The rising stars of Australia’s print industry were honoured last night with with 2020 crop of the ProPrint Emerging 50 unveiled at a physical and virtual hybrid event held last night at Sydney’s Shangri-la Hotel alongside the Power 50.
This year’s Emerging 50 group included a broad range of individuals representing a range of sectors in print.
In addition to the group that were able to physically attend, a number also tuned in from from elsewhere in the country from locations including Renmark in South Australia, Darwin, Melbourne and Brisbane.
The Emerging 50 is designed to recognise the members of the industry who have five years or less experience in any sector, including graphic design, prepress, production, sales, account management and distribution.
The event is now in its second year and is receiving strong industry support as a way to encourage young people to consider a career in print and to stay in the industry to see it into the future.
The Real Media Collective has provided a 12-month mentorship prize in partnership with ProPrint and the winner of that was also announced with Kelsey Wade, a graphic design apprentice from Renmark in South Australia, taking out the prize from 32 applicants.
More details about the full list of 2020 Emerging 50 nominees is contained in the December issue of ProPrint which is now on its way.
But a sneak peak of who made the list this year can be found below:
|Alex Riches, owner, The Urban Press|
|Alexander Vij, production manager, Showcard Mounters|
|Andrew Retz, graphic arts apprentice, Print Lord|
|Ashleigh Boyling, account manager, IVE Group|
|Benjamin Greatorex, apprentice print machinist, CCL Barossa|
|Bradley Fenner, print manufacturer, Vanguard Press|
|Chloe Jones, office administration/production, MBE Parramatta|
|Chloe Rudd, graphic designer, print DNA|
|Christina Condos, account manager, Multi-Color Corporation|
|David Pham, operations manager, Mediapoint|
|Demi Samaras, prepress operator, Multi-Color Corporation|
|Emily Watterson, client services manager, Cactus Imaging|
|Frankie Abraham, supervisor, Visy Industries|
|Indigo Philip, junior designer, Designate|
|Indy Leigh Griffiths, graphic designer, Style Communications|
|Jacob Williams, printer, Multi-Color Corporation|
|Jacobena Mills, national events manager, Print & Visual Communication Association|
|James Sabolcki, graphic designer, BannerSHOP International|
|Jo Forbes-Salmon, marketing executive, QLM Label Makers|
|Jonathan Pitt, flexographic press operator, Multi-Color Corporation|
|Josiah Fraser, estimator, Foxcil|
|Kalani Hohlein, account manager, Carbon8|
|Kelsey Wade, graphic designer, Print DNA (Renmark SA)|
|Lani Draheim, business development manager, Rawson Print Co.|
|Luke Allen, digital manager, Crystal Media|
|Luke Michalowsky, designer, Creative IND|
|Maddie Allington, graphic designer, Designate|
|Maddison Krause, graphic designer, The Leader Newspaper (Angastan SA)|
|Marilyn Li, client services manager, Cactus Imaging|
|Marisa Smyrneos, sales executive, Graphic Print|
|Matthew Volpe, print manufacturer/finisher, Colorcorp|
|Matthew Zunic, apprentice printer, Imagination Graphics|
|Megan Day, industrial designer, AFI Branding|
|Michael Damalas, factory production supervisor, CMYKhub|
|Michael Gonzalez, creative, The Real Media Collective|
|Nicole Danger, specialty printer, Chapel Press|
|Rahul Reddy, sales cadet, IVE Group|
|Rebecca Wright, digital printer, PrintSA|
|Rob Sulfaro, new business development manager, Abbe Corrugated|
|Saarah Abdeen, events and marketing coordinator, IVE Group|
|Sam Chircop, business development executive, IVE Group|
|Samantha Mulraney, designer, W-Studio|
|Siggi Oliger, director, MBE Fremantle|
|Talinta Clarke, apprentice printer, Pegasus Print Group|
|Teagan Nourse, apprentice graphic artist & digital printer, Tri State Graphics (Renmark SA)|
|Tyler-Jay Schmidt, print manufacturer, Go Transit Media Group|
|Yianni Moratidis, managing director, GENR8 Printing|
|Zade Thompson, graphic pre-press operator, Barrier Daily Truth (Broken Hill)|
|Zafana Haq, project manager – print, IVE Group|
|Zoe Smith, graphic artist, ZipPrint Darwin|
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