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Student Goldpack Awards – Two Finalists!

What a great week – even more good news! We’ve just received the news that Daryl Surtees and Taskeen Osman were awarded finalists for the Student Gold Pack Awards.

To learn more about the Student Gold Pack Awards, check out their website here.

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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!

 

 

Six Pendoring Finalists!

What incredible news! We’ve just found out that our students have achieved six finalists for the Pendoring Awards 2018. We have a special affinity to these awards as they are all about African languages, Afrikaans included – which means our students get to communicate either in their own mother tongues, or stretch themselves to communicate in a new language, which is not easy!

Getting a finalist for the Pendorings is no mean feat – we are so proud!

You can check out all of their work on the Pendoring website below.

Anja Roos

Monét Lacock

Monique Bonthuys (1)

Monique Bonthuys (2)

Savanna Hinis

Keagan Clack

Well done everyone! We’ll be holding thumbs!

YouthTube2018 Competition Finalists

Such amazing news! Three of our first year Multimedia Elective students were named as finalists in the YouthTube2018 competition. Nina Roodbol, Jared Laggar and Tyla Foster – well done!

The following release explains more:

After receiving many terrific entries, the WPBTS are happy to announce that Nina Roodbol, Jared Laggar and Tyla Foster are the finalists for the Western Province Blood Transfusion Services  #YouthTube2018 Competition. This year they have a total of 10 finalists: 3 in the Aspiring Creatives Category, and 7 in the Filmmakers Category. We are happy that our three of our first years have made the finals as this is their very first attempt in creating an animated stop motion piece.

You can check out all the entries (and hopefully vote for our students – no pressure!) here.

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.

3rd Year Short Film – Abide

Each year, our 3rd year multimedia students create and produce their own short film. This year, our Multimedia class of 2018 worked together to create ‘Abide’.

“Deep convictions, innocent suffering, in memory lies pain.”

 

Abide was shot on location in Eden Forest, Theewaterskloof Dam and Bettys Bay in the Western Cape, South Africa.

Starring:

Joshua Stadler, Cinzia Cioffi, Jordan Isaacs, Aphiwe Mwezeni, Marco Da Silva, Elize Goosen, Tegan Oldknow, Dru Sin, Clinton Wing and Rob Olivier.

Produced by Shooting Blanks Productions.

Shooting Blanks is a student-driven short-film production company. Thank you for joining us on our journey to conceptualise, produce and launch our first ever independent movie short as part of our multimedia design degree at Stellenbosch Academy of Photography & Design.

Without any further ado we present: Abide.

Katherine Glenday Ceramics – Visit

Recently, our Second and Third Year students were invited to visit the celebrated ceramicist, Katherine Glenday, at her studio in Kalk Bay. Glenday specialises in porcelain; creating fragile, beautiful vessels that resonate with a quiet stillness. She went on to explain how she uses moulds to make her vessels as well as working on the wheel – creating objects which are so fine they are almost translucent in appearance. She went on to explain how different glazing techniques work and how important play and experimentation are to her creative process.

This was followed by a trip to the Kalk Bay Modern gallery, which sells her incredible work, amongst other gorgeous pieces.

Check out the pics from our visit below!