Proving that RMIT is truly a university of design, innovation and technology – staff, students and alumni have been selected as finalists in the 2017 Victorian Premier's Design Awards.
A diverse array of RMIT projects were selected as finalist this year, from a commercial textile design collaboration to an amazing range of industrial design prototypes and from a variety of communication design projects to an architectural installation at the NGV. These projects showcase the unique design talents that power RMIT’s design community.
The Bachelor of Arts (Textile Design) project ACMIxRMIT focused on designing and producing a fresh range of merchandise to be sold online and in-store at ACMI.
Claire Beale, Program Manager of the Bachelor of Arts (Textile Design), said the collaboration helped RMIT students gain live, direct experience within their future profession and feel ‘work ready’ before graduation.
“It was important to find a balance between giving the students creative license to develop their ideas, while ensuring the commercial consideration of the client’s brief were achieved,” she said.
Finalists for the 2017 Victorian Premier's Design Awards were determined through the First-Round Online Jury process involving a panel of Australian and international design experts, where entries had to achieve a ranking of more than 60% to progress to the Finalist stage. Only the top 40% of entries progress as Finalists.