Brooke Ottley – finalist for the Young Digital Innovator of the Year

Brooke Ottley is a finalist for the IDX Young Digital Innovator of the Year award proudly supported by the University of Technology Sydney. 
The Young Digital Innovator of the Year category celebrates a young person who has demonstrated excellence in the digital landscape. 

Brooke Ottley, NT Brooke Ottley is a young Gunggari, Wuthathi and Torres Strait Islander woman. She is a talented graphic designer who after almost 10 years’ in her field and a study tour in New York, has become Darwin’s most popular Airbnb host, hosting over 380 travellers in her own home. Brooke currently works as a Digital Media Officer for the NT Parks and Wildlife Commission managing the organisations online presence. In 2015 Brooke attended the IDX Digital Entrepreneurship workshop. The workshop was run by muru-D, a startup accelerator, the National Centre of Indigenous Excellence (NCIE) and Pollenizer. Inspired by the possibilities, Brooke continues to follow her passion for digital design.

“Digital technology improves access to educational and employment opportunities for Indigenous people. For example, I was able to complete an Advanced Diploma in Graphic Design, fully online. I would not have had access to this quality of education if it weren’t for digital technology and online learning.”