It was an awesome night for the Perth creative and design industry, with over 100 of WA’s finest talent turning out to celebrate the best individuals in local craft, photography, film, digital, design and advertising.
With tunes from local DJ and RTR alumni Aarom Wilson playing throughout the night, Fridays Studio came alive with one of Perth’s best opportunities to network, gossip, cheer and occasionally throw shapes on the dancefloor. And somewhere amongst all that, there was recognition for some truly incredible talent.
The presentation started off slightly bittersweet, with a fond farewell paid to our Club stalwart and industry legend Danielle Norrish. Dani is taking on a new role as Executive Director of Black Swan State Theatre Company, and we’re all excited to see what she does next. That announcement was followed up by her news of her official replacement, Tia Brazier, as Club Manager. Then, it was onto the awards.
Sandbox’s Sam Price, who has proven to be versatile, multi-disciplinary digital designer, director and general creative force, took out the overall Diamond Skull winner for his beautifully crafted work on brands such as Nike Air House, Bombay Sapphire and Optus Stadium.
Chair of Diamond Skulls, Nick Law, said about Sam’s work: “At a time in the industry when “agility” has become an excuse for thoughtless and ham-fisted execution – it was refreshing to see such an impressive level of craft in all of the Diamond Skull categories. (Sam’s entry) was not only well-crafted, it delivered a gorgeous brand vitality and conceptual dimension to a space.”
You can see/hear/experience all of the winning work below…
Composer of the Year
Director of the Year
Emerging Craftsperson of the Year
Photographer of the Year “Noel Holly Award”
Art Director of the Year
Digital Talent of the Year
Sound Designer of the Year “Dave Upson Award”
Designer of the Year
Editor of the Year
Copywriter of the Year
Face Your Waste Campaign Compilation
Diamond Skull Winner