AGDA Masterclass : Michael C Place


AGDA is honoured to present a Masterclass with renowned creative and founder of Build, Michael C. Place.

Build is a London-based design consultancy with an international reputation for producing modern, graphic solutions for forward-thinking clients, both independent and corporate. Their impressive client list includes names such as; Nike, Virgin America, Nokia and Sony Music. In late 2012 the studio was ranked number 23 in Design Week’s ‘Top 50 creative agencies in the UK’.

The Build Masterclass will focus heavily on the development and execution of a strong brand identity and visual language across a variety of applications. This is a very rare opportunity to be working alongside such a prolific contemporary designer and will be a very small Masterclass – numbers strictly limited.

Time 10.00am-2.30pm (with a half hour break for lunch)
Date Saturday 20th September
Venue Queensland Multicultural Centre, Multi-Purpose Room 1, 102 Main Street, Kangaroo Point
Cost $175*

*This event is offered to AGDA members exclusively and places will be allocated by ballot. Please register your interest by 2pm Monday 15th September latest to and include your full name, email address, AGDA member number and contact phone number. Tickets will be offered to the names drawn on Tuesday 16th September.

Lunch will be provided.
*Participants must bring a laptop.

For the devout design fan Michael really needs no introduction – his work has been a huge influence on many designers over the years.

But just in case you don’t know the full story, here’s a snapshot of Michael’s background from his new site: “Michael C Place studied graphic design at Newcastle College from 1988—1990 and makes no secret of the fact that he left before graduating to follow his dream of designing record sleeves. After gaining experience at various studios in London, Michael joined the influential graphics studio The Designers Republic in Sheffield, where he worked for nine years.

Whilst there Michael produced some of the best-known, seminal and iconic works of the studio that have since earned a place in cultural history.

In 2000 Michael took a break from the design world and went on a 10-month world trip with his wife Nicola, returning in 2001 to found design consultancy Build. Michael features in the acclaimed 2007 film ‘Helvetica-A Documentary Film’, has spoken at numerous conferences worldwide, & has several times been a judge at the prestigious D&AD global awards. Build’s work has been published in numerous publications worldwide and both Michael and the studio have shown work at exhibitions in the UK and abroad, including Tokyo, New York, Paris.
Michael is the Creative Director of Build.”

AGDA would like to thank Sex Drugs & Helvetica for making this event possible.


Reblogged from AGDA.


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