Design Institute of Australia names graduates of the year

The Design Institute of Australia has announced the winners of the 2019 Graduate of the Year Awards (GOTYA). This year’s program received a record number of submissions, with the jury selecting winners from a pool of more than 200 entries.

The overall recipient of the program’s top award – the Australian Design Graduate of the Year, Madeline Lester Excellence Award – was Jordan Domjahn from the Queensland University of Technology.

Domjahn was chosen for a submission comprising a number of product designs, including a a drone lighting rig for automotive photography, a wearable device that warns users about possible asthma attacks and a portable washing machine for homeless youths.

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The winners of the 2019 Graduate of the Year Awards are:

Australian Design Graduate of the Year, Madeline Lester Excellence Award

Jordan Domjahn – Queensland University of Technology

Australian Fashion Design Graduate of the Year

Eitan Broude – Curtin University

Australian Industrial / Product Design Graduate of the Year

Jordan Domjahn – Queensland University of Technology

Australian Interior Decoration Graduate of the Year

Oscar Giraldo – Torrens University Australia, Billy Blue College of Design

Australian Interior Design Graduate of the Year

Zarah Baitz – University of New South Wales

Australian Textile Design Graduate of the Year

Lauren Stringini – RMIT University

Australian Visual Communication Design Graduate of the Year

Emily Renner – University of South Australia

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