17 August 2017 | 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
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What does it take to make your passion a reality?

We all have a passion, an overwhelming draw, to something in our lives. Whether you’re passionate about your talent, career, a specific cause or just love tacos. Harnessing this emotion and focusing this intensity into a skill, project, initiative, can create an incredibly powerful outcome. Living your passion is the difference between living a meaningful life you love or settling.

But, what does it take to live your passion?

What does it take to make the leap of faith and follow your dreams?

Join us and listen to the inspiring stories of those who took a leap of faith to pursue their passion to the fullest. Be inspired and discover how living your passion might not be impossible.


Andy Polaine

Regional Design Director APAC for Fjord and Fjord Evolution

Dr. Andy Polaine is a Design Director at the global design and innovation consultancy Fjord where he divides his time between client work and Fjord Evolution. He has been involved in interaction design since the early 90s and was co-founder of the award-winning new media group, Antirom, in London. He was a creative producer at Razorfish, UK and later Interactive Director at Animal Logic, Sydney. Andy was Senior Lecturer and Head of the School of Media Arts at The University of New South Wales, Sydney before moving to Germany and holds a PhD from the University of Technology, Sydney in which he examined the relationship between play and interactivity. He was Lecturer and Researcher in Service Design at the Lucerne School of Art and Design in Switzerland and has had a long career as an academic and independent consultant, working commercially with clients such as Mobiliar, Telenor, Optus, Three UK, VW Germany, Proto Partners and live|work. He has written over 160 articles and papers and co-authored the Rosenfeld Media book, Service Design: From Insight to Implementation, is a Rosenfeld Expert & Editorial Board Advisor and a Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce. Andy is a regular speaker at conferences and events and can be found online at polaine.com, on Twitter as @apolaine and is Editor of The Designer’s Review of Books.

Dates and fees
17 August
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm


608 Harris St,
Ultimo NSW 2007