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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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GRADUATION | elevate 2019 gallery

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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.

 

CertIV Graphic Design 2019 - Inner City Winemakers - Liana Corbett CertIV Graphic Design 2019 - Inner City Winemakers - Renee Bell
CertIV Graphic Design 2019 - Inner City Winemakers - Darcy Lloyd CertIV Graphic Design 2019 - Inner City Winemakers - Catherine Wardly
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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Certificate IV in Design specialising in Graphic Design
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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.

 

KIM STENHOUSE
HUNTER VALLEY BOUQUETS
THE NAKED FLORIST
GOT YOUR BACK SISTA
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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.

INFO NIGHT | mid-year intake 2019

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FORGE YOUR OWN PATH

“The question isn’t who is going to let me;

it’s who is going to stop me” – Ayn Rand

The design industry is continually expanding, and the range of career paths is diverse.
As our environment and technology changes around us, design is a constant.

Design is more than aesthetics.
It is the unseen bond between the elements that make sense of the world.
It is what makes a room feel right, or a website easy to navigate.

Design is humanistic.
It solves problems with critical thinking and creative solutions.
It uses technology as a tool rather than a driver.

Design is curious.
It questions, explores and plays.
It allows continual learning and discovery.

 

Join us for an awesome night.
Ask any questions you have about curriculum, dates, prices, career opportunities etc.

Monday 6th May
5.30pm – 6:30pm

Make sure you reserve your place by completing the RSVP form below.

2020 Info Night | Thursday 28 NOV 2019
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EVENT | HDS x The Design Kids

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HDS is thrilled to be hosting April’s edition of #tdktuesdays! Join us next Tuesday at to kick off the sixth edition of 36 Days of Type!  There will be plenty of cheap drinks and a few drawing materials if you can’t source your own.  Digital and analogue tools welcome – there’s plenty of space for all kinds of experimentin’.

Come flex your type skills!

36 Days of Type (@36daysoftype) is a project that invites designers, illustrators and visual artists to express their interpretation of the letters and numbers of our alphabet. The challenge is to design a letter or number for each day of the 36 days. Participants share their artworks via Instagram by uploading their entries with the project hashtag #36daysoftype and daily hashtag #36days_[Letter/Number]. From all daily entries, a curated selection will be published on the 36 Days of Type Instagram account (169k followers!).

This is a chance to get a head start on your first few letters if you think you’re up for the challenge!  If you want to participate for a few days or even just a single letter you can too.  If you don’t want to draw but feel like some quality banter on your Tuesday night, that’s good too.

 

Not sure what #TDKtuesdays is all about? It’s a no-pressure, beginners welcome, hi-fives encouraged anti-networking event on the first Tuesday of every month.

We’ve decided here at The Design Kids HQ that there is waaaay too much emailing and not enough socialising. So roll on #TDKtuesdays, where every month our fabulous TDK City hosts across the globe organise everything from free workshops to panel discussions, to design pub trivia, to studio tours with some of our fave industry peeps, and heaps more.

It’s a great place for design students, graduates and professionals to meet other design students, graduates and professionals, have a chat, swap notes, get involved and just generally build a bigger and better design community in their cities. If you are shy and “networking” (dirty word) is hard, this is an easy place to start. Grab a friend and come say hi!

RSVP to the Facebook event HERE

Feature Image Wallphabet by @otto_baum and @copenhagensigns
Images X by @linuslohoff K by @mariasern.art

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!

 

Evolve Yourself

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Who would’ve thought that the humble Sharpie could be such an extraordinary design tool?

In his book, “Sharpie Art Workshop,” Timothy Goodman encourages us to put down the paint brush and pick up a Sharpie.

This bright and bold book is full of how-to’s, techniques, creative exercises and a whole lot of inspiration. If a wall/cup/sneaker/your annoying younger sibling is merely a blank canvas to you, then Tim Goodman’s book will point you in the right creative direction.

Now pass me my high-tops; I’ve got some shoes to Sharpie.

Find it NOW at Maclean’s Bookseller ” Sharpie Art Workshop” by Timothy Goodman

Text and Photo by Jane Hollier Brown

Who is Kate?

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Kate is a passionate floral designer and event stylist, with a background in Interior Design and Photography, and a lifelong love of flowers inspired by her grandparents. 

Living and working in the Hunter Region with her fiancé, two cats, two dogs, a horse, five chickens and whatever birds and wildlife wander through on their endless travels. 

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Living simply and consciously is something Kate trying to do, by finding out how our individual actions contribute to the world we live in.

She aims to both reflect and protect the natural world around us, not just in style but also in her practices. Using a range of traditional and inventive techniques and methods, without relying on toxic or unsustainable products like floral foam and imported flowers laces with pesticides and chemicals. 

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Kate loves to use Australian grown, seasonal flowers and foliage in her arrangements, and aims to recycle her materials and recourses as often as possible. 

Follow Kate here as she is about to launch her new and exciting business adventure, Two Wild Hands.

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Coming up…Kate’s Wreath Making Workshop. 

Saturday 8th November 2014. Find out more here

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