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GRADUATION | elevate 2019 student awards

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Thank you all to our wonderful students of 2019 and to our sponsors, Havwoods, Polytec and Bristol Paints, for making another incredible graduation ceremony.

Our graduates received their certificates, with a few extra special awards on the night.

HDS Awards 2019

INTERIOR DESIGN
Top Student Interior Design Katie Jones
Deadline Destroyer Mary Ann Dawson


Left to Right: Donna Burrell, Director; Kari Macchiavello, Havwoods; Katie Jones, Mary Ann Dawson

CERTIFICATE IV IN GRAPHIC DESIGN
Top Student Allyson Gardiner
Runner Up Kylie Evans

DIPLOMA OF GRAPHIC DESIGN
Diploma of Graphic Design Top Student Chloe Hincks
Diploma of Graphic Design Runner Up Monica Harrison


Left to Right: Kylie Evans; Allyson Gardiner; Monica Harrison; Chloe Hincks; Katrina Henningham, Course Coordinator

Industry Awards 2019

EARP BROS TILE DESIGN
Winner Tyler Davidson
Runner Up Kayla Rodway
Encouragement Award Jasmine Schuberth


Left to Right: Donna Burrell, Director; Nigel Buckton, Earp Bros Tiles; Tyler Davidson, Kayla Rodway

INNER CITY WINEMAKERS
Winner Kylie Evans
Runner Up Allyson Gardiner
Runner Up Kerri-Anne Ward


Left to Right: Rob Wilce, Inner City Winemakers; Kylie Evans, Allyson Gardiner, Kerri-Anne Ward, Katrina Henningham, Course Coordinator

 

 

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AWARD WINNING DESIGN | inner city winemakers

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Each year Inner City Winemakers partner up with HDS to deliver a live brief to our Certificate IV in Design specialising in Graphic Design students. Students are given the opportunity to design a wine label for a new season wine, with the winning label going into production!

Inner City Winemakers Runner Up 2019 Allyson Gardiner Inner City Winemakers Runner Up 2019 Kerri-Anne Ward
Runners Up 2019:  Kerri-Anne Ward and Allyson Gardiner

 

Director and Winemaker at Inner City Winemakers, Rob Wilce, revealed to the 2019 class that they would be designing for an Italian red, Sangiovese.

 

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Liana Corbett, Renee Bell, Darcy Lloyd and Catherine Wardley

 

Sangiovese is a light bodied wine, which makes it the perfect red for drinking in summertime. Rob wanted the label to reflect Newcastle in the summertime, and appeal to a market that enjoys weekend lunches spent with family and friends.

A big congratulations to Kylie, whose design took out the top spot!

Winner ICWM 2019 Kylie Evans
Winner 2019 Kylie Evans

 

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COMMUNITY | naked for change calendar

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Naked For Change charity calendar is helping to raise funds for domestic violence victims. The calendar features our very own HDS trainer, Kim Stenhouse of Hunter Valley Bouquets.

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NAKED FOR CHANGE STORY

The project was created and fuelled by Ashleigh Palmowski of The Naked Florist, and features 12 nude florists, seven of them based right here in the Hunter.

Palmowski put the call out to florists to collaborate in a cheeky yet tasteful nude photoshoot with the aims of raising funds and support for women and families affected by domestic violence.

Each florist was able to chose their photographer, creative team and a scene. This creative freedom produced 12 unique looks as each participant allowed their own personality or floristry style come alive and shine.

The result of 44 creatives working together is the liberating Naked for Change calendar.

In an interview with the Newcastle Herald, Palmowski shared:

“Our biggest aim is to raise money and awareness for Got Your Back Sista, although we are also promoting and encouraging conversation.”

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HELPING THOSE IS NEED

Got Your Back Sista is a local Hunter charity, which supports women and families affected by domestic violence. Their vision is to see women and their children happy, thriving and living independently after escaping the trauma of domestic violence.

As such, Got Your Back Sista offers benevolent relief and support to women and children escaping domestic violence and are at risk of living below the poverty line. GYBS give a hand up for them to begin again and live independently.

The Naked for Change calendar costs $20 with all proceeds going towards Got Your Back Sista.

The calendar is available at Flower HQ, Newy Burger Co, Kinfolk Barbers, Floweresque, Piccottee Floral, Blooms On Darby, Newcastle Flower Markets, Worn Out Wares, Pearsons Darlinghurst, IF The Florist, Caves Coastal Bar and Bungalows and The CoWork Space Cessnock.

 

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HUNTER VALLEY BOUQUETS
THE NAKED FLORIST
GOT YOUR BACK SISTA
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GRADUATION | elevate 2019

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GRADUATES OF 2019

You are invited to join our 2019 graduates as they celebrate; presenting their portfolios and bodies of work in an exhibition showcasing how they explore, develop and E L E V A T E design.

A range of work will be displayed from our graduates in:

– Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration
– Diploma of Graphic Design
– Certificate IV in Interior Decoration
– Certificate IV in Design specialising in Graphic Design

The graduation exhibition will be held at the Hunter Design School.

Friday 13 December 2019 from 6PM – 8PM
67 Parry Street Newcastle West.

Entry is free and open to the public.

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WORKSHOP | centre for inclusive design

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ACCESSIBILITY WORKSHOP

As part of the ‘Count Us In’ Newcastle Festival, a month-long program of events highlighting disability inclusion across the city, the Centre for Inclusive Design is offering a free 3 hour workshop for covering:

  • Introduction to Digital Accessibility
  • Implication of inaccessible digital experiences
  • Assistive technologies – how users navigate and read a document
  • Why digital accessibility
  • What is WCAG 2.1
  • Good and bad examples of accessibility
  • Types of Disability
  • Assistive Technology

WHEN Tuesday 22 October 2019, 10am – 1pm

WHERE 67 Parry St Newcastle West

RSVP  Here

 

CENTRE FOR INCLUSIVE DESIGN

CFID is a centre of excellence for inclusive design in Australia. Their network of industry experts and global partners bring innovation and global best practice ID so everyone has the opportunity to connect and be a part of our society. CFID delivers innovation and insight, events and partnerships and a practice that helps people reach you.
They build inclusive platforms to create more value for industry, government and most importantly meaningful connection for and with the people who are marginalised.

COUNT US IN NEWCASTLE FESTIVAL

City of Newcastle seeks to facilitate and support initiatives that make our city a more liveable and inclusive community for those who reside, visit and work here.
In consultation with the Disability Inclusion Advisory Committee, it was agreed to acknowledge International Day of People with Disabilities via the establishment of a pilot program of events and activities under the title of Count Us In Newcastle over the period of 27 September until 25 October 2019.
The program includes a wide range of events and activities that demonstrates that Newcastle is a caring and inclusive community.

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WATCH | abstract: the art of design season 2

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Abstract: The Art of Design season 2 has dropped on Netflix late last month and we have been eager to find out just who is featured in the new season.

Season 1, which was released in 2017, was made up of visionaries ranging from graphic designer Paula Scher to illustrator Christoph Niemann, stage designer Es Devlin and legendary portrait photographer Platon.

ABSTRACT TELLS STORIES FROM THE DESIGN INDUSTRY

The 8-part series explores a variety of disciplines. Contrary to the title, the art terminology is not used in the artistic sense, but rather literally as it defines short and sharp summaries of its subjects. Each episode examines leading designer’s who disrupt the norm in their industry, and offers insight to how they first conceive and then execute their visions.

As illustrator Christopher Niemann puts it:

“the abstraction to me is getting rid of everything that’s not essential to making a point”.

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IT’S NOT ONLY ABOUT THE DESIGNER’S ARTISTIC MERITS

The series does a beautiful job of spotlighting that it’s the human touch that drives and innovates the design industry. The production conveys a feeling of authenticity as the designer’s share their stories and personal experiences. From moments when Christoph Niemann breaks the fourth-wall as he hesitates to clean his teeth in front of the camera, or Platon’s heart-wrenching story of the day he came to truly understand pain, these poignant insights offer a better understanding of what makes a great artist than the subjects could hope to provide solely by talking about their work.

As Scott Dadich, executive producer for the project said:

“If we’ve done it right, ‘Abstract’ will help you understand the future by seeing the intent behind the objects that surround us—and the beauty in the decisions that led to them”

 

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SEASON 1 & 2 AVAILABLE TO STREAM

Every instalment strikes a similar tone and mood that truly appreciates the difference in aesthetics and disciplines on display. Just like season 1, we predict Abstract season 2 will be one to take your time to watch, and avoid binge-watching to fully soak up each episode in it’s entirety.

ABSTRACT SEASON 2 TRAILER

Info Night 2020

INFO NIGHT | october 15th

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INFO NIGHT | 15 october 2019

2020 INTAKE

Start your journey into the design industry by joining us for an info night!
Ask any questions you have about curriculum, dates, prices, career opportunities etc.

“Creativity involves breaking out of established patterns in order to look at things in a different way.”
– Edward de Bono

Applications are now open for all 2020 courses.

WHEN Tuesday October 15th 5.30 – 6:30pm

WHERE 67 Parry St Newcastle West

RSVP  Here

For more info, please call 02 4915 7007 or contact us below

2020 Info Night | Thursday 28 NOV 2019
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EVENT STYLING | coachella 2019: fave brand activations

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Over 20 years, Coachella Music and Arts Festival has grown to be one of the most famous festival worldwide, as each year sees massive headlining artists, celebrities, big brands, influencers and punters flock to the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California.

Coachella isn’t really Coachella without the host of swanky, off-site pool parties and late-night soirees that take over the desert each year.
Here are a few of the eye-catching brand activations that caught our attention over the two sold out weekends!

INSTAGRAM


The social media platform partnered with artist D’ana Nunez of COVL and experiential agency, Manifold, for an invite-only house called Instagram Desert Chill. Top creators were invited to come chill, create content and enjoy the sunshine.

YSL


Designed and produced by AKJOHNSTON Group, the space replicated a gas station with vintage convertibles, tour bus, towering neon lipstick sign, and bright pink gas pumps. Next to it was a field of black balloons with the YSL Beauty logo, creating a unique photo op in the desert environment.

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CONTENT AND IMAGE SOURCES BizBash, LA Guest List, Event Marketer
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WORKSHOP | get your creative on

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Does getting creative sound fun to you? Hopefully the answer is a – heck yeah!!

Brooke Art Studio, located on the Central Coast, is teaming up with American artist Tatiana Soash, to plan the perfect Sunday cr-afternoon.
Wether you consider yourself a creative professional, artsy AF or a little lacking in the creative department this workshop is for you!

In the 3 hour workshop you will explore, learn & practice three core creative skills:
1 Handlettering
2 Photography / Styling
3 Collaging

Materials provided on the day, making sure you walk away from the workshop feeling more confident creatively (no matter where on the creative spectrum you find yourself).

Digital option also available. If you’re a creative business owner/IG-er/tech savvy wanting to digitally push yourself in this workshop & have access to an iPad with procreate, or laptop with the Adobe suit – bring those along, as we can work on digital hand lettering & digital collaging instead!

WHEN Sunday 5th May 2019 1:00 – 4:30pm

WHERE The Chapman Building, 9/14 Alison Rd, Wyong, NSW 2259

COST Materials included $130

RSVP get your creative on workshop