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and HND Vis Comm at Edinburgh College

One Night Stand Event Nomination

19 July 2013

Our 2013 graduate show, 'One Night Stand', has made the shortlist for Best Educational Event at the 2013 Scottish Event Awards. Our concept, to reinvent the graduate show format by exhibiting for a single evening only, produced a full house at the Traverse Theatre Bar, attracting more than 100 advertising and design professionals from 47 of Edinburgh's best agencies and studios.

The awards ceremony will be held on Thursday 26th September at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Glasgow. The full list of nominations is available on the Scottish Event Awards website.

Creative Exchange

14 July 2013

Thursday of last week Creative Exchange officially launched - Edinburgh’s new workspace for creatives and digital media specialists. The project, a collaboration between Edinburgh City Council and Edinburgh College, is aimed at providing the creative community in Edinburgh with flexible, state-of-the-art studio space. The impressive facilities, situated in the heart of Leith in a former Victorian Corn Exchange, are spread across three floors and include 4G broadband, superb AV meeting rooms, and a range of business support services.

There was a great turnout on launch night, with creatives, business leaders, freelancers and educators all getting their a first look at the awesome space. Our Graphic Design students, alongside Photography and Computer Arts, exhibited a range of work for the opening night, and as part of this project, we've been offered some dedicated space for workshops, seminars and pitches. The branding for Creative Exchange was also designed by HND graphics graduate Jonathan Walton.

Creative Exchange will hopefully be a great new resource for the creative community, and there are already a number of agencies and organisations using the space. Check out the feedback from the launch night via Storify. Full details and pricing plans are available on the website at www.creativeechangeleith.com