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MADE ON THE LEFT was founded in 2008 by independent designers to support Western Australian creative talent. We hold bi-annual handmade craft markets to showcase local designers.

Being on the left hand side of Australia no longer

means you'll be at a disadvantage.

Our aim is to support all creative designers and events showcasing independent labels. MOTL is a not-for-profit, non-partisan organisation. You may wonder why we promote other markets besides MOTL; it’s because it’s not about us, its about you; the buyers and sellers of indie wares. Here at the blog, you’ll discover up to date information about our latest market, the low-down on some of Perth’s emerging talents, other opportunities for artists and designers and a little bit of fun stuff too. It’s all right here… welcome!

Friday, January 21

Designer Speed Dating

Are you a recent graduate wanting to step into the design industry in Perth? Make the most of this rare opportunity to meet Perth's design professionals, all in the one room at the one time, and get the inside story on finding the right job for you in this town.

This two-part event at the Fremantle Arts Centre features a presentation by four designers at different stages of their career, sharing their experiences and giving valuable advice.

The second 'designer speed dating' part allows you to introduce yourself to four or so designers in ten minute, one-on-one chats. A great opportunity to show your folio and get feedback, ask all those questions you have and gain a little insight into the industry.


  • Dan Elliot and Henry Luong from Organ Studio, 2008 Curtin Uni graduates at the beginning of their careers.
  • Michelle Leslie from Studio Bomba and Mitchell & Dent, a web designer of 8 years experience who has shaped her career with additional study to gain experience in illustration, packaging and print design.
  • John Emery from REB Design, owner director of one of Perth's most prominent studios, designer and employer of designers.

When: 30th January 2011
Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm 
Where: Fremantle Arts Centre
Bookings are essential. E-mail wa@agda.com.au to register and pay at the door.
When registering, please provide information about your area/s of study or interest (eg advertising, brand design, illustration, packaging, print, publications/books, web, etc).

$15 AGDA members / $25 non members

For more information, see http://events.agda.com.au/calendar/555/designer-speed-dating

There has been an overwhelming response to the Designer Speed Dating event and most of the speed dating places are now reserved, so we've made it possible to attend just the presentation part of the day (1pm-2pm). AGDA members: $5. Non members: $15. E-mail wa@agda.com.au to book.

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