Your design will be shortlisted by an expert panel of judges from different field of design. Our judges include:
Beci Orpin is an artist/designer based in Melbourne, Australia. She is well known for her whimsical, intricate creations and feminine dreamscapes. After graduating from BA textile design at RMIT in 1997, Beci went on to work freelance, designing textiles and graphics for a wide range of clients including Burton Snowboards, Built by Wendy, Mercedes Benz, Bloom Cosmetics, Time Warner, Universal Music and Dark Horse comics.
In 2001, Beci started women’s clothing line Princess Tina. Over the past 8 years Princess Tina has grown to somewhat of a cult status, and is sold across the globe in over 70 boutiques. Beci has recently decided to finish Princess Tina, in favour of her kids clothing line Tiny Mammoth (started in 2007). In 2009 she launched a new accessories/homewares/stationary brand under her own name.
Beci also frequently creates and exhibits artwork in many different mediums. She has been involved in over 35 shows in galleries in Australia, UK, Japan, Spain and US. This includes 5 solo shows – “The Infinite Shape of Rainbows” at Lamington Drive in April 2010, “Outside Over There” at Outre gallery in August 2008, “Menagerie” Keith and Lottie (Perth) March 2008, “In the Shadows” at Monster Children Gallery (Sydney) in June 2007 and “Folklore” at X-Girl (New York) in May 2006.
Beci’s work is influenced by many things that change all the time, but re-occuring themes include nature, childhood memories, wooden toys, found objects, folk and domestic art, darkness and the unexpected.
Executive Creative Director
With almost 20 years of experience bringing brand stories to life across Australia and Europe, Ed brings a unique creative spark and leadership to every account in the agency. With experience at global agencies Digitas, Craik Jones and Critical Mass, Ed has led award-winning work for clients including Lloyds TSB, Gucci, SEGA and Pernod Ricard.
Born in Malaysia, Drew Funk currently resides in Melbourne and can usually be found creating at Blender Studios.
As well as on the streets, Drew has exhibited nationally and internationally. Through six solo shows, a prolific street art reputation, and a number of group shows, Drew Funk has established himself as a key player in the street, and fine art world.
Known for a range of styles, including murals/ street art, fine ink illustration, and painting, the artworks Drew Funk composes are very distinctive. They are comprised of his background in graffiti and design, alongside the recurring influences of his cultural heritage and past experiences. Graduating with a Bachelor in Multimedia & Design from RMIT University, Drew’s design background is evident through his illustrative clean style of working. After moving to Australia, a fascination with his cultural heritage became apparent, as did the continuous influences of nostalgia and the art of the city streets.
Through his style, Drew Funk aims to recapture his heritage through the context of street art. Although his initiation into street art was through writing, Drew Funk has always been drawn to characters. Animals and mystical creatures often appear and reappear across a number of his works.
Drew Funk’s current practice is furthering his exploration of where he has come from through a study of mixed media (spray and acrylic) on canvas.
Katie is our very own Digital Designer and Developer here at Save the Children. Katie has over 10 years of industry experience. She has had design related roles in education, government, agency, and corporate before joining the not for profit sector at Save the Children Australia earlier this year. An avid photographer, with an eye for all things design oriented, Katie also paints and designs t-shirts as a hobby.