The design courses blog for BA (Hons)
and HND Vis Comm at Edinburgh College

Final Projects

17 June 2011

Graded unit marking

All HND Final Project work has been graded and issued. A gallery of the completed work exhibited at the Final show last week can be viewed here.

Concept of the Year

16 June 2011

Congratulations to Adam Macdonald, who picked up a new internal award for HND 2 - 'concept of the year'. This award recognises connection and realisation - where sketchbook evidence links directly into an innovative and original visual idea.

In Adam's work, his CABE Mentoring project - focussed on attracting more people to Edinburgh's public parks - translated into an appealing positive plus sign, and a series of effective vector icons for various activities. The integration included signage, ambient, web and direct marketing products. Adam wins a years' subscription to WIRED Magazine.

Three YCN Winners

9 June 2011

We can't stop winning awards!

This is Final Show week for HND2, and last night we held our Industry/Press Night at the exhibition venue, the Dovecot Studios in the centre of Edinburgh.

As usual a whole host of industry practitioners, mentors and ex-students joined the current final year class in a celebration of talent and hard work over the last two years. As an added bonus, YCN had earlier announced their 2011 Award winners, and we managed to pick up no less than three awards this year -

Gill McColl - Ted Baker
Sarah Crawford - Boost
Abbie Macpherson - Whyte and Mackay

Abbie, still in her first year of HND, has achieved a remarkable treble, having now added the YCN award to her Show Racism the Red and D&AD InBook Awards, and Gill is fresh from a shortlisting for the Marketing Society Awards.

Samples from Gill's Ted Baker submission:

This year we are the only Scottish Institution to produce winners at YCN.

Details for this year's Awards ceremony, Physical A Awards and the YCN Student Awards Annual will all be posted on the YCN site shortly, where you can currently view the full list of winners here.

Tonight is Private View Night at the Dovecot, and further press coverage and blog posts will follow during the course of the event.