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A Full Circle Moment

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May 22 2024


The journey from student to designer

Georgia Billman presented to the AUT class of Communication Design 2024 about her journey from student to designer

Our super-star designer, Georgia Billman, swapped her Macbook for a projector and delivered a presentation to the very class she sat in 3 years ago, the third year Communication Design students at AUT.

Georgia’s hope for the session was to inspire the next generation of commercial designers while sharing some hard-hitting truths about real life in the design industry today. We’re sure she reframed a few unrealistic expectations, but ultimately sparked enthusiasm as she spoke about her experience, growing from student to intern, and on-to intermediate designer at one of the longest standing big name agencies. 

Georgia shared the large scope of projects she has touched with her creative flare over the years, from start-up ventures to established household names, and discussed her insights on the processes involved, as well as the invaluable lessons she’s encountered along the way.

Georgia is grateful for this opportunity that allowed her to “reflect on the wide range of projects I have worked on and what I have achieved”. “I hope my perspective was valuable as the students transition into the industry”, Georgia says.  Our managing director Annie Dow is “very proud of Georgia demonstrating her knowledge and very proud having her part of our team”.

If you have a group of individuals who would benefit from hearing straight from the horse’s mouth, please don’t hesitate to contact our team with 30+ years of experience in the design industry.
Call Annie on 021 979 699 or email us@dowgoodfolk.co.nz