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The Discipline of Creativity

  • 24 May 2017
  • 17:30 - 19:30
  • The Cluster Level 17, 31 Queen Street Melbourne Australia
  • 50


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We live in a fast paced society that expects us to create on demand – whether it be conceiving new ways to delight customers, achieve revenue growth, build a stronger community or some other measure of impact.

The requirement to ‘be on’ at a moment’s notice can be mentally and physically exhausting. How can you be brilliant at creating without burning-out?

In this event we will be discussing: 

  • What does ‘discipline’ mean in terms of creating?
  •  Strategies for creative thinking and managing troughs of creativity
  • Rules – to follow or not to follow? How to bend and when to break
  • Finding your state of flow

Ticket price includes drinks, light refreshments and a copy of the event report. 


Steve Leadbeater - Head of Design, Clemenger BBDO

Steve is a visually driven creative with over 18 years experience across branding and communications. He currently heads Clemenger BBDO’s design department and maintains a prolific fine art practice sharing new work daily. Regardless of discipline Steve approaches work with an intention to inspire others to think, feel and even to act differently. He also writes in the third person for credibility.

Karen Woo - Street Style & Fashion Photographer 

Karen Woo is a savant creative talent who is fast becoming one of Australia’s sought after street style, lifestyle and fashion photographer.

Having graduated from a Science degree and Masters of Business Systems at Monash University, and worked amongst the world’s leading Federal Government, Energy and Financial institutions as a Senior Business Consultant for 8 years. Karen felt compelled to take a leap of faith and pursued her dream career as a Photographer and successfully opened her first photographic studio in year 2011 specialising in weddings and portraits.

Karen has 10 years of solid business and photography which has led her to contributing to the Collective Hub, WGSN Fashion Trend Forecasting agency, and the Rake Japan menswear publication. She has also consulted creatively in the digital social media space to create fashion and street style campaign work for international brands like Mercedes-Benz Worldwide, Samsonite, St Giles Hotel, Sofitel and Coach; and covered street style photography for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia and New York 2014, 2015, 2016 for Iconic Australia and

Karen is passionate not only about photography but about family life, muay thai, food and travelling; always seeking to capture stories of people’s lives and experiences through imagery in a stylistic way.

Philippe Guichard, MDIA - D2 Design

Philippe is a senior Industrial Designer, based in Melbourne. He founded D2 design in 2013, a new design practice. Philippe is also the founder of Cablestop, a cable management device. Cablestop was successfully funded in November 2014 on Kickstarter. Cablestop embodies Philippe’s values, around design as an intention for good, profitable business, social responsibility and sustainability. Cablestop aims to become a B-corp in it’s near future.

Philippe’s vision is to help change the way we produce and consume “things” by designing purposeful products and companies.

Lisa Oaten - Director & Industrial Designer, Studio Periscope

Lisa has worked as an Industrial Designer for 13 years, including 4 years in Sweden where she worked with clients such as Absolut (Vodka), Carlsberg (Beer/beverages), Octanorm (Exhibition products) and Oticon (Hearing care).

On returning to Australia in 2006, Lisa started Studio Periscope working with Fosters Group, Enjo Australia / International, SDI and selected as an Innovation Award Finalist for the Business 3000 Awards in 2012 for The Traveller and winning a Good Design Award in 2013 for the BlueAnt Ribbon Stereo Bluetooth Streamer. 

With the insight that “it’s hard to find non-tacky Australian gifts”, Lisa started FromWoopWoop in 2010, developing her own line of Australian themed homeware products, entirely sustainable and made in Australia.

Lisa is passionate about environmentally sustainable product development and solutions. And has conducted significant research and development into sustainable materials on behalf of her clients. 

Her leadership of the Studio Periscope team ensures a commitment to excellence and an invaluable contribution to projects. 




The Cluster,
Level 17, 31 Queen Street
Melbourne, Victoria

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