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HND Visual Communication at Edinburgh College

Design Buddy Event

20 February 2015

Just before the half-term break, we held our first 'Design Buddy' event at the college.  This is a new employer-engagement initiative which started running during Semester One.  It involves teaming up recent graduates (with at least two years of industry experience) with our HNC Graphic Design students.

The 'Buddy' remit is to assist the students in a mentoring capacity on project work and to generally support them with help and advice as they make their way through the course, and the first part of the evening event was a chance for the students to discuss recent project work with the Buddies.

The teams were then briefed on 'Show 2015', the annual course project to design the promotional campaign for the end-of-year show.  The past couple of years have seen collaborations with industry mentors on this project, but this time around we felt that the Buddy programme would be the ideal vehicle to help create a great campaign.

The show will take place towards the end of May at the Fruitmarket Gallery, and the deadline for initial concepts (and a short pitch to the Final Year students) is March 11th.