Where design is the end goal and strategic thinking is the start, the Specialist Diploma in Advertising Design is a course crafted for people who already have the design skills.
But want to take it to the next level by integrating the strategic aspects of marketing and advertising into design work. This provides them with invaluable strategic thinking skills, enabling them to analyse the market and strategise a plan before designing.
Kenji graduated with a distinction in Master of Design from Curtin University of Technology, Australia, in 2003 and received a year of professional packaging design training from Japan in 1991. Kenji has accumulated more than 10 years of professional teaching experience as a design educator and 20 years of relevant job experiences as a creative practitioner in the graphic design, branding, advertising, packaging, publishing and printing industries.
With Kenji’s passion in teaching, mentorship and engagement with his students over the last few years, he has personally nurtured and groomed many successful design practitioners and designpreneurs. many of his past students have won more than 80 local and international awards and recognition from Singapore, Germany, Canada, United Kingdom and America.
Robert Gaxiola is an advertising creative director and founder of Singapore agency ManghamGaxiola.
After just three years in business, the agency entered into a purchase agreement with the Dentsu Aegis Network and added McGarryBowen to their names on the door.
Prior to that, he worked under much bigger names such as Goodby, Silverstein & Partners, Bates 141, FCB and Disney. His last job prior to setting his own shop was the Executive Creative Director of Ogilvy & Mather Singapore.
Spending more than 20 years in the AdMarcom industry, Angela has held leadership positions for over a decade, in the APAC region, with MNC agencies, South China Morning Post Group and Global Luxury Group, LVMH.
Before becoming the founder of her own start-up Antrepod, she experienced entrepreneurship first hand by starting agencies and had delivered over 600% business growth in business over 3 years. Because of this, she was one of the finalists for 2011 Australia China Alumni Awards for ‘Women In Leadership’.
From overseas trips in New York, camps, to competitions in South Korea and advertising awards competition in Thailand, we have the students’ expansion of their creative minds at heart and have a students' overseas study trip plan annually.
We do not believe in our students memorizing textbooks and throwing everything back to us.
This is why we only have projects to allow our students to constantly hone their skills by hands-on practises and to create an impressive portfolio that will bring them to places.
Love what you do so much? Why not do projects and campaigns that will be running live and get paid through Make The Change?
Through Make The Change, students can make use of their design skills to help ngos & other social enterprises in real projects for various companies, guided by experienced industrial practitioners while getting paid for their work.
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