AUT cleans up at Best Design Awards

17 Oct, 2016
The Waihou Jacket by AUT Fashion Design student Kimberley Ruwhiu

AUT has had its most successful Best Awards night yet.

The Best Awards are the country’s top Design awards and were held in Auckland on Friday 14th October.

AUT got at least one Gold (the top award) in each category and Communication Design had its strongest ever result.

AUT Communication Design students won four golds in the Graphic Design category (out of the six awarded): Alex Turner (currently doing Honours), Alistair McCready (who won two Golds and is also currently in Honours), and Kate McGuiness (currently working in Wellington).

They also won five of the fourteen Graphic Design Silvers: Milly Scott, Alistair McCready (again), Hugo Christian-Slane, Rob Lewis (doing Honours) and Eden Short (Masters project for DHW lab).

Spatial Design won a gold award and Benjamin Bray from Colab won a gold in Interactive category, and Fleur Palmer won a gold in the Nga Aho category.

Antonio Wan and Kimberly Ruwhui won two golds in Product Design.

Antonio’s product was a baby bath he designed at AUT’s Design Health and Wellbeing Lab at Auckland Hospital. Kimberly, a fashion student, designed a jacket for the farming community.

Future Proofing … – Fleur Palmer, Nga Aho
Zoon Politikon – Venice Biennale Group, Spatial Design
The little ones – Antonio Wan, Product Design
The Waihou Jacket – Kimberley Ruwhiu, Fashion Design
Stille – Alex Turner, Communication Design
When I grow up, I want to be … - Kate McGuiness, Communication Design
Obelisk Typeface - Alistair McCready, Communication Design
Monolith - Alistair McCready, Communication Design

Hui Typeface – Alistair McCready, Communication Design
Symbols & Spaces – Milly Scott, Communication Design
Chronicle 01 – Rob Lewis, Communication Design
Wayfinding for Health Seeking – Eden Short, Communication Design [Masters project for DHW Lab]
The End of Graphic Design – Hugo Christian Slane, Communication Design
Sixth Sense – Hadyn Jack, Product Design
Lumi – Kelly-Anne Keach, Product Design
Waterboy - Joshua Bradley, Product Design

LAYR Ankle Support – Jordan Warham, Product Design
Sideboard Speaker – Hayden Maunsell, Product Design
Split – Shiri Friedler, Product Design
Lin Breaks her Arm – Charlotte Dickson, Product Design

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