2023 Graduate Show Previews | ‘GD23’ Whitecliffe Graduate Showcase

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A snapshot of some of the featured students at this year’s ‘GD23’ Whitecliffe’s Graduate Showcase happening on 5 Dec 2023.


Name: Briea Bentham

Course: Bachelor of Fine Arts – Graphic Design

Project Name: Breez

Project blurb: My project is based around a brand of non-alcoholic beverages. Breez is committed to providing a refreshing range of non-alcoholic options for those who live busy and energetic lifestyles with balancing work, socializing, friends, family, exercise and self-care. Drinking can interfere with someone’s ability to reaching their full potential. The main mission of Breez is to demonstrate that drinking at social gatherings is not essential and that you can have non-alcoholic drinks and still have fun. https://brieabentham.myportfolio.com/

Name: Zanri Beukes

Course:  Bachelor of Fine Arts – Graphic Design

Project Name:  Navicook – Creating Inclusive Culinary Spaces

Project blurb: With the aspiration that my project demonstrates the transformative potential of inclusive design in enriching the lives of visually impaired individuals and beyond, the Navicook project is dedicated to creating inclusive spice jars and racks for the visually impaired community. By redefining these tools as symbols of empowerment and accessibility in the kitchen and placing a strong focus on tactile navigation and usability, my project aims to enhance the culinary journey for individuals of all abilities. 

Name: Shengshu Diao

Course: Bachelor of Fine Arts – Graphic Design

Project Name: Cantonese in Canton

Project blurb: My project is to promote Cantonese. The aim is to get people interested in Cantonese. There are 120 million Cantonese speakers. I don’t think that’s a small number, it’s just that the number of Cantonese speakers in Guangzhou has become smaller, so I think there will still be people in Guangzhou who are interested in Cantonese and want to learn it. Cantonese originated in Guangzhou (historically known as “Canton”) and Guangzhou cannot let Cantonese disappear. Cantonese is very different from Mandarin. There is “written Cantonese”. I think it is our language and culture. It is also part of Chinese culture.

Name: Kimberly Jung 

Course: Bachelor of fine Arts – Graphic design 

Project Name: Odd stools 

Project blurb:  Odd is an everyday and practical object that is built out of card, and is suitable for living or working with. I am interested in the shapes and form of the chair, as currently you can find so many diverse and creative designs in the market. There are odd looking ones, bright colourful ones, Sturdy, unpractical and so on. In my practice, I want to be playful and want to challenge our perception of a stool by creating a temple “cardboard”.

Name: Jingyu Li

Course: Bachelor of Fine Arts – Graphic Design

Project Name: Porcelain & Traditional Chinese opera Design

Project blurb: My project explores porcelain and traditional Chinese Design. Porcelain has a history of more than 3,000 years in China. Patters in blue and white porcelain are the way porcelain expresses stories. Opera is a unique traditional culture in China that expresses stories through performances and singing. I have combined blue and white porcelain with opera, combining some classic opera programs with blue and white porcelain of different shapes, adding patterns and combining them into a new porcelain. It can let people know more about porcelain and opera. Know more about traditional Chinese culture.

Name: Tarren Möller

Course: Bachelor of Fine Arts – Graphic Design

Project Name: Inspiring the Next Generation

Project blurb: The aim of my project is to use illustration to inspire children to talk and write about daily routines, and the value of spending time with their families. My project has allowed me to develop my anime character drawing skills within a publication. I am a gamer, and this inspired drawing myself as a character for my favourite game series, and some of my favourite characters with their best quotes for bookmarks, greeting cards etc, and I even did a few original fantasy characters. 

Name: Luann Pretorius

Course: Bachelor of Fine Arts – Graphic Design

Project Name: Ethereal Skincare

Project blurb: Ethereal delves into the timeless beauty secrets of Ancient Egyptian cosmetics, adapted through the lens of contemporary health and science. It harnesses the potency of bygone authentic and organic ingredients, crafting an eco-friendly formula and packaging with modern allure. Unearth the past, amplify the science, and embrace the Ethereal journey to radiant and sustainable beauty.  

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Name: Hanbi Seo

Course: Bachelor of Fine Arts – Graphic Design

Project: Why Cats Are Superior (WCAS)

Project blurb: WCAS (Why Cats are Superior) is a street fashion brand that incorporates witty and humorous graphics, memes, and photos of cats in the design process.   WCAS takes inspiration from street fashion brands and artists such as Stussy, Mark Gonzales (What It Isnt), Shepard Fairey and David Shrigley. Using the cat anatomy and culture study I’ve created my own stylistic approach when creating the graphics for my merch and for the brand in hopes that some people will think about getting a cat, buy some merch, or do both.
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Name: Natalie Zhang

Course: Bachelor of Fine Arts – Graphic Design

Project: Smell Visualization

Project blurb: Emotional responses to odour visualizations can vary from person to person, and because personal experiences and memories associated with odour greatly influence the viewer’s interpretation and response to the artwork, I hope to engage the viewer on multiple levels and invite them to explore their own olfactory city memories and draw people’s attention to the community of olfactory disorders. I hope to build up my urban memories of Auckland, and I can also access my memories of Auckland through this private memory archive during my days away from Auckland. The original idea for this project was based on my experience of temporarily losing my sense of smell during covid-19.

Student: Thai Thanh Bach 

Course: Bachelor of Fine Arts – Graphic Design 

Project: Self branding 

Project blurb: My work is about self-discovery and experience. I like to tell people the story of my daily life through my illustrations. Sometimes, it can be an event or a cultural myth, or simply what I learned. I am creating a brand for myself with the intention of sharing my experiences, culture, and self-discovery to others. 

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