Meet the Team

Our design experts challenge our students to disrupt the collective trends and create epic original ideas.

DONNA BURRELL

Creative Director and Interior Designer

MICHELLE MELVILLE

Interior Stylist and Colour Consultant

JESSICA PAGET

Designer and owner of Plumtart

ASHLEE WATT

Designer

XANTHE MENDOZA 

Designer and owner of Be Bold Design

KELLY WALKER

Graphic Designer and Illustrator

LUKE BURRELL

Creative Director of Mezzanine

SHANE BURRELL

Film colourist and Director of Final Post

ANDREA CIOTTI

Founder of Palm & Pine Party Co.

LILLIAN WEBB

Writer and Illustrator

LOUISE MAHER

Director and Owner at Hunter Valley Events

Industry Partners

We’ve partnered up with some of the most innovative industry leading professionals and organisations to help you catapult your career in design.

At HDS you will graduate with a handful of creative networks who are committed to your success.