Jillaroo master of design
FROM jillaroo to design student, the road to success has been a varied one for Kingscliff TAFE student Kelly Robinson.
Ms Robinson was yesterday awarded a TAFE NSW art and design prize for her 2D design work on an environmental campaign at the TAFE, which featured coloured posters carrying environmental messages.
It is the second award for the talented student, who spent much of her younger years wondering what on earth she would do for a career.
"I was a jillaroo for several years, then I walked into Murwillumbah TAFE and completed a survey that told me I should consider pursuing design," she said.
"I never realised it was even a job that I could pursue professionally.
"After that I came up with a four-year plan which ended this week."
On completion of her four-year plan Ms Robinson was named the TAFE student of the year on the North Coast and set up her own design business, Kellanon Designs, from home.
"It is going well, I have got some clients through TAFE and the awards that I won have helped," she said.
"The next four years will be concentrating on getting that running."