“I can’t believe how easy it was! It’s amazing how easy something is when you’re shown.
You’re the best! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!”
– Steven White ABC Journalist
How We Started
Shoalhaven Design School was established to provide quality, short courses and workshops to support the needs of the Shoalhaven region.
Shoalhaven Design School aims to fill the increasing ‘design skills’ gap created through the lack of visual literacy education in our region, and through the visual literacy education funding cuts made to institutions such as TAFE and universities.
“I love to see learners flourish. The most rewarding thing about teaching is when a learner has what I call an ‘ah moment’ – when something has clicked. I am passionate about design and what I do. It has always been important to me to impart what I know to help others succeed”. – Luise Grice
Owner, Shoalhaven Design School
What We Are Known For
Shoalhaven Design School is known for it’s friendly and supportive environment as well as delivering quality training while providing an enjoyable environment to learn.
We are not affiliated with government nor are we government funded. We are an education provider managed by members of the Shoalhaven community.
Servicing the large and diverse composition of the Shoalhaven region’s 95,000 community members, Shoalhaven Design School offers the Shoalhaven region sound education principles, contemporary training methods and solid qualifications in the web and design industries.
Our Educator’s Experience
We are passionate educators! We have worked for major educational organisations including TAFE NSW, Adobe Systems, Australian Government and local Community Colleges.
Here are some of the roles our trainers have held:
- TAFE NSW – Training and Assessing – 10 years
- Information Technology (Web Design, Graphic Design, Visual & Media Arts)
- Administration (Office Suite, Mac & Apple)
- Media and Arts (Video Production, Storyboarding, Design, Drawing & more)
- Adobe Systems – Education and Training – 8 years
- Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop & InDesign)
- Australian Government – Education and Training – 2 years
- Online Systems
- Community Colleges and South Coast Correctional Centre – 4 years
- Course Co-ordination
- Education and Training (Information Technology & Video Production)
We believe education is lifelong. Every year we study subjects that will assist us in keeping abreast with trends and industry standards. Our trainers have honour’s level degrees in Media Arts, qualifications in Graphic Design and Training and Assessment which are utilised daily in our working and personal lives.
Here are some of the qualifications held by our trainers:
- Bachelor of Visual and Media Arts
- Honours degree in Contemporary Arts
- Diploma in Graphic Design
- Diploma in Web Development
- Diploma in Multimedia
- Diploma in Project Management
- Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
We are also leaders in Adobe Education where we foster creativity with Adobe solutions. We bring fresh ideas and new ways of teaching the creative process and creative expression to our students and colleagues through being involved with Adobe International’s Education Programs. Some of our Adobe qualifications include:
We have successfully exhibited artwork at major spaces including the Deakin University Art Space, Hawthorn Contemporary Art Gallery and the Shoalhaven City Arts Centre. Our designs and photographic work have also been chosen for inclusion in various publications created at CASA House and ANZ Bank. Our trainers have been awarded for outstanding acheivement and excellence while studying at Deakin University. As a result being granted lifetime membership to the Golden Key International Honour Society.
Thank you for all your work with the festival Luise, I’d happily work with you again! Congratulations on your first year. Here’s to many more. 🙂
I asked Luise to create options for branding and design for several of my business ventures. The process was highly interactive and engaging – Luise is very customer and outcome focused, always ensuring I was ‘on board’ with the creative process. In that regard I always felt engaged and had a sense of ownership right…
Just opened my business cards….very happy with them.Thanks to all your help!
“Luise has been there for me from the beginning to end. She is patient, understanding and she has almost a sixth sense to understand exactly what is required. Her quality of work is exceptional and she has a natural talent for design. I am beyond grateful to have met her and I recommend her services to any…