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Graphic Design School Produces Pointed Child-Safety Poster

The students of a graphic design school in the United Kingdom recently helped to design signage for Hampshire’s Safeguarding Children’s Board.

According to a news source at Fareham College where the graphic design school is taught, the posters will be used at various health facilities, child service provider organizations, and Children’s Centers around the area.

The new poster discusses the steps adults can take to reduce the risk of SID, Sudden Infant Death, and includes warnings about where children should sleep in their first six months of life and about body temperature while sleeping among other warnings.

The Education and Inclusion Branch Lead for Safeguarding Children, Chris Jones, was impressed with the work done at the graphic design school.

“We are absolutely delighted with the posters prepared by students from Fareham College and would like to thank them for all their hard work and commitment to this campaign which they did at very short notice. Feedback from all agencies has been extremely positive,” Jones stated.

The poster that students designed will be part of a campaign by the organization to remind parents about the effects of cigarette smoke, how to position a baby when putting them down to sleep, and other commonly associated causes of SIDs.

The Vice President of Students and Teaching at the graphic design school, Dr Catherin Richards pointed out that the involvement of the students may have helped keep children safe, especially over the holidays.

“I am so proud of the work that our students do and I am sure that the safer babies campaign that Fareham students have helped with, will help to keep babies safe over the festive period,” she said last month, according to the school’s news publication.

The graphic design school at Fareham is a 2-year program that prepares students for direct entry into a graphic design oriented career or for enrollment in a university degree program.

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Graphic Design School Marks Graduation for nearly 50 Graphic Designers

The students at a graphic design school in New Zealand recently took their traditional celebratory march down Victoria Avenue following graduation ceremonies.

The graphic design school at Whanganui School of Design graduated more than forty-five new graphic designers in December, including both international and home-town students.

As part of the graduating ceremonies, the graphic design school showcased the students’ work at an exhibition detailing their skills. Presentations in all sorts of disciplines were shown, including videos, websites, and animations applied to everything from story books to game applications.  Media present included typography, illustrations, and book designs as well.

The students’ designs represented a clever integration of computer technology and print design according to Dr Eric Dorfman, a special speaker at the school’s graduation ceremonies and the Whanganui Regional Museum Director. During his ceremony speech, Dr Dorfman told the graduates that they were the ones who create connections and illustrate emotion. He also implied that it is important for new graduates from graphic design school programs to stay focused on their futures, prompting them to ask “where are you going” and encouraging them to participate in the topics that are important to them.

The Whanganui School of Design is a popular institution and sent 47 new students into the world with diplomas of varying degrees from the graphic design school, which are conferred jointly with the University of Waikato.

The graphic design students successfully completed their course studies with 34 earning a Bachelor of Computer Graphic Design, 4 earning a Bachelor of Computer Graphic Design (Honours), 4 earning a Postgraduate Diploma of Computer Graphic Design, 4 earning a Graduate Diploma in Animation and 1 earning a Masterate in Computer Graphic Design.

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Persistence Pays for Unlucky UK Graphic Design School Student

A student at a graphic design school in the United Kingdom overcame the odds as she persevered through a traumatic event near the closing of her studies.

Tarneem Mousawi was attending online graphic design classes and only days away from completing her degree when the fire occurred in this December.

Mousawi took her course online in her home and was a resident on the top floor, where escape was impossible before her room filled with smoke from a fire on the lower floors of the building. She was rushed to a nearby hospital following the blaze and released the same day.

Unfortunately, she was unable to save her school work from the fire before being rescued. As a second year student nearing the completion of her graphic design school studies, Mousawi had decided to include a marketing class in her final curriculum and was very close to a submission deadline for her class work.

In order to complete her studies and graduate from the graphic design school, she had to use old files saved on a laptop she managed to scavenge from the smoky room. The staff from the graphic design school at the Interactive Design Studio, a Scottish institution, was very compliant to her situation. She was able to obtain an extension to complete her course work and qualify for on-time graduation – with honors.

This feat seemed to surprise the humble Mousawi, who told that she was so happy she had managed the degree following all of her challenges, but it didn’t surprise those at the school.

“Tarneem is a talented, hardworking student,” and “Everyone at the Interactive Design Institute was were well aware of her position and took steps to support her. However, she rose to the challenge and achieved an excellent degree against all odds,” said Fiona Crosbie, the Director of Student Admissions at the graphic design school.