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    DIA Victoria Tasmania announce 12 new Fellows

    DIA Victoria Tasmania announced 12 new Fellows at their annual Spring Dinner in late 2014. DIA Victoria paid tribute to nine new DIA Fellows and presented Honorary Fellowships to three non-DIA members.

    The nine new DIA Fellows include:

    Marcus von Moger

    A Product and Industrial Designer with a background in corporate identity and rebranding for many significant cultural and medical institutions, civic buildings, museums and corporations, Marcus was presented with a DIA Fellowship certificate for his distinguished career and support of the DIA since 1974.

    Amanda Henderson

    An Exhibition and Display Designer, Amanda Henderson founded Gloss Creative Pty Ltd in 2001 and was presented with a DIA Fellowship certificate in recognition of her service to the design industry and the DIA.

    Claire Beale

    A Textile Designer and educator at RMIT University for the BA Textile Design program in the School of Fashion and Textiles, Claire was appointed a DIA National Councillor and President of the DIA Victoria/Tasmania council in 2014. She was presented with a DIA Fellowship certificate in recognition of her service to design education and the DIA.

    Valerie Mack

    An Interior Designer and the Managing Director of the Melbourne studio of Hirsch Bedner Associates, Valerie is a DIA National Councillor and DIA Commercial Interiors Practice Group Coordinator, and was appointed Vice President of the DIA Victoria/Tasmania council in 2014. Valerie was presented with a DIA Fellowship certificate for her service to the interior design profession and the DIA.

    Mike Chijoff

    An Industrial Designer, manufacturing specialist and Founder and Director of industrial design consultancy Chijoff+Co, Mike established the design education concept of The Paper Plane Academy, which inspires design thinking in future generations. He has served as a DIA Victoria Tasmania Councillor and Industrial Design Coordinator since 2011 and received a DIA Fellowship certificate for his commitment to the design industry.

    Hendrikus Berkers

    The founder of Environmental Blinds Pty Ltd, Hendrikus Berkers volunteers his time to the DIA Victoria/Tasmania branch, has been Chair of the Membership Committee since 2012, and has dedicated 33 years to design education at RMIT University. Hendrikus was presented with a DIA Fellowship certificate for his commitment to the design industry.

    Caecilia Potter

    An Interior Designer and Founder and Director of architecture and interior design practice Atticus & Milo, Caecilia was presented with a DIA Fellowship certificate in recognition of her service to the design industry and active support of the DIA since 2000.

    George Arvanitis

    A Graphic Designer and Principal and Creative Director of GMA Design Group, George was presented with a DIA Fellowship certificate for his longstanding membership and active support of the DIA and for services to the design industry.

    Bryce Wilson

    Bryce Wilson was presented with a DIA Fellowship certificate in recognition of his 45-year service to the design industry and the DIA.

    Honorary Fellowships

    DIA Victoria also presented three Honorary Fellowships to distinguished persons who are not DIA members. This honour is usually bestowed on individuals who have made a significant impact on, or contribution to the DIA or professional design.

    Kristin McCourtie received an Honorary DIA Fellowship certificate for service to the design sector through her role as Manager and Director of Design Foundation Ltd. Kristin also works with peak design organisations such as International Design Alliance, ICOGRADA, the Design Management Institute and Alliance Graphique Internationale.

    Jo-Ann Kellock was presented with an Honorary DIA Fellowship certificate in recognition of her distinguished career and advocacy of the DIA. Jo-Ann is a consultant to the DIA as Manager Specialist Programs through her business Kellaborate.

    Caroline Caneva received an Honorary DIA Fellowship certificate for her dedication to the DIA Victoria Tasmania branch. Having played a key role in developing the DIA Victoria Tasmania Council as an active, professional group of volunteers, Caroline also advanced the reach of the DIA by coordinating numerous events and programs including DIAlogue AM and PM series, Spring Dinner and the Victoria Tasmania Graduate of the Year Awards (GOTYA).

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