08 Nov 2016   admin

Justin Catto

GDC gets a facelift after Justin Catto completes a graffiti art project on campus. Justin is a current Design Plus student at GDC. At the young age of 20, he has two major awards behind his name. He recently won “Back To The City” which is Africa’s biggest Hip Hop festival. This competition is held every year and 40 artists battle it out by painting the pillars under the M1 bridge in Newtown. In 2015 he made the top 4 in the finals of the “Sprite Uncontainable” event in Zone 6 Soweto. His work has been commissioned by a variety of clients such as Montblonc, Corona, Edge, Dulux, Randburg Square and Fight club. 

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10 Nov 2016   admin

How Full-Scale Floor Plans Help Architects Walk Clients Through Designs

One of the hardest tasks for a designer is getting the client to buy into your vision when they are wired so differently and are battling to visualize your design concept. So to solve this issue an architect firm in Oslo, Norway have started creating full scale floor plans in the parking lot behind their offices to walk clients through their design process and explain their vision for the project.This is a really clever way of helping the client conceptualise space and layout on a 1:1 scale, creating a fun, interactive and real experience of the designers vision – with the ultimate goal of t ...

14 Nov 2016   admin

Where to study? Some tips for choosing a higher education provider.

Deciding which higher education provider is the best for you is as important as deciding what to study.  In this article we highlight a few factors to consider, from accreditation to staffing to international comparability. First we being with a checklist of important questions to ask, followed by some pointers about why these issues are relevant.A quick checklist of questions to ask:Is the institution registered with the Education Department, are the programmes registered on SAQA’s website?How long has the institution been in existence for?Are the academic staff suitably qualified, how man ...