Welcome to Emergence 2021

Inspired by the careers of Interior Designers they admire – the 2021 TAFE NSW Design Centre Enmore (DCE) Diploma of Interior Design graduates chose EMERGENCE as the concept for this year’s graduate exhibition.

Emergence explores the journey – from student to working designer.

Our graduates walked through the doors of the DCE, eager to absorb, learn and grow. As they arrive at the end of their studies and contemplate their emergence into the design field, they want to take the opportunity to engage with industry professionals and learn about the moments that shaped their careers.

At 6pm on Wednesday the 23rd of June, our graduates will be joined by a diverse panel of expert speakers as they share the influential people and projects that defined their emergence.

The exhibition leadership team, alongside all 2021 graduates and DCE staff, are thrilled to deliver this year’s exhibition and warmly invite you to join the event via live stream. Visit wwww.dcegraduates.com.au.

WTF2020 Exhibition Leadership Team

Helen Barrow
Project Coordinator
Lauren Coleman
Graphics Coordinator
Tamar Perry
Web & Graphics 
Mikiko Ihara
Finance Coordinator
Noviana Surya
Student Liason Coordinator

Events Teaching Team

Catherine Whitting Bio​

Catherine is a designer working in various disciplines; interior design events, interior decoration, visual arts, textile design, product design, wallpaper and rug design. Catherine graduated from Sydney College of the Arts with a Bachelor of Visual Arts in 1995, followed by a Graduate Diploma of Art and Design Education, Diploma of Interior Design & Decoration and tertiary qualifications in Interior Design Training & Assessment.

Her career as a design educator has spanned over 20 years. Catherine is very passionate about her fusion of interior design industry practice and design education and embraces a love of colour, art, designing for psychological and physical wellbeing in education and industry.
Catherine teaches full time in the Interior Design section of TAFENSW Enmore Design Centre, whilst practicing in industry as a professional interior designer, in with her own company co- founded with Kate St James: St James Whitting eco design.
Having worked as an events teacher for over 15 years she has designed events and launches for TAFENSW at various venues such as Caroma Australia, Cockatoo Island, Sydney Home Show, Melbourne Home Show, HIA Renovate and Build, Newington Armory Gallery, Sydney Olympic Park, Rose Hill Race Course, Enmore Design Centre.

She has renovated and designed the interiors for houses, penthouses, apartments and duplexes across Sydney and surrounds, Greater NSW, Queensland, Northern Territory and Vietnam. Catherine has coordinated many industry interior design projects, events, art and design exhibitions, her industry clients include Coca Cola Australia, Sanitarium Australia, Chrome Salons, Hillsborough Physiotherapy, PersonalEYES surgeries, Definition Gyms, Century 21 Australia, Glass Gallery, The Shop Gallery, Gang Gang Gallery, Crea8tive Gallery and Azures Den and numerous private clients’ residences.

“Interior design is about change. We are change agents and interior designers create positive and healthy changes in people’s lives. Design education is about empowering individuals to become innovative agents of change” Catherine Whitting

Visit : https://stjameswhitting.com/

David Malek Bio

David is a designer working in various disciplines; events, film & TV, interior design and styling. David graduated from The Sydney Institute of Technology with a degree in Interior Design in 2005 and from UWS with a degree in Visual Arts in 1994. His career as a design educator has only just begun in 2021, something he is very passionate about and excited to continue.

Having worked as a production designer in the events industry since 2003 he has designed events and launches for clients such as; Tigerlily, Swarovski, David Jones, Deutsche Bank, Vodafone, Nike, Campari/Aperol, Audi, Grey Goose Vodka, William Grant and Sons, Air New Zealand, Heidi Klum Intimates, The Macquarie Centre, Camilla Franks, Tourism Australia, St Hallet’s Wines, Hendricks Gin, Chivas Regal, Coca Cola, The Sydney Opera House, Nylon Studios and the ARIA Awards. He has also designed many private celebrations.

Film & TV projects include Channel 10’s Wonderland, Flash Black for the ABC, Bruce Beresford’s Mao’s Last Dancer, Channel 7’s Packed to The Rafters, Today Show for Channel 9 and several short films for SBS and Screen Australia. David has also worked on television advertising campaigns for numerous clients including Qantas, MTV, Masterfoods, Sanitarium, Snickers and Telstra.

David has designed interiors for the Mirvac Hotel Group, Poho Flowers and many residential clients. Styling contracts have included BBQG, BWS, Inside Out magazine, Tony Parker Furniture, Flame Tree, Workshopped, I Creative, Belle Property, Team Event and Valiant Hire.

Working across various industries brings a fresh approach to his projects and keeps him passionate about design.

Visit : http://www.davidmalekdesign.com/