The Design Exhibition
12 December 2022
The Cre8 Your Career exhibition is a student showcase for Queensland TAFE design students to share their work.
In this blog post I'll share my exhibition table and some designs from the night (1st December). Apologies for the blurry photos, I was just using my phone camera.
The graphic design students each had a display area to set up and we each designed posters and a skateboard deck for the night which was required to incorporate our logo and branding.
For my table I had a blue tablecloth, a guestbook with blue pens and ruler, portfolio, business cards, a packaging assignment, and some QR codes with links for a digital guestbook and social media handles.
I liked the idea of having a guestbook because I remembered somebody from the exhibition last year did the same which I wrote in. I also thought it helped encourage interaction and help link to the concept of digital guestbooks and emphasising interactions through websites rather than social media. That said, the messages I got on exhibition night were in the physical guestbook and I'm guessing it is because of the accessibility of it.
My brand colours are different shades of blue to represent different depths of the ocean along with the brighest blue being a bioluminescent blue and reminescent of the IBM computer terminal.
My poster and skateboard designs showed deep sea creatures and the telescopefish which is my logo mascot. 🐟
Each design student shared a space with somebody else. For example, my friend Sunny Disposition had her display on the other side of mine. This photo was taken by her as well!
I will share the guestbook entries at the end of this blog post, I want to share some designs from the night first. 🙂
There was competition among the students to develop typographic murals for the walls. The winners shown below all produced eye catching designs.
Another Dollhouse Design hand-rendered their typographic mural including illustrating bat wings for gothic vibes. This mural was positioned outside the elevator as you arrived at the third floor.
Una Design employs a New Wave approach to typography and pop art colours and half tones. This mural was positioned in one of the corridors on the third floor.
Hantreloardesign made a pixel art mural with graphics inspired by Super Mario Brothers. This was another mural which was inside the exhibition space.
There was one more typographic mural design but I forgot to take a photo of it. 😞 It featured illuminated letters which can be seen on IF Graphic Design's Instagram.
All the Diploma graphic design students had skateboards on the wall and I thought a good way to capture the variety was to take a photo of them all together. So, moving from left to right...
Other Design Work
The visual arts students had credits for their work though I have had some trouble finding their social medias. Here are some of the works I thought were really cool.
Unfortunately I couldn't find the design student names for these as they were dissociated from the display area though they were for the Certificate III in Design.
Grace Kelly made these cute jellyfish, all her designs have a pastel appearance you can find her as princessartworks on Instagram.
The baphomet illustration is by Nandus Swart and the gravestone painting is by Miranda Westway.
The fantasy sculpture of the deer is by Bellamy Smyth and the abstract rock sculpture is by Andrea Lugo-Calamlam.
Invasion from Outer Space!
Just wanted to give a shout out to these space ladies walking around the exhibition area and who let me take their photo!
I got a mixture of very kind and very amusing messages in the physical guestbook. I've left the names out but I appreciate you all. Thank you for the messages!
This evening capped off a busy yet fun year. I made some great new friends, got to be inspired by the people around me and in cyberspace, and got to think about design all day. If you were part of the exhibition, I hope you enjoyed this year too. 😊
If anyone finds their design on here and wants credits, feel free to send me a message and I'll add it! 😊
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