Careers in Digital Design & Communication – Episode 4


STEM acknowledges the importance of the interrelated nature of science, technology, engineering and mathematics and the prominence of these skills in a world of continuous technological advancement. But what if you’re not interested in these fields?  What if you love art, creativity, problem solving and innovation?  Come and hear from professionals in creative roles describe the importance of the “A” in STEAM.

Tish Tambakau

Tish Tambakau is a Malaysian born native coming from the small island of Borneo. She moved to Australia at the young age of 14 and identified opportunities along with her career that’s helped her carve a career in Innovation. Initially inspired by the creative field, Tish endeavoured through creative advertising agencies that led her through a progressive career in digital.

Alongside her advertising career, Tish has turned a number of passion projects into entrepreneurial ventures and started her first business at the age of 19. Since then she’s launched three small businesses with her latest venture being Spectrum, a queer community app that provides help, resources and support to LGBTIQ+ youth. The combination of her experience in digital, technology and entrepreneurship has led Tish to evolve into a specialist role in Innovation, helping businesses turn their ideas into new products and services in the market.

Tish has been awarded the B&T’s 30 under 30, and Women in Media Technology Winner and was also recognised as Campaign Asia’s Women to Watch list in 2018. One of her motivations now is to help the next generation carve their own path in STEAM.


Ben Gilmore

Ben has a degree in Fine art and is particularly interested in the creative process of problem solving believing collaboration between diverse backgrounds, experience and thought process is the key to innovation.

Ben has been working in the field of User Experience design for the last 20 years. He’s worked for a huge range of companies both in Australia and the UK ranging from the BBC to SEEK and Telstra where he has helped design award winning websites. Ben also teaches design and writes short courses to train people in the design process.

His philosophy of life is that we can make it what we want, believing that there is no fixed path to success in design. He believes that the mindset of empathy, curiosity and having a genuine passion is often as important as the technical skills.

Title: Careers in Digital Design & Communication – Episode 4
When: 25 August 2020, 3.30-4:30 pm
Where: Delivered via Zoom-details provided on receipt of booking
Audience: Students, Teachers, Parents, Career Practitioners
Presenter: Tish Tambakau

Ben Gilmore

Cost: Free

This session is free, but registration is essential.