exhibition – RSB, The Royal Society for the Blind

The RSB is a not-for-profit organisation providing services to South Australians who have a severe vision impairment. These services are delivered by a professional, committed and highly qualified team supported by volunteers, drawn from all age groups and walks of life.

I am proud to have worked with the RSB in 2009, 2010 and 2011 with display, exhibition and merchandising design services, including their 125 year celebrations birthday cake, the 125 year history museum exhibit, concept development for new fund-raising boxes and  especially with the design and development of the Royal Adelaide Show exhibit , winning best exhibition stand in 2009, for all stands under 36m2.

Can I help you stand out from the crowd ?                                    (Photography – Lightly Salted Commercial Photography)

furniture – cellar door counter – Wirra Wirra Winery

Daring to be different, having a style and culture all of its own and ageing well were the criteria met in the creation of the Cellar Door furniture. The three dimensional facade of new and recycled hardwood combined with bronze coating and effective lighting represent the merging of design skills and celebrates the Wirra Wirra ethos. Behind the counter, sinks, wine and glass storage, as well as point of sale have all been considered for ease of use and practical effect.
Design Institute of Australia  – Commendation – high standards have been achieved, a recognition of professional design procedure and outcome.  SA Awards Program – 2004
“Wirra Wirra is a place that has inspired the most lateral of thinkers. The winery itself is a testament to some quirky ideas and inspired traditions, all of which have come from the freedom to explore possibilities. Serious fun is at the heart of all that has resulted.”   www.wirrawirra.com

IT Happens in South Australia

World Congress on IT – Adelaide Convention Centre – 2002  A 150 square metre exhibition stand representing 25 South Australian IT companies showcased our State capability and brought financial benefit to the companies on display. The design solution made effective use of the footprint and the full ceiling height of the exhibition centre creating an elevated and enclosed platform.

Award of Merit, 2002 Design Institute of Australia – Laminex Group  SA Awards Program – “overall the integrated design solution represents international best practice and is well deserving of the Award of Merit”

ASC Australian Submarine Corporation

Standing in excess of five metres tall the ASC exhibit dominates the exhibition hall at the Adelaide Convention Centre. The stand has now been assembled, dis-assembled and re-assembled six times and currently is in storage ready for use at the next Defence and Industry Trade Show. Re-usability has always been important in my display planning.

display furniture for winery

Designed to be more than an information point, these display units are Furniture, manufactured using solid timber – Australian oak, the frames and bases were laminated then machined. The timber is finished in Danish Oil to present the natural feel and texture.  The display face is acrylic and can be illuminated highlighting the 3D display space under the blown acrylic dome. Graphic panels and wine bottles are easily exchanged with-in the display space.
The graceful arc of the support leg is highlighted by the swirl finished aluminium.

sketches + illustrations

Found a case full of old illustrations and sketches.
Part of a promotional poster for a social club, wow ….  4 bucks for a night out awesome,
bring back the 80’s – produced using technical drafting pen and Letraset tone sheet
Pencil on Bond – this preliminary sketch has survived storage – many a retirement card produced whilst working in the technical drawing office – ETSA
Preliminary sketch – felt tip on squeaker stock

in the beginning …. dimension 3 creative

In Summary; for 2o years I owned and operated Hamilton Kennedy, D3C Design and Production and in the beginning Dimension 3 Creative.

Duration: well actually 18 years, 1992 to 2011 (+ two years of planning)

In that time I have worked with State Government, Local Government, Councils, Corporations, small, medium and large, Private Business, Charities and Associations to name but a few.

Aim and Acieivement – a quality focused, multi skilled Design and Production Studio, providing original ideas for creative projects – Graphic, Exhibition, Display, Signage, Interior, Furniture and Events, with production and manufacture completed in-house. Delivered on time, every time.

I also developed, Raptor Case – flight and storage cases.
Designed to provide strong yet simple storage – transport cases I offered a wide choice of panel materials, including printed graphic panels, upholstered and embossed.
Well received, in particular by the music industry, Raptor Case designed a range of specialised guitar and equipment transport cases, including the Raptor Rack.
But now time to move on, to apply the knowledge and experience learned in that time.

I am available to assist you with,
Hands on Design – graphic, exhibition, display, interior and furniture
Design direction – concepts and final artwork
Creative solutions
Team Lead
Creative team collaboration
Project and production management
Production throughput and planning
Supplier negotiations

The projects I upload to this blog will cover a broad spectrum of the work I have been involved with.
I have been hands on in every project you will see, Designer, Creative Director and Project Management
Enjoy