Ten RMIT students have been shortlisted for prestigious Australian Graphic Design Association awards, selected from a competitive field across the country.
Second and third-year students in the Bachelor of Design (Communication Design) have been nominated as finalists for the annual ADGA student awards.
The awards are open to anyone enrolled in a tertiary Visual Communication or Graphic Design course, and recognise and document the best work in Australia across a wide range of disciplines.
The RMIT students were nominated for work done in class studios for luxury design and developing communication expertise.
Nominated in the print category for book designs were second-year students Manuely Avila and Elliot Frydenberg and third-year students Zoe Hogan, Reegan Nash, Sesilia Jesslyn, Reegan Nash, Aaron Blakemore and John Szetho.
2015 graduates Nick Fontaine and Minjoo Kim were also nominated in the Identity and Print category.
The RMIT students were nominated for work done in class studios for luxury design, small presses and developing communication expertise.
"The work itself came from three craft expertise projects given to the students by myself and lecturers Shayna Quinn and Stuart Geddes.
“We both aimed to inspire, motivate and encourage our students and the results are testament to their outstanding skill levels, aspiration and determination.
“We have very, very clever young designers in our midst and it makes us proud to see their creativity recognised at this level,” Gallina said.
Nominated in the print category, third year student John Szetho said his entry, a 60-page book designed for a class brief to create a luxury sector fashion publication for a hypothetical exhibition, was quite possibly the hardest project he encountered but also his proudest achievement.
“One of the great things about RMIT is the heavy focus on the real world.
“Whether it is lectures from leading industry professionals or advice from recently employed graduate students, I do feel like the course offers a pretty good idea of how the industry works, what opportunities there are out there and sequentially, how to chase them down,” Szetho said.
The ADGA student award winners will be announced on 19 November.
Story: Wendy Little