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Student Profiles: Design

Meg Stewart

What’s your degree?

Bachelor of Design Arts and currently working to complete my year of honours.

What kind of work do you make?

For the past two years I've been making spectacle frames

What drew you to making your work?

It was mainly out of frustration of not finding good quality glasses that weren’t unique. There’s only three main manufactures in Australia and the frames they’re creating are all very similar.

What technologies and techniques do you use?

My practice has involved working both with my hands along with a variety of technologies including 3D printing, laser cutting and CAD. This combination has even allowed me to produce tooling to make frames for my glasses.

What’s the most valuable skill you’ve learnt so far at SOA&D?

It would have to be self-confidence, in my work and self. Being able to network, speaking to people through designing and creating and learning what to ask to get the right answers. It’s made it possible to inform my practice and get my work out there.

   Megan Stewart Work Desk

 


 

Emily Andrews

What kind of work do you make?

I love both art and design, specifically industrial design. I create artworks using all mediums but prefer painting with oil paint and watercolour.

What technologies and techniques do you use?

I am very hands on with my practice, so I like to work directly with my materials, but I will sometimes use the programs of CAD or Photoshop to generate prototypes or final ideas.

What’s the most valuable skill you’ve learnt so far at SOA&D?

I’ve loved exploring new materials in my Image and Object class and working to a weekly brief that challenges my ability to generate concepts. Previous to my Making Online course I had never used HTML or attempted to generate websites of my own, and I was able to explore and learn about these platforms.

See more of Emily's work here: https://emily-andrews-3adz.squarespace.com/

 

 


 

Zoe Heacock

 

What’s your degree?

Bachelor of Design

What kind of work do you make?

I make handmade and digital collages, and I've recently started getting into drawing and painting.

What technologies and techniques do you use?

I work mainly in Photoshop. I photograph textures and patterns I find around me and incorporate them into my work.

What’s the most valuable skill you’ve learnt so far at SOA&D?

I've learnt that everyone is creative in different ways and trying something new isn't as scary as it seems. The course has shown me that you can turn any simple practice into something really interesting and exciting.

See more of Zoe's work here: https://zoeheacock.wixsite.com/home

  

 


 

Jonathon Zalakos

 

What’s your degree?

I'm doing a double degree in Business Administration and Design.

What kind of work do you make?

I love to make small things like jewellery - anything that people might take with them anywhere they go.

 

 

 

          

 

What technologies and techniques do you use?

I've come to appreciate digital supplements to my design process so CAD is quickly becoming a staple for me.

What’s the most valuable skill you’ve learnt so far at SOA&D?

I've learnt the value of research in every step of creating and also to value the history of techniques and tools we take for granted.

See more of Jonathon's work here: https://jonathonzalakos.wixsite.com/projectb

 


 

Gina Poulakis

 

What's your degree?

Bachelor of Design

What kind of work do you make?

My recent work references art history in an online social experiment.

  

What technologies and techniques do you use?

Currently I am experimenting with clay/ceramics - I tend to deviate by investigation when given the opportunity.

What is the most valuable skill you’ve learnt so far at SOA&D?

I have allowed myself to be informed by the process so far - one class will filter into the next, in turn dictating my process, thinking and ultimately my practice, consciously and subliminally.

See more of Gina's design work here

 


 

Dion Cozic

 

What's your degree?

I'm doing a flexible double degree with a Bachelor of Design and Bachelor of Science majoring in Physics.

What kind of work do you make?

Mostly digital illustrations, drawing and painting.

What technologies and techniques do you use?

To make my digital work I usually scan a drawing or sketch into the computer and use a tablet to recreate it In Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop

What is the most valuable skill you’ve learnt so far at SOA&D?

How to write custom HTML and CSS code to make a website.

See more of Dion's design work here: https://cozicdion.wixsite.com/kingstevey

  

 


 

Olivia Gates

 

What's your degree?

Bachelor of Design / Bachelor of Visual Arts majoring in Glass

What kind of work do you make?

I work with glass and most of my projects are influenced by my interest in the natural world. I am also exploring other mediums including textiles, ceramics, photography and video to further delve into my ideas and concepts.

What technologies and techniques do you use?

I use traditional methods of glass blowing and kiln casting and forming, as well as 3-D modelling, illustration and editing software.

What’s the most valuable skill you’ve learnt so far at SOA&D?

Learning about the online world and how create a platform for our own work has really pushed me to consider how I want to be perceived as an artist/designer.

See more of Olivia's design work here: https://arthurandclementine.wixsite.com/oliviagatesart

 


 

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