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Colette Giltrap

BA(Graphic Design)(CSU)

Digital Technologist

Centre for Teaching and Learning

(07) 5589 3368
[email protected]
Building C, Room C4.25, Gold Coast campus (and WFH), Gold Coast
Ms Colette Giltrap

Colette is a Digital Technologist, employed in the Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL), having become a part of the SCU team in 2003. She brings a unique blend of creativity and technical skill and is responsible for the comprehensive end-to-end development of high-quality graphic; interactive; motion graphic; internal promotional and educational resources that cater to the needs of academic support across the university. Colette engages in the entire project lifecycle, from the initial concept to the final digital creation, working collaboratively with various stakeholders. Colette also plays a pivotal role in promoting academic professional learning events in CTL.

Responsible for the production of web pages on the CTL website she reviews website analytics using SiteImprove, to enhance user-experience and optimise content. Colette is the CTL Marketing Brand Champion representative ensuring CTL materials adhere to SCU's brand guidelines and consistency is maintained across the suite of resources.

Creative and passionate about design, Colette employs visual communication as an integral element to resource development, also ensuring accessibility, inclusivity and best practice are applied to facilitate development of effective teaching tools.

Qualifications relevant to Colette's position at SCU include:

  • Bachelor of Arts (Graphic Design) with distinction, Charles Sturt University
  • Cert IV Information Technology (Website Production) with distinction, North Coast Institute of TAFE


  • Recipient of the 2019 SCU Impact Award. The Unit Warm-up project team supporting student academic success won the 2019 Student Experience Award
  • Colette was the recipient of the Charles Sturt University, Art Shop Prize for most outstanding performance in the first year of the BA (Graphic Design) course

Some examples of SCU internal projects Colette has worked on are:

  • Introducing the Southern Cross Model - motion graphics and webpage production (1,793 views)
  • Academic Integrity at SCU - motion graphics (18,845 views)
  • Graduate Certificate in Organic Food and Nutrition - concept graphics
  • Study Buddi - graphic design/concept/promotion
  • Unit Warm-Up project - concept/graphic design/web production
  • Talking Teaching - graphic design/concept/promotion
  • Teaching Technologies - graphic design/promotion
  • Learning Zone - concept/graphic design
  • Peer Support - graphic design/concept/promotion
  • GenAI in Learning and Teaching - graphic design/web production
  • Annually on the SoLT Symposium - graphic design/web production/promotion
  • Numeracy Ready and Research Ready - SCU Library - graphic design