Bernadett (Be) holds a Master of Design from UNSW Art & Design and is currently working towards her PHD at the University of Melbourne specialising in Emotional and Experiential design. Bernadett is a successful award winning designer who has been designing for the event and entertainment industries since graduating from the VCA at the University of Melbourne in 1998 with a Bachelor of Dramatic Art. With over 15 years experience in the event and entertainment industries, Be has designed for a wide range of projects including experiential marketing campaigns, corporate events, shopping centre activations, advertising, public events, film, television and theatre design. Bernadett is the Owner and Director of the design practice BE-design, which specialises in integrated design for the events, entertainment and advertising industries. Her work can be viewed here.
Bernadett is passionate about design, adopting a transdisciplinary approach to her teaching and design practice. The world is rapidly changing with the impact of new technologies and social media. There has been in a paradigm shift, with the 'currency of experiences' rising in social significance. Individuals are placing greater emphasis on the lasting emotional and cultural impact of experience. Through her many years of working in live performance design, Bernadett seeks to evolve these live design principles and her research into Emotional and Experiential design to create meaningful connections between individuals, communities and the spaces they occupy.
Bernadett has taught and contributed to the development of a wide variety of Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses at UNSW. She loves engaging with the students in the innovative learning environments that the studios and tutorials provide. Her teaching practice is underpinned by a solid understanding of the latest ideas in Design Thinking and Design history and Aesthetics principles. She is also an accomplished Lecturer having developed and presented many lectures in a wide range of subjects at UNSW.
Bernadett also holds a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment and teaches part-time in a number of different design courses at The Design Centre Enmore.
PHD - VCA Melbourne University - Current
Master of Design - UNSW Art & Design - 2015
Certificate 4 in Training and Assessment - TAFE NSW - 2011
Bachelor of Dramatic Art - VCA Melbourne University -1998