PUMPHOUSE NEWS

November 5, 2018

Actually it's not magic at all, it's just knowing how to use Adobe Lightroom to enhance your digital images!

We caught up with professional photographer Shane Williams after a recent holiday in Sri Lanka and The Maldives to admire his travel shots and to get some hints...

September 5, 2018

We’re often asked if we can accommodate Adobe skills training outside of our advertised short courses. The answer is yes, we do offer both customised individual training as well as corporate group training sessions.

We recently conducted a full day workshop for members...

July 30, 2018

Pumphouse partner and typography teacher Wayne Thompson recently spent an intensive two weeks at the University of Reading as part of a Masters program in Typeface Design. Reading is one of the few institutions in the world to offer this unique program, and Reading has...

July 23, 2018

The 4th annual MAKEit MADEit creative conference, held on Saturday, was a fantastic opportunity for everyone involved in the arts, making and design communities to share their experiences and passions right here in Newcastle.

We were pleased to catch up with so many of...

July 13, 2018

There's nothing quite like the tactile nature of letterpress printing, and there's no one in Newcastle who appreciates this more than Suze Freeman of Where Things Happen Studio.

We've teamed up with Suze to offer the Hunter's first ever Design And Print Letterpress cour...

March 5, 2018

The Design Kids' irrepressible Frankie Ratford brought her career-building strategies to Newcastle today. The TDK Get Me A Job workshop was all about helping emerging designers to set and achieve their goals and ambitions.

After hearing Frankie's "Top 10 Things You Shou...

March 1, 2018

Nicola completed the Pumphouse Designing a Children's Book course in 2017 and has just been nominated on the Children's Book Council of Australia's 2018 "notables" list. Nicola, a Hunter-based artist, produced You Can't Catch Me during the course and subsequently self-...

December 16, 2017

It's the time of year when you may be thinking ahead to 2018 and considering enrolling in a Pumphouse course. You've probably got some questions, so here are our answers to the most frequently asked ones:

How are you different to university and TAFE?
Depending on the...

December 8, 2017

A big thank you to Brett Piva of Pocket Design who generously worked with us this year to provide a unique mentoring opportunity for our students.

We were very proud to be Gold Sponsors of this year's MAKEit MADEit design conference, an initiate of Pocket Design. This f...

November 30, 2017

We love catching up with grads to see what they're up to, especially because sharing their stories is always useful for new students.

Gray Clack completed the Advanced Design Skills course in 2016, and is now successfully juggling a very busy design career schedule. Gra...

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