Teaching Team

Sarah Xu

MDes (Fashion & Textile, RMIT), BDes(Fashion)​ 2012


Sarah has been studying and practising art for nearly thirty years, and had vast practical experience in relation to fashion and product management of child and women’s wear for various Australian brands including Freshbake, Myer and Sportsgirl. Sarah currently manages Kisdoo Art Studio as a Co-founder and Teaching Director.


Sarah completed her Master Degree of Fashion and Textile from RMIT University and Bachelor Degree of Fashion Design from Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts. Her fashion collections, Flour Twines, have been collected and exhibited in the Fine Art Museum of Guangzhou, China.

Amanda Disilvestro

BDes (Animation and Interactive Media, RMIT) 2019


Amanda is a Melbourne-based illustrator and 2D animator currently in her third year at RMIT’s Bachelor of Design (Animation and Interactive Media). She has been drawing ever since she was old enough to hold a pencil and has worked as an illustrator for a variety of independently published books and magazines.


You can find more of her work at https://alienmandy.com

Nur Adlina Abdul Rahman
BDes (VisComm, Monash University) 2018


Nur Adlina is a communication designer specialising in print. She is also creates character-driven illustrations. She has also incorporated elements of web design to explore different ways of telling a story. Nur Adlina is always exploring methods to combine design and illustration. She graduated in 2019 with a bachelor degree in Communication Design at Monash University.


You can find more of her work at https://www.instagram.com/nuad.abr/

Tory Cole-Surjan

BDes (Animation and Interactive Media, RMIT) 2019


Tory is a Melbourne based Illustrator and Animator. She is currently studying Animation and Interactive Media at RMIT. Tory specialises in Watercolours and digital illustration, and loves painting ethereal portraits and playing with vivid colours and light. 


You can find more of her work at http://ceruluna.tumblr.com

Brighde Kennedy
BArts (Fine Arts, RMIT) 2019,  BArts (Fine Arts, Honours, RMIT), ongoing

Brighde is an artist specialising in drawing and painting and is currently completing the honours year of a fine arts degree at RMIT. Brighde loves to work in a variety of mediums including pencil, oil paint, watercolour paint and installation exploring subject matter of humans and identity. Brighde developed a love for drawing at the age of 2 and that love continues to grow as she shares her passion with others through featuring her art in exhibitions, books and more.

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