Internship Provides Opportunity to Create

Emerging graphic designer and soon-to-be graduate Kirstin McLachlan sought out an internship at just the right place. A tenacious student designer, Kirstin invested time looking for a suitable placement that would combine her love of art, with her ambition to gain real-world graphic design skills. After a lengthy search, all roads led to Creative Waikato – it was a […]

Public Relations & Perseverance with Caitlynn Wendt

Despite falling short of success in secondary school, Caitlynn Wendt is close to completing a Bachelor of Media Arts (Communication) degree – and she has no intention of stopping there. A published poet and PR major, Caitlynn plans to take on a post-graduate honours programme in 2018, marking her fifth consecutive year as a Wintec student. When asked […]

Internship Opportunity for Etana Zaguri

After finishing her secondary school studies at Morrisville College, Etana Zaguri raced off to learn the craft of graphic design in the studios of Media Arts, Wintec.  In her third year of study, Etana successfully applied for an intern position at AREA Design. During her internship, she’s been an integral part of this year’s Spark […]

Tonga Robertson – Student Profile

Soon-to-be interior design graduate and mother-of-three Tonga Robertson leads a busy life, but she knows exactly what she wants to achieve, and believes her family plays a big part in motivating her to strive for success. I caught up with Tonga in her home to chat about what’s driven her to pursue a career in […]

From Psychology to Journalism with Ruby Nyika

Having finished her Science degree majoring in Psychology in Wellington, Ruby wondered, what’s next? She yearned for a job with more creativity.  After moving back to her hometown of Hamilton she searched for a course that would allow her to pursue her writing passion. Ruby enrolled in Wintecs’ Diploma in Journalism, a full-time 1-year course […]

Mark Peter – Student Profile

Mark Peter has been a Media Art student for four years. In that time he’s developed skills in design, motion graphics, painting and sculpture to name a few. Mark was a recipient of the Prime Minister’s Scholarship for Asia and spent five months in China attending Chengdu University as part of Wintecs’ tertiary exchange programme. Mark […]

10 Lessons on Creative Integrity from Areez Katki

Areez Katki is a Persian-born, independent textile practitioner based in Auckland, New Zealand. He specialises in creating pieces of knitwear & apparel that are locally crafted by hand. Each body of work is carefully researched and the materials he uses are considered, ethically sourced and are limited editions. Areez considers himself as an object maker […]

Six Typesetting Tips for Aspiring Graphic Designers.

Our year two Media Arts students have been studying typesetting and publication design with graphic design tutor Jordan Foster. Jordan is a graduate from The school of Media Arts and we are  fortunate to have him return as a tutor with four years industry experience under his belt. The thing he loves most about teaching […]