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Media Design School students take home gold, silver, and bronze

It was a night of celebration for Media Design School students and graduates at The Designers Institute of New Zealand’s Best Awards on Friday night.

The Awards covered graphic, spatial, product, interactive and motion design along with four boutique awards under professional and student categories.

One by one, they walked away with gold, silver and bronze awards at the annual gala showcase in front of thousands at Auckland’s largest stadium, Spark Arena.

Our Media Design School winners included:

Gold – Student InteractivePick team

Silver – Nga Aho Design with Maori Focus: Kauri Lounge team

Silver – Student Public GoodMona Gaber for Pick

Silver – Student Interactive Design: Tohu team

Bronze – Student Product: Pick team

Finalist – Public Good: Melody Renaud for Moments

Students’ gold, silver, and bronze success at Best Awards | Torrens University

Highly regarded awards

The Best Awards have been running for over 30 years are highly prized by industry and the design community alike. They’re open to industry professionals and students and are judged by highly respected industry professionals over seven days of judging.

Jim Murray, Lecturer and Program Coordinator for Design-Graphic at MDS said success at the awards was important for the students and faculty as a whole.

“Achieving Gold and Silver for interactive design was a great accomplishment for our Bachelor of Media Design Students and our faculty.

I’m particularly proud of the Ngā Aho and public good awards, these awards demonstrate a collective focus by MDS to embrace here for good projects.

Seeing our students work on the huge screens inside the monumental vector arena, having their hard work recognised and knowing that these awards will make a meaningful difference to their future careers was priceless.”

Strength to strength

The students’ success this year is another indication that the Media Design School continues to go from strength to strength.

“Last year Lauren Chalk, a Bachelor or Media Design student, took home the Gold Award in the Public Good category for her wearable tech concept which aims to appeal to young people suffering from hearing loss. We also picked up Silver and Bronze in Public Good,” Jim Murray said.

Here is the full Media Design School winner list:

Gold

Student interactive

Project Title: Pick.

Pick Student: Mona Gabr

(Student. Graduated last year, now UX Designer at Satellite, a project created in Year Three).

Lecturers:

Tammie Leong, Pritika Y. Lal, Jim Murray, Simon Nicholls

Silver – Ngā Aho

(Design with a Māori focus)

 

Project Title: Kauri Lounge

Kauri Lounge Students:

Donald Mavunga, Sameera Khan, Robert Barrington, Andrew Eiserman, Jaromme Lawn, Mitchell Starns, Adam Small. (Year two project, students now in year three)

Lecturers:

Matthew Stevens, James Murray, Jo Diamond, Lucy Boermans, Christophe Jannin, Simon Nicholls

Silver

Student Public Good

 

Project Title: Pick.

Pick Student: Mona Gabr

(Student. Graduated last year, now UX Designer at Satellite, a project created in Year Three).

Lecturers:

Tammie Leong, Pritika Y. Lal, Jim Murray, Simon Nicholls

Silver

Student: Interactive

 

Project Title: Tohu

Client: Auckland Art Gallery

Tohu Students: Rose Norgrove, Holly Schroder, Alistair Kincaid

(current year two students)

Lecturers: Simon Nicholls, Don Chooi, Pritika Lal, Trajano Leydet, Lucy Boermans

Bronze Student Product

 

Project Title: Pick.
Finalists : Public Good

 

Project Title: Moments

Moments Student: Melody Renaud

(Student graduated last year, now working at Datacom as a UX Designer, project created in year three).

Lecturers:

Tammie Leong, Pritika Lal, Jim Murray

 

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