It's great coming back to the place I studied my graphic design course in, it brings back fond memories. Seeing familiar faces of those who passed down their knowledge and wisdom to young hopefuls brings a smile to my face. It's great to see them here year after year.
Tonight I am at North Metropolitan TAFE's Graphic Design graduates final exhibition in Northbridge, Western Australia. A night to show off their portfolio from the past few months and years of blood, sweat and tears, and hopefully a night to be spotted by some of Perth's industry professionals.
There are some great portfolios on display from the 25 students, with focuses on branding, illustration, typography and digital design. Typography is one of my favourite aspects of graphic design, and it was great to see some amazing work come out of these recent grads.
There were two on the 'ISTD table' about font designer Adrian Frutiger which were pretty impressive, and the recipe book by Matt particularly caught my eye.
About an hour into the night awards were given out to those who excelled in a certain area of their work. Unfortunately I was unable to note all the winners, but special congrats to Betty who won the typography award, Sam with the portfolio award, and Henry who took home the Travis Walker award.
I managed to view most of the portfolios on display, all have set the bar very high and I look forward to seeing what comes from them in their careers. For those I missed, they have included a brief overview of each grad in a handy little book to take with you in a neat goodie bag. The bag is usually full of sponsors marketing material, knick knacks promoting the graduating group and most importantly, the book showcasing a couple of pieces of work from each student.
Here's a couple of shots from the night and some highlights from the grad book.
Get down to support your local up and coming designers, the exhibition is on until this Saturday afternoon. Find the expo in the 'pink container building' – Gallery Central, North Metropolitan TAFE (formerly Central Institute of Technology), 12 Aberdeen Street, Northbridge.