05/06/2021
[2020] Exhibition

A Close-up of a Vase with Flowers in it

Cody Dunstan-Brown


About

Interdisciplinary designer specialising in user interface and user experience, brand systems/identity and nearly all print. A recent graduate, currently based in Wellington, New Zealand. My range of interest expands from digital to printed media, working closely on UI/UX at the moment. Currently on contract at Springload, concluding at the end of June.

Status

Available from July onwards for full-time, contract or freelance work. I’m also available for a coffee/chat, just email me your favourite café and I’ll be there.

Previous Clients

Education New Zealand
ACC
Argan Oil New Zealand Ltd.
Flight Coffee

Education

Bachelor of Design
with First Class Honours
Massey University
College of Creative Arts
    [2017-2020]

Contact

[Email]

Recognition

Excellence in Institutional Banking
    [2021]
INFINZ Award

Website update

2 June 2021

Experience

UI/UX Designer
    [Contract]
Springload
    [Present]

UI/UX Designer
    [Internship]
ANZ Bank
    [2020-2021]

Executive
    [University]
Banter & Brews
    [2020]

Graphic Designer
    [Internship]
Flight Coffee
    [2020]

Graphic Designer
    [Freelance]
ArganForYou
    [2019-2020]

Print Specialist
    [Part-time]
CopyWrite
    [2016-2018]

Work

To be able to see a directory of previous work completed by myself and as part of a collective. Please view this website on desktop.


Year

2020
Collaborators

George Boyd
India Christie-Limbrick
Sam Fraser
Andrew Guo
Thomas Johnston
Yinru Goh
Zara Simpson
Max Quinn-Tapara
Information

A Close-up of a Vase with Flowers in it looks at artificial intelligence: a study of its capabilities, a study of its limitations, an appreciation of its efforts to paint a better world, one caption at a time. The exhibition draws attention to the censorship of information through a side-by-side display of images and their A.I generated captions. Through this innocent filter that is the A.I, firearms become baseball bats, wounds become hotdogs and the allure of the human body becomes a teddy bear.
    Something sinister about this way comes, rising straight out of the software's mountain of otherwise amusing inadequacies. Is this act of censorship merely an extended display of the software failure or a conscious decision made by the developers? Perhaps there's no need to get too fixated on that maybe it is best to just enjoy these curious image-and-text combos for what they are - a curious peek into the incomplete workings of the A.I.