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

A Helping Hand

10 October 2013

As well as our successful Mentoring Programme for Final Year design students, we also run an internal mentoring scheme, where each student in a given year takes a student in year below under their wing. This holistic approach to design education allows students to share in a community of practice, gaining critical and reflective skills which will serve them well out in the workplace.

Earlier this week, our Final Year students offered up advice to the HNC Year on their book cover project, a set of four Raymond Chandler novels, no images, just typography. A selection of these will be posted as soon as the project has been presented.

With that experience under their belts, the HNC then got to take on the mentoring role by spending an afternoon in the studio with the fledgling NC group, looking over their postcard work - a series of double-sided A5s showcasing urban typography across Edinburgh.