Moonside

Launch a side project online More info

Learn technical skills to launch side projects online

Moonside is a free program designed to help you develop a brand for a side project and get it online.

Examples of projects:

  • Podcast series
  • Freelancing portfolio
  • Stray animal adoption website
  • Web comic series
  • Indie video game

You will need to have the skills and equipment to undertake your side project. For example, if you were doing a podcast series, you’d need to have the means to record and upload your podcasts. See the terms and conditions for further information. You are welcome to apply if you are coding a custom website and already have the know-how to do this quickly.

Program

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Applications

Application deadline: 10 Sep
Finalists announced: 11 Sep
See the terms and conditions for further info about the application process.

26 Sep | Build a landing page

Practice building a landing page using WordPress (no coding). We’ll be focused on web design and also try out prototyping skills with one another.
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17 Oct | On-boarding

Learn about the different ways you can monetise your project, how to on-board new customers/users where applicable, and get started on implementing them.

12 Sep | Build your brand

A brand is more than just what it looks like. We look at naming, purpose, positioning, market/audience, and personality.

03 Oct | Marketing

Using the branding assets we’ve made, we’ll set up a newsletter, social media assets, and learn about various marketing strategies.
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24 Oct | Review and next steps

Your project’s out! Hooray! We’ll do a recap session of everyone’s journey, eat some food, and talk about where to go from here.

19 Sep | Visual identity

Decide on your colour palette, typography, and logo. Understand logo design processes and start on your own using vector tools.

10 Oct | User research

Extend your personas and understand more about your target audience, how to validate your ideas, and process feedback you’ve been given.
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Applications

Application deadline: 10 Sep
Finalists announced: 11 Sep
See the terms and conditions for further info about the application process.

12 Sep | Build your brand

A brand is more than just what it looks like. We look at naming, purpose, positioning, market/audience, and personality.

19 Sep | Visual identity

Decide on your colour palette, typography, and logo. Understand logo design processes and start on your own using vector tools.

26 Sep | Build a landing page

Practice building a landing page using WordPress (no coding). We’ll be focused on web design and also try out prototyping skills with one another.

03 Oct | Marketing

Using the branding assets we’ve made, we’ll set up a newsletter, social media assets, and learn about various marketing strategies.

10 Oct | User research

Extend your personas and understand more about your target audience, how to validate your ideas, and process feedback you’ve been given.
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17 Oct | On-boarding

Learn about the different ways you can monetise your project, how to on-board new customers/users where applicable, and get started on implementing them.
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24 Oct | Review and next steps

Your project’s out! Hooray! We’ll do a recap session of everyone’s journey, eat some food, and talk about where to go from here.

Important information

  1. All workshops are from 6 PM – 8 PM on Thursdays. Location TBA.
  2. The final session (Review) will run from 5 PM – 7:30 PM.
  3. There will be tasks each week that will need to be completed before the next session.
  4. If you’re not from ANU, you will need to bring your own laptop and internet connection. Tertiary students may have access to Eduroam.
  5. The order and content of the workshops are subject to change as necessary.

Entry requirement: This program is designed to use material from previous workshops. If you wish to attend solo workshops, please contact the organisers through moonside@artifexanu.com to check availability and requirements.

Apply

Places are limited, so apply sooner rather than later! Deadline: 10 September 2019. By applying you agree to abide by the terms and conditions.

Applications are now closed. Thank you for your interested. Look out for Moonside in 2020!