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As Australia’s most prominent design college, Billy Blue College of Design is proud to partner with Junkee Media, one of the country’s fastest growing and most innovative media companies.

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Who is Billy Blue?

Our legacy dates back to the 1800s, after our innovative entrepreneur namesake Billy Blue. Today, we offer courses in areas including Fashion Design and Marketing, Interior Design, Communication Design and more. We pride ourselves on our connection to industry and providing students access to our network of partners, passionate academics and world-class facilities.

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For 30+ years we’ve been delivering courses built by industry for industry to ensure you’re always one step ahead.
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Design the future
Our progressive teaching approach centres around innovation and discovery to help you design tomorrow.
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DIA-recognised courses
Our courses are recognised by the Design Institute of Australia, giving you confidence that your education is of the highest industry standard.

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Billy Blue College of Design courses are industry-driven, delivered by designers for designers. All our courses include real-life industry experience, helping you graduate with a shining portfolio and critical industry contacts.

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Our partnership with Junkee Media

At Billy Blue, we live and breathe all things design and creative technology. Showing off the astonishing work of our current students and alumni is something that drives us – which is exactly why we love our partnership with Junkee.

Through the partnership, we challenged some of our superstar alumni to showcase their skills and work their design magic in a series of challenges for Australian comedian Nina Oyama.

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Your teachers and academics

At Billy Blue all academic staff are leading design professionals who have industry experience, valuable contacts and stories that connect you straight to the design industry.

Professor Scott Thompson-Whiteside | Staff
Professor Scott Thompson-Whiteside
Executive Dean, Design and Creative Technology
Scott has more than 20 years of academic experience, leading various programs, schools and faculties across Europe, Asia and Australia.
Trained as an industrial designer, he moved into design management and later acquired a master's degree and PhD in design leaderships. Scott is a strong advocate for internationalisation, industry-engaged teaching, high-quality student outcomes and interdisciplinary research, and brings those passions to his role at Torrens University. Scott's own research interests intersect the disciplines of design education, higher education policy, design strategy and innovation.

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Russell Ponting
Program Director, Branded Fashion Design and Fashion Marketing & Enterprise
Specialising in fashion marketing and branding, Russell has spent more than 20 years in the fashion industry, using his skills as a designer
and educator to empower individuals and organisations to achieve results. Along the way, he has worked with companies such as Globe International and Pacific Brands, managing marketing for an array of youth fashion brands including Stussy, Superdry, Mossimo and Mooks. Russell is passionate about fashion brand development and strategically aligning product and brand to meet consumer need. He is keenly interested in the impact that technology and questions of ethical production and sustainable practice will have for emerging fashion designers as they enter and transform the industry.

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Trent Naylor
Senior Learning Facilitator (Course Co-ordinator), Game Design, Development and Programming

Trent is a co-founder of Sydney-based games studio Pygmy Tyrant. He has designed and created gaming content for more than 20 years
and has worked with high-school and university students for nearly 12. He is currently the Senior Lecturer in Games for Media Design School Sydney and he hopes to see games grow as a medium for art and storytelling.

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Robyn Latimer, OAM
Associate Dean, Design and Creative Technology
In her 25-year design career, Robyn has owned a studio, directed a company and led countless community projects. Having worked in
magazines and advertising, she specialised in publishing before progressing to education, which was a natural fit. She advocates for equity of access to lifelong learning and online education. In 2010, Robyn received a NSW Volunteer of the Year Award, and in 2018, an Order of Australia Medal.

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Nathan Scoular | Communication Design and Creative Technology | Staff
Nathan Scoular
Program Director, Graphic and Communication Design

The power of collaborative creativity is what drives Nathan and how he uses 20 years of experience in communication, design
and education sectors to help empower individuals and organisations to achieve results. Former designer, creative and art director for prominent design and advertising agencies including XOU, Pearshop and Jack Watts Currie, Nathan leads a team of industry-focused educators in the discipline area of Graphic and Communication Design.

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You decide where to study. We have campuses in central locations across Australia.

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