Tag Archives: Design

Sugarbird Gin Brief

Our graphic design second year students were recently tasked to work on a real world client brief by Sugardbird Fynbos Gin. The ask was to design gift packaging and point of sale for retail. Rob Heyns, the co-founder and CEO of the brand shared his immense knowledge and expertise in the beer and craft gin industries with students, which set the tone for the work. With inspiration provided from the natural fynbos that is infused in Sugarbird gin, our students were able to come up with a wide range of incredibly creative solutions. These were all seen by Rob, who gave feedback to the students and chose a winning route.

The great news is: A number of these elements will be used in the final design, which will be hitting stores soon! If you see Sugarbird Gin in the bottle store this festive season, you’ll see the beautiful work created by our students. Don’t forget to buy a bottle!

 

 

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Ahava – Packaging

Now this is how you incorporate design and illustration into one package!

This work by Shake Design for Ahava, an Israeli cosmetics company, celebrates 30 years of the company’s existence. To bring their concept of beauty, in all its forms, to life – they commissioned female artists to illustrate their understanding of beauty, which they then turned into packaging for the range.

We love this! It looks beautiful, it’s on brand and on top of it all it’s collectable. It doesn’t get any better!

Amnesty International – Print Campaign

Amnesty International is a global NGO that works on a number of fronts, but gathers their efforts around reducing injustice in the world and making a difference where they can.

To rally people around their cause, they recently produced these print ads with DDB Paris, using some really strong imagery and type, which we absolutely love.

Take a look at some of these inspiring power visuals below!

Adobe Creative Jam

Some of our students recently had the chance to take part in the Adobe Creative Jam in the Naspers building in Cape Town, it was a great inspiring day for all with a lot of laughs and learning.

Have a read of the release below:

Stellenbosch Academy of Design and Photography students and lecturers got a chance to show off their creativity and learn from top industry talent at the Adobe Creative Jam on Tuesday, September 25th.  The event was hosted by Media 24/Spree on the Nasdak floor of the Naspers Building in Cape Town.

The Creative Jam live event coordinated between Cape Town, South Africa and San Francisco, USA was inspired by South African Adobe Ambassador Ryk Benade.

The event kicked off at 3 p.m. with teams divided in groups from local industry creative, designers from spree.co.za, RLabs, Stellenbosch Academy of Design and Photography, Cape Academy of Mathematics, Science and Technology, and other organizations.

Jam-goers got the chance to learn from the best in the industry and speakers included the founder of R Labs and Jim Taylor speaking directly from the USA live via Adobe as well as the latest Adobe XD Tutorial given by Carla Ralph from Adobe South Africa.

Teams of handpicked industry designers along with Stellenbosch Academy students squared off in a mobile app development challenge with a social impact theme announced just hours earlier. The Adobe representatives from the USA judged the final ideas that had to be conceptualized and created within 2 hours.

Stellenbosch Academy students, Jonathan De Goede, Sarchen Gainsford and lecturer – Keenan Jooste – showed off their skills, competing against 8 other teams made up of students, scholars, industry creatives and developers. They were placed first at the event, prototyping an app that helped the victim when reporting sexual abuse.

We would like to thank Spree’s team, Ryk and Esther for the invitation to the Creative Jam as well as Adobe USA and Adobe South Africa for this amazing opportunity.

PangPang Brewery – Can and Label Design

It’s no secret that we love some good craft beer design. We’ve shared a whole lot over the last few years! Today, we’re sharing some work from PangPang Brewery, based in Sweden. We love their fun, colourful, design and illustration style – bringing some much needed fun to the beer category! While mainstream beer often gets stuck in ‘heritage’ and other ‘premium’ design cues, craft beer itself can sometimes end up being just a little too serious. We love the energy and excitement of these designs.

How could you not want to drink one of these!

Student Gold Pack Awards

We’ve just heard that two of our students were named as finalists for the Student Gold Pack Awards 2018. What a great way to start the week!

 

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Itchy Lice Treatment Kit

Daryl Surtees, a 3rd year Graphic Design student, created the packaging for a Hair Grooming Kit that treats the undesired lice on children’s heads. She made a concerted effort to create a kit with natural ingredients opposed to chemical ingredients. This more holistic approach was spurred by an article in which a mother sprayed insect repellent onto a child’s head and consequently the child succumbed from repellent poisoning.

Daryl also identified that the comprehensive treatment process would include having to use multiple products and to make this process hassle free she combined all the products into one convenient easy-to-use innovative pack.

 

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Bloom Infused Sparkling Water

Taskeen Osman, a 2nd year Graphic Design student, designed a new approach to bottled water. Taskeen’s approach was to use water infused with edible herbs and plants containing the health benefits of each plant. The name BLOOM was chosen while she was looking for a synonym for “refresh”. Bloom captured her attention as it can be defined as more than just “a state of flowering”. The word as a verb, means to come into or be in full beauty or health; to flourish. Bio-degradable plastic as material was used for the bottle, this is recyclable, reusable and also compostable. The bottle cap is manufactured from PET plastic, as it is PVC-free and can therefore be recycled.

 

To learn more about the Student Gold Pack Awards, you can visit their website here.

Good luck Daryl and Taskeen!