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Richie Meldrum

Creative Director, Yoke

Melbourne

Hello, I am Richie, a creative director from Scotland, living in Melbourne.

I build design teams and guide creative talent to produce beautifully effective work.

I have helped win, create and deliver award winning websites, digital products, brand projects, creative campaigns and strategic design thinking for clients including KPMG, NAB, Australia Post, Fujitsu, Museums Victoria, Christies International Real Estate and the Design Institute of Australia.

My first love was words.

Outside of work, I write on a wide range of topics spanning music, media, arts, culture and design for mUmBrella, Campaign Brief, The Vine, Broadsheet, Desktop, The List, Beat, Inpress Magazine and more.

I am a passionate supporter of grass roots design and creativity.

In 2014, I started an event series called 'A Brief Night' for design students, grads and junior designers. We have staged 7 events, placing over 300 aspiring creatives in 22 professional design practices across the state. This included the annual spin-off event 'A Big Brief Night' which runs in association with AGDA, The Design Kids and Melbourne International Design Week.

I talk a lot.

I am regular guest speaker on a wide range of topics spanning the design and digital industries including appearances and presentations for General Assembly, RMIT University, AGDA, Design Institute of Australia, Billy Blue College of Design, Academy of Design and Tractor Design School.

I am an instructor at General Assembly, where I run two imaginatively titled regular workshop classes - 'How to Make Great Websites' and 'How to get a Job in the Design Industry'

For the past 3 years I have been a judge and mentor for the DIA’s Graduate of the Year Award and I am the current Secretary for the Australian Graphic Design Association (AGDA) Victorian council.

Upcoming:

Inside the Minds of Brilliant Designers

Inside the Minds of Brilliant Designers

An exclusive monthly speaker series that offers a glimpse inside the creative process of local design experts.

17
Thu, 17 August 6:00 - 8:00pm AEST
How to Make Great Websites

How to Make Great Websites

Gain a top level approach for how to best manage the life cycle of a website development project through planning, designing, developing and delivering a successful end product.

18
Mon, 18 September 6:30 - 8:00pm AEST
How to Get a Job in the Design Industry

How to Get a Job in the Design Industry

Fast paced & packed full of solid information & practical advice, this is your chance to learn a strategy on how you go about landing yourself a job in the design industry.

27
Wed, 27 September 6:30 - 8:00pm AEST

Previously (28):

How to Make Great Websites

How to Make Great Websites

Gain a top level approach for how to best manage the life cycle of a website development project through planning, designing, developing and delivering a successful end product.

8 Times

Inside the Minds of Brilliant Designers

Inside the Minds of Brilliant Designers

An exclusive monthly speaker series that offers a glimpse inside the creative process of local design experts.

5 Times

How to Get a Job in the Design Industry

How to Get a Job in the Design Industry

Fast paced & packed full of solid information & practical advice, this is your chance to learn a strategy on how you go about landing yourself a job in the design industry.

4 Times

A Brief Night 6 - UX Edition

A Brief Night 6 - UX Edition

General Assembly has joined forces with Yoke for another instalment of hands-on design event series – A Brief Night.

2 Times

Free Lunchtime Class: Create Great Websites in an Hour

Free Lunchtime Class: Create Great Websites in an Hour

Gain a top level approach for how to best manage the life cycle of a website development project through planning, designing, developing and delivering a successful end product.

2 Times

Designing the Human Experience: Digital vs Physical

Designing the Human Experience: Digital vs Physical

Hear experts in Architecture, Design, Programming and Human Behaviour discuss what it takes to make great design experiences and the intersection of physical vs digital design

Made in Melbourne Week: Disruptive Design

Made in Melbourne Week: Disruptive Design

Good neighbours make good products. Celebrating local products — from tech and design to music, food, and coffee.

Intro to the Melbourne Design Community

Intro to the Melbourne Design Community

This free class is an orientation to help recent design school graduates and newcomers to the local design scene get acquainted with the exciting world of design in Melbourne.

Art + Design Entrepreneurship in the Digital Age

Art + Design Entrepreneurship in the Digital Age

In this panel discussion, we unpack how artists & designers have utilised social media and digital technology to increase their influence, reach and exposure for passion projects.

Design Thinking in Motion: The Future of Flight Search

Design Thinking in Motion: The Future of Flight Search

See our top designers in action, and learn how you can apply design strategy to your own projects.

Intro to the Melbourne Visual Design Community

Intro to the Melbourne Visual Design Community

This free event is an orientation to help recent design school graduates and newcomers to the local design scene get acquainted with the exciting world of design in Melbourne.

PEER CV + PORTFOLIO REVIEW: ALUMNI EXCLUSIVE EVENT

PEER CV + PORTFOLIO REVIEW: ALUMNI EXCLUSIVE EVENT

Meet with your fellow alumni and gain feedback on your CV, portfolio, LinkedIn and website.

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