GD might be described as the study of the architecture of ideas. But it can definitely be described as exceptionally competitive. That tends to be the way when an industry, popular and growing, has so much to offer its prospective members. As a consequence, current students need to think consciously ABOUT attaining career advantage. In practice, this means maximising the scope, depth, and appeal of the student portfolio. (more…)
Martin College is delighted to be nominated as Vocational College of the Year in the LTM Star Awards. (more…)
A certain degree of glamour has attached itself to the Graphic Designer in recent times and it’s easy to see why. A glance in the corner of the CDB café takes in an individual whose designer frames are lit by nothing more than the unmistakable flare of The-Creative-Process-In-Action and the polished chrome of an 18-inch Macbook Pro. (more…)
The Travel Industry is an exciting industry to be working in. I am learning more each day and love the balance between my work life and family life. – Danielle Brownie, Spencer Travel
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What strange words are these? If you aren’t sure, it’s likely you didn’t train or work as a Graphic Designer in the 1970s or 80s. Such terms – once the preserve of a trained elite working with specialised technologies – have apparently passed from polite society. Blame Thank Apple.
By Ram Castillo
Ram is a graduate of the Diploma of Graphic Design, which he studied at Martin College Sydney. Since completing his course, Ram has worked for five years as a graphic designer for many top agencies. He recently spoke at the Dig It Graphic Design Showcase, arranged by Martin College students, where he shared these tips and talked about his career and experiences the graphic design industry.
- Remember that a career change is normal and that most people will change careers between three and five times in their working life.
- Take time to think about what you really want to do and don’t rush into a career change. Make sure you research your chosen field to find out more about what is really involved. (more…)
Study Smart is the online learning platform used by all Martin College students and staff. Recently, with the growth of our Distance Education program, it became apparent that an upgrade to the existing Study Smart system was necessary to cater to the divergent needs of our ever-expanding student body. Hence, after months of development, a new version of Study Smart will be launched on Friday 1st April.
“The golden age for an IT led innovation revolution has begun.”
-Julian Wee, Technology and Transformation Executive, IBM
A career in IT has many advantages. First of all, as John Harvey (executive director of IBM) points out: “IT underpins every industry”. Information Technology is a vital component of any business, and as such there are many employment opportunities out there for those with the right training and experience.
At the end of a stressful day I can sit back and honestly say I love what I do – creating, thinking, problem solving… making the world a better looking place!
– Brian Hoff, creator of The Design Cubicle
If you’re a creative person with an eye for detail, a career in Graphic Design presents a unique opportunity to channel your artistic energy while still earning a decent wage. Remuneration packages for Graphic Designers are on the rise, with the minimum average annual salary (MyCareer, June 2010) listed as $68,232. But for most people in this industry, the best thing about a career in Graphic Design is that it is often highly rewarding, challenging, and satisfying.