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RMIT Vietnam Design showcases student work

Monday, December 16, 2013 - 14:07
The showcase attracted many students and staff
"Saigon Branding" by Nguyen Phu Hai

The Design Department and Design Club of RMIT University Vietnam recently held its Design Showcase Exhibition from 21 to 30 November.

Outstanding creative works produced by students from the Bachelor of Design (Multimedia Systems) were on display in the first level of RMIT Vietnam's newly-opened Academic Building 2.

Top works were selected from a diverse selection of submissions from Design students over the month prior to the exhibition. Categories included communication, illustration, 3D and animation, interactive and film and motion. Winners of each category received trophies and certificates for works that met the expectations of the creative media industry.

The leader of the Design program, Mr Don Gordon, said that the works presented in the showcase underscore the diversity, quality and talent of students from the Bachelor of Design program.

"Works from the award winners in each of the design categories were truly professional and international in their execution and spoke to the commitment on the part of students and the Design staff to achieving excellence," Mr Gordon said. 

"The Design department and Design Club worked around the clock and had a difficult time selecting winners due to the large number of outstanding submissions," said Mr Ondris Pui, lecturer of the Design Program and an advisor of Design Club.

One exemplary artwork that won the Gold Award in the Communication category was "Saigon Branding" by Design student Nguyen Phu Hai. It is a conceptual identity design for Saigon/Ho Chi Minh city, a hybrid city that carries a lot of historical and cultural values. Hai said he believed the redefining phrase of the rebranding process should focus on the combination of old values and modern contents.

The other winning awards went to Le Duc Vu with "The Masterpiece" in 3D and Animation, Prometheus team with "Devil's Wallet" in Film and Motion, Chau Vo Ba Truong with "Final Project" in Illustration, and Nguyen Van Dang Nguyen with "Asteroids & Impacts" in Interactive.

"The outcome of the showcase has exceeded expectations," Mr Ondris said. "Industry representatives expressed interest in hiring students for paid client projects and students were eagerly asking when the next showcase will be."