Competition Requirements for

Graphic Design

Graphic designers design and produce a wide range of visual material for various business and product activities. Often covering anything from information design, editorial, packaging, advertising and display, printing, interface design, and techniques. People working in graphic design are responsible for creating graphic design elements using design software, as well as producing and often mocking up samples. Graphic designers have strong research, design and technical skills and good understanding of working out what each client wants and needs.

Regional competitions are around 5 to 6 hours, consisting of one test project that could cover anything from information design to Advertising, etc. Test your design skills and creative speed today! Register for your chance to go through to the nationals in November 2021.

Competition Date: Saturday 25 September
Venues: Yoobee Campuses in Wellington and Christchurch
Time: 9am – 3.15pm (Competitors be there from 8.30am)
Entry requirements: 1 year minimum training in a relevant field – maximum 2 years graduate as at 31 Dec 2021. The competition is open to all competitors who meet the entry requirements, irrespective of where they are currently studying or have studied.

Click here to enter online.

We would like to thank Yoobee for the use of their facilities including staff and tutors along with local industry support.

If you have any questions about the competition please contact Sherein using the fields below.

Meet our Graphic Design Skill Manager: Sherein Abdel-Al

Employer: Yoobee Colleges

Involvement in the skill/industry: Sherein became a qualified Graphic Designer in her 20’s. She worked as a designer for a number of companies over the years ranging from software development, e-learning, and in-house design roles. She found a passion for teaching and has been teaching Design and UX for a while now with a bit of freelance on the side still. She is currently on a board of studies within her teaching role.

Why volunteer with WorldSkills New Zealand: I found it was another way/outlet for me to really help young people grow in the Graphic Design field, far beyond a classroom. Once you see Worldskills in action you understand further how special and unique it really is in vocational development for youth and communities.

Advice to competitors: Breathe and get your plan down asap with room for margins. Try and enjoy the experience also.

If you would like to ask the Skill Manager a question, you can send them a message.


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