The Design Kids

TDK Tuesdays is a monthly meet up run by The Design Kids ( – an opportunity for design students, graduates and professionals to get together, talk design and collaborate.

#TDKTuesdays connects local designers by celebrating their community’s creative talent, as well as providing opportunities for creatives to connect with like-minded individuals.

As the City Host of Canberra in 2016, I was responsible for coordinating and promoting events. These were held on the first Tuesday of each month, from February to December. I also assisted The Design Kids in writing for their weekly newsletter and keeping their events calendar up to date.

Event highlights included:

  • A guest speaker panel at La De Da, Belconnen. Featuring guest speakers Natalie Van Der Rijt (Art Director, Zoo Group), Matt Tindale (Senior Designer, Voodoo), Byron Little (Creative Director, 26Hundred), Saini Copp (Designer, CRE8IVE) and Juliette Dudley (Senior Designer, Zoo Group).
  • A studio visit to the newly opened premises of Foundry (brand and graphic design) and Lighbulb Studio (photography) in Fyshwick.
  • A social evening of creating paste ups at Lobrow Gallery, Civic. Participants were then able to paste their artwork up on a dedicated wall, for the general public to enjoy.

Photography by Julita Mahrer (Lobrow Paste Up event).