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Rob Plante

CEO , Art director, Designer, Illustrator, Balbina Studio Art & Design

Show Me Your Vision


"In any process, in whatever you do, in any discussion you have about development in the city, it all comes does to just one question - 'What will it look like?' - So sketch it for heaven's sake! Show me your vision!"

In Show Me Your Vision from PechaKucha Night Nanaimo Vol. 4, Designer and Art Director at Balbina Studio, Rob Plante ignites our imaginations with something as simple as a sketch. Trained in typography, graphic design, photography, and illustration at the Royal Academy for Visual Arts in The Hague, the Netherlands, sketching is the cornerstone of his work, having informed everything in his design process throughout a prolific career. Here Having branded thousand companies and organizations as an art director, creative director, graphic designer, filmmaker, copywriter, illustrator, and coach, Robert speaks a language of design that all can understand, especially here in this simple, compelling, and charming presentation about what his city can become through sketches.

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Vision and Work


A presentation by German design duo Osko+Deichmann, winners of last year's +1 award.
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The Vision of Developers and City Municipality

@ VOL 1 ON MAY 31, 2012

Bohdan Bláhovec's presentation is titled "The Vision of Developers and City Municipality," and as a representative of an unnamed developer, he covers the vision of future development in Plzen. In just 6 minutes and 666667 hundreds of seconds he undresses the city and thus exposes its pure beauty. (in Czech)

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Tokyo in Sketches

@ VOL 108 ON NOV 06, 2013

A few years ago, Adrian Hogan went to Aomori, Japan and taught English for one year. During that time, he developed a habit of drawing his students. Here he shows us his work and how it has evolved over the years. Now he works as a freelance illustrator in Tokyo.

"Presentation of the Day" on November 22, 2013.

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A Vision for an Improved LaGuardia

@ VOL 1 ON AUG 14, 2014

Jim Venturi's proposes to relocate prisoners from Riker's Island, bulldoze the island, and expand LaGuardia Airport to create a more "multi-borough" mindset, connect commuter rail to the entire city, and increase transit-based development in the Bronx and Queens. 

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The vision from a couple of lifestyle engineers

@ VOL 19 ON SEP 16, 2016

Jonny and Esther Bundellu are a brother and sister team dedicated to their lifestyle brand GURU LIFE. They describe the harsh truths of vision and how it has played out in their lives. Vision can sometimes be a cruel mistress and the initial intentions of it can sometimes manifest into unique yet wonderful ways if you are open to it.

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A Fashion Vision - Bespoke, Local and Global

@ VOL 19 ON SEP 16, 2016

"I just felt like there was something else in me that needed to be expressed and released to the world."

In A Fashion Vision - Bespoke, Local and Global from PechaKucha Night Sunshine Coast Vol. 19, Alex Mearing talks about her vision for her work and how she has been building her brand and using social media to create and capture a market all over the world.

Based on the Sunshine Coast but with a global vision, Alex is a fashion designer who handcrafts made to measure, individually designed gowns and one of a kind wedding dresses. She also has a swimwear label called Klams. While she produces these in Brisbane, she sells them exclusively online through her website.  

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What the "Hippopotamus for Christmas" Song Taught Me About Crafting an Inspiring Vision

@ VOL 35 ON FEB 25, 2018

Andrew K. Stein takes us on an interesting disection of a much loved Christmas song that describes the truly visionary foresight of the narrator to achieve a goal. Set the goal, identify stakeholders, etc., etc., as the narrator works toward her ultimate wish of owing a hippo! Andrew effectively walks us through the process, so sit back and enjoy this special non-holiday holiday presentation! 

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The Art of Drawing in Architecture

@ VOL 6 ON APR 28, 2018

Ar William Khoo is the director of Design Network Architects Sdn Bhd (DNA).DNA has been privileged to be involved in a variety of building projects over the years, both in Kuching and abroad with an emphasis on design. 

William believes that critical to that process of design are the tools of drawing being utilized.He will be sharing about the value of hand drawing and sketches in the development of the firms' work.

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Achieving Your Vision

@ VOL 11 ON MAY 21, 2019

From Ireland to England to France and back, working hard setting up a business that was bought out by a corporate, set up another business making a difference to many SMEs