Yoobee School of Design

ACG Yoobee graduate Poppy Sparrow wins PrintNZ awards

July 30th, 2014 by Yoobee

ACG Yoobee School of Design graduate, Poppy Sparrow won the Digital Process for Print Award, the GAPF Scholarship and was a finalist in the 2014 Apprentice of the Year!

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Study online for a career in the creative industry

July 1st, 2014 by Yoobee

Work and up-skill for a career in the creative industry at the same time.  The Certificate in Digital Media (Online) is part time over 25 weeks. With only 2.5 hours of class time and another 5-6 hours spent on activities and assignments per week, you can easily fit this into your busy schedule.

There are no restrictions on entry and its 100% online, so you can study anywhere.  After 25 weeks, you will have achieved an NZQA Certificate in Digital Media, Level 3. Read the rest of this entry »

Behance Portfolio Reviews – Yoobee Christchurch

May 17th, 2014 by Yoobee

On Monday night at ACG Yoobee School of Design Christchurch, 15 nervous students participated in their first Behance Portfolio Review evening, and by the end of the night they were all asking “when is Yoobee having another event like this”.

Four participants were awarded Behance Appreciation Awards for their excellent portfolios. The also received one year free Adobe subscription, thanks Adobe! More images can be found on Facebook Read the rest of this entry »

Fast track your Web Design Career

May 14th, 2014 by Yoobee

Clara Kim is about to complete her 12 week intensive Web Design Bootcamp at Yoobee Auckland.

Clara is a marketing graduate who wanted to head down a different pathway. “I heard it was a three month intensive course, and I really did start learning right away! It has been really cool and really great” says Clara.

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Behance Portfolio Reviews – May 2014

May 4th, 2014 by Yoobee
Behance Portfolio Review
Behance portfolio reviews are almost here!
This is your chance to get feedback from industry professionals about your portfolio and connect with potential employers.

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Did you make a film in your school holidays?

April 30th, 2014 by Yoobee

18 lucky Wellington high school students did!

Yoobee School of Design’s Film Production School Holiday Programme was booked out last week with 18 students from around Wellington.

It was three days of intense creativity. Production crews were formed and the students got stuck in!

Led by talented Yoobee graduates Robyn Sorenson and Gemma Kingi, the teams did an amazing job in the short time frame.

Check out their shorts on the Yoobee YouTube Channel

Keen to get involved? Check out our July Holiday Programmes.

Games – a serious industry in Christchuch

April 15th, 2014 by Yoobee


At a recent Yoobee School of Design, Game Art information evening held at EPIC, Ben Dellaca, CEO of CerebralFix, commented that the games industry “isn’t just an industry of passion and hope. It’s a serious industry”. Ben narrowed down the qualities that he looks for in potential hires at CerebralFix – personality, passion, tenacity and grit.

CerebralFix is a Christchurch Game company with a focus on social and casual gaming. They employ 40 people in their Christchurch office in the EPIC center. Read the rest of this entry »

From student to Chief Illustrator in 1 year!

April 10th, 2014 by Yoobee
AN INTERVIEW WITH EX YOOBEE STUDENT ADAM FIELDS

What year/s did you attend Yoobee School of Design and what courses did you complete/pass?
I studied at Yoobee from 2011 to 2012, Natcoll Design Technology at the time, doing the Computer Graphic Design for Print Diploma.

Why did you choose to study at Yoobee?
I had a strong desire to get a job with a creative industry, graphic design & illustration being my focus. Yoobee gave me the opportunity to really hone my creative skills, and learn about standards within the design industry.

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Tips, tricks and failures – a finalist’s guide to surviving the 48 hours

March 25th, 2014 by Yoobee

We asked Yoobee Online tutor and previous 48 hours finalist Luke Barker to write some tips on the 48 hours film competition. Luke has entered into three previous 48 hours competitions. In 2011 he was a Christchurch city finalist for She’ll be right and in 2013 not only was he a city finalist, but he also won “best art direction” and ‘sexiest looking short’ for 158. Here are his tip’s and tricks for a successful Rialto Channel 48 hours.


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Frustrated by colleagues and clients?

March 23rd, 2014 by Yoobee

By Roydon Gibbs

Have you ever had one of those days where clients or colleagues were driving you crazy?

Ever thought, this design project would be awesome if wasn’t for the people involved? How do you deal with this? Eliminating clients and colleagues from the design process (although sometimes an attractive idea) is not an option. However, what you can do is get better at working with people. Read the rest of this entry »