INTI Students Get a Taste of the Real World of Design through WWF Collaboration | WWF Malaysia

INTI Students Get a Taste of the Real World of Design through WWF Collaboration



Posted on 16 May 2018
INTI lecturers and students at the site visit of the WWF-Malaysia office in PJ.
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Students from INTI’s Centre for Art and Design (ICAD) recently had the opportunity to collaborate with WWF-Malaysia on an ambient design and enhancement project for the organisation’s office located in Petaling Jaya. The project which commenced in August 2016 saw over 50 students and six lecturers from ICAD create visual communication for the lobby, meeting rooms, stairway and library. Set across a span of a year, the project which took place in three phases saw the collaborative work of these students and their lecturers in producing banner designs for the lobby, external branding, glass doodles, sticker designs for the library, a 50-year stairway timeline infographic design for WWF and internal wall graphics for the office meeting rooms.

Coming from different pathways and academic levels, students from the certificate-level programmes all the way up to the degree-level programmes worked together on the employer project with proper guidance from both academic and representatives of WWF. The project simulated a client-briefing session in which WWF-Malaysia presented their brief to the students along with sharing the company’s background and requirements of the project.

Beyond developing their design skills, these meaningful interactions lend tremendously in developing students’ soft skills in problem solving, communication, time management and leadership. The project also tested the students’ collaboration skills as they were required to work together in realising the client’s brief and requests.
“We believe these interactions are critical to help students gain real working experience to help build their self-confidence as future designers. Going through the real process of working with an actual client helps these students get a taste of what is to come in the future while enhancing their creativity, design skills and ability to meet the brief presented by the client,” shared Ting Yu Ling, Head of Foundation in Design, INTI’s Centre for Art and Design.

The three-phased project drew to completion and was well received by the WWF representatives who felt the students truly captured the message and essence of what the organisation wished to convey in terms of creating designs that spoke volumes of the organisation’s work in creating awareness of environmental issues, animal species from Malaysia and WWF-Malaysia’s 50 Year milestone.

Through partnerships with over 450 employers, INTI students have been empowered with the right skills and tools to succeed in today’s highly competitive work environment. This is solidified in INTI’s graduate employability outcome for 2016, as validated by BDO, which shows 99% of INTI graduates being employed within six months of graduation, with 83% earning incomes higher than the market average, while 43% of graduates received job offers even before they graduate.
INTI lecturers and students at the site visit of the WWF-Malaysia office in PJ.
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Students working at the WWF-Malaysia office with (far right) Lim Chiang Song, former Senior Manager at WWF-Malaysia and INTI lecturers to finalize the design.
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Certificate in Art and Design (CDE) students completed the glass doodle for the Ground Floor Meeting Room.
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Lobby Banners designed by students from Diploma in Graphic Design and Diploma in Multimedia with Animation Design program.
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The First Floor stencil designed by Certificate in Art and Design students.
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