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HND Visual Communication at Edinburgh College

Semester Review

27 November 2014

On Thursday we hosted the second of three mentor sessions held during each academic year. In attendance this time around were designers Walter Hamilton (Whitespace), Kate George (Kate George Design), Iain Lauder (IL), Michael Heins (Lewis), Sheryl Newsome (Story), Gregor Matheson (Realise), Graham Neish (Neish) and Sean Kinnear and Scott Burns (both from Blonde).

As well as reviewing the year so far, including our successful Scottish Soapworks packaging project, the students got the chance to get some useful advice on their current project - the ISTD Typography brief - and the upcoming D&AD New Blood Awards. The tutors also managed to talk everyone into doing a 30 minute brief on one of the Roses projects. Finally, we also announced that our end-of-year show in May 2015 will be held at one of Edinburgh's foremost gallery spaces - the Fruitmarket Gallery.

Here's a short documentary shown on the night about the recent employer engagement project, the one week brief for G.F Smith papers.