11 Apr 2017   dfm

GDC’s Fatima Bahm showcases at Design Indaba 2017

Graphic Design student, Fatima Mohammed Bahm recently exhibited her work at this year’s Design Indaba, held in Cape Town from 1 – 4 March 2017.

As part of the Design Indaba’s Emerging Creatives programme, Fatima had the opportunity to present her graphic design work to thousands of festival goers alongside the Conference, FilmFest and Nightscape.

Fatima’s areas of interest in graphic design include packaging design, infographic illustration, traditional fine art, typography and abstract symbol design. All of which are taught through GDC’s comprehensive graphic design course.

Through her passion for typographic layout and editorial design, Fatima’s sense of composition is evident throughout her portfolio of work. Most notably, her work challenges the relationship between image and type to create a unique visual language using detailed imagery and carefully considered typography.

At GDC, we’re proud to be a part of Fatima’s design journey. Dubbed “A graphic designer with an acute sense of composition and visual balance,” she is definitely one to watch in the graphic design space.

15 Sep 2016   admin

10 Percent 2016

GDC’s vision is to be leaders in design higher education to nurture innovative and responsible designers for the greater good of humanity. Responsibility and sustainability (for the social, economic and environmental world) are core values that underpin all curricular. They are values we expect our graduates to embrace and further in their careers. One of the key strategies to cultivate these values is our Community Engagement Initiative, the 10Percent Initiative. For four weeks of the year (roughly 10Percent of the academic year), all undergraduate students from all programmes and levels fo ...

14 Oct 2016   admin

The Principles of Good Multimedia Design

It is often overlooked just how important design is when it comes to multimedia as not all multimedia is effective. Design plays a massive role in the user experience from navigation to seamless use across the multimedia activation. If the user can browse and navigate easily as well as enjoy the process, then the design has been effective.Often when it comes to multimedia it is not just about how the end product looks but also the ease of use and overall user experience. If the experience is seamless and fun that will keep them coming back for more.Similar to the software development life cycl ...

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