Australia’s new independent Industrial Design School, AUXILIARY educates emerging designers through engagement with industry.
“The AUXILIARY program was a real privilege for me. I knew that I was going to have a really great time because having met all the mentors before, I knew they all had something unique to teach us and stories to share with us. The time and effort they put into the alpha class was above and beyond what I expected. This ultimately resulted in fantastic concepts that were for real-world clients. It was a great experience to work with industry working designers and fellow peers and if I could I would do it all again.”
“Turbo-charging design education! AUXILIARY are offering an exceptional opportunity for young industrial designers seeking to work in product design. The intensive format with commercial projects, client contact, and the close support of highly-experienced, practising designers is an excellent opportunity to hone skills toward a professional level. One of the things I liked the most about the program was the holistic approach taken. During the project I saw core skills such as ideation and problem solving balanced with equally-critical, but less-obvious skills such as time management and communication. I’m not aware of any other program for product designers in Australia offering this level of engagement, and am very happy to offer my recommendation.”
“My experience with AUXILIARY has been fantastic. I’ve never had such an immersive, intensive and tailored learning experience. The AUXILIARY team were constantly available and with a small class size were available to support us with our individual learning goals. If you have a passion for designing products, working with real companies on real briefs; at every step of the way AUXILIARY will be there to guide and support you. Easily the best decision I’ve made. Great people, great projects and great fun. Thanks team.”
“Sunbeam joined with AUXILIARY to contribute to the next generation of Australian industrial designers. It was a rewarding experience to be immersed in the program and contribute to the student’s projects and capabilities.
I made the observation at the students’ final presentation that ‘design’ was just one of the skills they had learned; each had developed valuable research, marketing, engineering and project management capabilities as a consequence of the program. A successful example of educators, industry and students investing in a collective future.”
“Being able to attend AUXILIARY has been an eye opening experience for me, gaining such experience early on as a Industrial Design student I couldn’t be more grateful, as each of the mentors offers different variety of skills, experience and certainly puts great amount of effort to ensure we are properly educated and understand design from an industry level. Auxiliary isn’t just a institution of design, but a great place for motivation, creativity and inspiration. It has been a great honor to be part of the AUXILIARY family, and hopefully I will be able to pass down the passion these mentors offer to the generations to come.”
AUXILIARY is currently calling for applicants for AUXILIARY PLUS – a 6 week foundational Industrial Design course that teaches sketching, lo-fi prototyping and CAD. It is open to students, professionals and creatives wanting to supercharge their design skills. AUXILIARY PLUS is also a preparatory primer for the client sponsored AUXILIARY X program. Students from the […]
The time has come for AUXILIARY to rally the troops for the 2015 / 2016 Programs. This time however we have some shiny new programs and a polished new website! Building on the success of our first deployment – the inaugural AUXILIARY X Sunbeam program, we are scaling up, moving on to bigger and better […]
Our inaugural alpha product design program AUXILIARY X saw nine designers execute 18 high quality and high resolution projects for two very happy clients. After kicking off in February 2015, designers launched immediately into 4 Pines Brewing Company’s Vostok Space Beer Project – a collaboration between 4 Pines and Saber Astronautics – with the goal to send the first […]