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Yunjae Woo awarded Highly Commended at RSA Student Design Awards

by Larissa Petryca, on 01 July 2020 10:29:30 CEST

Yunjae joined Prague College in 2017, first completing HND Graphic Design and just recently has finished her Bachelor’s in Graphic Design. Yunjae specialises in illustration and has expertly honed her skills over the past 4 years under the tutelage of the School of Art & Design lecturers, culminating in her achieving international recognition.

Since 1924, The Royal Society of Arts (RSA) based in London, has organised the Student Design Awards, a global competition for emerging designers. Students are challenged to tackle pressing social, environmental and economic issues with design thinking. This year the competition received 782 entries from 19 different countries. 



Yunjae submitted for the Moving Pictures Category ‘Fashioning a Circular Future’ and was awarded with Highly Commended. The aim of the brief was to conceive and produce an animation to accompany an audio file of Model, Lily Cole talking about circular fashion. This is the circular economic principle to change fashion from a ‘take, make, waste’ model to a ‘last longer and stay in use and reuse materials’ strategy, without causing further damage to the environment.


Yunjae's Moving Pictures animation 'Fashioning a Circular Future'


The judges were looking for an animation that would clarify, energise and illuminate the content, communicate creatively and inspire and connect to a wide-ranging audience. Technical accomplishments were also considered but front and foremost is the skill to make every frame count with visual variety, a powerful beginning and an ending with a clear call to action.


So what motivated Yunjae to move from Korea to study at Prague College? It was the curriculum offered and the small class sizes which gave her the opportunity to receive continuous, detailed feedback on her work. Then there was the location, who cannot resist the beautiful city of Prague! Now that she has graduated, Yunjae is considering launching her own stationery products back in her home country. We wish her all the best with her future!

To learn more about RSA Student Competition visit their website here.

Topics:School of Art & DesignAwardsLiving FuturesStudent Project