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Competition Day 2 Editorial, collage and infographic. All under six hours. All aboard the fast train. Nick Lamatalale (NL) kicked off an amazing drumming bongo with Thomas Palacin-Danthine which kicked Anne Cappelen Grandt and Heng-Hsiu Liu into a dance off to lighten the mood of a late start on Day 2. It was perfect. Unscripted.

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Competition Day 1 Competition Begins A hefty, externally set branding, style guide and postcard brief was laid on for 6.5 hours today as competition begun at Worldskills Abu Dhabi 2017. It was amazing to witness 29 designers slam into a logo, 16 page style guide and three postcards before the lunch break and outstanding to

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Competition Minus 1 Days Opening Ceremony and first full walk around Finishing touches on competition preparations and early finish allowed time for a full walk around of the Abu Dhabi National Convention Centre. Still major preparations occurring in every corner of the grand halls and adjoining tents. Follow the #worldskillsaustralia instagram account for more imagery of

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Competition Minus 2 Days Familiarisation A traditional Graphic Design welcome of Worldskills 2017 competitors – who are clapped and welcomed into the briefing area, followed by intensive tool box check. Photos by Portugal expert Nuno Viana tell a fantastic story of the fresh faced (and young) competitors.  

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Competition Minus 3 Days Assessment training A day of solid assessment training for experts in the Graphic Design Worldskills workshop and test project discussions for Day 4. Highlights included going through and revising the Skill Management Plan, setting a timed agenda and talking about skill specific details relating to: Bleed (it shouldn’t extend or overwhelm)

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Competition Minus 4 Days Building the workshop, induction and the experts expert It’s a relief to listen to a teacher who not only can instruct a class representating nearly every culture on Earth, but also in a non-native, second language. Introducing Markus Ruben Wiese from Leipzig, Germany — Worldskills’ Graphic Design Chief Expert in Abu Dhabi.

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Competition Minus 5 Construction site, accreditation and desert experience Team Australian Experts arrived two days ago for acclimatisation at Worldskills Abu Dhabi 2017. Today, the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre opened it’s doors to experts for accreditation packs, new expert training and a quick glimpse at the mayhem of partially started stall construction, stands and skill areas.

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Marie Wong and Adrian Huber from WRAYS delivered an outstanding presentation last night on AGDA WA’s RAW FILE. RAW DEAL unpacking native file ownership to a room filled to capacity. A great mixture of professionals and students, you could hear a pin drop as the slides offered real insight into ‘best practice’ and ‘solutions’ to the IP,

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AGDA and DIA members came out to support local young talent on Saturday. Always a pleasure to chat to inspired and aspiring young creatives. Photos by TAFE ALUMNI grad Henry Quach. On topic and perfectly paced keynote by Sean Mckay from Media on Mars. Great morning had by all.

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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 and digital printing. He has also worked in the

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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 play with textures. Staff and students were very grateful for

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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 (2010) five year out Grad: Tim Meakins); and add in

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Students enjoyed an insightful and advice laden talk last month as Alex Gavalas from BONFIRE unpacked some valuable Adwords techniques in preparation for the 2017 Google Online Marketing Challenge. NM TAFE has twelve Advanced Diploma Graphic Design teams in the running this year. Alex stayed on topic, on time and answered some curly questions in

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A small taste of the first in a series of anti-motivational posters inspired by Nicole Arnett Phillips‘ TypographJournal (volume 04 was what did it for me!). These posters will be only available via subscription, trade or swap. Get in touch if you would like to join the gang.

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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.

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