Navigating careers in the creative industries can be daunting. Creative students currently at school or uni will need more than a tertiary qualification...

Creative Careers Day: Information and Inspiration for Students

Location:

Bradfield Senior College
2065 NSW
Australia

Bradfield Entertainment students in class

Speakers

Annette Dockerty

Marketing Director, Elcom Technology; Founder & Producer, Heads of Innovation Forum

A senior professional with a background in digital marketing, corporate innovation and digital/IT services research & development across finance, government, education, health and media. Annette’s career in ICT/Internet spans over 20 years working with major internationals, telecommunications and internet startups. 
 
As a former President of AIMIA NSW & National Board Director, Annette produced the Up Close and Digital series of events and organised strategic innovation workshops.
 
Annette was the primary driver behind the industry proposal for Digital Sydney that led to a NSW Government investment of $1.5m over 3 years. In 2013 Annette founded the Heads of Innovation Forum and continues to mentor female entrepreneurs. Annette is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
 
Mark Morri, Author and Crime Editor of the Daily Telegraph

Mark Morri

Author & Crime Editor at Daily Telegraph

Mark Morri, author and crime editor of the Daily Telegraph has been a journalist for 35 years.

He spent ten years as the Chief of Staff of the Daily Telegraph and a stint at the New York Post. Mark mainly specialises in crime, covering the Father’s Day bikie massacre, The Backpacker murders and the Port Arthur massacre.

This year he published a book, Remembering Anita Cobby. He wrote his first story on a typewriter... and now sends stories on his mobile phone.

Sarah Fordham

Sarah Fordham

Artist & Educator

Sarah is a Sydney-based contemporary artist who divides her time across a wide range of creative endeavors. A practitioner for over twenty years, her work explores colour across a wide range of forms. 
 
Beyond the studio, Sarah is a passionate educator. She holds a Master of Cross-Disciplinary Design and a Bachelor of Arts Education and is a lecturer and presenter, who has delivered creative workshops for a diverse range of institutions, including the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA). Sarah is regularly invited to be an artist-in-residence, working with students in Sydney and Hong Kong. 
 
2016 sees the launch of SAFO, the artist’s new design label. Merging imagery from her paintings with products, Sarah’s work can now be seen on soft furnishings and accessories.  
 
 

 

Shane Carroll

Shane Carroll

Performer, Teacher, Lecturer & Director, Arts Health Institute

Shane Carroll has worked in the performing arts sector for 45 years, as a performer, teacher, lecturer, and consultant. 
 
After an international performing career with the Nederlands Dans Theater and Sydney Dance Company, Shane spent 20 years teaching for most of Australia’s professional companies, and various vocational schools. 
 
Shane is a former Chair of the Dance Board, Australia Council for the Arts and has served on the Arts Advisory Council for Arts NSW.  She currently works with various performing arts organisations, providing consultation and project management, building strategic partnerships for initiatives and programs, including career management and capacity building for artists.
 
Shane was instrumental in the founding and developing of SCOPE for Artists, an Australian program initiated to build the capacity of artists in developing, managing and sustaining their careers.
 
From 2012, Shane has been instrumental in designing Bangarra’s online education library and Teacher PD program – Winhanga-rra, as well as the development and implementation of Arts NSW 3 year initiative Birrang,  a capability program for NSW  Aboriginal Dance artists.
 
In 2016,  she is working with the Sydney Dance Company’s Pre-Professional year as course supervisor.
 
Shane has a BA in History and Politics from Macquarie University, Sydney, and is the Australian representative and manager of projects for the Tanja Liedtke Foundation, which was founded in 2008 in honour of the dancer/choreographer Tanja Liedtke. 
 
Shane is also a Director of the Arts Health Institute, which brings creative programs to health care. She is part of the research team in a recent pilot project run by the  (UNSW) into dance program for people suffering dementia.
 
In 2013, Shane was honoured with the Services to Dance Award at the Australian Dance Awards.
 
Brett Rolfe

Brett Rolfe

Chief Strategy Officer, Naked Communications & Founder of The Schoolhouse Centre for Progressive Education

Brett is the founder of The Schoolhouse Centre for Progressive Education, a non-profit initiative to drive awareness, discussion and adoption of progressive and innovative approaches to education. He was executive producer of TEDxYouth@Sydney (a celebration of ideas by and for teenagers), and last year spoke briefly at TEDxSydney, asking 'What would school be like if we invented it today?' He was also recognised as one of four global winners of the prestigious Cannes Chimera award for creativity in the service of social endeavour. 

Brett holds a Masters in Teaching (Primary) and a Masters in Public Communication. He has written academically on subjects ranging from social movements to teaching mathematics, and was recently published in the Australian Financial Review discussing the transformation of Australian education.

As the chief strategy officer at communications agency Naked, Brett has run workshops and training on creativity and innovation, both locally and internationally.

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Meredith Melville-Jones

Meredith Melville-Jones

Director of Bradfield Senior College

Meredith Melville-Jones is Director of Bradfield Senior College – a senior high school which specialises in the Creative Industries. Since arriving at Bradfield, Meredith has introduced the Bradfield Learning Culture Framework, a college wide initiative encompassing student engagement and wellbeing and was instrumental in redesigning the Industry Experience program with emphasis on providing real world projects. At the TEDxNorthernSydneyInstitute in 2015 Meredith spoke about the challenges of engaging creative students in senior high school within the confines of the curriculum. 
 
With a background in television, communications and entertainment management Meredith worked at Qantas in Internal Communications and as Manager of Inflight Entertainment, Meredith was one of the key players in the implementation of in-seat video systems for the global airline entertainment industry. Before that, Meredith produced and presented the children’s television program ACE, at WIN TV.
 
Meredith was a founding director of the Sydney Youth Writing Competition for primary schools in 2006. She is passionate about working with senior school students to nurture and develop creative skills in conjunction with their academic studies. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Media/Communication.
 
Dr Tim Kitchen

Dr Tim Kitchen

Senior Education Specialist at Adobe

Tim has worked a teacher for over twenty years in all three sectors (Primary, Secondary and Tertiary) in Melbourne, Australia before moving to Adobe in 2013. Prior to working for Adobe, Tim was the Director of Learning Technologies at Strathcona Baptist Girls Grammar School in Melbourne and a sessional lecturer at Swinburne University.

Working closely with Adobe’s Worldwide Education team based in San Francisco, Tim is responsible for managing a range of Adobe education programs within the Asia Pacific region. He regularly liaises with government officials, schools, universities and corporate organisations with a focus on enhancing creativity in education. Tim also manages the Adobe Education community programs throughout Australasia and supports professional learning within the Adobe Education Exchange which now has over 225,000 members.

A passionate advocate for creativity in education, and a well recognised education thought leader in Australia, Tim is a regular writer and presenter for a wide range of national and international journals and conferences.

Internationally reknowned artist George Raftopoulos

George Raftopoulos

Artist

George Raftopoulos is the son of Greek parents and his childhood, from the age of five, was spent in the New South Wales town of Grenfell. In the 1970s, the Raftopouloses found themselves to be the only Greek family in the town. In this context, as a youth, George ruminated on questions of cultural identity. They are questions his paintings continue to plumb. George speaks of his painting as “mapping the memory”. He refers to his paintings incorporating fragmentary references to places he has been, events he has witnessed, and sensations he has experienced. He refers, too, to his paintings touching aspects of his race memory, aspects of his cultural lineage.
 
Raftopoulos’s paintings have always possessed an expressionist fierceness. He describes his method of painting as an “interactive process”, in that it is undertaken without the safety net of preliminary studies. His work of the mid-1990s was peopled by human/animal hybrids, inhabiting a world that combined playfulness with anxiety and apprehension. Line plays a key role in his current painting, and his line is both economical and swift. It is as firm and elastic as cartilage. Most of Raftopoulos’s works of the last couple of years have turned on a single colour, which sets the temper of the painting. Recently that sole colour has often been a primary colour.
 
George holds a Bachelor of Arts from UWS and a postgraduate diploma from Sydney University College of the Arts.
 
Paul McDonald

Paul McDonald

Director of contact sheet

Paul McDonald has 20 years’ experience in photography and is an experienced educator, mentor and curator.

He is currently Director of contact sheet, an international initiative based in Sydney promoting excellence and innovation in photographic practice.

Previously employed at Australian Centre for Photography as Associate Director, Paul has developed photographic programs for LGBTI, migrant and indigenous youth.

He has judged competitions for Shoot the Chef (Fairfax), Powerhouse Museum and Sydney Mardi Gras. His work has been exhibited in Europe, USA, China and Australia, and he is currently curating exhibitions for emerging and established artists, Head On Photo Festival, Sunstudios and Canon Australia.

Monica Davidson

Monica Davidson

CEO of The Creative Plus Business Group Pty Ltd

Monica Davidson has never had a ‘proper’ job - she has been self-employed in the arts since she was a teenager, first as a journalist and later as a writer and filmmaker.

After freelancing for years Monica set up her own production company in the early 1990s, and learnt how to run a creative business the hard way. As her company grew, she started offering informal tutorials to help other creatives and is now a recognised expert in the field.

Monica regularly runs workshops and events about creativity and business, as well as mentoring individual practitioners and consulting to larger arts organisations. She is a regular guest lecturer on creative entrepreneurialism at institutions including AFTRS, NIDA, NAVA and Ausdance.

She is the author of the Australian version of Freelancing for Dummies, and is currently developing a series of books about creative business.

In 2013 Monica was appointed as the first Creative Industries Business Advisor by the NSW Small Business Commissioner, and the following year completed her Masters in Screen Arts and Business at AFTRS. Monica was recently named as one of the Westpac 100 Women of Influence for her work in the creative industries. Her company The Creative Plus Business Group was also awarded a Cool Company Award by Anthill Magazine in 2015.

In her down time Monica enjoys movies, spending time with her family, drinking pink champagne, and participating in the gentle art of pub karaoke.

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Elliott Donazzan CEO Punch!

Elliott Donazzan

CEO, Punch!

Elliott Donazzan is an award-winning entrepreneur who is interested in driving consumer behaviour through technology.
 
In 2012 he founded One Cent Flights, a gaming-driven marketing platform for advertisers to promote their businesses to consumers. The company became the largest entertainment portal of its kind in APAC, boasting 350,000+ users and yearly revenue in excess of $1m.
 
Today he runs Punch!, a diversified performance-focused advertising agency. Punch! builds innovative campaigns that drive consumer action. 
 
Outside work Elliott is a keen volunteer. He is a Board Member of various community organisations and donates expertise to charities like Homelessness Australia and Lymphoma Australia. 
Jon Shaw ginclearfilm

Jon Shaw

Director, ginclearfilm

Jon Shaw is a Marine Biologist, award winning cinematrographer and founder of Sydney production company ginclearfilm which specialises in underwater cinematography.  
 
Jon became a certified diver at 13, commercially trained at 19 and gained his instructor rating at 21. He has shot for all the major networks in Australia and internationally including National Geographic, Discovery, ABC, PBS.  He has won multiple awards including an AACTA (Australian Academy for Cinema Television and Arts) for his cinematography on the series Life on the Reef, plus multiple Gold and Silver ACS Awards (Australian Cinematographers Society) for his cinematography. 
 
Jon holds a BSc (Hons) Degree in Marine Biology from the University of Plymouth. He lectures on underwater cinematography at the Australia Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS) and is committed to sharing his love of the ocean to the world through film.
 
 

Epiphany Morgan

Editor, Producer & Director

Epiphany did her first voice-over at the age of two, illustrated children’s books from the age of seven and at the age of thirteen co-hosted her first documentary, filmed in Zambia, on the subject of AIDS orphans for UNICEF.  Since then she has directed a number of documentaries including the award winning film The Room which has been screened internationally and is currently being distributed by Australia's largest educational distribution company, VEA. She also won the award for Best Student Direction at the 2012 Australian Directors Guild Awards for her work in this film.
 
Epiphany has travelled to India where she shot, directed and edited promotional CSAs and educational short documentaries for the charitable organization Vets Beyond Borders. She also directed and shot the documentation of the charitable organization ALNF in Groot Eylandt. Epiphany sees herself as not just a filmmaker but as a human rights activist and is honoured to be the head of film production at the Women Say Something organization.
 
This passionate filmmaker is now making an impact with her commercial, corporate and TVC directing for clients such as Bing, Accor and Bupa. Epiphany has also produced high-end TVCs for clients such as The Children's Medical Research Centre and their campaign for Jeans for Genes Day, Forty Winks and Ancestry.com.
 
Epiphany has been asked to share her experiences and knowledge about the entertainment industry as a member of the panel on the ABC National Big Ideas program and has also been featured as a bright new upcoming filmmaker in publications such as ArtsHub.
 
Devoted to the arts as a form of expression, Epiphany sees creativity as a tool and as a source of knowledge. Praised for being both "tenacious" and possessing a "clarity of vision," she is keen to embrace every opportunity to create and is constantly searching for foreign ideas and concepts to explore in new and exciting pieces of work.
 
James Alexander INCUBATE

James Alexander

Founder and Manager, INCUBATE

James is the Founder and Manager at INCUBATE, an award-winning startup accelerator program at the University of Sydney.

In three years INCUBATE has backed over 53 startups, new businesses founded by students and researchers, helping them from idea to first customers and funding. James founded INCUBATE with the University of Sydney Union after completing a degree with Honours in Computer Science. James has been involved with technology industry in Sydney for over 5 years. 

Executive Creative Director, Clemenger BBDO

Paul Nagy

Executive Creative Director, Clemenger BBDO

A creative and business leader with 16 years experience, Paul has lead and revitalised international agencies and brands on both sides of the Tasman.
 
From humble beginnings as a brickies labourer, Paul has worked for Cartwright Williams, Leo Burnett and George Patterson Bates, before being appointed Creative Director of Clemenger BBDO Wellington, and later as Executive Creative Director of Clemenger BBDO Sydney
 
Paul has worked on many of the world's most recognisable brands including Mitsubishi, Panasonic, Canon, McDonalds, Diageo, Dulux, NZ Transport Agency and presently for Virgin Australia, Visa and Tourism Australia. 
 
Over the course of his career he has been recognised and gained multiple successes with prestigious industry awards including Cannes, One Show, D&AD, AWARD, CLIO and ECHO.  
 
Joachim Cohen

Joachim Cohen

Education Outreach Programs Manager, Intel Australia

Joachim is a passionate educator, excited by the potential of what the 21st century's connected landscape presents; to grow, harness and develop the skills of learners as creators and innovators.

As a secondary school Teacher, at both Windsor and Queanbeyan High Schools and Teacher Librarian at J.J Cahill Memorial High School, Joachim has enjoyed the challenge of nurturing the abilities of staff and working with students, parents and the community to develop the young leaders of tomorrow.

As a statewide leader in educational technology, with the NSW Department of Education and now Australia wide Educational Technology evangelist, working on Intel’s Educational Programs, he has broadened his skill set with a focus on professional development for teachers as well as a focus on STEM and educational innovation to ensure the best outcomes for schools, students and teachers.

Joachim hopes to continue his focus on developing and nurturing communities of practice, both virtual and physical, as well as sharing stories of success to motivate, inspire and connect educators across Australia.

 

Lewis Major

Lewis Major

Choreographer and dance artist

Lewis Major is an award-winning choreographer and dance artist based in Australia and Europe.

Originally from the deep south of regional South Australia, he grew up on a farm shearing sheep and driving tractors. Not having set foot in a theatre until he was 15, he finds it ironic to now be working in the most maligned and misunderstood sector of the creative industries: Contemporary Dance. His work is therefore invested in the potential of choreography and performance to inform a cultural discourse of sorts, and to enable effective experiences.
 

As a performer and dance maker, he has worked with and alongside Akram Khan, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Russell Maliphant, Shaun Parker, Aakash Odedra, Hans van Den Broeck and others. He has created and performed his own choreographies on 6 continents and is an avid traveller.
 

Lewis’ work is characterised by a unique approach to flow and energy, and an ongoing exploration of the relationship between theatre, movement, light, sound and technology. Lewis Major Projects was established in Sydney, 2015 to act as a vehicle for Lewis’ artistic activity and to initiate productions and collaborations.
 

Paul Bajada

Production Art Designer

Paul studied Fine Arts at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, and Media Arts at Victoria University of Technology.
 
After receiving a scholarship to continue his studies in digital art, Paul moved to Sydney in 2001 and was employed by Plastic Wax Animation studio soon thereafter. He has since worked on a wide variety of game cinematics, 3D animated television shows, and television commercials as a designer, painter, illustrator, and 3D artist.
 
In recent years, Paul has been teaching design and illustration subjects at TAFE. He developed Production AD in an effort to orientate art education towards entertainment design.
 
Wayne Haag

Wayne Haag

Production Art Designer, Film and Television

Wayne received his BA in Photography at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in 1994, and began his professional career two years later as a Matte Painter on The Fifth Element and Red Corner at Digital Domain in Los Angeles.

He has created Matte Paintings for the Farscape television series, the first two Lord of the Rings films, and dozens of television commercials. He has also recently created concept art for films such as The Wolverine and Maze Runner.

Book cover paintings for the publishing industry, and commissioned paintings, round out Wayne's film work. Wayne paints science fiction in his own personal projects.

Lachlan Kitchen i98FM

Lachlan Kitchen

Program Director & Morning Show Host i98FM

Lachlan is an award winning Radio Host, Voice-Over Artist & Radio Programmer. 

In 2008, Lachlan lived in Sri Lanka, where he became a consultant for 4 radio stations, who he still works with. He’s currently the Program Director & Morning Show host of i98FM, which holds the #1 position in the market of Wollongong. With extensive media experience and creative talent management, Lachlan is looking further his love of technology into all digital media platforms. 

He’s won a prestigious Australian Commercial Radio Award for Best Radio Special for his coverage of the 30th Anniversary of Elvis’s death. 
 
Outside of work, you can find Lachlan playing cricket for the North Sydney Bears, or on guitar playing gigs. He was once told he ‘was the best guitarist to ever audition for Australian Idol,’ – a singing competition. He didn’t get very far.  
 
Jon Maxim - Copywriter

Jon Maxim

Freelance Copywriter

Jon is a freelance copywriter with over 30 years experience. Fired from every agency he’s worked at (including his own!), Jon likes to challenge thinking, push boundaries, and embrace the new. 
 
Surprisingly, he’s actually quite good. With a swag of local and international awards over the past 25 years. These days, he tends to judge awards, including the AIMIAs (Australian Interactive Media), ADMA and U.S. DMAs (the Oscars of direct marketing). 
 
Remembering how hard it was to get into the industry, you can’t shut him up: he runs workshops and seminars across Australia and New Zealand, sharing tips on writing picked up (stolen) from other far more skilled writers. 
 
His greatest joy is helping others get a foothold in the industry (or, perhaps, deciding it’s not for them). 
 
Jon lives in Sydney on a very small, scruffy island in Pittwater. if he turns up in shorts, don’t be surprised. That’s him making an effort. 
Jenny Ward

Jenny Ward

Television Floor Manager

Jenny Ward has enjoyed being a television floor manager for three decades. 
 
Her TV career began at Channel 7 in 1979, as the first female news camera assistant for a commercial network. She worked full time for Channel 9 for twelve years (mainly on live variety shows) and has been working freelance since 2002. 
 
In recent years, she has worked on My Kitchen Rules (6 series in all),The Arias, House Rules, The Australia Day Concert at the Sydney Opera House and many more.
 
 
 
 
Mireille Eid

Mireille Eid

Artist

Mireille (Eid) Astore is an artist, writer. and filmmaker. She was born in Beirut and left it to live in Melbourne in 1975 due to the Lebanese civil war.
 
She studied the Sciences at the University of Melbourne where she graduated before becoming an artist and a writer. Influenced by continental philosophy, her art draws on autobiographical notions of representation and the unheimlich; where the conscious intersects with the unconscious. Through her art and her writing she "explores human emotions" and "asks what it is to be human". Mireille Astore attained a PhD in Contemporary Arts from the University of Western Sydney (2008). She was Research Affiliate (2009–2013) at Sydney College of the Arts, and Research Fellow (2011–2012) at the American University of Beirut.
 
Her artworks have been exhibited and screened at the 2004 Sydney Film Festival; at the Freud Museum – London; at the Millais Gallery – Southampton; at Espace SD – Beirut; the Tate Modern – London; at the Centre Pompidou; the 8th Sharjah Biennial 2008; and the 3rd Guangzhou Triennial. She has exhibited her photomedia artworks at the Conny Dietzschold Multiple Box Gallery – Sydney. In 2003, she won the (Australian) National Photographic Purchase Award.
 
Kelvin Haisman

Kelvin Haisman

Teacher & Musician

Kelvin Haisman is a graduate of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music with many years of experience as a professional pianist in a broad range of genres.
 
He has conducted performance and composition workshops in schools throughout Australia for Nora Goodridge Management and Young Australia Workshop and taught the HSC BOS courses in Music for 25 years.
 
He currently teaches HSC Music and Music Industry at Bradfield Senior College and Composition and Music Literacy at Wollongong University.
Jessica Kriklewicz

Jessica Kriklewicz

Senior Web Designer/UX designer, Wiliam

With a passion for all things creative, and years of industry experience in digital design, Jessica likes to push the boundaries to create unique, clean, user-friendly designs for web and other digital sources. 
 
She has worked in web, digital and interface design, art and creative direction and mobile and tablet design and enjoys understanding clients needs and translating concepts into successful designs for beautiful, engaging user experiences.
 
Keren Moran

Keren Moran

Creative Partner, Spring in Alaska

Keren has been working at the intersection between technological and creative industries for the past 18 years.
 
From the heights of exhilaration working in a start-up in the late 90s heyday of the dot.com boom she then left to travel the world and find some peace at the top of a mountain. Landing in Sydney a year or so later she co-founded and ran a design led creative agency for the next 13 years.
 
During that time she's had the challenge and pleasure of collaborating with some of the most fertile minds in the industry and servicing some of Australia's best known and most interesting brands including Triple J, ABC Classic FM, The White Rabbit Gallery, UTS, the University of Sydney and more. 
 
Her work focuses on strategically stretching brands across multiple touch points to craft delightful, cohesive brand stories.
 
She is a devotee of great design and a sucker for a solid rationale.
 
SeinWaiChew

Sein Wai Chew

Head Teacher IT & Games, The Northern Sydney Institute

I have a computer science background and started my professional life as a programmer in National Australia Bank. I then moved to IBM where I was a systems specialist for many years until I became a member of TAFE's teaching staff.

Underlying the technical nature of my jobs is a yearning of things artistic and creative. As a head teacher of IT and Games courses for over 10 years, I have been able to marry both my technical left brain with my creative right to provide a learning environment where the fun one gets in  learning  is just as important as the skills acquired for a job in the industry. This approach guides the way my courses are implemented and the choice of staff I select to deliver them.

 

Greg Mumm

Greg Mumm

Director and co-founder of CareerHQ

Greg is the co-founder and Director of CareerHQ, a new company which guides people to organise their own thoughts to create career clarity for a confident life. 
 
Prior to his business career he spent 10 years as a professional rugby coach that saw him coach at all levels from school to international level, including assisting Fiji at both the 2007 and 2011 Rugby World Cups.
 
His current and past endeavours demonstrate a strong value for education, leadership, family and business enterprise and build on his own expertise and qualifications in coaching, education, values facilitation and human behaviour.
 
Greg will be holding career workshops during the day, "Managing your career - Head vs Heart" and "The balance between form and fit , behaviour vs attributes."
David Ferguson

David Ferguson

Freelance Lighting Designer, Seymour Centre

David has been working in the entertainment industry since the mid 70’s as a designer, technician, technical director, innovator, board member, educator, theatre consultant, mentor and passionate advocate for the advancement of performance technology that enhances rather than pull focus from the artist.
 
He developed his approach to lighting during the 80’s working diverse venues such Sydney’s original Performance Space and the Theatre Royal for the first Cameron Macintosh productions working closely with lighting designer David Hersey.
 
David applied this approach to the technical aspects of performance as a founding member of REM Theatre, which brought intelligent and concise theatre to young audiences both in Australia and Internationally.
 
During this time David developed “fergo” technology that enabled designers to use stage lighting for projection work whilst incorporating keystone techniques for illusion and creative work in a cost effective manner.
 
Currently David works as freelance lighting designer, and an educator for young theatre practitioners at Newtown High School of the Performing Arts, as well NIDA.
Simon Van Der Stap

Simon Van Der Stap

Actor

A highly versatile and sought after character actor, Simon holds a Bachelor of Dramatic Art in Acting from NIDA. Most recently he performed in How To Train Your Dragon Arena Spectacular in Beijing China for DreamWorks and Global Creatures, in which he covered the roles of Stoik and Gobber. Simon also was an original cast member in the Australian premiere of The Lion King for Disney Theatrical Productions in which he was the Standby for Scar and Pumbaa. His other theatre credits include Doug Simon in the Helpman nominated Guttenberg The Musical! for Neil Gooding Productions at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival and return Sydney season, playing the title role in the Australian tour of The Gruffalo for Tall Stories UK, the Australian premiere of The Lady In The Van for Sydney Theatre Company, Otter/Cop/Judge in The Wind in The Willows for the Australian Shakespeare Company in Sydney’s Botanic Gardens, Sam Sheppard’s True West at Belvior Street theatre, as well as numerous other plays.
 
On television Simon is best known as Dr Rudi in the cult comedy series Life Support for SBS. Other television credits include All Saints, Water Rats, Murder Call, Wild Side, Mumbo Jumbo. Simon also appeared in the Australian feature film The Nothing Men which has secured release in the US for 2016 as well as numerous films and projects for AFTRS.
 
Having extensive corporate performance experience, Simon has performed all across Australia and internationally for companies such as Westpac, Commonwealth Bank, Maritime Authority, Schwarzkopf, Eli Lilly, Det Norske and numerous others. He is also an Associate performer and facilitator of Dramatic Change, a corporate training provider that offers drama based and role play training for international corporations in the Asia Pacific region.
 
Simon has been boxing for over thirty years and currently trains with the University of Sydney Boxing Club and enjoys riding motorcycles both on road and at the race track.
 
 

Event Details

Navigating careers in the creative industries can be daunting. Creative students currently at school or uni will need more than a tertiary qualification to survive the rapidly evolving creative industries environment. It’s all about connections, collaborations and entrepreneurship.
 
Join us for the Creative Careers Day: an interactive exploration where students can connect directly with industry and get practical advice and tips to better understand how to survive as ‘new creatives’. 
 
Seminars will explore topics such as how do today’s creatives survive and thrive? Industry experts will share information about where jobs are, what soft and hard skills are needed, study and work pathways, portfolio creation, and tips and tricks on how to connect, collaborate and get ahead.
 
Attend sessions for Design and Visual Arts, Production, Digital Media and STEM, Marketing and Communications, Performance and Entrepreneurship.
 
Meet industry face-to-face by borrowing someone from our Human Library. Ask about their pathways, discover tips and tricks and find out what they want from their employees.
 
Get involved in workshops in digital design, fabric printing, dance master classes, Adobe and Intel demos.
 
Immerse yourself in experiences such as interactive art installations, the science of creativity performance, video and student gallery.
 
Visit our pop-up Art Market of emerging and established artists and designers, where you can buy and sell art, design, fashion, jewellery and more.
 

This event is presented by Bradfield Senior College.