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Who run the world! Girls!

Creativity comes from within – whether you’re male or female. And thankfully, design and print are industries where men and women can, and do, work together to collaborate, create and develop great designs and print! At Salt we are living proof of this. And we believe it’s definitely something worth celebrating – being passionate, creative […]

Business Chicks – Amy Cuddy

There I was, seated in a room with 400 other women, at an event to which our guest presenter had travelled all the way from the USA to present. I was so eager to hear this inspiring woman’s presentation about “The power of presence and importance of posture”… Ever since watching her Ted talk over […]

Aiming for the stars!

On Thursday 13 July, I had the pleasure of attending the Women’s Leadership Forum in Brisbane, at Victoria Park. Held by the ‘Aim for the Stars’ Foundation. ‘Aim for the Stars’ was founded by Australian world champion surfer, Layne Beachley. Her aim, through the Foundation, is to empower and inspire women of all ages to […]

The Design Conference Brisbane 2017 // PART 2

The Design Conference was a two-day experience for us Salty designers! {Read more about Part 1 here!} Gemma – Designer, Salt Design Mike Rigby Mike Rigby delved into client projects just enough to keep us interested and wanting more. The highlight was watching the videos from his project titled ‘love has no labels’. These videos […]

The Design Conference Brisbane 2017 // PART 1

The Design Conference (TDC) 2017, had us excited to hear the future role of design in our world. With an awe-inspiring line-up, 680+ guests and a great location, we knew we were in for one hell of a ride! Hannah – Senior Designer, Salt Design Representing Salt Design, I shared in the event with my […]

Musings from our recent Salty overseas adventure

Hello my old friends – you haven’t aged a bit! Perhaps the most significant moment during my trip to Paris was the day I reacquainted myself with some old and dear friends – the Impressionists and the Fauvists! What a revelation it was to actually view the artworks I had so intently studied in high […]

LIA Queensland: Letterpress @ The Bacon Factory

On Tuesday evening, LIA Queensland (Lithographic Institute of Australia) invited members and guests to look back at the world that was letterpress printing, with a visit to the Bacon Factory at Design College Australia (DCA). The Bacon Factory and all its letterpress goodness was created through passion and a commitment to the craft of printing […]

LIA – 50 years young!

Salt was recently approached to update the branding for LIA Queensland. LIA (the Lithographic Institute of Australia) was originally formed over 50 years ago. It is a well-respected industry association providing support, knowledge and connections for all within the printing and graphic arts industry. Why we should never change for change sake? For many long-standing […]

World Ocean’s Day

So where’s the connection between a design studio and World Ocean’s Day??? It’s all in the name . . . SALT. Over thirteen years ago Salt Design began. What had been a lifelong passion to design well and to create, solve, challenge, question and produce great, beautiful effective design – needed to find a home. […]

The Design Conference – Day 2

After an awesome first day of TDC – Day 2 was set up to be a hard act to follow! But it did not disappoint – as our newest Salty Designer discovered . . . As this is the first conference I have attended since transitioning from a student to fully-fledged design professional . . […]

The Design Conference – Day 1

Wow! One day down, one day to go… This year’s Design Conference (TDC) is being held in our hometown, Brisbane and we sent along two Salty designers to marvel in the exceptional line-up of national and international guest speakers – making for one impressive design event! **insert squeals of excitement!** Finding your way to awesomeness! […]

Learning the right way to be a Wayfinder

AGDA Afterhours – Conversations with Despina Macris – 27 April On Wednesday night our newest Salty team member (Gemma!), listened intently as Despina Macris, Managing Co-Director of Dotdash, presented a snippet of what it is like to be a Wayfinder. Despina held the attention of the AGDA community as she described Dotdash’s creative process, the […]

Lest we forget

Lest we take for granted how fortunate we are to live in this great southern land. Each year, as ANZAC Day approaches, we are reminded how we should remember the fallen. Those who fought courageously for our countries – Australia and New Zealand. Upon reflection, perhaps we can also use this commemoration to remember what […]

St Patrick’s Day // Inspiration

Oh to be sure to be sure – it’s a Grand Green Day! (and we don’t mean the band!) Lucky for you, we’ve rounded up a few favourite pieces to make you green with envy this St Patrick’s Day! {p.s you’ll find even more beauties on our Pinterest board!} Be sure to check them out […]

Worth your salt // Part 4 – Industry experience

Following on from our post about Applying for a design position and Crafting on your resume + portfolio, we’d like to inspire those who perhaps don’t fit the industry experience criteria. So the advertised position requires minimum of three years industry experience! Unfortunately, that means if you’re a graduate or you currently work in IT […]

The changing workplace

Sometimes it’s the obvious which appears a revelation when presented from a new perspective. Like understanding (and actually accepting) that work is but one element of our complicated lives. For most of us it’s a pretty big part – and often one which impacts on other areas of our life and the lives of those […]

Worth your salt // Part 3 – Designing your portfolio

Following on from our previous posts about Applying for a design position and Getting started on your resume, we’d like to inspire you to be creative and informative with your portfolio. Seeing is not believing Your portfolio is the single most important introduction to who you are and what you are capable of. It’s not […]