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Media Design School - Billy Blue - Torrens

The Bright Awards celebrate students across Australia in Years 11-12 who are bringing their creative craft to life

Schedule

Categories

A
Graphic Design
 
B
Web and Interactive
 
C
Photography
 
D
Animation
 
E
Games
 
F
Fashion
 
G
Interior Design
 

Judges

Eric Thompson

Eric Thompson

Eric has been a practicing designer for 25 years and an educator for the past 11 years and holds a Master of Design. He has worked in New Zealand & England, where he had his own design agency in London for eight years, and now in Australia as the Director of Innovation, Industry and Employability for the Design Vertical at Torrens University. He is an award winning designer, lecturer, journalist and a best selling author. Eric has also taken part on various national and international design discussion panels and facilitated a number of successful design hackathons and hosts a Vlog on creativity.

Robyn Latimer

Robyn Latimer

Robyn has a Bachelor of Design, Visual Communication from UTS and a Graduate Certificate of Design from TUA.  She has practiced within multi sectors of the design industry including studio owner/operator for 25 years. Starting out at HarperCollins Publishers heading the coveted Fiction, and Gift & Stationary lists, publishing became her area of specialisation in both print and digital formats.  Robyn is passionate about using design ‘for good and not evil’ and has performed work on a pro-bono basis in the not-for-profit sector for the past 10 years for which she received a 2010 NSW volunteer of the year award. Robyn is now Program Director of Communication Design and Graphic Design at Billy Blue Design School, Torrens University Australia. 

David Agius

David Agius

David Agius has been practicing and teaching interactive design and development for over 20 years. Prior to joining Billy Blue College of Design, Torrens University David led the digital and interactive team at Holy Cow! David was across design and advertising, worked on award winning projects for a variety of clients in corporate and retail. At Billy Blue he’s lectured in interactive development, user experience design, mentored in capstone graduate project classes, directed interactive installation exhibitions and written the course framework for the Interaction Design Major degree. David continues to use emerging technology with his students as a platform for creative expression and experimentation.

Guy Sherlock

Guy Sherlock

Guy is interested in the traditions of photography — believing that photography should be a separate art form from that of extreme digital manipulation, or compositing. In recent years Guy has worked as a professional freelance photographer across a number of styles and genres, exhibiting in galleries as well as being published in many newspapers and magazines. As a senior academic Guy’s goal is to bring industry knowledge, skills and practice to the classroom — providing students with an industry related education and experience.

Ivan Kintanar

Ivan Kintanar

Ivan has worked in the 3D industry for over 15 years as a VFX, 3D and Game Artist. He has worked on projects worldwide and has numerous film, TV and game credits working on projects for 2K Games, Tacx, Saatchi & Saatchi and Buick among others. Ivan has a Masters in Digital Media from the University of Newcastle and is currently a 3D Lecturer for Digital Media in Billy Blue College of Design, Torrens University

Trent Naylor

Trent Naylor

Trent is a co-founder of Sydney-based games studio, Pygmy Tyrant and a passionate educator in Games Design. He has an eclectic history in education moving from Theology to Interactive Entertainment. He has been designing and creating content for games for over 20 years and working with high school & university students for nearly 12. He is currently the Senior Lecturer in Games for Media Design School Sydney and through his own research & work and by facilitating passion in his students, he hopes to see games grow as a medium for art and story-telling.

Jillian James

Jillian James

Jillian James is Senior Lecturer in Branded Fashion Design at Billy Blue College of Design, Torrens University. Her areas of speciality include creativity and ideas generation processes, garment construction, design context and theory and research methodologies. These subject areas allow Jillian to foster a compliment of both practice and theory in a blended learning environment. Over the past eight years Jillian has also been actively involved in the academic processes relating to course development and moderation. Jillian has completed a Master of Design and has also obtained a Bachelor of Design and a Bachelor of Art Education and completed a Diploma of Fashion Design prior to that.

Melissa O’brien

Melissa O’brien

Melissa is an interior architect, designer, decorator, stylist, researcher, and educator with 15 years experience across these fields. She has a Bachelor of Interior Architecture from UNSW and is currently completing her Masters of Design at Torrens University. With a background predominantly in large-scale commercial projects, Melissa is now a Director with Maxwell + Shirley, an interior design practice working primarily in residential architecture and interior design, and is also a senior academic in Interior Design and Decoration at Torrens University.

Bright Awards is a rare celebration of creative craft within secondary schools around Australia. Designed to highlight emerging young creative talent. Brought to you by Media 
Design School and Billy Blue College of Design.

Each winner will be awarded two major cash prizes: one for themselves and one for their school. Need another reason to enter? Your school could be in the running to win the Bright School of the Year Award, demonstrating the school’s ability to produce talented students in the fields of digital and traditional design.

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