Yoobee School of Design

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

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 has 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 »

New part time Graphic Design course in Christchurch

March 18th, 2014 by Yoobee

Christchurch Campus is now running its first Graphic Design Training Package. This course is designed to give students an introduction to Adobe software packages Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator, as well as the design process.

Students of varying backgrounds, from marketing to designers, are working on a creative project designing their own brand identity. They are learning about historical design context and are gaining an understanding of the graphic design process and methods used in industry.

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Alumni Profile – George Williams

March 13th, 2014 by Yoobee

This month we catch up with design graduate George Williams about his time at Yoobee, and his current job. George studied the Diploma of Computer Graphic Design and is now working as a graphic designer for Other Publications.

"Yoobee set up their assignments to mimic real jobs, and I reckon they did a good job of that because when I started working I was surprised at how much I could already do." ~ George Williams

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Students pitch innovative products in Dragon’s Den style competition

February 20th, 2014 by Yoobee

Zaine Kingi was all smiles after winning last week’s “The Incubator” competition on our Auckland Campus. This is the first time we have run the dragons den style competition where the Bachelor of Applied Science students present their innovations to a panel of judges, with the winner taking home a $500 cash prize, toward the implementation of their product.

Zaine Kingi accepting his $500 prize from Academic Manager, Kevin Sharp.

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Inside Out Exhibition

February 20th, 2014 by Yoobee

Auckland Diploma of Digital Media (Advanced) students exhibited their work this week at the Inside Out Exhibition. The night, held on the Auckland campus, showcased their strongest work featuring typography, illustration and graphic design.

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Christchurch Scholarships awarded

February 18th, 2014 by Yoobee

Our Christchurch campus is pleased to announce its full-fee scholarship winners of February’s Diploma of Animation and Digital Video and March’s Certificate of Digital Media (iCreate).

Scholarship winner Lizzy Kramer wowed the judges with her sense of humor and creative execution.

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Yoobee launches its first “online” qualification

February 10th, 2014 by Yoobee

Yoobee is pleased to announce the Certificate in Digital Media, will be available online starting 3 March.

The Certificate in Digital Media – Online is a 25-week programme and will be taught 100% online via Yoobee’s online campus.  It provides students with a pathway to further study in Graphic Design, Web Development, Animation or Filmmaking.  The qualification is also offered at Yoobee’s Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch campuses, and at Manurewa High School and Kelston Girls’ College.

“This programme will help us reach a wider audience both in New Zealand and internationally says Ruth Cooper CEO.  “It is for students who don’t live in Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch, as well as students with disabilities, caregivers and others who have commitments that make it difficult to study full-time on campus.

The online Certificate in Digital Media provides an opportunity to learn digital media to students who find it difficult to study full-time on campus.

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