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Surfboards by Peter Walker
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PEGS Junior School
DIA Practice Member: McBride Charles Ryan

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Ed Linacre

'Kiss of the Beast', publication
Queensland Art Gallery

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Russell and George

18 Carat white gold diamond solitaire ring with matching wedding ring
Nicholas Pike | MDIA

Crown Metropol
Bates Smart

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Original sketches for the VE Commodore
Holden Design Team

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Design your own controversy.

Design your own controversy.

Posted Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Canadian government logo competition infuriates graphic designers.

Over the years the DIA and most other major design organisations have expressed their strong opposition to speculative design work, otherwise known as free pitching.

Despite this opposition, the combined pressures of too many people claiming to be designers competing for too little work, the proliferation of computer skills and software programmes, and the rise of online crowdsourcing ‘design’ sites like 99designs, means that the problem of free pitching remains a hot topic in the design profession.

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‘Design is a fun and challenging way to provide solutions for clients.’

‘The DIA advocates for industry and government recognition, and to enhance the value of design to the Australian community.’

‘The DIA also assists designers directly with networking, forums, practice notes, awards and other member benefits.’

‘What a terrific asset.’

Sally Taylor off the cuff

Sally Taylor

Interior Designer and Director

Lives:
Sydney, Australia

Likes:
Travel planning, eating my way through the best restaurants, and shopping of any kind, especially at Bunnings and Ferragamo.

Best design I've seen lately:
The One & Only resort on the Palm, Dubai. A spectacular hotel that combines a traditional UAE aesthetic with a contemporary taste. It is impeccably refined and understatedly glamorous and luxurious, yet it still feels comfortable and approachable.

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