Sensemaking - 'making meaning out of data' Brian Llagas

Sensemaking as a Design Enabler

Humans, in general, are natural problem solvers. Everyday mundane things such as getting out of bed, making coffee, ordering food, or getting from point A to point B are obstacles that we have already figured out and have been consigned to muscle memory. When a new obstacle comes along or when the constancy is disrupted, our problem-solving brain tries to make sense of it. That momentary spark when something clicks and we work it out is called sensemaking.

Sensemaking is an integral part of our cognitive function that enables us to understand our connections to our experiences of people, places, and events so that we can respond accordingly. It is so intrinsic to our thought process and happens fleetingly that we often overlook and undervalue its importance.


2016.08.08_The Art of Talent

The Talent ‘Game’ – Five Lessons in Creative Recruitment

Recently we embarked on the journey of finding for a new Senior Designer for our team. For most of my career I have worked within teams of under 20 people and the recruitment process has consistency filled me with dread. From my experience, it is never a seamless process no matter what scale of business your are in or how sophisticated the HR framework is.


2016.08.09_Jasmine One Month

One Month In and a Ginger Nut Addiction

It’s been one month since joining the BC crew and it is safe to say I can shake off any shyness or apprehension I first brought with me coming into a studio environment. The time has flown by but has also felt so substantial. I have slotted nicely into the fast-paced work dynamic and have formed great relationships with everyone here. It’s such a positive and nurturing place that is helping me develop  as a designer. It’s such a privilege to able to pick the brains of people with so much experience in the industry!


Fiona Currie - Professional Shots - Out-takes

Professional Head Shots

Professional head-shots seem to be a dreaded necessity for anyone serious about their LinkedIn profile; but so often people ignore this golden rule and use a photo from their birthday/wedding/holiday or even a good old selfie.  We appreciate a decent selfie as much as the next person but they have their place, and professional representation is not it.



Swinburne Industry Placement

Hi, I’m Jas and I’ve joined Bonney Creative as an Industry Placement student as part of the Swinburne’s Bachelor of Design (Honours). I’m super excited for this opportunity where I can learn and grow in a studio environment and work on real world briefs. I can’t wait to get stuck in to packaging projects and the strategic thinking behind them.


2016.06.17_BCblog_Hiring Senior Designer

We’re Hiring a Senior Packaging and ID Designer!

Small, dynamic Collingwood design studio with a broad range of blue-chip clients seeks a talented packaging and identity designer to join our studio.

We are…
down-to-earth, hardworking and tenacious. We specialise in identity and packaging for high profile FMCG clients. As a small studio we have a strong hands-on approach focused on collaboration, craftsmanship, open mindedness and strategic thinking.


2016.05.30_BCblog_Agda Mentor_Chris Reay

AGDA Mentor – Christopher Reay

As a creative director and strategist of consumer branding Christopher has lead design teams in some of the UK’s and Australia’s top branding agencies, most recently at Landor Associates. In his 16 years in the industry he has produced campaigns and global re-brands for FMCG giants such as Unilever, Nestle, GSK and Mars, as well as creating numerous challenger brands across many categories.


2016.05.26_BCblog_Agda Mentor_Adam Morris

AGDA Mentor – Adam Morris

Adam Morris is a co-founder and Creative Director at Thick, an interdisciplinary design agency focused on creating positive social and environmental impact. Day-to-day he works with leading businesses, government and not-for-profit agencies across public service, health, education and environment to build better lives for people.


2016.05.23_BCblog_Agda Mentor_Chris Butcher

AGDA Mentor – Chris Butcher

Chris is an award winning designer and creative thinker who brings over 12 years experience working with innovative organisations – both large and small – within the education, government, automotive and finance industries to create compelling brand experiences.


2016.05.20_BCblog_Agda Mentor_Matt McKey

AGDA Mentor – Matt McKey

Matt McKey is a graphic designer and illustrator living and working in Melbourne. His love for design stems from a passion for drawing; even as a young lad he was never far from a pencil and a stack of paper.