The graphic design course blog for
HND Visual Communication at Edinburgh College


9 October 2017

The HND Graphic Design students have completed a short experimental project to kick off their final year. For this brief they selected a favourite glyph or letter, then explored its usage, provenance and geometry, before designing an A2 print piece celebrating it.  Some nice samples -

Paulina Wassik

Beth Draper

Holly McNie

Ewan Morris

Aleks Derda

More examples of these pieces are on our Pinterest boards.

Class of 2017

28 September 2017

Some of our graduands from the Class of 2017 who attended the ceremony today at the Usher Hall. Always a great occasion, well done all, we are very proud of you all.

Showing Off Our Talent

17 August 2017

Our video dept filmed this short promo for our end-of-year show, which was at the Dovecot Gallery in May 2017.

Visit Scotland / Whitespace

15 August 2017

Check out the promotional video for our One Week project from spring 2017. This collaboration involved award-winning design agency Whitespace, and their client, Visit Scotland.


YCN Awards

12 June 2017

Final Year student Jeff Gillan has won a Commendation from YCN for his creative solution to the Cornetto brief.  Jeff's concept 'Snap, Share and Scoop' features some playful copy and a nice user experience.  Check out the full submission on Jeff's Behance 

Jeff can now look forward to a trip to London in September for the annual YCN Awards, alongside classmate Ildiko Rohonka who won a commendation for her solution to the Quorn brief, which you can also view on her Behance.  Well done guys!

Another Star

11 June 2017

Final Year HND Graphic Design student Sarah Mary Macrae won the Star Creative Student category at the annual Marketing Society Scotland Awards, held last week in Glasgow at SWG3.

The Star Awards recognises the very best in Marketing across Scotland, and brings together the largest gathering of the marketing and advertising community outside of London.

l/r Host Sarah Calman, Sarah Macrae, Sheryl Thompson (Creative Director at Union).

This win is our fifth success in seven years, and Sarah can now look forward to a paid placement at the Union (winners of Star Agency of the Year).  Check out the full list of winners here.