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BREAK THE MOULD | graduation 2018

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On Friday the 11th of January we came together to celebrate our Graduates of 2018.

HDS encourages bold and disruptive design that is produced once a deep understanding of traditional design values are met. You must first learn the rules to break the rules!

Staying true to traditional design practices does not mean they are left in the past. HDS is a forward-thinking institution and proves to show consistent adaptation to their courses to incorporate new technologies, which equips their students with a broad skill set.

With this mindset, a dynamic learning environment is created and student’s creativity and experimentation results in ideas that BREAK THE MOULD.

 

Achievement Awards

STUDENT OF 2019
Carly Cousins | MSF40113 Certificate IV in Interior Decoration

TOP OF THE CLASS
Michelle Allan | CUA40715 Certificate IV in Design specialising in Graphic Design
Amy-Lea Pettigrew | MSF40113 Certificate IV in Interior Decoration
Kate Batten | MSF50213 Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration

MOST IMPROVED
Jessie Parker | MSF50213 Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration 2018/19

 

Industry Awards

EARPS BROS TILES
Leanne Pettigrew | MSF40113 Certificate IV in Interior Decoration

INNER CITY WINE MAKERS
Michelle Allan | CUA40715 Cerificate IV in Design specialising in Graphic Design

 

Congratulations to all our Graduates!

 

WORKSHOP | rustic wreaths & native arrangements

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The Storekeeper & Co are joining up with some locals to bring you a gathering at the foot of the Watagans with like-minded folks to nourish your souls and get your hands creating.

Elissa, master floral designer from Wandering Flora, is a local from the Lake Macquarie area, who puts heart into everything she creates.

Inspired rustic textures and colours, she delights in creating fresh smelling flower arrangements that brings joy and life into peoples homes.

Join Elissa, in creating you own wild style floral goodness for your home. Using native flowers, vines and leaves you will take home your handmade pieces ready for your next gathering.

  

Other workshops to check out – vegetable fermenting, the truth about honey and nutritious meal planning.

With your ticket purchase tell us how you love to gather to win 2 nights accommodation at The Forest Cottage.

WHEN Saturday 27th October 2018 10 – 2pm

WHERE The Forest Cottage 31 Wilkinson Road Martinsville

COST Floral Workshop + Picnic Box $70

RSVP we gather

EVENT | The Brief

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Set in a relaxed atmosphere, we invite leading designers to deconstruct project briefs and open engaging discussions about the design industry.

September’s edition we are thrilled to host Ian Wrightson from Wrightson Stewart!
Ian will be taking you through one of their latest commissions, Wilston Project, from initial brief through to completion..and beyond!
Wilston Project is a Finalist in the 2018 IDEA Awards.
[see image and link to gallery below]

Whether you’re a professional, freelancer or student, this event is designed to offer personal development and advice, helping you grow and excel in your field. Opportunities for questions throughout the night are welcomed and afterwards, you can hang back to meet like-minded people and enjoy a glass of wine!

Not yet working or studying in the industry? No worries! Anyone with an interest in the design world is welcome!

Don’t miss the chance to gain valuable industry knowledge from our special guest.


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Ian Wrightson | Wrightson Stewart
http://www.wrightsonstewart.com.au/

Ian Wrightson, a born and bred Novacastrian, is one of the Directors at Design Practise, Wrightson Stewart.

Industry-leading since 2001, Wrightson Stewart specialises in customised built environments, specialising in quality interior design, architectural adaptation, contemporary styling and original product design.

Wholly responsive to the client’s vision, Wrightson Stewart is synonymous with clever adaptation of space and an inimitable polished and timeless international aesthetic that breathes new life into hero architectural features.

Resulting from a customised, considered approach to each project, Wrightson Stewart has featured in all of Australia’s leading design and lifestyle publications, including Vogue Living, Houses, Australian House and Garden, Inside Interior Design Review, and Queensland Homes.

WHEN Friday 14 Sept 2018

 

WHERE  Hunter Design School

 

RSVP  Here

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT | kathy langlade

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STUDENT SPOTLIGHT | kathy langlade

From conquering her fear of public speaking in high school to creating comic books, Kathy’s love for art has driven her to explore new territories and push boundaries within herself.

While working fulltime, as a hobby Kathy created a series of painted prints, greeting cards and comic books to sell at markets and online. Last year she challenged her knowledge in traditional methods of art making by enrolling into the Cert IV in Graphic Design.

Her mentality to get out of her comfort zone and learn new skills complements her projects and helps create unique artworks. The course also exposed her to new areas of design that she had never considered before – like typography and pattern making. She also was the winner of Inner City Wine Maker’s wine label competition and had her design [pictured] put into production!

Her first art exhibition is running now [15 May-18 August] at the Charlestown Library and features the paper craft animals made during the graphic design course as well as some new work.
If you are interested in attending her artist talk on June 5th at Charlestown Library please register anytime by the link below. It’s a free event with nibblies and question time at the end and a chance to view her art work on exhibition.

WHEN Tuesday 5th June 2018

WHERE  Charlestown Library, Cnr Smith and Ridley Streets, Charlestown, NSW 2290

RSVP  Here

MID YEAR INTAKE | interiors, events + graphic

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MID YEAR INTAKE CERT IV INTERIORS, EVENTS + GRAPHIC

JOIN US for an awesome night, meet some of our HDS trainers and industry people.
Ask any questions you have about curriculum, dates, prices, career opportunities etc.

EXPLORE HDS purpose built + exciting studio spaces
DISCOVER industry hacks + how to be your own boss
GET CREATIVE winner from the But Y 2018 Careers Expo Competition announced! [Thursday event]

DISRUPT THE NORM
BE DIFFERENT – DO DIFFERENT

GUEST SPEAKERS
Luke Burrell Mezzanine
Louise Maher Hunter Valley Events
Lisa McKenzie Graphic Design
Media Super Media Super
Donna Burrell director of HDS

WHEN Thursday 31st May at 6pm

WHERE 67 Parry St Newcastle West

RSVP  Here

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

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FREE WORKSHOPS | colour & style

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Explore and experiment with colour and style in one of our FREE workshops in January.

Understanding Colour & How it Applies to Your Interiors 

The impact of colour and how it makes us feel is such a personal thing and we need to make sure we get it right.  Colour can make you feel bad or good, sick or healthy, sleepy or awake.  If you would like an opportunity to explore some of these things when applying it to your own interiors or maybe even thinking about becoming a colour consultant, then join one of our workshops in January.

Create a Vision Board 

Vision for you home, your life, your family and your business is paramount to it’s success or failure, or maybe you have just be stagnant and feel like things are going nowhere.  Come along and create a vision board for your home and leave our workshop feeling inspired, happy, ready to confidently do something or make some changes.

WHEN Saturday 6th and 13th January 10 – 12pm & 1 – 2pm

WHERE 67 Parry St Newcastle West

COST Free

RSVP Understanding Colour & How it Applies to Your Interiors  | Create a Vision Board 

INFO NIGHT | january 4th, 11th & 18th

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The facts are, more than half a million Australians now work in the creative sector, making it one of the fastest-growing, most dynamic segments of the national economy.  Everything we do, wear, use, see and read has been designed.  Our future will be built on design thinking and innovation.

Join us to discover how you can design your future.

WHEN Thursday January 4th, 11th & 18th 5.30 – 7.00pm

WHERE 67 Parry St Newcastle West

RSVP  Here

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

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GRAD SHOW | pathways and crossroads

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HUNTER DESIGN SCHOOL STUDENTS PILOT PATHWAYS AD CROSSROADS WITHIN THE CREATIVE INDUSTRY

Join all HDS students from 2017 as they celebrate and present their portfolios and work in an exhibition, taking you down a pathway of discovery as you encounter their works, designs and products.

WHEN Friday 15th December from 6pm

WHERE 67 Parry St Newcastle West [behind the big yellow door]

RSVP here

 

sponsored by earp bros, polytec, bristol

INFO NIGHT | thursday 19th & wednesday 25th january

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YOUR FUTURE IS NOT DEFINED, it is the result of your choices and actions. Dare to Disrupt the norm, BE DIFFERENT – DO DIFFERENT Join us to discover how you can design your future.

Thursday 19th & Wednesday 25th of January, 5.30 – 7.00pm

Please RSVP via email hello@hds.nsw.edu.au or online events

Refreshments brought to you by Imbibe Living drinks

Goodies sponsored by indesign

 

Photo credit The Gather Collective

TILE DESIGN | Cert IV in Design Students designing for Earp Bros

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Earp Bros offer a diverse range of tile products from around the globe. Located in Newcastle, Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane (in 2017) we are proud to be a 5th generation, family-owned business with our Head Office in Carrington. Our Newcastle West Showroom loves to work with HDS and the next generation of Design Professionals in Newcastle.

A great deal of consideration, planning and procurement go into creating the Earp Bros range and we are pleased to be an exclusive importer of globally recognised brands such as Porcelanosa and Venis.

We also look to smaller, artisan manufacturers for our Bespoke range of Tile and Stone.

It was with this range of products that we invited students from HDS to develop a unique tile design and the opportunity for outstanding designs to be produced!

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Students were introduced to the world of cement tile, commonly known as Encaustics. These beautiful tiles are often inspired by nature, geometry and pattern and used extensively in homes, businesses and public places throughout the world.

Each tile begins with a design – a line drawing and a selection of colours. This design is crafted into a mould by artisan hands and then each tile is poured by hand. Pigments and cement are mixed to create a smooth liquid that fits to the mould and reveals the design. Layers of cement are built up to create a tile that is 16mm thick. It’s then hydraulically pressed and cured in a water bath.

Each piece of tile interacts with the next and allows the pattern to emerge and wander over wall and floor surfaces.

Students were asked to develop a tile for a client brief and the results were diverse, creative and inspired.

From designs featuring stripes and geometry, to organic forms inspired by nature, the tiles are a testament to the knowledge students have gained throughout their course.

Like any design challenge, there were some stand-out designs and two of the students will have their designs produced in 2017.

 

Congratulations to runner up, Laura Hamill for her design “Cake Anyone”. A simple yet effective triangular design with on-trend terracotta and pop colour highlights – a saleable, fun tile!

And a huge congratulations to Kayla Tesoriero for her design “Mind the Gap” inspired by London’s tube and the colours of Notting Hill and Hampstead. This is a highly original and creative design that will translate well into a repeat pattern tile design – well done!

We look forward to sharing the production journey with you next year!

Check out Earp Bros full range of cement tiles

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