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2019 Women in Design Award winner, Sharon Gauci. Sharon is the Executive Director of Industrial Design at General Motors and is the first Australian woman to hold this position.

Nominations are open for Good Design Australia’s annual Women in Design Award

Good Design Australia is calling for Australian nominations for the 2020 Women in Design Award. 2020 marks the second year of this prestigious Award, created to address the significant gender imbalance within leadership roles in the design industry.

These are the top 10 branding and graphic design trends for SMBs to watch...

The company reviewed thousands of design projects in progress on its platform right now and worked with its global designer community to identify the up and coming trends that will shape small business branding over the coming year.

Graphic design start-up Canva has launched a new platform that is already used by...

Canva has unveiled its Canva for Work platform, which is aimed to enable individuals and organizations to create consistent, effective, and inexpensive graphic designs.

The Fibonacci Clock that everyone needs! [VIDEO]

This is a cracking product currently raising funds on Kickstarter. And, it's one of the geekiest clock imaginable. Rather than numbers, it uses the Fibonacci...

How do you create new ideas? Play this game. Seriously [VIDEO]

If you're feeling a bit stifled or restricted in your thinking, then you have to watch this video. You see, Shimpei Takahashi always wanted to...

Go one step further than having a standing desk [VIDEO]

We've all heard that sitting is the new smoking; in terms of what it is doing to our health. We all sit too much, often...

The most amazing printer yet; or perhaps it’s a cat toy [VIDEO]

This printer began its life as an idea funded on Kickstarter. But, now it's a reality. Think of it as a cross between a Roomba robot...

For those who travel a lot, this Kickstarter is for you! [VIDEO]

I travel a lot. More than I would like. Travel for work sounds glamorous, but it's not. It's tedious. It's tiring and there are just so...

Another example of why good design really matters [VIDEO]

Design isn't just about images and graphics. Some people still think that design is visual. When design is, well, everything. We design solutions to problems. Here's...

If you could make one thing better, what would it be? [VIDEO]

Design matters. It could be easily argued that it's the only thing that matters. Why? Because good design creates good products. Products that people want, nay, need. Good...

How to design a logo that really works [VIDEO]

Your logo is not your brand. But, that doesn't mean that your logo is unimportant. It can be vital. In this video, Aaron Draplin explains...

How has this Melbourne start-up become an international brand in over 100 countries in...

Andrew Fallshaw and Hadrien Monloup have plenty in common. They are both geeks, both love bags and accessories and both come from design backgrounds -...

How game design made Ikea successful [VIDEO]

Without a doubt, Ikea has changed the way the world furnishes homes. If you live anywhere within driving distance from an Ikea you probably have...

How an 11 year old inventor found a better way [VIDEO]

It's almost Summer in Australia. And, that means one of two things: either fires or floods. Or, maybe both. Four years ago, my parents lost...

Canva just raised another USD 3.6 million a year after its launch

Before Canva, design-idiots were just that, design-idiots. But this Australian start-up has since revolutionized the world of design and opened the doors of beautiful...

UNIHACK, backed by the big end of town to discover the next big thing

If you’re looking to build an app or design something technological, you might want to head down to the York Butter Factory in Melbourne’s...

Solar freakin’ roadways: an epic idea with an epic promo video [VIDEO]

Where do I start with this one? Quite simply, this innovation is awesome. Solar panels that can be used to pave roads. Our night time...

How do you get from an idea to a product through to commercialisation? [VIDEO]

It's a question that every entrepreneurs has to tackle. In this video, game designer Jordan Weisman explains how he thinks through an idea, and finds...

Where did Elon Musk get his greatest ideas about changing the future of humanity?...

His answer may not come as a big surprise - in the shower. There's something about being in the shower, being relaxed and surrounded by...

Freelance jobs, and freelancers, soaring in Australia

Freelancers and freelance jobs are soaring in Australia, according to the American freelance jobs site Elance. This will hardly come as a surprise to anybody. After all, the recent phenomenon is driven by two seemingly inexorable forces – individuals seeking freedom and flexibility in their jobs, and businesses seeking much the same, besides the opportunity to tap a larger talent pool.

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How to pitch sales and marketing ideas to your boss with...

If you work in sales and marketing, part of your job is to demonstrate your value. In fact, this is a universal rule in any workplace. So, how do you get the attention of your immediate boss – team leaders, sales managers, marketing direc-tors, the CEO or even the Board – to, ultimately, make your ideas happen? Check out this FREE REPORT

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How to expand into New Markets with Elsita Meyer-Brandt [CHEAT SHEET]

Most organisations begin with aspirations to start local, then grow global. But, in reality, very few ever take the big leap into new markets. In this Cheat Sheet, Elsita Meyer-Brandt, Head of Market Expansion and International Marketing for Eventbrite, shares five rules to help organisations, just like yours, expand into new markets.

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New Zealand’s Xero eyes US IPO, further disruption as subscribers increase...

Xero recently held its annual meeting in Wellington, during which the company revealed some interesting details about its future. As has been widely suspected, the...

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