I’ve had a creative supercharge after 2 days at Semi Permanent, a creative conference here in Auckland. with 20 speakers over 2 days, it certainly gave my brain a work out. It’s been a good few years since my last Semi Permanent, I started attending in 2004 when I was a bright-eyed third-year graphic design student. Now that I’m a freelancer and own my own business, the conference has a different meaning to me.
The speakers this year included various entrepreneurs, creative directors, an architect, a poet, UX designers, social media and business people. I was a little gutted there were any illustrators, photographers or typographers represented as these are things that are close to my heart.
There were 2 speakers that had food backgrounds though which pleased me.
This year felt much more business, technology and philosophy orientated. While I am a business owner, I find business conversations pretty boring.
My favourite speaker would be Sam Bompas of Bompas & Parr fame. If you love food with a healthy dose of wonder and magic, I suggest you look them up.
Here’s Tofu the bunny posing with some of the SP swag. He was pleased to see rabbits represented in the SP book. Illustration by Jessica Rackelyeft.
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