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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 yesterday, the THEME went through the whole event… not

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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.  

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The cycle starts again with North Perth with a solid eight competitors undertaking the Worldskills Regional competition in Skill 40: Graphic Design Technology. Stay tuned for results at the end of this week and Team WA presentations later in November. Well done Cert IV and Diploma student participants from North Metro TAFE.

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Competition Ends Closing Ceremony After four intense and exciting days, the winners of WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017 — the world’s largest vocational skills competition have finally been announced, during an unforgettable ceremony held in Abu Dhabi on Thursday evening. More than 10,000 people filled Yas Du Arena stadium, cheering for their favourite teams and for

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Competition Day 4 Removing Barriers. Working together. Making friends. With all three major assessments completed, today offered a short test project focused on ‘collaboration’ to develop an interactive PDF to showcase competitor mosaic tiles. Fun stuff. Teams of different nationalities re-configured and push aside the privacy dividers and began working with each other (naturally, interpreters

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Competition Day 3 Packaging is lit Think about the typical house in your neighbourhood, or local city. It has a texture, a colour, a vertical or spread layout. It has a character. Now, let us imagine the people in this house. They clichéd, cultural aspects of the families that live in that house. Who are

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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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