President’s Letter – Spring 2022

Firstly I’d like to congratulate all those that participated in the APDG Awards Ceremony. The body of work that was submitted was exceptional – imaginative, original and detailed design thinking was in abundance. A hearty congratulations to all of our winners, your success was richly deserved. Across the board, the quality of submissions by all of the nominees was impressive, making the task for the judges that much harder.

An APDG first, the ceremony was live streamed, enabling a global audience to join in (me included, tuning in from Croatia). The evening went without a hitch and was watched by a full capacity live audience who revelled in finally being together, at a live event, celebrating with their colleagues.

None of this would’ve been possible without the ongoing support of our sponsors and the tireless work of a small cohort of APDG members, a magnificent effort by all.

A tight and committed group of members put together the APDG’s submission to the National Cultural Policy. Once again a noble effort. With the renewal of the federal government we look forward to a refreshed and receptive engagement on all cultural fronts.

APDG Dialogues In Design will return in the coming weeks and if you have have a work you’d like to share, I encourage you to get in touch with our fabulous new series coordinator Lauren Kheir.

If you haven’t looked at The APDG website recently, I recommend that you take a peek. A good deal of work has taken place which will be ongoing. You have given us positive feedback on the launch of the Working Smarter guide. The format of this guide has the earmarks of a brighter and more accessible web design, one which will serve us better and strengthen the bonds across our design community.

– Michael Scott-Mitchell APDG