Posts from Behind the Scenes

Issue 5

What’s next for Side Project

We had a great response to our Pozible campaign, and are so grateful to everyone who supported us and helped spread the word!

Unfortunately we fell just a bit short of the mark at 75% of our target, and as it was an all-or-nothing campaign we won’t be receiving any of the funds. That hasn’t stopped us from finishing Issue 5 though – it’s come back from the printers looking awesome, so get your order in¬†now!… More

Why we started Side Project

The Side Project origin story

Everyone has the capacity to be creative. Yes everyone! It doesn’t matter if you’re colour-blind, haven’t made anything more creative than a sandwich in forever, or can’t draw anything but stick figures. Maybe you work in a creative field but want to try something different without the pressure of income, or maybe you do something non-creative and want to balance things out but don’t know how to begin.… More

Why we are crowd-funding

Issue 5 is almost ready for layout – in fact our newsletter subscribers got a peek at the new cover! It’s now over a year since we started Side Project magazine and we have bigger and better things planned for our second year of production, but we’re going to need a little help.

We’ve been working really hard (whilst also producing Issue 5) on a crowd-funding campaign to keep Side Project going and make it even more awesome.… More

GIRLBOSS – on running a creative business

Last week I was lucky enough to be asked to speak at #GIRLBOSS, an event run by the Colour Association of Australia’s WA chapter. Along with florist¬†Rebecca Const of¬†Fox and Rabbit,¬†stylist/journalist Emma Bergmeier-Varian from¬†Dropstitch¬†and stationery designer¬†Kelsie White from¬†K Gets Organised, I spoke about my experiences as a creative person finding my way and being part of the Side Project team.… More

Contributor Profile – Matthew

Meet Matthew Wong – illustrator, designer and pizza lover (but only without pineapple).

Matthew is our featured artist for Issue 2 because we love his fun and colourful illustrations. You can see more of his work on his website or Instagram.

Tell us a bit about yourself.

I am a 21 year old graphic designer/illustrator living in Perth. I split my week between working as a freelance designer from home and working part-time at a web/design studio Monk Media.… More

Issue 2 is here!

Issue 2 of Side Project just arrived back from the printers, all lovely and more¬†vibrantly¬†coloured thanks to a switch in printing method.¬†If you’ve pre-ordered, your copy and extra special gift should be making its way to you right now.

We’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has contributed, helped, pre-ordered, or told someone about Side Project.… More

Side Project zine in 2015

Happy (belated) New Year! We might be a bit late for New Year’s resolutions, but we do have some big plans for Side Project in 2015.

Last year we published our debut¬†issue after months of planning, writing, photographing and promoting with a big launch party.¬†It’s been quite a process, but we’ve learned a lot that will make future issues much¬†easier to put together and hopefully even more awesome for our readers.… More

Introducing Side Project

Welcome to our new website!

The Side Project team have been busily writing, photographing, illustrating and compiling all the content for the first issue, and it’s almost ready to send off to the printers. It’s been a crazy couple of months and a steep learning curve, but we’re excited to hold the finished product in our hands and share it with you guys.… More