Celebrating resilience and the power of creativity, GradX | Re.Silience profiles the work of 2021 design and architecture graduates across all disciplines.
The 2021 Swinburne School of Design and Architecture graduate exhibition officially opened on 25 November, with Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sarah Maddison, giving the opening address while Dean of Design, Professor Jane Burry, hosted the online event.
Additional panel discussions included ‘UX careers marketplace’, ‘looking back, looking forward: ten years of resilience’ and ‘design industry in the new COVID norm’ in addition to the design-led innovation online exhibition.
Our talented 2021 graduates invite you to view their outstanding portfolios.
Grad X award winners
Course Director of Swinburne’s Master of Design, Dr Jane Connory, says what makes Swinburne’s Design and Architecture graduates stand out is their opportunity to engage in Work Integrated Learning as part of their degree.
‘They all have experienced working on live briefs, collaborating with industry professionals, and implementing the latest technologies by the time they leave us. Our student base is also diverse in many ways. Their lived experiences combine in collaborative ways to create innovative design solutions.’
Among the winners were Laura Ferris and Rohan Gerrard, awarded ‘Excellence in Design’ for their group Capstone Project on UX Interaction Design. Ryan Mueller also won an ‘Excellence in Design’ award for his Capstone Project on Branded Environments.
Naomi Tran was given the ‘Best Portfolio Award’ for her Interior Architecture work, on top of receiving the highest GPA. Lastly, Isabella Green, Caitlin Grimmett and Fraser Hood all received multiple awards.
‘We are proud of them all, especially having had to navigate the challenges of COVID-19 during their degrees. We believe their resilience will make them better designers as they head out into their careers,’ says Dr Connory.
The full list of award recipients is available now.