Brain enhancement guaranteed, thanks to Media Design School and NZ Post courses

The Media Design School has just moved into a new swanky building in the Auckland CBD and to celebrate it’s launched a new series of weekend workshops for busy design professionals looking to upskill or add a few new strings to their bows. But the learning doesn’t stop there: the ever-popular—and free—NZ Post Direct Marketing Workshops are back again, with Rapp/Tribal’s creative director Aaron Goldring and Federation’s creative director Ben Chandler set to spread their words of wisdom.  

The Media Design School’s one and two-day weekend ‘boot camps’ kick off on June 11 and will cover essentials such as Adobe Flash Fundamentals and CSS/HTML for building portfolio sites, Flash for basic animation, Photoshop intro and intermediate, InDesign and Illustrator for CS5 and one-day Concept Art and Drawing workshops for those with a penchant for sophisticated doodling.

The two-day courses are $590 a pop, or you can get a set of three for $1200, and the one-day workshops are $250. For more information and a full list of courses, visit www.mediadesignschool.com/courses/short-courses or email [email protected].

As for the New Zealand Post Integrated Communications’ direct marketing workshops, Goldring will be sharing his creative work and anecdotes next Thursday 2 June at the Media Centre, 2 Watt Street, Parnell and Chandler will be taking the floor the following month on Thursday 7 July.

Aimed at agencies and marketing departments, the free workshops are designed to provide a comprehensive working knowledge of the intricacies of direct mail, from direct mail processes, to data and consumer insights and innovation, as well as a guide to working with New Zealand Post.

“Hosting these workshops offers a good platform for us to showcase the best creative work that is coming through as well as helping to nurture and support the up and coming talent in the industry,” says Jackie Shaw, *deep breath* client solutions manager for agencies and integrated media at New Zealand Post Targeted Communications.

The places always fill up fast so get in quick. And for more information contact Shaw on 09 367 9680 or email [email protected].



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