Visually representing an idea, a theme, a provocation is a synesthesia of sorts. This series of illustrations accompanies a collection of articles published by the editors of Indesign and DQ magazines. They expand on issues surrounding design and its industry, written by its professionals.

FRUIT MEN

Indesign 2013

Text by Alice Blackwood

Comment illustration published in Indesign 54, outlining the oversaturation of creatives in the industry and the desperate measures one goes to to stand out.

GOLDEN PYRAMIDS

Indesign 2013

Text by Alice Blackwood

Comment illustration published in Indesign 55, considering the contrast between generations of workers in the design industry.

COLOURFUL THINKING

Indesign 2013

Text by Alice Blackwood

Comment illustration published in Indesign 56, musing on what constitutes the Australian design aethestic, or if it exists at all.

ELEPHANT

Indesign 2012

Text by James Calder

Comment illustration published in Indesign 52. What is the future of the workplace? How can businesses adapt and flourish amongst the rapid shifts in technology?

SISTERHOOD

Indesign 2012

Text by Simon Leamon

Comment illustration published in Indesign 51 promoting the role of females as mentors in the design industry.

MOUNTAIN CALLING

Indesign 2012

Text by Simon Leamon

Comment illustration published in Indesign 50 investigating the importance of the workspace and how we can capitalise on building a fruitful environment for workers.

THE POT JUGGLER

DQ 2013

Text by Amanda Stanaway

Illustration published in DQ 49 pondering the role of the project manager in a creative project.

COWBOY

DQ 2013

Text by Paul McGillick

Illustration published in DQ 50 discussing how best to harness creativity in cause of innovation.

MAKING YOUR MARK

DQ 2013

Text by Leanne Amodeo

Illustration published in DQ 52 asking how young designers can make a mark in a competitive industry.

THE BIG DIVIDE

DQ 2013

Text by Angela Ferguson

Illustration published in DQ 51 exploring the need for gender diversity in the workplace.

PITCH STRATEGY

DQ 2014

Text by Alice Blackwood

Illustration published in DQ 53 considering the importance of strategy and communication in client relations.

CHILD’S PLAY

DQ 2012

Text by Alice Blackwood

Illustration published in DQ 44 as a visual representation of ‘play’, considering how the way children engage with each other and the environment has changed.

HANDS UP

DQ 2012

Text by Alice Blackwood

Illustration published in DQ 42 puzzling out how design professionals can make more noise in government.

self directed

The below illustrations are a meditation on asymetry and imperfection. They interpret nature and wonder how it will be in the future. Did you know the sun is dying?

CIRCLE MOUNTAIN

2013
DEM COCONUTS

2013
ORANGE MOUNTAIN

2013
STONEHENGE

2013
HANGING BY A THREAD

2013
SNOW DRIFT

2013
WHITE CLOUD

2013
WHITE FLAG

2013
DOTTY MOUNTAIN

2013
CLOUD VALLEY

2013