Early start to squeeze in a coffee and quick souvenir shop before a super-cool masterclass with Anna Moskaleva from ANVIL FRAME who delivered strongly on her "Styling images and compositions for the target audience" promise. Thoroughly enjoyable. Great results. Excellent technique. It has been a fascinating...

Indy and I have been particularly fortunate on this trip to be hosted by Olga Minaeva – Our no-nonsense Russian expert and local host for this Moscow Friendly before Worldskills Kazan 2019 – only 55 days before the mayhem of international competition. Today's workshop produced a...

Привет from sunny Moscow. Sunrise is at 3:30am and it never really gets dark. Our host college is literally translated as: State budgetary Vocational Educational Institution of the City of Moscow  "Moscow publishing and printing college named after Ivan Fedorov" http://mipkif.mskobr.ru They have strong class sizes, interesting course design and...

The 2019 Global Skills Challenge, was staged in conjunction with the Victorian Skills Commissioner and WorldSkills Australia and lived up to its claim as the biggest international skills excellence competition to be held in Australia this year. Padmé Skills Squad Graphic Designer (Skill 40), Indy Griffiths enjoyed a...

Preevyet from Kazan A quick visit to Russia before Christmas with Indy Griffiths for Worldskills training at the Digital Skills warm up at the Kazan Expo. Very much like the real thing – noisy school groups all day, zero snacks, nose bleeds, ill-prepared competitors mis-timing their day with tardy...

Indy’s Skills Squad training took us across the ditch to practice alongside the Kiwis this week at Wintec Trades College in Hamilton. Australia’s top young Graphic Designer (Gold Medal winner from our Sydney Skills Show) took on the challenge and performed exceptional well. We both learnt a stack from...

A fantastic three days of competition featuring six of Australia’s finest young graphic design talent and a strong Russian guest competitor has just concluded. The biennial WorldSkills competition aims to find the best young apprentices, trainees, tradespeople and VET (Vocational Education and Training) graduates in the...

A great flurry of activity prior to our first Work In Process with Music Business students who came across from Leederville. Students were able to listen to each other present, hear general feedback directly from the client groups and shortlisting of the various music festival was able...