will come from there? We have a few clues, but get involved to start with.
If you can't make it to Sydney, keep an eye out because we might be coming to your local city soon.
Media - LA:MAR/2013
+20 Los Angeles Participants included:
Ori Applebaum, Andee Hess, Matthew Reichman, Vanessa Hansford, Robin Selk, Bonnie Duffley, Daniel Lucas , Lex Mang, Emrah Gonulkirmaz, Jared Purrington, Kyle Griggs, Christian Layugan (absent), Justin Gier, Arman Nobari, Grace Tankard, Logan Muszynski, Madison René Knapp, Toni Maria Anschuetz, Charley Zheng, Brian Nguyen. more photos
To help guide your experience at the workshop, we've brought into the fold eight leading creatives from around the world. Crossing from motion graphics, animation, illustration, graphic design, UX & UI design, photography etc, these individuals will be offering unique perspectives on how to approach the brief. It's an incredible opportunity to meet & work one on one with these artists.
Founder, Saturdays NYC
In August of 2009, Saturdays opened its doors on a small, cobblestone street in Soho as New York's premier downtown surf shop. Determined to suit a lifestyle occupied with surfing, living and working in New York City, Saturdays began selling boards and wetsuits while sourcing and selling books, fine art and other lifestyle accessories. Today, Saturdays creates, designs and produces its own line of menswear that has become synonymous with high-quality craftsmanship, minimalist ethos, and traditional style.
Creative Director, Toben
Toben is an established boutique design studio that specialises in Art Direction and Graphic Design. Their passionate about creative problem solving and the importance of visual culture in brand communications. Our process is driven by finding a project's unique objective and potential before focusing on innovative, distinct solutions that engage our clients' audiences.
Jay Gelardi & Scott Nowell
Digital Creative Director & co-founder The Monkeys
The Monkeys are 2012 AdNews Agency of the Year, Independent Agency of the Year and NSW Agency of the year. The were 2011 & 2010 B&T National Advertising Agency of the Year, 2010 Australian Creative Hotshop of the Year and ranked No.1 Agency in Australia by AdNews magazine.
The Monkeys will be represented by Jay Gelardi, Digital Creative Director, and Scott Nowell, Executive Creative Director & co-founder.
Jay joined The Monkeys as Digital Creative Director in 2011 after an eightyear stint at Agency Republic, London. Over the years he’s worked both as a Creative and a Director, and in 2008 set up Republic Film, a production company specialising in interactive film and animation. In his career he’s created work for some of the world’s best-known brands including Intel, Mercedes, PlayStation, Samsung, Smirnoff, The BBC and O2.
Scott has judged award shows Cannes Lions, Clio, AWARD, MADC, Caxtons, Cannes Young Lions and has been a keynote speaker at the Caxtons, Semi-Permanent - the world’s biggest design conference - and AWARD. Scott has written and directed award winning short films, web and television series, including teaming with Andrew Denton’s Zapruder’s Other Films to create, write and produce the critically acclaimed comedy drama 30 Seconds, nominated in the 2010 Logies, the AFI Awards and The Australian Writers Guild Awards.
Beginning his career in London over 14 years ago, David Park established the multi-disciplinary design studio Maud in 2008. As creative director David leads a team of design thinkers with extensive knowledge across local and international clients including Nike, Diageo, Coca-Cola, Toyota, McDonalds, Carlton United Breweries, Vogue and Tommy Hilfiger to name a few. In recent years Maud has extended their influence beyond brand and graphic design, collaborating with Henry Wilson on product design and partnering with Jim Thompson in the creation of the internationally acclaimed three over one fashion label.
Chris Messina is a San Francisco-based advocate of the open web, known for advancing such communities as Spread Firefox, BarCamp, coworking, and technology initiatives such as OpenID, OAuth, Activity Streams, hashtags, and microformats. He is on the board of the OpenID and Open Web Foundations and works for Google.
Chikezie has been practicing Interaction Design and Development for nearly a decade. He reigns from the midwest with a history in computer science, and from time to time, he researches the exploits of Batman. Chikezie has spent the last several years designing for big and small brands alike including Google, Cuban Council, Oakley/Rayban, RED, and his personal brand, Nine Lion Design. Chikezie works at Google in Mountain View.
Matthew is a developer on the Google+ UX team where he designs and prototypes new social features. Before coming to Google, he worked with many startups and nonprofits, including AirBnb, Technorati, and Common Sense Media. A former Teach for America corps member, Matthew is a lead instructor for Google’s Computer Science Summer Institute and serves on the Teach for America’s STEM Alumni Advisory Board.
Mike Buzzard co-founded Cuban Council, a brand, design and development services company known for works in tech, entertainment, lifestyle, and government. Some of Mike's previous clients include Google, Tom Waits, Facebook, Francis Ford Coppola, Evernote, NASA, Old Spice, and Zynga – to name a few. Mike has spoken at various design-related conferences and workshops, and has co-authored a book on web development, and has contributed to various creative community efforts worldwide. He lives in the San Francisco bay area with is family, and works at Google.
Brynn Evans is a product designer and workshop facilitator. She spent years researching how people interact online, which kickstarted her career as a UX designer of social apps. She loves helping others think creatively and has run gamestorming workshops for Estee Lauder, Apple, Google Ventures, and more. Today she works on Google+.
Irene is a technical lead on the Google+ project, where she enjoys working with product and user interaction experts to create scalable, nextgeneration experiences. She holds degrees in computer science, visual studies, and animation. Prior to joining Google, she worked at Amazon.com, IBM, Intel, and Production I.G. She loves building teams and helping individuals reach their potential.
Jay Runquist has been immersed in visual design for over 15 years and has created successful design solutions for Apple, 3M, Target, Best Buy, the Minnesota Twins, and Red Bull. Jay is currently the Lead Visual Designer for Google+ and works closely with design teams across Google to unify and strengthen the Google brand.
JAntin is a software engineer at Google. Over the last decade he has used a variety of languages, platforms, and technologies; but these days he most enjoys developing for the web. Antin currently works on the Google+ front-end, in close collaboration with both the design and engineering teams.
Jay is a UI designer for Google. Before moving to San Francisco, she hailed from Sydney, Australia where she studied computer science, visual communication and digital media at the same time as running Omnomnom Studios — a small software development and design studio. With a passion for teaching people about the importance of design in technology, Jay has previously taught HCI at the University of New South Wales.
Andy is a UX Designer at Google and is currently based in Sydney. Originally from London, Andy has over ten years experience designing and developing web applications and managing UI design and development teams. Prior to joining Google, Andy worked with a number of clients in London across a range of sectors from the arts to financial services; clients included the National Gallery, Lloyd's, AON and Swiss Re.