Semi Permanent has joined forces with Western Sydney University to establish a Mentorship Program that connects the University's high-achieving Academy Students with leaders from across the Creative and Business communities. Leaders and Entrepreneurs that are changing the game in their respective fields - from big business and tech, to creative agencies and production houses.
Over the course of the next six-months, these Mentors will be working one-on-one with the Academy Students, helping the Students unearth their passions and their skills, while challenging them to think differently as they make the transition from study to the workforce.
Over the next few months, we'll be sharing the unique story behind each of our Mentorships.
Anthony Donovan / Partner & Group Creative Director at Frost Collective
Jordan Rohr / Bachelor of Industrial Design
Creative Director at Frost Collective Anthony Donovan and Industrial Design Student Jordan Rohr are two designers with a strong focus on problem solving and getting the very best result for their clients and users. They believe if you get this right, you can be proud of your work - which is the key to enjoying and being passionate about what you do.
Simon Grant / Co-Founder at Verb Syndicate & Wonderwalls
Debbie Cannon / Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication)
Two deeply-passionate designers, calling upon their life-experiences to help guide their design work and shape their design principles - Design Student Debbie Cannon and Co-Founder of Creative Agency Verb Syndicate Simon Grant, believe previous experiences (good and bad) have helped shape the creatives they are today.
Lucas Jenner / Partner & Executive Producer at Rabbit Content
Jack Douglass / Bachelor of Screen Media (Arts and Production)
Screen Media Student Jack Douglass and Lucas Jenner from leading production-house Rabbit, are both inspired by the power of film as a means to share stories. These two individuals never want to miss an opportunity - camera in hand - to help shape the lens through which countless people view the world.
Murray Bell / Founder & Director of Semi Permanent
Glen Parry / Bachelor of Industrial Design
A love of the outdoors might have been the initial thread that connected Semi Permanent Founder Murray Bell with Industrial Design Student Glen Parry - however it is their laser-like focus on ensuring their passions are woven deeply through their study, work and thinking, that connects these two watermen above all.
Mathew Tizard & Richa Mistry
Business and Commerce student, Richa Mistry' dedication to the environment is but one of the reasons Mathew Tizard, Creative Technologist at Google APAC, took an interest in guiding Richa towards her post-graduate future. To them it's about including creativity and design into causes that can help solve problems in our society.
Michael Ritchie & Jack Hallman
Jack Hallman, Screen Media student, and Michael Ritchie, Managing Director at Revolver, both share a passion for the screen and telling authentic/compelling stories, but what really got them bonding was the opportunity to work together on set and dive deeper into the challenges and advantages of a line of work in story-telling.