Last Tuesday (25 May), the Design and Creative Technology Marketing Team hosted a Design Career Talks info evening at our Ultimo campus and streamed online. The event was an opportunity for prospective students to hear first-hand what a career in interior design, communication and graphic design or photography could be like.
Five inspiring alumni shared their study experiences and their journey into their respective careers. Guests also had the opportunity to explore award-winning artwork by our students and talk with our knowledgeable Course and Career Advisors. Watch the full live stream below.
During the event, Milly Mead, an Alumni from 2019 and now a freelance photographer and videographer, shared a very sage piece of advice with prospective students.
"Take advantage of the opportunities your lecturers and success coaches put in front of you. Say yes to everything. If you do a good job and turn up with a smile on your face and you’re confident… your number gets out and you’ll build a network which is so important."
Has the idea of a career in design been quietly sitting there, popping into the fore from time to time? Do you sigh when you see amazing designs, spaces or photography and just wish this was your job? Well you're in luck, check out our design and creative technology courses.
Our thanks to our alumni, Milly Mead, Taylore Cope Wallace, Briellyn Turton, Imogen Frost, Dean van der Merwe, for their involvement in this fantastic event.
Founder, Milly Mead Photography
Milly is a Billy Blue graduate and freelance photographer and videographer. Since graduating in 2019, Milly has travelled capturing the world’s most magical sights – including her award-winning series of humpback whales in Tonga – before returning to Sydney to join the Billy Blue team as a Student Mentor. Milly joined our Design Career Talks to showcase where an adventure into photography can take you.
Taylor Cope Wallace
Product & Projects Director, LADbible Group
Taylor is a Billy Blue graduate and scholarship winner who has worked with a world-class line-up of clients including Justin Bieber, VIVID Sydney, ANZ, Hyundai and more. Now the Product & Projects Director at LADbible Group, Taylor joined our Design Career Talks to showcase where an adventure into communication design can take you.
Senior Interior Stylist, Hardly Tom Styling
Billy Blue alumni Briellyn Turton graduated in 2019 and is now taking the world by storm. Bursting onto the Australian interior design scene, Briellyn has interned with Vogue Living working alongside Style Editor Joseph Gardner before joining Hardly Tom Styling as a Senior Interior Stylist. Briellyn joined our Design Career Talks to showcase where an adventure into interior design can take you.
AGDA Award Winner & Designer, Smack.Bang Designs
For our communication and graphic design session, Billy Blue graduate Imogen Frost shared her career journey to date. Learn about everything from interning at Vogue Australia, designing and winning an AGDA Award and working for renowned agencies Frost* Collective and Smack.Bang Designs.
Dean van der Merwe
Bachelor Communication Design
Dean is a multi-disciplinary Designer with international experience and believes good design thrives across multiple industries. He has worked across multiple industries and in studios such as Metropolis, Juicy Design, Turner, The Garden Agency and Holy Cow!, and has created his own independent branding and interiors studio in the hospitality sector. His work is dedicated to conveying brand across communication design, but also in interiors and physical space. Some key clients include John Holland, McDonald’s, Vivid Sydney, Oxfam, Melbourne Cricket Ground, City of Sydney and Black Sheep Restaurants. His work ranges from branding and brand strategy, art direction, retail and environmental design, and interior design.