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and HND Vis Comm at Edinburgh College

preVIEW 2015

24 May 2015

Our Industry Night and Show, sponsored by Innis & Gunn and G.F. Smith, takes place this Thursday at the Fruitmarket Gallery in Edinburgh. Last year, our show won 'Best Educational Event' at the Scottish Event Awards, and has established itself as a unique, one-night-only celebration of Graphic Design and Design Education.

This year we are expecting over 150 designers, industry professionals, graduates and educators to attend. The work being shown is hugely varied and will include typography, branding, advertising and editorial design across a huge range of formats including print, web, digital publishing, experiential, packaging and environmental design.

A range of sample work is on our pinterest boards, but here is a sneak preview of some of the work -

Simon Griffiths - Loop : Kidney Dialysis Information Campaign

Jakob Sobansky - Lucky Typeface

Stephanie Dalzell - King's Theatre Brand Identity

Dan Plunkett - Wave : wearable Musical Therapy Aid

Rachel Cameron - Your Time : Creative Artists Media Platform

Kris Kubicki - Uisce Beatha : Global Scotch Whisky Guide

Alisha Horn - Oasis : Build Your Character

There's still time to tell us if you can make it along to the show. Just visit www.etcshow.net

Your Invite +1

19 May 2015

It's only a week or so until our 2015 Industry Night & Show, and the invites came back from the printers today. A huge thanks to our sponsor GF Smith who provided the rather awesome A4 paper, which is 118gsm Monadnock Dulcet Smooth.

This year we are expecting more than 150 designers, graduates and industry professionals to come along and check out the class of 2015, and the invites will go out to those agencies and individuals who have registered to attend the event. If you want to come along but you haven't registered yet, visit www.etcshow.net

The Best View in Town, 28.5.15

13 May 2015

It's almost that time of year again - our Graphic Design Industry Night & Show will be held on May 28th at the prestigious Fruitmarket Gallery in Edinburgh. As usual, it's a one night only event, and follows in the footsteps of the show last year at Creative Exchange, which won Best Educational Event at the Scottish Event Awards 2014.

This year our promotional campaign, designed by HNC students Ayesha Islam and Kiera Winfield, is 'VIEW' - which celebrates different views, discussing points of, putting across yours, admiring, presenting, and above all enjoying. The show will feature brilliant graphic design work from our Class of 2015, plus we'll be exhibiting video and design work from our industry projects, mentoring projects and competitions. We've also got two great sponsors in G.F. Smith and Innis & Gunn, (who will be supplying our guests with their famous craft-brewed refreshments).

To let us know if you can attend the show, go to www.etcshow.net and send us your name and email address. We'll be posting out print invites to all agencies and individuals once our list is complete. Hurry up and get the date in your diary - we are well on the way to sell out status.

One Week with Innis & Gunn

5 May 2015

In the run-up to our Industry Night & Show, which takes place on May 28th at the Fruitmarket Gallery in Edinburgh, we've released a short promo about our recent One Week project.

During the project our HNC and HND design students worked in teams alongside six of Edinburgh's finest creative agencies (Blonde, The Gate, Multiply, Lewis, Realise and Whitespace) and a live client, Scotland's leading craft brewer, Innis and Gunn.  More details of our Show will be released soon, in the meantime, we hope you enjoy the film.