Biota Restaurant Film
End of Work have teamed up with Jason Loucas again this time to create a short film about the award winning restaurant Biota Dining. The restaurant, nestled in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales, is the brain child of chef/director James Viles recently attracting the attention of some serious foodies with a special mention at the Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide awards.
With a strong commitment to produce and technique, their food has an intimate affiliation with nature. A constant seasonal harvest of over 40 varietals of seeds, shoots and cresses, imported from as far abroad as France and The Netherlands is housed in their on-site glasshouse. Foraging and propagating form a large part of Biota’s gastronomic journey.
The restaurant has recently received it’s 2nd Chef’s Hat and this short film, shot and produced by Jason Loucas, is a tiny glimpse into the kitchen of one of Australia’s finest dining experiences. End of Work were responsible for the film’s playful typographic treatment and end credits.
Ansarada happy holidays video
End of Work help Ansarada celebrate the holiday season with a happy holidays mini film. The fun and upbeat film featured the global employees of Ansarada handpaining a seasonal message to their Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) corporate clients. The video had over 10,000 hits as it spread the festive word, across the world.
Go 'paint the town green'...
…watch the film here.
End of Work wins New York Type Directors Club award
End of Work has won a prestigious New York Type Directors Club award for typographic excellence. They edged out an international field of nearly 2000 entries, from 37 countries, with their competition entry, which included their handmade typographic installations for Xstrata Coal Corporate Social Involvement program.
The winners will also be included in 7 exhibitions touring cities in the United States, Canada, England, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Russia, Spain, South Korea, Taiwan and Vietnam. The Type Directors Club is the leading international organisation whose purpose is to support excellence in typography, both in print and on screen. Founded in 1946 by some of the industry’s leading practitioners, the TDC’s earliest membership included Aaron Burns, Will Burtin, Freeman Craw, Louis Dorfsman, Gene Federico, Edward M. Gottschall, Herb Lubalin, Edward Rondthaler, Bradbury Thompson, and Hermann Zapf. With this solid historical background, the TDC today represents the best of today’s type design and type use. The TDC holds two yearly type competitions: one for the use of type and the letterform in design and the other, typeface design. The winners are reproduced in the New York Typography Annual, published by HarperCollins Publishers, as well as displayed in seven exhibits that travel worldwide. In addition to celebrating outstanding achievements, the typography competitions and resulting annuals serve as important historical records of typographic trends, and are an invaluable resource for both designers and scholars.
See the making of the graffiti 'What Matters'
End of Work win big at the AGDA Awards
End of Work wins a whopping 9 design awards at the 2012 AGDA Australian Design Association Biennial Awards. The awards are Australia’s most prestigious graphic design awards program and were held on a steamy 35 degree night in Melbourne at the historic Forum Theatre. Australasia’s best design firms were gathered, awarded and celebrated in a night which also marked the 20th anniversary of the awards program.
End of Work’s winning entries included a number of awards in brand identity, branded and interior environments, invitations, stationery and self promotion packaging. Our recent addition, Geordie also took out 4 awards for his previous employer and our intern Jesse also won 4 awards in the student category.
The future of End of Work looks bright and we are well positioned to continue to deliver an outstanding standard of design. For more information see www.australiandesignbiennale.com/#?studio=End%20of%20Work
End of Work drives Tractor Design School
End of Work Partner Justin Smith was invited by the prestigious Tractor Design School to guest lecture for the 3rd time. Justin analysed the students' major design projects, gave advice and provided tips to each student on unique ways to present their ideas to a client. The entertaining lecture looked back on the highs and lows of Justin's 20 years of presentations in boardrooms all over the world; he talked of attitude and the importance of articulating ideas in a unique presentation.
Tractor is a unique design school whose primary focus is to connect the best up-and-coming designers with the most senior and successful creatives. Tractor is an independent design school created by designers for designers. As a small and elite school, Tractor is uniquely positioned to create truly exceptional industry ready graduates.
The teaching and learning philosophy is all about creating an environment that actively encourages a culture of ideas, original thinking and excellence applied to design. Driving this culture is the belief that such an environment will not only be a stimulus for creative learning, it will also provide the industry with useful and valuable ideas about design-based issues for the future.
Follow Justin at https://twitter.com/deathofaverage/
End of Work announce a new additional partner
End of Work continues to strengthen its creative credentials with the introduction of a new partner, Geordie McKenzie. The appointment reunites Geordie with End of Work partner Justin Smith, the pair proved to be somewhat of a creative powerhouse through the mid noughties collecting a string of design awards for various collaborative projects.
Geordie brings with him eighteen years' experience gained at some of this country’s leading design consultancies including almost ten years at Precinct where he led major brand and corporate reporting projects for the likes of Woolworths Limited, Insurance Australia Group (IAG), Westfield, Sydney Film Festival, Myer and IBM.
His numerous awards include: a string of Australian Graphic Design Association Awards (AGDA) including two judges choices, Australian Writers and Art Directors Awards (AWARD), Young Guns Awards and a number of certificates of typographic excellence from the New York Type Directors Club. He has also judged design competitions and given lectures locally and nationally.
With a strong focus on helping corporate clients define and convey their stories with clarity and elegance, Geordie McKenzie is set to be a key asset as the studio continues to move into exciting new areas.
Connect with Geordie on firstname.lastname@example.org
End of Work has a new home
Not long ago we had a sudden dose of "arn't we doin' great'. With a stable of trusting and loyal clients End of Work has been steadily growing over the past two years to the point where we could no longer fit any more desks in the place. So in May we signed the lease and started 6 months of designing, collaborating, painting and spending and now we have moved over the bridge to our new digs in Redfern.
The new space is a light, airy warehouse in the shadows of the SCG. In the summer we should be able to hear the crack of leather on willow as Ponting lays waste to the hapless South Africans. More importantly it’s three times the size of the old place so we should be all right for the next little while.
The Partners have collaborated with a number of creative individuals to make a unique working environment. Many thanks to architect Ben Mitchell who has given us a new home we are immensely proud of. Russel Koskela designed the boardroom table and ottomans, Tomek Archer designed our stools.
Drop by and say hello next time you are in the area.
Design Institute of Australia hot for End of Work
In the seventh of the Design Institute of Australia’s iconic Top 10x10 series, four design luminaries (BVN Architecture and Koskela from Sydney and Motherbird and Chijoff+Co from Melbourne), presented four design icons, spaces, identities and secrets from their respective home cities. These were fast paced and highly visual events hosted by Schiavello.
End of Work wins at the Colour in Design Awards
End of Work has collected yet another win this time at the 2012 Colour in Design Awards for its new brand identity for Travel Insurance Direct. The US-based Pantone colour awards program is curated by How and Print USA magazines.
This competition is all about colour – how it relates to colour in design and brings out the best in our industry. Entries were judged on colour-focused criteria including how the colour palette enhanced the design and how colours used in the piece added to the impact of the design and helped to communicate the intended message.
End of Work wins at New York Type Directors Club
End of Work has won a prestigious New York Type Directors Club award for typographic excellence. They edged out an international field of nearly 1800 entries, from 35 countries, with their competition entry, which included their designs for promotional items and identity material.
The Type Directors Club is the leading international organisation whose purpose is to support excellence in typography, both in print and on screen. Founded in 1946 by some of the industry’s leading practitioners, the TDC’s earliest membership included Aaron Burns, Will Burtin, Freeman Craw, Louis Dorfsman, Gene Federico, Edward M. Gottschall, Herb Lubalin, Edward Rondthaler, Bradbury Thompson, and Hermann Zapf. With this solid historical background, the TDC today represents the best of today’s type design and type use. The TDC holds two yearly type competitions: one for the use of type and the letterform in design and the other, typeface design. The winners are reproduced in the New York Typography Annual, published by HarperCollins Publishers, as well as displayed in seven exhibits that travel worldwide. In addition to celebrating outstanding achievements, the typography competitions and resulting annuals serve as important historical records of typographic trends, and are an invaluable resource for both designers and scholars.