Global Schools Directory

We’re excited to recommend our favourite design schools that we’re in paid partnerships with from around the globe for you to study at!

Shillington

Want to study graphic design but don’t want to waste 3 years of your life? As longtime friends of TDK, Shillington delivers the goods again and again — just check out the awesome graduates and teachers we’ve featured on the site over the years! Shillington moves fast and mentors students to work smart like industry designers—following clear design processes and meeting tight deadlines. Before long, you’ll be thinking like a designer and tackling creative briefs—experimenting with idea generation, jumping onto the computer and creating a polished portfolio you can be proud of. Choose between full-time (3 months—hard core, but get it DONE) and part-time (which we recommend—you can keep your day job, study two nights a week, have a beer afterwords and graduate at the end of the year into a brand new creative career).

Campuses: Sydney/Melbourne/Brisbane, London/Manchester, New York

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Billy Blue

If you’re on the younger side of 21, and you’ve got some time up your sleeve, we’d recommend a degree at Billy Blue. BB Sydney has been ticking along for a looooooning time with some mega awesome grads – over 20 years! – and they’ve recently added some sexy new campuses to Brisbane and Melbourne, plus you’ve also got the chance to study online if that suits better!

Campuses: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Online

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JMC Academy

Why we recommend JMC; with 35 years of experience in education, the guys at JMC are taking upskilling with design thinking to the next level – everything to do with designing visual stories, creating digital interactions, and innovating spaces and experiences. Get your head around user-centred design and visual communication in an agency style set up to learn in. PLUS cross disciplinary collabs with students studying film & TV, sound, animation and music (your folio will be next level!) With guest lectures, industry events, and a 3 month internship within your 2 years of study, you’ll be connected to the industry before you even graduate! Did we mention the chance for a two week study tour to Japan? JAPAN! Too good.

Campuses: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane

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Foundry

If you want to take your design education seriously – and get seriously inspired at the same time – then we’d recommend a Foundry Pathway, in beautiful Tasmania. Take two years to deep-dive into design while taking a creative retreat and earning a set of qualifications that represent you as a creative. Foundry is fast becoming the go-to for industry-relevant creative education in Australia, with its national guest speaker program, The Wild program, annual visits from global industry leaders and a growing international reputation. Studying in Tasmania also means the air is cleaner, the wilderness is closer and the design scene is booming. You can’t go wrong.

Campuses: Hobart, Launceston

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Pumphouse School

If you were going to pick your favourite local industry legends, throw them together and dream up some awesome courses, Newcastle’s Pumphouse School might be what you come up with. With courses like ‘Design Your Own Children’s Book’, ‘App Design’, ‘Brush Script Lettering’ or just ‘Adobe Basics’, each course is taught by awesome industry folk who know what it takes to get hired. This school is perfect for graduates wanting to specialise in a specific area – the train to Newcastle is worth every second!

Campuses: Newcastle (Australia)

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Institute of Code

Guys – Bali AND advancing your career? No brainer! IOC’s 10 day web develeopmetn bootcamp will take you from little or no experience to creating your very own beautiful, responsive websites, learning how to use HTML, CSS and Javascript to design, create and build websites from scratch. There is no prior experience or skills required before joining this bootcamp. Would suit a freelance creative, entrepreneur, business owner or marketer. They alos offer a sweet 10 day Socail Media and Content Marketing bootcamp for those keen on becoming a successful social media manager or influencer from experts in the field. Sign up for both we say!

Campuses: Campuses: Bali, Indonesia

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Global Schools Directory

We’re excited to recommend our favourite design schools that we’re in paid partnerships with from around the globe for you to study at!

Shillington

Want to study graphic design but don’t want to waste 3 years of your life? As longtime friends of TDK, Shillington delivers the goods again and again — just check out the awesome graduates and teachers we’ve featured on the site over the years! Shillington moves fast and mentors students to work smart like industry designers—following clear design processes and meeting tight deadlines. Before long, you’ll be thinking like a designer and tackling creative briefs—experimenting with idea generation, jumping onto the computer and creating a polished portfolio you can be proud of. Choose between full-time (3 months—hard core, but get it DONE) and part-time (which we recommend—you can keep your day job, study two nights a week, have a beer afterwords and graduate at the end of the year into a brand new creative career).

Campuses: Sydney/Melbourne/Brisbane, London/Manchester, New York

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Billy Blue

If you’re on the younger side of 21, and you’ve got some time up your sleeve, we’d recommend a degree at Billy Blue. BB Sydney has been ticking along for a looooooning time with some mega awesome grads – over 20 years! – and they’ve recently added some sexy new campuses to Brisbane and Melbourne, plus you’ve also got the chance to study online if that suits better!

Campuses: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Online

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JMC Academy

Why we recommend JMC; with 35 years of experience in education, the guys at JMC are taking upskilling with design thinking to the next level – everything to do with designing visual stories, creating digital interactions, and innovating spaces and experiences. Get your head around user-centred design and visual communication in an agency style set up to learn in. PLUS cross disciplinary collabs with students studying film & TV, sound, animation and music (your folio will be next level!) With guest lectures, industry events, and a 3 month internship within your 2 years of study, you’ll be connected to the industry before you even graduate! Did we mention the chance for a two week study tour to Japan? JAPAN! Too good.

Campuses: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane

Read More

Foundry

If you want to take your design education seriously – and get seriously inspired at the same time – then we’d recommend a Foundry Pathway, in beautiful Tasmania. Take two years to deep-dive into design while taking a creative retreat and earning a set of qualifications that represent you as a creative. Foundry is fast becoming the go-to for industry-relevant creative education in Australia, with its national guest speaker program, The Wild program, annual visits from global industry leaders and a growing international reputation. Studying in Tasmania also means the air is cleaner, the wilderness is closer and the design scene is booming. You can’t go wrong.

Campuses: Hobart, Launceston

Read More

Pumphouse School

If you were going to pick your favourite local industry legends, throw them together and dream up some awesome courses, Newcastle’s Pumphouse School might be what you come up with. With courses like ‘Design Your Own Children’s Book’, ‘App Design’, ‘Brush Script Lettering’ or just ‘Adobe Basics’, each course is taught by awesome industry folk who know what it takes to get hired. This school is perfect for graduates wanting to specialise in a specific area – the train to Newcastle is worth every second!

Campuses: Newcastle (Australia)

Read More

Institute of Code

Guys – Bali AND advancing your career? No brainer! IOC’s 10 day web develeopmetn bootcamp will take you from little or no experience to creating your very own beautiful, responsive websites, learning how to use HTML, CSS and Javascript to design, create and build websites from scratch. There is no prior experience or skills required before joining this bootcamp. Would suit a freelance creative, entrepreneur, business owner or marketer. They alos offer a sweet 10 day Socail Media and Content Marketing bootcamp for those keen on becoming a successful social media manager or influencer from experts in the field. Sign up for both we say!

Campuses: Campuses: Bali, Indonesia

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Sydney Design Directory

We asked our community and we’ve collated a big list of everyone doing awesome stuff in Sydney. Be sure to check them all out!

Sydney Design Directory

We asked our community and we’ve collated a big list of everyone doing awesome stuff in Sydney. Be sure to check them all out!

Schools, Colleges and Universities

Academy of Information Technology: Website

Billy Blue College of Design Sydney: Website / Instagram

CATC Sydney: Website

COFA: Website

Excelsia College: Website

Hornsby TAFE: Website

JMC Academy: Website / Twitter / Instagram

Martin College Sydney: Website

Raffles Sydney: Website / Twitter / Instagram

Shillington College Sydney: Website / Twitter / Instagram

TAFE Enmore Design Centre: Website

University of Sydney, Sydney College of the Arts (SCA): Website / Instagram

University of Technology Sydney: Website / Twitter

University of Western Sydney: Website

Design Studios

Born & Raised: Website / Twitter

Christopher Doyle & Co.: TDK Interview / Website / Twitter / Instagram

Collider: Website / Instagram

Conway Design: Website / Instagram

Designworks: Website / Twitter

Digital Eskimo: Website / Twitter

E2: Website / Twitter / Instagram

End of Work: Website / Twitter

Eskimo: Website / Twitter / Instagram

For The People: TDK Interview / Website / Twitter

Frost: Website / Twitter / Instagram

Garbett Design: TDK Interview / Website / Twitter / Instagram

Host: Website / Twitter

Houston: TDK Interview / Website / Twitter / Instagram

Hoyne: Website / Twitter / Instagram

Hulsbosch: Website / Twitter

Interbrand: TDK Interview / Website / Twitter / Instagram

Landor: TDK Interview / Website / Instagram

Lavender: Website / Instagram

Mark Gowing: TDK Interview / Website

Maud: Website

M+C Saatchi: Website / Twitter

Mentally Friendly: Website

Moffitt + Moffitt: Website / Twitter / Instagram

Monogram: Website / Twitter / Instagram

Nick Barclay Designs: TDK Interview / Website / Instagram

Nowhere Famous: TDK Interview / Website / Twitter / Instagram

RE: TDK Interview / Website

Reactive: TDK Interview / Website

Smack Bang Designs: TDK Interview / Website / Instagram

Something Creative Co: TDK Interview / Website / Instagram

Studio Alte: TDK Interview / Instagram

The Creative Method: Website / Twitter

Tiny Hunter: Website / Instagram

Toben: Website / Twitter / Instagram

Toby + Pete: TDK Interview / Website / Twitter / Instagram

Toko: Website / Twitter

Tomorrow People: Website / Instagram

We Buy Your Kids: Website / Twitter / Instagram

Design Blogs

Aus Infront: Website

Broadsheet: Website

Design is Kinky: Website

The Love Assembly: Website

Yellowtrace: Website

Events

Blue Sky Markets: Website

Finders Keepers: Website / Instagram

Semi Permanent: Website / Twitter / Instagram

Vivid Sydney: Website / Twitter / Instagram

Galleries and Event Spaces

Alaska: Website

Ambush Gallery: Website

Art Gallery of NSW: Website

M Contemporary: Website

Mild Manners: Website / Twitter / Instagram

Museum of Contempory Art (MCA): Website / Twitter / Instagram

Play Bar: Website

Powerhouse Museum: Website

Surry Hills Neighbourhood Centre: Website

Illustrators

Kirbee Lawler: Website

Mulga: Website / Instagram

Tabitha Shafran: Website

Magazines

Collective Hub: TDK Interview / Website / Twitter / Instagram

Curvy: Website / Instagram

Justus Magazine: Website / Instagram

Monster Children: Website / Twitter / Instagram

Tangent: Website / Twitter / Instagram

The Brag: Website

Organisations We Love

AGDA NSW: Website / Instagram

Creative Mornings Sydney: TDK Interview / Website / Twitter / Instagram

The Drawing Arm: TDK Interview / Website / Twitter / Instagram

The Ladies Network: TDK Interview / Website / Instagram

Typographers

Foster Type: TDK Interview / Website / Twitter / Instagram

Gemma O'Brien: Website / Instagram

Graeme Offord: Website

Workshops

Workshop : Website / Instagram

Recruitment

Pedestrian Jobs: Website

The Loop: Website / Twitter / Instagram

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