Very proud to be part of the Reverting to Type 2020 — an exhibition of contemporary letterpress protest posters. These are artworks with something to say: sounding a warning signal about the global climate crisis, railing against fake news and surveillance capitalism, calling out racism, sexism and...

When the bass drops and the confetti blows up: MEUTE breaks the code. The Techno Marching Band combines hypnotic driving techno and expressive brass band music, freeing electronic music from the DJ desk and overhauling the image of marching bands. Just drums and brass, no computers...

It is always a mixture of profound happiness and quiet reflection on the amount of time you dedicate to your career when someone close in the staff room chooses to leave. Today we celebrated two — a retirement and a return to industry. Both are joyous...

The ‘Destination Art & Design’ graduate exhibition remains on show until the 12 December 2020. A visit to see the work in person at Gallery Central, 12 Aberdeen Street in Northbridge is well worth the trip. The entire building is filled with Graphic Design, Fashion Design, Interior...

In a first for North Metropolitan TAFE Graphic Design Dept, letterpress artist Phil Gambrill of Fresh Lemon Print was invited to spend ten weeks during Term 3, 2020 in the Print & Graphic Design study area to share his passion to staff and students in the Perth Campus print workshop and...

The Global Online Marketing Academic Challenge (GOMAC) is a unique opportunity for students to experience and create online marketing campaigns using Google Ads. Throughout the Coronavirus pandemic, NM TAFE's Advanced Diploma students developed digital marketing campaigns for real clients in Perth during arguably the worse shock economic shutdown many...

Bonfire, has announced North Metropolitan TAFE student Mitchell Do as the inaugural winner of Kindling, an initiative that gives young creatives a chance to see their work in the real world. Do received a $1000 cash prize and the opportunity to work with designer Jarrod Fuller...

This isn't just about Bee-Keeping and movement around a hive. It is good life advice. Take notes, pause, playback, watch over. Randy Oliver of scientificbeekeeping.com. NY Bee Wellness Workshop, August 7, 2016. Good for beginning beekeepers. Basic management of bees, disease identification. ...

It is always a total pleasure to mark high standard student work. And through its highly acclaimed assessment scheme, ISTD raise the bar each year with examples of exceptional typography in design education. Congratulations to the eighteen of our Even Odds students who submitted this year —...

North Metropolitan TAFE Graphic Design students enjoyed a contextualised and laugh a minute presentation by Patent and Trade Mark Attorney, Dr Nigel Chen-Tan from FB RICE Perth this week. Using proven crowd engagement techniques (free chocolate) and a light hearted approach with common ‘english terminology’, Nigel was able...

I was proud to be part of the 2019 AGDA WA Folio Review down @murdochuniversity  this year. A fantastic turn-out of students and one inspiring keynote by @iamdanagostino. Thanks to all of the professionals for kicking off their day by sharing some critiques and advice, Erica Ormsby for...

NM TAFE’s Graphic Design and Print Communication students enjoyed a fast-paced presentation by Evan Cunningham-Dunlop last week. The hour long industry exclusive presentation to NM TAFE students in Northbridge campus incorporated the very latest information and developments in online marketing, SEO, social media and all...

Like all good things, they come to an end. Worldskills Kazan 2019 ended with a bang, a flood of social media posts, Flickr accounts bursting with photogenic young people and the almost instant regional competition cycle on the return home. A great place to start...

Super rushed notes from the first two days of competition here in Kazan. Day 1 - Solid Art House Letterpress Printers rebrand for a great vintage press here in Kazan. Complete with a legendary Zilant; four colour PMS and themed with a constructivist style 8pp...

Everyone is keen to get started. Team notifications intensify, last minute issues arise. It is hard to put down the phone and be totally present even before non-stop three hour presentations exhaust the levels of concentration in the room to zero. But, nevertheless, it is important...

Experts on site. Notes to future self: Bring your own hi-viz and avoid a half hour line. Likewise with security check, avoid bringing a bag or water bottle. Or honey. Comprehensive slide deck and MAT training really brings experts together. The variety, diversity and application of...

Four flights in 48 hours and Team Australia have arrived in Kazan, Russia. It starts slow. We walked to enjoy an impassioned farewell function at the Sydney Cricket Ground and several flights later arrived in another country, climate and timezone. C-6 and C-5 has seen swift...

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 Global Online Marketing Academic Challenge (GOMAC) is a unique opportunity for students to experience and create online marketing campaigns using Google Ads. Under the supervision of Graphic Design lecturer Brendan Hibbert, 37 North Metropolitan TAFE Advanced Diploma students developed digital marketing campaigns for real clients in...

Geoff Earl, our local Spicers Business Development Executive had a riot on his hands 15 minutes prior to scheduled start time today, but fortunately came equipped with some amazing new samples and inspiration. Now an annual event on the NM TAFE Graphic Design and Print...

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...

For a third  year in  a row, Alex Gavalas from BONFIRE stepped up to  talk to our Advanced Diploma students about “The Science Of Setting A Marketing Budget”...

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...

This week we are celebrating the 2018 North Metropolitan TAFE Advanced Diploma of Graphic Design Graduation Show. Prepare to enter a world of neon light and refined dining for the senses served by the chefs of Main Course!...

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...

End of term also means end of time to work and refine our Diploma live brief for the Fremantle Swim Masters Association. Students enjoyed David and Louise’s thorough and insightful shortlisting process and traditional coffee and scones were shared as Term 3 ends for 2018. A big...

With expert photographic assistance by Jeff Atkinson and an increase in submissions for 2018, this year’s Angelico Exhibition presented a big day of unwrapping, shooting and colour correction. The catalogue is produced at speed to be ready for the judging and opening. Learn more about Angelico...

Our Main Course Advanced Diploma students enjoyed an extended session with Anthony Pittaway from Discus on Demand today. Focused on reinforcing prep and supply of files and embellishment offerings it was a great way to get minds opening prior to ISTD and GradShow folio creation. Discus...

We played host to one of the world’s hardest working, left-handed, graphic design legends on Saturday as James Victore kicked off his #feckperfunction world tour. This workshop is the catalyst to bring both your creativity and courage to the forefront. It is for anyone who feels...

NMTAFE students today enjoyed a ‘Paper Play’ — jam-packed with new ideas using paper; premium stock samples and showbags filled with eye candy and real candy. Kellie Cooke and the Designline Team at BALL & DOGGETT have helped our student throughout the years — sharing advice,...

META launched tonight at Gallery Central to a bumper crowd. This year featured a notably higher standard of artwork, wonderfully curated and managed by Dallas Perry and Thelma Johns.  On show from the 1 -18 AUGUST 2018. Showcasing innovative and exciting creative works completed by year 11 and...

Well done to the Communication Council for another fantastic Award School result and to NM TAFE for putting up four current and one alumni students into the program. Excellent standard. Laugh a minute. Plus, it was also a great viewing experience to have GOLD CIRCLES this year...