Simon WadeOwner/Creative Director of 6twenty Design
Bachelor of Media Arts (Visual Arts), Graphic
“I knew that I was broadly interested in design and moving image but didn't want to exclude areas like photography and communications.”
Wade initially undertook a graphic design paper while still at high school, giving him an insight into the culture of Media Arts. He liked what he saw, and was also attracted by the scope of disciplines he could study. “I knew that I was broadly interested in design and moving image but didn't want to exclude areas like photography and communications.”
Highlights for Simon were the broad structure of the programme, and through this the variety of creative people he met during his time in the programme. This really set him up for the future, he says.
“In my career I have worked with a huge variety of professionals who specialise in a wide range of disciplines, like design, photography, 3D, marketing, film direction, modelling and acting, lighting, and sculpting. Many of these disciplines I was exposed to while studying and so I have a good understanding, if not some practice, in them, which increases my ability to communicate effectively and therefore get the best outcome from my projects.”
Career highlights to date:
- Creating, as part of an international team, the title graphics for the US and UK versions of The X Factor
- Winning the contract to redesign the SkyTV Arts Channel brand, as 6twenty Design
- Designing and creating kids TV series 'Poppet Stars', from initial pitch for funding from TVNZ and NZ On Air through to production and delivery
Check out his website here.