APDL Lecture Series: Side project with Kevin Finn


The APDL lecture series uncovers and explores the Side Project and the inspiration that exists outside the world of design.

Shane Thompson (2012 Queensland Smart Design Fellow) asks leading design thinkers about the projects they undertake outside their primary work practice, how these extra-curricular activities transfer across disciplines, and how they enrich all sides of life – both work and play.

Kevin Finn

Kevin is an internationally recognised graphic designer. Having begun his career in Dublin with the studio that produces all the design material for Irish rock legends U2, Finn left Ireland to explore the world. This led him to Saatchi Design, Sydney, where he held the position of Joint Creative Director for seven years, winning numerous national and international awards, including a D&AD Yellow Pencil and a Type Directors Club Judges Choice.

Following this, he set up TheSumOf, an independent design studio which for the first three years was based in Kununurra - a remote town in Western Australia. Finn is also the founder of Open Manifesto, Australia's first journal of critical writing on graphic design culture, which includes contributions from Edward de Bono, Noam Chomsky, Stefan Sagmeister, Paula Scher and Peter Saville, among many others.

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