Chapter Two
Summer 2016/2017

Tamara Abeska

Bachelor of Applied Design in Branded Environments at Billy Blue Design College Sydney, 2015


How did College change your life? College was the first step I took in turning my interest in design into a career. Not only did I get a lot of opportunities, such as my internship at Landor, but I also made a lot of friends and had a really positive tertiary experience. I wouldn’t be where I am today had I not made the decision to study at Billy Blue.

What has been the highlight of your career to date? The highlight of my career was contracting with NSW Family and Community Services to use Human Centred Design techniques to research and ideate ways to improve the experience of disabled youths in foster care.

When did you stop feeling like a student and start feeling like a professional in training? I started to feel like a professional designer when I began to see the work I was producing in national advertising campaigns and my packaging designs on supermarket shelves. I was also head-hunted for my current role at UBank through my LinkedIn profile based on my industry experience.