A series of interviews with professionals from various design fields including: industrial, product, costume, prop, furniture, gaming, visual communications, and ceramics.
These designers gave seminars to students as part of the exhibition Shape 2016 which ran at the Powerhouse Museum (24 February – 7 May 2017).
Shape 2016 showcased a selection of outstanding major projects from the HSC Design and Technology, Industrial Technology, and Textiles and Design courses.
Adam Hobbs is a senior industrial designer. Adam currently works at Tiller Design, one of the leading product design agencies in Sydney.
Andrew Simpson is an industrial designer. Andrew is currently the principal designer at Vert Design.
Andrew Tovey is a geographer and social scientist turned sustainability professional. Andrew is currently the Director of Public Programs at Total Environment Centre, which is an environmental campaigns organisation in Sydney.
Hayden Youlley designs ceramics. He currently runs his own company, Hayden Youlley Design, which makes and sells ceramics.
James Gardiner is an architect and construction 3D printing pioneer. James is currently the head construction 3D printing innovation at Laing O’Rourke.
Liz Palmer is a costume designer . Liz’s work includes costume design for Dark City, iRobot and God of Egypt.
Lucy Klippan is a visual designer. Lucy currently works at UTS in a design research centre called Designing Out Crime.
Paul Sztajer is a game designer and developer. Paul currently works at 3P Learning, making educational games for children as well as running his own company called SeeThrough Studios.
ShanShan Wang is a strategic innovation designer. ShanShan is also the founder and CEO at Roam Technologies.
Stuart Faulkner is a furniture designer and maker. Stuart currently runs Heartwood, a wood school for adults.
Vaughan Knight is the Technical Evangelism Lead at Microsoft.
William Goshnick is an engineer and designer. William by day is a water utility engineer and by night is a tinkerer and prop and costume maker.