Graphic Communication students face-to-face with commercial print

Second and third year BA Graphic Communication students enjoyed a visit to Zenith Media‘s print factory in Pontypool today (Tuesday 13th June 2017). The trip afforded a fascinating insight into the world of commercial print. On one site, Zenith have Lithography and digital printing as well as print finishing techniques including perfect binding, saddle stitching, laminating, embossing spot varnishing and foil blocking. Many thanks to … Continue reading Graphic Communication students face-to-face with commercial print

BA Graphic Communication award success from 5 international competition juries!

Students from BA (Hons) Graphic Communication have been recognised for outstanding practice by FIVE international design competition juries this year. Programme Director David Wrenne said “Opportunities to tackle industry-set competition briefs and to pursue professional accreditation both play an essential part in readying our students for the real world, and this year they have excelled. Accolades including commendations and competition shortlistings all reflect the hard … Continue reading BA Graphic Communication award success from 5 international competition juries!

Graphic Communication student writes about her journey to freelancing

Third year BA Graphic Communication student Jasmine Hutter has written about developing her freelance practice during her studies at CSAD. In her second year as an undergraduate student Jasmine attended a marketing event called ‘Concept’ run by the Cardiff Met Centre for Entrepreneurship. Jasmine explains: “Concept 2016 was a fantastic opportunity to work with real businesses within a supportive learning environment”.  Since then Jasmine has … Continue reading Graphic Communication student writes about her journey to freelancing

Uncle Tom Exhibition

In the B-Block gallery space first year students from our Animation, Illustration and Graphic Communication courses are celebrating the culmination of all their hard work over the last few months working on the collaborative Field Project ‘Uncle Tom’. In order to tell stories about ‘now’ we often have to look at ‘then’. Researching the story of Uncle Tom and the Welsh connection to the Spanish … Continue reading Uncle Tom Exhibition

A Typography Talk by Dalton Maag

BA (Hons) Graphic Communication at Cardiff School of Art & Design present an evening of typographic wonderment with Bruno Maag and Tom Foley from the London based independent type design studio Dalton Maag Dalton Maag will be visiting Cardiff School of Art & Design On Wednesday the 22 March 2017 to deliver a guest lecture. Dalton Maag has worked with a range of high profile … Continue reading A Typography Talk by Dalton Maag

Marrakech Exhibition

A group of second year students from across the School visited Marrakech (Morocco), during January of this year as a part of their Field module studies. There will be an exhibition of selected finished works, works in progress, and sketchbooks, by students and staff who took part in this study trip. The exhibition features a variety of textiles, paintings, illustration, and print, as well as … Continue reading Marrakech Exhibition

BA Graphic Communication students collaborate with S4C

Second year BA Graphic Communication students have collaborated with Welsh language TV channel S4C on a live brief to create a continuity ident for broadcast all day on St Davids Day (1st March) 2017. Following a briefing by Owain Morgan-Jones (the Image and Brand Leader) and Lesley Brown (Graphic Designer) from S4C,  the students presented ideas in storyboard form to the clients. S4C then chose … Continue reading BA Graphic Communication students collaborate with S4C