17 January 2011
Design bible discovers a unique talent
Wai Lun Wong's designs are featured in the 2011 Wallpaper* Graduate Directory.
A sample design from Mr Wong's Ware House project.
The work was featured in the "Packaging" section of the directory.
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An RMIT University graduate has been named one of the world's top young talents by international design bible, Wallpaper* magazine.
Bachelor of Design (Communication Design) graduate Wai Lun Wong is the only student from an Australian institution to make it into the 2011 Wallpaper* Graduate Directory.
Mr Wong, who graduated from RMIT last month, said it was an honour to be included in the magazine's list of the top 167 emerging names in design.
"It's a wonderful beginning so soon after graduation," he said.
"Indeed, it is fantastic for my career development, to have my ability recognised by a prestigious international design magazine."
"The Ware House project was for a company that sells products for the home," he said.
"I used simple graphics and die-cut shapes to emphasise the quality of the products.
"The shape of the die-cut is exactly the same as the shape of the product."
Mr Wong paid tribute to lecturers Renato Gallina and David Cutter, from the School of Media and Communication, for their inspiration during his studies.
"During my time at RMIT, I was given many practical assignments which were commercial projects yet required the consideration of environmental issues," he said.
"There is no doubt that there are many professional and creative lecturers in the University.
"In my future plans, I hope my work can contribute to helping people and that more people will have the opportunity to benefit from eco design."
The Bachelor of Design (Communication Design) program at RMIT develops both graphic and strategic skills, helping students develop their own unique visual language based on a thorough knowledge of conceptual and design principles combined with an individual design aesthetic.
Acting Program Director of Communication Design, Suzie Zezula, congratulated Mr Wong on his achievement.
"As a global university of technology and design, RMIT is very proud to have played a part in nurturing his talent," Ms Zezula said.
"Attracting the attention of the one of the most respected design magazines is a fantastic start to what I hope will be a long and fruitful design career for Wai Lun."