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As the nation’s most prominent design college, Billy Blue College of Design is proud of our partnership with Vogue Australia, committed towards fostering the designers of the future.

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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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Engaged with the best
We’ve partnered with industry experts including Vogue Australia, to offer you internships, networking opportunities and insider knowledge. 
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Design backed by the best
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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Explore our Design courses

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 Vogue Australia

Billy Blue is committed to fostering emerging talent and supporting the next wave of leaders in the global creative industry. That’s why partnering with Vogue Australia, who possess the same commitment towards accelerating creative powerhouses into a design career was a no brainer. Through our partnership, you’ll get a range of invaluable opportunities, including access to Vogue leaders, scholarships, mentorships and more.

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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
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.


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Robyn Latimer, OAM
Director, Learning Services 
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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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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Scott Skipworth
Program Director, Interior Design
Scott continuously strives for our interior design suite of courses to pulsate with industry relevance and to generate the future of
professional practice. Scott’s academic leadership is informed by his master’s degree from Chicago’s Illinois Institute of Technology and professional experience with influential New York City and Sydney studios, including Gwathmey Siegel, Ike Kligerman Barkley and fjmt Studio. He is completing his PhD with Torrens University Australia. Through textual research into the philosophy of Gilles Deleuze, Scott’s PhD thesis conceptualises the built environment’s Internet of Things (IoT) as newly disseminating human embodiment with empowering, but also some alarming, potentialities.


Michelle Douglas
Michelle Douglas
Associate Professor of Creative Technology
Program Director of Creative Technology Cluster
Dr Michelle Douglas is a senior design academic and consultant with 20+ years' international experience at global institutions across the UK, USA and Australia.


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Elicia Simon
Program Director, Graphic and Communication Design 
With 20 years of experience in the creative sector, Elicia has managed a variety of design organisations and design teams.
Her experience spans print, digital, advertising, television and photography disciplines across design, production and leadership. Her industry perspective is informed from working with brands such as Versace, Subway and the Supercars franchise as well as agencies such as the QLD government. Elicia is an advocate for practice-based learning and loves guiding students through their journey to an exciting creative career. Her 10+ years of education experience has seen her specialise in online delivery methods and drive a best practice approach to remote learning for the Design and Creative Technology vertical.



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