MDS Students take home Gold and Silvers at Best Awards 

Our Bachelor of Media Design students won gold and silver awards at the Designers Institute of New Zealand Best Design Awards last Friday, where 8 of our entries achieved finalist rankings, with 3 winning an award – 1 gold and 2 silver.

The Best Design Awards is an annual showcase of excellence in graphic, spatial, product, digital and motion design along with three special awards - Value of Design, Public Good and Toitanga. 

Massive congratulations to students William Kusuma, Vania Chandrawidjaja, Russell Hooton-fox, Jack Whitehead, Case Dakota, and Desmond Cheong for achieving the award wins. Incredible to see the talent coming out of our Bachelor of Media Design programme. 

Learn more about the individual entries and design works below: 

  • Missed call 
    Gold Award: Student Moving Image 
    Student: William Kusuma  

  • Food of thought 
    Silver Award: Student Moving Image 
    Student: Vania Chandrawidjaja   

  • WOVEN 
    Silver Award: Student Graphics 
    Students: Russell Hooton-fox, Jack Whitehead, Case Dakota, and Desmond Cheong 

missed call
Missed Call by William Kusuma
You Are What You Eat
Food of thought by Vania Chandrawidjaja
WOVEN by Russell Hooton-fox, Jack Whitehead, Case Dakota, and Desmond Cheong