After a successful year for New Zealand at Cannes, again proving the quality of Kiwi creative thinking, Media Design School has shown that its future is bright as it has been ranked the number one graphic design and photography school internationally at The Rookies.
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The annual New Zealand Best Awards celebrate excellence in graphic, spatial, product and interactive design. Here’s a few of our favourite finalists from the ‘Interactive – moving images’ category from the likes of Waxeye, Assembly, Media Design School, Powershop and Locales.
Media Design School’s Global Game Jam attracted a record 102 registered participants, all taking part in this year’s gathering. Each "jammer" was tasked with creating a functioning video game in the space of two days.
In what has become an annual tradition, the students at Media Design School have developed a quirky campaign to encourage the nation's ad folk to attend their end-of-year show. In the latest iteration, a series of cut-out headshots of the nation's admen are accompanied with some humorous sound effects.
As Whitney so rightly sang, the children are our future. And the ad children from two of the bigger schools are getting set show off the year's work in the hope of securing gainful employment, with AUT holding a function tonight and Media Design School holding its portfolio event next Tuesday (and using the 'reaction faces' of local creative juggernauts to help promote it).
Auckland's Media Design School (MDS) expects its students to be producing PlayStation games by the end of this year now it's offering the PlayStation First Academic Development programme.
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What started as "drunken idea" between Kristian Barnes, Jason Williams and Michael Kean this year celebrated its 12th year, as the YoungGun Awards were again distributed to advertising's most promising minds under the age of 30.
Auckland-based Media Design School says a new collaboration in the US will provide a talent pool for blockbuster filmmakers and games studios in California. It's launching Media Design School of Digital Arts at NewSchool of Architecture and Design in San Diego.
Another successful year of moulding, shaping and nurturing young minds and preparing them for a life of advertising, with 100 percent of the students now in jobs. Media Design School's Kate Humphries shares her thoughts.
To celebrate the end of the academic year and show off the soon-to-be graduates, Media Design School (MDS) will be hosting an end-of-year shindig at Ostro Bar on 12 November from 6 to 8pm. PLUS: read about the tongue-in-cheek invitations sent to the agencies. UPDATE: sweet treats sent to agencies to coax employees into attending.
DDB's campaign for the YWCA promoting equal pay for women has found plenty of favour with awards juries around the world, most recently at Spikes Asia. And it's also got the tick of approval from the judges of the 2013 Newspaper Ad of the Year awards, winning the main prize and the award for Best Topical advertisement.
New Radio NZ head, PRINZ announces its top brass, new shopping channel announces a familiar face as chief executive, Media Design School makes a couple of upgrades, AWARD School opens its Auckland doors again, Naked Sydney takes EA games PR biz and Ad2One adds another site to its list.
Lazy robots and steampunk curios win Media Design School seven awards at the Los Angeles Movie Awards over the weekend.
A collection of bureaucrats, educators and ad folk gathered together in an old building on the corner of Halsey and Packenham Streets in the Wynyard Quarter this afternoon to eat chicken sandwiches and hear about a new partnership between the Media Design School and Saatchi & Saatchi that will see the creation of a new Graduate School focused on digital innovation—and hopefully add some fuel to the ICT fire in Auckland's innovation precinct.
Saatchi & Saatchi and MDS staying put, Herald story leads to questions about online corrections—UPDATED
In John Drinnan's media column last Friday, one of his topics was the rumoured move of Saatchi & Saatchi and the Media Design School's offices to the Wynyard Quarter's innovation precinct. That's not happening and a correction was printed, but it is yet to appear online.