The School of Design yesterday kicked off this year’s exhibition of student work with a talk by one of its distinguished alumnus, Raman Hui, animation supervisor for P.D.I., winner of the Oscar for Shrek in the category of Best Animated Feature Film.
Raman spoke about his perspective on digital entertainment and urged everyone to view in the School premises the work of the next generation of designers. As technology becomes an embedded discipline within both design and art, Raman provides a positive role model for digital designers who need to be both creative and technically proficient with the new technologies.
Apart from Raman Hui, the School also has a long list of famous alumni, including another Oscar winner, Yip Kam-tim (Art Direction for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) and fashion designer Ms Vivienne Tam. Raman has been at the forefront of the transformation of animation onto the digital platform. His Oscar winning work as the Character Designer and Supervising Animator for Shrek and his work on projects ranging from the first animated episode of the hit TV series The Simpsons to ANTZ distinguish him from the pack. The School of Design is proud to have Raman to open the two-week exhibition of student work.
The Open Days 2002 static exhibition features a broad range of student work from all the School’s programmes and shows the growing use of digital technology and the electronic medium. Creative displays all over the School show work from the BA (Hons) in Design programme, the Higher Diploma in Multimedia Design &Technology and the Diploma in Design Studies.
A studio space holds the multi-disciplinary Graduation Exhibition of the final year students of the BA(Hons) in Design programme. Their design work includes the Final Projects, Co-operative Workshop, Profession Specific Studies and Electives in a unique and experimental display designed exclusively by the students for their graduation. Fresh design ideas are expressed across a wide spectrum of design areas.
The Graduation Show of the HD Multimedia Design & Technology shows web design, interactive design, animation, game design, video production, desktop publishing, programming, etc. Seminars and presentations by the students and supporting companies will be held in the venue during the next two weeks.
After the opening of the static shows a “new look” fashion show was staged to showcase the final project work of the twenty one specialist fashion students on the BA(Hons) in Design Programme. Organised and choreographed by the students themselves around the notion of ones’ “wardrobe” this show reflected the diversity in fashion today.
The design exhibition is open daily in rooms GH101 and GH102 in core G and room A104 in core A on PolyU campus from 10.00am - 8.00pm until 23 June.
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