The Fritz Frames team is back from the recent Analogue/Digital Creative Conference on the Gold Coast. World renowned galleries, companies and a new generation of artists came together to give a real insight into what’s happening now and into the future with all things design. One of the highlights of the event was the exciting collaboration of the Fritz Frames x Analogue/Digital design competition.

When the call went out offering Australian residents the rare opportunity to custom design a pair of handmade spectacles or sunglasses, we had a great response. Aspiring designers were required to come up with a 2D template using Adobe Illustrator or In Design to communicate their idea to Fritz, who engineered the technical facets to create the designs of chosen finalists. The six finalists’ finished timber frames were showcased at the event and the vote went out to the public.

The winner on the day was Michael Madden for his cutting edge frame, the ‘Raven’. Michael walked away with his own custom Fritz Frames and thousands of dollars in prizes including Adobe CS6 Design Premium Software, FEIT Direct leather goods, a 12-month prescription to Desktop Magazine and the full red carpet treatment at the Analogue/Digital Creative Conference.

A fabulous time was had by all and it was a real celebration for the six talented finalists. Albert Basha, Mia Parcell, Lynn Savery, Isobel Badin, Jondelle Watkins and Michael presented designs as diverse as they were unique. This talented group of up and coming designers are ready to make their mark in the industry, with some of the frames now featured as signature styles in the latest Fritz range. The opportunity to collaborate on this project with Analogue/Digital and to foster emerging talent has been a great source of inspiration for the team at Fritz Frames. Stay tuned for the next creative adventure in the near future.