Living up to their reputation firstclass.grads put on an epic show, which is best summerised by a direct quote from Uwe, a German investment banker that attends each year after flying First Class from Düsseldorf: The graduation event was the BEST I’ve ever been to. As I mentioned...

A fantastic weekend with Becky Chilcott (Asia Pacific Co-ordinator) of the International Society of Typographic Designers and productive, positive assessing alongside Dot Georgoulas. Amazing work in clearly the most rigorous student assessment scheme in the world. Absolute honour to be involved. Students note: The new 2018 briefs out now.   [gallery type="rectangular"...

Anthony Pittaway from Discus on Demand talked shop to our Adv Dips this week with tips, pre-press advice and options for graduate folios and ISTD submissions. Anthony is a qualified printer by trade so has a keen understanding of print production and colour management in both offset...

A welcome change of season and another great year of Spicers Paper Play at North Metro TAFE yesterday. Featuring the amazing Geoff Earl, paper merchant extraordinaire, our graphic design students from CERT IV, Diploma and Advanced Diploma were able to 'magpie-up' new paper stocks, ask questions and...

Brilliant wrap up to last weeks Google Online Marketing Challenge (GOMC); a speed test live brief with diploma tourism students; an inspiration talk by three of Perth’s leading designers from three different eras of design, who explored their inspirations, recounted their creative experiences and shared their passion (Particularly ex-student...

WOW. Ten years of Advanced Diploma graduate shows, finishing with CLEAN SLATE Small group of 25 graduates and some fantastic folios, personalities and pure design in amongst it all.

It has been a busy November with a fantastic 2017 Skills Squad Training Camp with WorldSkills Australia.  If you haven't heard of Worldskill's, their mission is to actively engage in the development of policy and the practice of skills excellence in Australia through competitions, international benchmarking and applied research. Learn more at http://www.worldskills.org.au/
 
I'm currently the Australian skills expert in Graphic Design and look forward to taking Team WA and Chris Williamson to Abu Dhabi in 2017.
 

Meet Clean Slate. The bright, passionate, graduate graphic design students at North Metropolitan TAFE in Perth. A clean slate is an exciting thing to have, it’s a fresh approach with a wealth of possibilities. We are a diverse group of students with our own skills, strengths...

Did you know that TAFE’s Graphic Design Course is taught in Zhejiang College, Hangzhou in the People’s Republic of China? Designed in Perth. Made in China is a snapshot of life teaching and studying Graphic Design at Zhejiang College. It showcases Chinese students tackling the interpretations...