08 Nov 2016   webgap

Justin Catto

GDC got an awesome graphic design-inspired facelift from Justin Catto who recently completed a graffiti art project on campus. Justin is currently a Design Plus student at GDC. At the youthful age of 20, he already has two major awards behind his name.

He recently won “Back To The City”, which is Africa’s biggest hip-hop festival. The competition is held annually and 40 artists battle it out by painting the pillars under the M1 bridge in Newtown with various artistic graphic designs. In 2015, Justin made it to the top 4 in the final round of the “Sprite Uncontainable” event in Zone 6, Soweto. His work has been commissioned by a variety of clients including Montblanc, Corona, Edge, Dulux, Randburg Square and Fight Club to name a few.

You can see more of Justin’s work on Instagram.

10 Nov 2016   webgap

How Full-Scale Floor Plans Help Architects Walk Clients Through Designs

One of the hardest tasks for graphic designers, multimedia designers and interior designers alike, is getting the client to buy into your vision when they’re wired differently and battle to visualise your design concept.In the architecture world, one firm in Oslo Norway, have started creating full-scale floor plans in the parking lot behind their offices to walk clients through their design process and explain their vision for the projects they’re tasked with.This is a clever way of helping the client conceptualise space and layout in a 1:1 scale, creating a fun, interactive and real exper ...

14 Nov 2016   webgap

Where to study? Some tips for choosing a higher education provider.

Deciding which higher education provider is the best for you is as important as deciding what to study. If you’re considering a career in graphic design, multimedia design or interior design there are a few factors to consider.We’ve put together a checklist of important points to think about, from accreditation to staffing and even international comparability. Have a look at these points and their relevance before deciding where to enrol.Ask yourself:• Is the institution registered with the Department of Higher Education and are their programmes registered on SAQA’s website?• How lon ...

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