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visual communication [graphic design]
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YCN Commendations

5 June 2015

Congratulations to four of our HNC students, who picked up YCN Commendations today for their project submissions.

Liam Henderson and Aiste Piechaviciute won for J20, with Annabel Gibb and Kirsten Bell winning their commendation for TopDeck Travel.  We'll be accompanying them down to London in September to the awards ceremony. The full list of winners is available on the YCN website.


J20 - Aiste Peichaviciute + Liam Henderson - 'the element of..'











Topdeck - Annabel Gibb + Kirsten Bell - #livelikealocal










reVIEW 2015

1 June 2015


Class of 2015


Our industry supporters and collaborators


Our Industry Night and Show at the Fruitmarket Gallery saw more than 250 designers, creatives and educators from across the creative industries in Edinburgh and Glasgow gather to celebrate design education, and view the work of our graduating graphic design students.

This was our biggest-ever one night show, and we've received lots of fantastic feedback on the quality of the work, and the vibe of the event. A short film about the event will be available soon, featuring interviews with leading industry figures who attended. Check out a selection of images from the night on our flickr stream.


preVIEW 2015

24 May 2015

Our Industry Night and Show, sponsored by Innis & Gunn and G.F. Smith, takes place this Thursday at the Fruitmarket Gallery in Edinburgh. Last year, our show won 'Best Educational Event' at the Scottish Event Awards, and has established itself as a unique, one-night-only celebration of Graphic Design and Design Education.

This year we are expecting over 150 designers, industry professionals, graduates and educators to attend. The work being shown is hugely varied and will include typography, branding, advertising and editorial design across a huge range of formats including print, web, digital publishing, experiential, packaging and environmental design.

A range of sample work is on our pinterest boards, but here is a sneak preview of some of the work -


Simon Griffiths - Loop : Kidney Dialysis Information Campaign







Jakob Sobansky - Lucky Typeface





Stephanie Dalzell - King's Theatre Brand Identity







Dan Plunkett - Wave : wearable Musical Therapy Aid










Rachel Cameron - Your Time : Creative Artists Media Platform






Kris Kubicki - Uisce Beatha : Global Scotch Whisky Guide








Alisha Horn - Oasis : Build Your Character






There's still time to tell us if you can make it along to the show. Just visit www.etcshow.net




Your Invite +1

19 May 2015

It's only a week or so until our 2015 Industry Night & Show, and the invites came back from the printers today. A huge thanks to our sponsor GF Smith who provided the rather awesome A4 paper, which is 118gsm Monadnock Dulcet Smooth.



This year we are expecting more than 150 designers, graduates and industry professionals to come along and check out the class of 2015, and the invites will go out to those agencies and individuals who have registered to attend the event. If you want to come along but you haven't registered yet, visit www.etcshow.net




The Best View in Town, 28.5.15

13 May 2015

It's almost that time of year again - our Graphic Design Industry Night & Show will be held on May 28th at the prestigious Fruitmarket Gallery in Edinburgh. As usual, it's a one night only event, and follows in the footsteps of the show last year at Creative Exchange, which won Best Educational Event at the Scottish Event Awards 2014.

This year our promotional campaign, designed by HNC students Ayesha Islam and Kiera Winfield, is 'VIEW' - which celebrates different views, discussing points of, putting across yours, admiring, presenting, and above all enjoying. The show will feature brilliant graphic design work from our Class of 2015, plus we'll be exhibiting video and design work from our industry projects, mentoring projects and competitions. We've also got two great sponsors in G.F. Smith and Innis & Gunn, (who will be supplying our guests with their famous craft-brewed refreshments).

To let us know if you can attend the show, go to www.etcshow.net and send us your name and email address. We'll be posting out print invites to all agencies and individuals once our list is complete. Hurry up and get the date in your diary - we are well on the way to sell out status.


One Week with Innis & Gunn

5 May 2015

In the run-up to our Industry Night & Show, which takes place on May 28th at the Fruitmarket Gallery in Edinburgh, we've released a short promo about our recent One Week project.

During the project our HNC and HND design students worked in teams alongside six of Edinburgh's finest creative agencies (Blonde, The Gate, Multiply, Lewis, Realise and Whitespace) and a live client, Scotland's leading craft brewer, Innis and Gunn.  More details of our Show will be released soon, in the meantime, we hope you enjoy the film.