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Bec Adamczewski

Illustrator and Graphic Designer
Bec Adamczewski

Bec Adamczewski

Illustrator and Graphic Designer
Bec Adamczewski is a graphic designer, illustrator and educator based in nipaluna/Hobart. She is drawn to the space where art and design mediums collide, traditional and digital methods creating stories for physical and digital spaces. Much of Bec’s work revolves around community, providing places for expression and reaffirming shared creative practice.  She is passionate about investing in the design community and has an ever-growing list of personal ‘dream’ projects that she works on in her spare time to complement her commercial work.

Dr Marcus Bowles

Director: Institute of Working Futures
Dr Marcus Bowles

Dr Marcus Bowles

Director: Institute of Working Futures
Dr Marcus Bowles is one of our favorite speakers at the Launceston Freelance Festival. Dr Bowles has a wealth of data and statistics to help you understand the skillsets in demand.

Erik Black

Stakeholder Engagement Media Super
Erik Black

Erik Black

Stakeholder Engagement Media Super
Erik combines relationship management and stakeholder engagement with client education and a consultative sales style that promotes client acquisition, retention, and penetration. Erik's client-focused approach is to cultivate and nurture relationships with all stakeholders, balancing interests of clients, suppliers, and external partners to optimise outcomes. Erik has a reputation as an exceptional communicator, excelling in solving customer issues and improving the overall client experience.

Fran Molloy

Freelance Journalist & MEAA representative
Fran Molloy

Fran Molloy

Freelance Journalist & MEAA representative
Fran Molloy is an Australian journalist and author, journalism academic and founder of the Freeline forum for independent journalists in Australia. She is also on the Federal Council of the Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance.
Her work has appeared in such newspapers as The Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age and The Sun-Herald as well as a range of magazines including Fast Thinking, The Walkley Magazine published by the Walkley AwardsG Magazine (Australia), Practical Parenting published by Pacific Magazines and others.

Karen Percy

Veteran Journalist and Freelancer
Karen Percy

Karen Percy

Veteran Journalist and Freelancer
Karen Percy is a veteran news reporter, with more than 30 years of experience. Her career has taken her around the country - Adelaide, Alice Springs, Darwin, Sydney and now Melbourne - and around the world - Canada, South East Asia, Russia. She's worked for the ABC, Channel 10 and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. From 2006-2009 she was an ABC correspondent based in Bangkok. In 2010 she went to Moscow and freelanced for a number of agencies including CBC, SBS, Radio France International, Deutsche Welle, Orf in Austria and Radio New Zealand. In recent years she has specialised in court reporting. Karen is a co-Vice President of the Media section of MEAA and a director of the Walkley Foundation. She is Chair of the Dart Centre Asia-Pacific which focuses on trauma and journalism.

Karina Dambergs

Chief Executive Officer FermenTasmania
Karina Dambers Distiller

Karina Dambergs

Chief Executive Officer FermenTasmania
Karina is a co-founder at Red Brick Road Group, a distillery in Deloraine, Tasmania. Karina is also the Chief Executive Officer at FermenTasmania and was part of the successful bid to UNESCO to recognise Launceston as a City of Gastronomy.