Dark Mofo x MONA

Goth Spring Break

Dark Mofo, MONA's winter solstice festival, now in its sixth year, drowns the streets red, hot and heavy with it's excessive, indulgent and indescribable howls for the debaucherous, extraordinary and macabre.

View 2018 site

It is a festival that cannot be described, but rather felt. Grown beyond the internal team's capacity, Dark Mofo brought me on to design their website. Like no other brand I had worked on, I left my sensibilities back in Melbourne and immersed myself in the infectious, anything-can-be-tried spirit of the Dark Mofo team.

To avoid double handling the design and information - we made the decision to evolve the website into a progressive web app to replace the functions of the app. This meant, in addition to the 2018 rebrand, we added larger functional items such as an event planner and a Mapbox-connected interactive map as well as smaller improvements such as a satanic-inspired icon font, navigation between lineup artists/events and an offline mode.

Photo: Dark Mofo/Jesse Hunniford

Photo: Dark Mofo/Jesse Hunniford

I feel so fortunate to be inspired and energized by a global community of creative practitioners building beautiful things with code. I am dedicated to building, strengthening and contributing to these communities locally.

Initiatives + Teaching

  • Technecolour
  • Media Lab Melbourne
  • Code Like a Girl: Ambassador
  • RMIT Sessional Lecturer: Creative Coding(Digital Media)
  • The Lab Online: Online Mentor

Workshops

  • 2019 | Generative Patterns: Signal x Melbourne Knowledge Week
  • 2019 | Generative Patterns x Escher (Melbourne Design Week)
  • 2019 | Processing Community Day: Melbourne
  • 2018 | DIY Monsters: Code Like a Girl x Art Processors
  • 2018 | DIY Monsters: City of Melbourne + MLM
  • 2018 | Code Like a Girl x Art Processors: DIY Monsters
  • 2018 | Generative Patterns x NGV Triennial (Melbourne Design Week)

Talks

  • March 2019 | AGDA: Design Shift Panel
  • 2017 | Digital Designers Toolbox: Cultural accessibility
  • 2017 | OpenLAB: Cultural accessibility and generative art
  • 2017 | Creative Tech Melb meetup: Building a Dance Machine
  • 2017 | General Assembly: Creative Technology Panel
  • 2016 | Melbourne International Film Festival: Code in the Cinema
  • 2016 | Codelikeagirl: Code + Art
  • 2015 | Melbourne Design Week: Design Hub Showcase