Stephan Hitchins is one of the lecturers for the Design and Collaboration unit and he is based at the Melbourne Burwood Campus. Stephan is passionate about design and ensures his students push their designs for the clients in their briefs. Stephan has been teaching at Deakin for some time and enjoys the craft of design thinking and how it can be implemented across all design facets.
Dr. Russell Kennedy is the unit chair for this unit Design and Collaboration and oversaw all student work. Dr. Kennedy has done thorough research into indigenous culture and its representation through design and has contributed this knowledge to the unit and the students, especially those directly dealing with indigenous art.
Joel Zika is one of the lecturers for the Design and Collaboration unit and he is based at the Geelong Waterfront campus. He has been teaching at Deakin for many years and has extensive knowledge in creating art and forming connections in the community both in and out of the creative industry. He has passed on his knowledge of creating art to his students as well as the ability of students to present themselves to potential clients