By sharing ideas on design we build design capability within communities via education programs and resources that explore the power of design in making a difference to business and society. This is facilitated through conferences, masterclasses, workshops, exhibitions, public programs and online resources. We present the experience, skills, knowledge and opportunities to connect with design practitioners, business leaders and researchers who are experts across design disciplines and industry sectors.
Ideas on Design draws on the experiences and connections built over 25 years presenting the agIdeas International Design Conferences in Melbourne Australia. Founded by Ken Cato AO in 1991, agIdeas is one of the longest running and most well respected design programs in the world. Over 25 year’s we have presented live events to share the ideas, strategies and projects of over 600 of the world’s most innovative creative practitioners.
In 2015 Ideas on Design proudly celebrated 25 years of presenting design programs for creative professionals and students, businesses, schools and the general community. We would like to thank all those who have been part of this remarkable journey. Ideas on Design will continue to create and develop a range of large scale and niche events that will assist in building design capabilities in our region.
Past Featured Speakers
Showcasing video highlights of featured speakers from our Creative Masters series, as presented at agIdeas International Design Forum.
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Featured Speaker: Wesley Burt
Wesley Burt is a concept artist with Massive Black in San Francisco, one of the world’s biggest and most successful design studios for video games and film… more
Featured Speaker: Raymond Coffey
Ray Coffey is a highly accomplished artist who carved out a long and successful career in commercial design before making the switch to fine art.
Featured Speaker: Gemma O'Brien
Unquestionably fanatical about her craft, Sydney-based typographer Gemma O’Brien works primarily with hand-drawn lettering… more
Featured Speaker: Neville Page
As a concept designer, illustrator and creature designer, Neville Page has contributed his skills to some of Hollywood’s top films, including ‘Star Trek’, ‘Avatar’ and ‘Prometheus’.