SDS Graduation | December 2019

SDS Graduation | December 2019
December 18, 2019 SydneyDesignSchool

Sydney Design School Graduation  |  December 2019


“This week we farewelled another talented group of students as they graduate and prepare to start their careers as Interior Designers. The Sydney Design School team celebrated with students, their families and friends during a fun evening of awards, speeches and bubbles. There were hugs, lots of laughter and some tears.”

– Amanda Grace, Director


During our graduation evening we acknowledge and celebrate our students’ outstanding achievements.

We’re grateful to our industry partners who generously sponsor the graduate awards. For this graduation our sponsors included Gray Puksand, Blacksheep Designs, Greg Natale, Bowerbird, Emily Ziz, Blum, and Resene Paints Australia.

The following Awards of Excellence were presented.

Most Outstanding Graduates

These students truly are outstanding – they’ve shown consistent commitment to their course and to always producing an exceptional standard of creative work.

Diploma of Interior Design

Carlos Alberto Bernal – Sienna class, sponsored by Gray Puksand
Vicky Stavropoulou – Emerald class, sponsored by Blacksheep Designs
Jade Crowther – Slate class, sponsored by Greg Natale

Certificate IV in Interior Decoration

Jodi Underdown – Sponsored by Bowerbird

Highly Commended Graduates

This award recognises students who exhibit a consistently high standard of work. 

Diploma of Interior Design

Teagan Fordred – Sienna class, sponsored by Emily Ziz
Dreem Qin – Emerald class, sponsored by Blum
Sally Rodzen – Slate class, sponsored by Resene Paints Australia

Certificate IV in Interior Decoration

Selin Boyali – Aqua class
Sarah Monaghan – Bronze class
Raynell Galaroza – Scarlet class
Zeinab Mustapha – Ruby class

Client’s Choice – Certificate IV Residential Project

Students are challenged to design an entire residential scheme for a real client.

Virginie Aubard – Aqua class
Michelle Yuen – Bronze class
Jacqueline Swavley – Scarlet class
Nina Bretnall – Ruby class

Best Hospitality Project – Diploma

Hospitality design requires students to think conceptually and develop a design to refit an existing space.

Jordan Fleming – Sienna class
Lillyanna Brady – Emerald class
Eliza Maloney – Slate class


Graduation is always such a fun evening and it’s a wonderful high to end the school year on. We laughed, some tears were shed, we toasted achievements and awards and we said fond farewells.

We’re looking forward to welcoming back the students who’ll be continuing on to the Diploma and Advanced Diploma courses in 2020. To those heading out into the interiors industry we wish them all the best and will continue to stay in touch via our Careers Coach and with our alumni events.

Sydney Design School graduation December 2019