RMIT Vietnam hosted the 2017 edition of Halography, where Bachelor of Design student Ta Quang Huy was chosen to exhibit his work.
Halography is an annual event for the design community in Vietnam, which is combined with the Bēhance Portfolio Review.
Every year, outstanding Bēhance portfolios from all over Vietnam are carefully chosen and displayed. The aim of the event is to introduce young designers and artists to the industry, and to review the development of the design community in Vietnam.
Ta Quang Huy, otherwise known as Eldur Ta in the design community, was selected in the Top 28 and exhibited his work at the event.
“I feel extremely honoured to be chosen in the top 28. It not only shows that I’m progressing well in my career, but also lets me know my design style is working here in Vietnam,” Huy said.
Huy brought three brand identity projects to the event. His work included branding designs for Aphrodite Bridal, Olivia olive oil, and Sakura cosmetic oil.
“My style is classy minimalism and these three projects really portray that. I have always felt that the Vietnam design community is lacking someone who can do a minimalistic style, so I decided to be one,” Huy said.
“By exhibiting these projects, I want to encourage other young designers who love minimalism, to show themselves so we can learn from each other.”
Halography is not only an important event for RMIT Vietnam design students, but also for all young and aspiring designers and artists. While the majority of design events in Vietnam are for professional studios or designers, Halography focuses on promoting a fresh perspective.
“This is a great chance for students to come out of the crowd and introduce themselves to the industry leaders,” Huy said.
Following his success at Halography, Huy remained committed to Vietnam and aims to stay in the country and be a leader in the growing design community.
“Many people [choose to leave] Vietnam and go to another country. But for me, I don’t want to do that, I want to help build a design community right here in Vietnam,” Huy said.
“My ultimate dream is to live in a good design community. I’m looking forward to studying more, and becoming a design educator.”
“Helping people to learn, to research, and being surrounded with creative people has always been my aim for the future.”
Story: Daniel Eslick