Lauren Hassett

She/Her

Middle Child

Wadawarrung Country, Geelong VIC

2022

Makers in Business Online Symposium

The Makers in Business Online Symposium, presented by Make Good Things Happen, was the very first event of its kind in Australia.

Over two full days and 100% online for maximum comfort, on Friday 5th and Saturday 6th August 2022 an outstanding lineup of industry experts provided tips and advice directly relevant to the makers, artists and designers of Australia.

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Speaker Sessions

Panel : Branding for Makers hosted by Tess McCabe featuring Lauren Hassett, Ashley Dyer and Sarah Stanford

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Speaker Biography

Middle Child is a jewellery and accessories label with a penchant for mid-century modern design.

The brand was launched in 2017 by designer Lauren Hassett, having evolved from her first foray into business with her label Oktoberdee, which she began in 2003.

Middle Child has grown to a passionate team of five. At the helm and in the role of creative director, Lauren is supported by a wonderful team of women who each bring specialised skills to the business.

Middle Child is widely available in boutiques across Australia and New Zealand, as well as through their online store.

Our outstanding lineup

of industry experts

All up over 30 community professionals with keen advice presented at the Makers in Business Online Symposium.

This in addition to the maker allies and industry mentors you know and love, both Angela D’Alton and Renee Baker of D’Alton Baker Productions, founders of Make Good Things Happen.

Aimee Davies The Hey Mate Project

Aimee Davies

Aimee Davies combined her Therapeutic skills and creative industry experience to create The Hey Mate Project.

Erin Madeley

Erin Madeley

Erin Madeley is founder of Perth Makers Market, owner of Erin Madeley Consulting and the Perth Upmarket family of events.

Amy Clarke Confetti Rebels

Amy Clarke

Amy owns and operates Confetti Rebels, a feminist apparel brand that aims to empower the womxn around her.​

Emma Morris Makers and Shakers

Emma Morris​

Emma is the founder of The Makers and Shakers, Round She Goes and the Slow Fashion Market. ​

Waan Pivasiri

Waan Pivasiri

Thailand-born Australian Web Developer turned Candle Maker, Waan Pivasiri started pouring candles in 2013 and it became You, Me & Bones.

Dr. Mikala Tai Australia Council for the ARts

Dr. Mikala Tai

Dr. Mikala Tai is the Head of Visual Arts at Australia Council for the Arts, previously the director of the 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, Sydney.

Kirsten Devitt

Kirsten Devitt

Kirsten Devitt, owner and designer at Each To Own, Keep-oh and Small Works Gallery, began her home based craft business in 2009.

Heidi Helyard Polymer Clay Jewellery Designer and Maker

Heidi Helyard

Heidi Helyard is Australia’s premier polymer clay jewellery artist and designer, working and living on Darkinjung Country.

Troy Casey

Troy Casey

Troy is the co-founder of Blaklash Creative – an agency specialising in creative projects that connect people to positive experiences of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture.

Rachel Burke

Rachel Burke

Rachel Burke is a practicing multidisciplinary artist, designer, and author based in Brisbane, Australia, of @imakestagram fame.

Jessica Harwood photo by Catherine Turner

Jessica Harwood

Jess Harwood is an illustrator, communications professional and environmental campaigner living on Gadigal land in Sydney.

Pete Cromer

Pete Cromer

Pete Cromer is one of Australia’s most popular artists and his signature artworks are instantly recognisable.

Christina Kelly

Christina Kelly

Christina Kelly is a fashion veteran working in the rag trade for over 20 years running the Sydney fashion empire that is Made590.

Shuh Lee

Shuh Lee

Designed in the home studio of Shuh Lee, based in Melbourne, shuh. is a whimsical take on all things colourful, wearable, usable and fun.

Tess McCabe

Tess McCabe

Tess McCabe is a publisher and manages Creative Minds featuring resources targeted at creatives and small business owners.

Lisa Cahill

Lisa Cahill

Lisa Cahill is the CEO and Artistic Director of the Australian Design Centre team based on Gadigal Land of the Eora Nation, Sydney NSW.

Jeff McCann

Jeff McCann

Jeff McCann specialises in community engagement projects, public art, education, collaborations, illustration, props and fashion.

Kara Cooper

Kara Cooper

Mount Vic and Me® was established in 2013 by local designer Kara Cooper, who resides in the historic village of Mount Victoria.

Tabitha Emma

Tabitha Emma

Tabitha Emma is a brand designer and educator helping creative small businesses to create compelling and captivating brands that allow their creativity to shine and attract their ideal audience

Emily Wright

Emily Wright

Emily Wright is Creative Director and founder of Nancybird, an evolving design label based in the inner north of Naarm/Melbourne.

Renee Baker

Renee Baker

Renee Baker is one of the Make Good Things Happen founding partners, and mentor to makers at D’Alton Baker Productions.

Emma Do

Emma Do

Emma is the editor of frankie magazine and is presenting Submitting Your Work to Media as part of the Makers in Business Online Symposium.

Ashley Dyer

Ashley Dyer

Uncle Phuncle, a range of clothing all designed and hand made in Melbourne was founded by Ashley Dyer, a self taught designer and maker.

Angela D'Alton

Angela D’Alton

Angela D’Alton is one of the founding partners of Make Good Things Happen, and provides business services to makers at D’Alton Baker Productions.

Rachel Kimberley

Rachel Kimberley

Rachel Kimberley is a product photographer and stylist specialising in creative product photography and stop motion animations.

Shannon Jenkins

Shannon Jenkins

Shannon is assistant editor and digital editor of frankie magazine, presenting Submitting Your Work to Media.

Lauren Hassett

Lauren Hassett

Middle Child is a jewellery and accessories label with a penchant for mid-century modern design founded by Lauren Hassett.

Maryann Talia Pau

Maryann Talia Pau

Maryann is a weaver and exhibiting artist. She is a co-founder of One Billion Stars and Super Native Unlimited.

Belinda Harris BrisStyle

Belinda Harris

Belinda Harris, or Bel as she is most commonly known, has been involved with BrisStyle Inc. since the very beginning in 2008.

Sarah Stanford

Sarah Stanford

Sarah Stanford, (formerly Novelise) is a content designer, strategist, and copywriter here to help you make better content decisions.

Amanda Hayman

Amanda Hayman

Amanda is the Director of Magpie Goose, a platform that fosters the celebration of Aboriginal culture, people and stories through the medium of fashion.

Jo Walker

Jo Walker

Jo Walker is a content strategist, brand storyteller and editor, which means she can figure out the stories your business should be telling.

Liane Rossler

Liane Rossler

Liane Rossler is an artist, designer and curator who has worked in creative industries for over thirty years.

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