Shape 2016: Showcase of HSC Technology Projects


Designer Case Studies

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

Adam Hobbs is a senior industrial designer. Adam currently works at Tiller Design, one of the leading product design agencies in Sydney.

View the text transcript of the video interview with Adam Hobbs.

Andrew Simpson

Andrew Simpson is an industrial designer. Andrew is currently the principal designer at Vert Design.

View the text transcript of the video interview with Andrew Simpson.

Andrew Tovey

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.

View the text transcript of the video interview with Andrew Tovey.

Hayden Youlley

Hayden Youlley designs ceramics. He currently runs his own company, Hayden Youlley Design, which makes and sells ceramics.

View the text transcript of the video interview with Hayden Youlley.

James Gardiner

James Gardiner is an architect and construction 3D printing pioneer. James is currently the head construction 3D printing innovation at Laing O’Rourke.

View the text transcript of the video interview with James Gardiner.

Liz Palmer

Liz Palmer is a costume designer . Liz’s work includes costume design for Dark City, iRobot and God of Egypt.

View the text transcript of the video interview with Liz Palmer.

Lucy Klippan

Lucy Klippan is a visual designer. Lucy currently works at UTS in a design research centre called Designing Out Crime.

View the text transcript of the video interview with Lucy Klippan.

Paul Sztajer

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.

View the text transcript of the video interview with Paul Sztajer.

Shanshan Wang

ShanShan Wang is a strategic innovation designer. ShanShan is also the founder and CEO at Roam Technologies.

View the text transcript of the video interview with Shanshan Wang.

Stuart Faulkner

Stuart Faulkner is a furniture designer and maker. Stuart currently runs Heartwood, a wood school for adults.

View the text transcript of the video interview with Stuart Faulkner.

Vaughan Knight

Vaughan Knight is the Technical Evangelism Lead at Microsoft.

View the text transcript of the video interview with Vaughan Knight.

William Goshnick

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.

View the text transcript of the video interview with William Goshnick.

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