Object magazine 62 — Collider
Monday April 23 2012
Collider is a multi-disciplinary agency and studio founded in 2002 by designer Andrew van der Westhuyzen, director Daniel Askill, and business manager and managing director Sam Zalaiskalns.
van der Westhuyzen and Askill met while studying design at university, but Askill has since transitioned into moving image, making Collider a hybrid design studio and production house. While graphic design has always been an important part of their practice, their work in moving image made the most noise early on, in part thanks to their award-winning 2004 short film We Have Decided Not To Die, directed by Askill.
However, in recent years Collider have begun to engage with longer-term arts industry projects, in addition to their agency-driven client work. After a successful project in 2003, Collider have been working with the Sydney Dance Company consistently since 2009, with most campaigns being a collaboration between the studio and Tim Richardson.