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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 […]

Turning big ideas into winning results // Brisbane State High School

At Salt, we’re known for great design – usually the end product is an A4 Report, brochure, business card, poster or pull-up banner. So how excited were we when approached to design, print and install two HUGE murals in one of Brisbane State High School’s (BSHS) Sports Stadiums. What an amazing opportunity to show how […]

When the world is your oyster – you need to look as good as you taste!

We eat with our eyes, so it made perfect sense for our client Freycinet Marine Farm to approach Salt Design to refresh their corporate identity. You can view our initial re-brand project here! Wide format print production Once again, Salt Design’s wide format print capabilities have proven so valuable to our designs! We have recently […]

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 […]

Worth your salt // Part 2 – Crafting your resume

Following on from our post about Applying for a design position, we’ve listed a few handy tips on crafting your resume! Reading between the lines Often it’s what we don’t read or see that speaks volumes in an application. If there is a gap of time in your work experience or a quick succession of […]

The value of paper + print // Brisbane Event

This week we attended a breakfast event in Brisbane, as part of an industry-wide campaign providing knowledge and resources to help print & design businesses promote paper and print to our clients and potential clients. The presentation confirmed what we believe – that the printed word is a critical part of multi-channel communications. And that […]

Worth your salt // Part 1 – applying for a design position

Thanks to the wondrous powers of social media – we’ve hired ourselves a new creative to join our seasoned professionals! Narrowing down the design candidates to join our Salt team proved to be an enlightening learning opportunity. Over the next few blog posts we’ll be reviewing a few key ways to improve your resume and […]

Typism Conference 2015

The way we do the things we do This week Salt had the amazing opportunity to attend the second annual “Typism” conference which was devoted solely to a topic close to our hearts {think our 2015 “Drop Caps” Salt Calendar} – TYPE! The format The format for the day was very simple – seven speakers […]

Goals, dreams, passion … and robots! Women in Print 2015

Each year we have the opportunity to network with other female collegues within the print and design industries at a function sponsored by Heidelberg and supported by Printing Industries Australia. Each year the calibre of guest speaker is fantastic – and this year was no exception as we listened to the inspirational story of Marita […]