a splash of colour for open Universities Australia by Liana Slussareff

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As abstract painter Hans Hofmann once said ‘Colours must fit together as pieces in a puzzle or cogs in a wheel’ and that’s exactly what Open Universities Australia achieved with this bold and vivacious design. 

Every room within this fit-out has a different story to tell which creates an exciting workplace for all employees and an obvious talking point for new visitors to the space.

A mix of print and application techniques have been used on this project to maximise on the boldness and use of colour. Sometimes a cut vinyl film will have a more vibrant hue whereas a custom printed wallpaper can add character and texture to a space, ultimately it comes down to choosing the right technique that will champion your design. 

As our suppliers are continuously creating new materials and products for us to play with, this in-turn gives us the opportunity to experiment with new printing and finishing techniques that we can offer you.

Tap into your inner creativity with a new design by Liana Slussareff

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Daylight savings has come to an end and Autumn has arrived. The leaves are transforming through various shades of green to their autumnal hues before falling to create a thick and playful carpet over our parks and sidewalks. It is this inspiring natural playground that gave our production team plenty of inspiration for this new Design.

Having an eye-catching design in a workplace can have more of a positive influence than many people realise. This design for example, would allow staff and visitors to your office to unconsciously tap into their creative side. This silent but visual influence is what can create productivity and communicates a welcoming and pleasant environment within your daily work space.  

An eye-catching way of using this design is to Digitally Print it on clear film for a transparent effect or onto Frost Film to create privacy within in a room that has a creative flare.

A grand design for Grand Pacific Tours by Liana Slussareff

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The smallest detail can have the greatest impact within a space. So something as simple as a Precision Cut pattern on Frost Film can separate you from other businesses and designs by making your fit-out more personalised and unique.

Here at Tint Design we have a range of Designs that you can choose from when selecting a Precision Cut pattern, or,  you may have an idea of your own that we can create for you.

Grant Pacific Tours have selected a design that not only serves it's primary function, being Privacy Bands to their meeting spaces, but also allows the perfect amount of light into their conference room. The Precision Cut band that breaks the top of the panel creates a decorative element but also allows the space to maintain an open feel.

There is no challenge too great or small at Tint Design – please contact our office if you are interested in frost film for your office fitout!
 

book smart & design smart by Liana Slussareff

 Photography by: Kev Howlett,  Busybird Publishing 

Photography by: Kev Howlett,  Busybird Publishing 

Library buses are a great community service that makes literature, internet access, and research materials accessible to regional or remote areas that don't have the population density or local funding to support a permanent facility. 

Recently, Yarra Plenty Regional Library teamed up with our friends at Kinart to created this bold design for their bus. By using bright colours and geometrical shapes the team at Kinart have made the mobile facility playful and instantly recognisable within the communities it visits.   

An environment or atmosphere can be particularly beneficial for children when developing literacy skills so having a design that is eye-catching and inviting allows everyone to open up their imagination and come into a space where they can explore the ever-changing stock the mobile library has to offer such as books, DVD’s, magazines and unique reference materials.

It was a pleasure to have worked on this spectacular refurbishment and look forward to seeing this beauty in action throughout the regional communities it services.

creative design that inspires to learn by Liana Slussareff

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The intended influence of design within Education spaces is that you are both inspired and excited to learn. We feel that our recent project at Richmond High School does just that even from the moment you approach the building. 

Full cover Vision Effex digitally printed film with bright, bold graphics have been installed to the windows on the Façade of the building making a striking entrance to the School. McCorkell Construction have maintained their incredible quality of design and construction for this project for The Victorian Govt - Department of Education and Training and it never ceases to amaze us just how much of an impact Digital Prints can make to a fit-out which leaves such a lasting impression.

We are sure that the current and future students of Richmond High School will draw inspiration from their new and exciting surrounds. 

Happy Chinese New Year! by Liana Slussareff

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Happy Chinese New Year! 

Zodiac signs play an integral part in Chinese culture and can be used for example to determine one’s fortune for the year ahead. There are 12 Chinese zodiac animals used to represent years and 2018 is the year of the dog! Honest and loyal, dogs are the truest friends and most reliable partner, so not a bad person to have around!

With a New Year, comes a fresh start. A time to review your surroundings and remove, update or renew them. This may include your workspace or branding. It may be a good time to install some fresh new signage, create some interest on your glass panels with some precision cut or digital imagery or brighten your walls with wall graphics or printed acoustic panels.

If this is something that is on this years ‘to do’ list, please contact us at Tint Design and we’d be happy to help you get your year off to a fresh new start! 
 

Seasons Greetings by Liana Slussareff

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We can't believe it's that time again but here we are closing off another year. 2017 has been another big one for Tint Design with the addition of new staff members and sophisticated machinery. It was also a year that pushed us further than ever before both creatively and, with the assistance of our new equipment, increased the volume of product that we were able to get out the door.

While this time of year is relaxing and festive for most, we at Tint Design understand that our industry colleagues are no-doubt as busy as we are right now and can only wish you and your families a very safe and, once you get to it, a well deserved break!

We sincerely look forward to working with you again in 2018 and are already excited about some of the projects you have in store!

Happy New Year!

An Office Fit for company by Liana Slussareff

It’s often said in conversation that doctors have the worst health and dentists the worst teeth, ones of those pseudo-facts that when repeated enough is just accepted as truth. These broad statements generalise the idea that whatever your profession, no matter how good you are at it, your motivation to practice what you preach is generally lacking. Well, that may not be the case for all those poor medical practitioners who are unfairly judged as being unhealthy or unhygienic - though I’m sorry to say that until recently it was in-fact the case for our own office/factory space in that the design of it (or lack thereof) was the big elephant in the room that everyone was staring at. 

Not anymore!

It will come about slowly as it is honestly due to our increasing workload and not lack of motivation that has enforced the neglect of our office refurbishment. However with stage one complete it is with pleasure that we can now reveal a little snippet of what we have going on at Tint Design.

Precision Cut frost and vinyl cut text are two fairly common requests among those who are looking to spruce up a workplace, create a bit of privacy, or simply add a bit of something to a space on a budget. So, the first section of our office face-lift comes by way of layered precision-cut texts and graphic design applied to two of our main office and meeting spaces. The hex-pattern is a long-time crowd pleaser and we thought that an example of how different scaled text layered through the design on the opposing side of the glass would be a great example of how to customise a design for your own space.

Love it? Hate it? We’d love to know what you think - be sure to follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and give us your feedback.
 

Hoarding Schiavello at Flinders Street by Liana Slussareff

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Click on the image for more examples of creative Schiavello hoardings!

Construction hoardings can sometimes be a depressing eye-saw within an urban landscape. However, our friends at Schiavello not only see them as an opportunity but are also utilising their full potential for what they really are; a giant temporary billboard. 

When you consider the fact the bill posters and street artists have known this for some time and often capitalise on the vast areas of free canvas by slapping up all kinds of promotional posters, artworks and tags, it’s a wonder that major construction companies haven’t jumped on this opportunity before. I know that it is rare to see a completely blank hoarding around town these days as construction logos are often displayed with unimaginative repetition across the facade. Generally speaking though, when a large hoarding or even a plain public wall is left as mostly blank space then utilising that space for any other kind of advertising whether it be in the way of a graffiti tag or event poster, is not as much a temptation as it in an invitation.

Schiavello however have begun to fill their hoarding space with imagery that is worth looking at. Creative advertising of what is happening ‘behind the curtain’ or just a more eye catching and decorative version of their company logo, Schiavello understands that if you present an artwork rather than an incomplete canvas you are more likely to deter wannabe street artists and pesky bill-posters which, in turn, will keep the community on-side during construction by giving them one less thing to complain about.
 

Size Matters by Liana Slussareff

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In the context of design, scale is the the broad term used to describe the relationship between two or more objects. In our everyday lives we instinctively use what can widely be referred to as ‘human scale’ which basically translates to how we compare things to our own size, for example, how many times in your life have you been in need of a tape measure and, without one handy, stood next to something and marked a point on your body for reference? “it was roughly shoulder height” etc. 

Populating our work and home environments with objects that are relatable in scale to our own size makes us feel instinctively more comfortable as our brains are not challenged by the disproportionate relativeness of multiple objects. That's not to say however that the uniform and ‘average’ size of everything is good design, it’s quite the contrary. Manipulating scale is one of the fundamental building blocks of being a good designer as it is with the creative and well executed use of it that can really make or break the design of a space. 

Emphasising or exaggerating the scale of something within a space will undoubtedly draw your attention to that area within moments of entering a room. That is why, within a good design, you will often find that the feature element of the space, be it an oversized lighting fixture or bold patterned wallpaper, is often situated where the proprietor wants to draw your attention first. With this in mind it was important to us to be able to offer our clients a diverse Design Range that can be manipulated in both scale and colour so that the end user can use our patterns as templates that with a bit of creativity and manipulation will transform into a unique design that is custom built for an individual space. 

So whatever your design situation, remember that the use of scale within the execution of a design can play a huge part in how people will respond to your space.