Hana Stay

Hana Stay

Interior Designer
Master of Art and Design
Bachelor of Art and Design (Honours)
Bachelor of Design in Spatial Design

The design community at AUT was the highlight of her studies, says spatial design alumna Hana Stay.

“With the resources and technology students have access to at AUT everyone is always exploring, testing boundaries and supporting each other. This creates an innovative and exciting environment for design students to explore and create.”

Hana has certainly made the most of the many opportunities available to her at AUT, and her passion for spatial design has been recognised at the prestigious Best Awards.

“I was very proud when my project Ecosophies: Field/Mesh/Transversality won silver in the student category at the 2017 Best Awards.”

Lighting the fire
An AUT open day first sparked her interest in spatial design, Hana says.

“I knew AUT offered a wide range of study options within the design field, so I went to the AUT open day. After listening to a session about spatial design, I knew this was what I wanted to study. I loved the choices and opportunities the spatial design degree offered – there was not one path; it was up to you which discipline within spatial design you wanted to pursue.”

For Hana, it was an easy choice to continue into postgraduate study after she completed her Bachelor of Design.

“I had enjoyed the projects and topics I was exploring in my undergraduate studies, and to be able to further explore these ideas in depth, and with the support of the academic staff and my peers, was exciting.”

Turning ideas into beautiful spaces
After graduating from AUT in 2017, Hana now works as an interior designer.

“My work involves creating concepts and detailed documentation, as well as liaising with clients and industry professionals.”

What she loves most about being a spatial designer is seeing designs come life, says Hana.

“The best thing about my career is getting to see something that began as an idea or concept become this built environment people will inhabit.”

The Master of Art and Design has been replaced by the Master of Design.

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