Design Graduates Win at Annual IDI Awards Ceremony

We are delighted to announce two of our Design graduates have been named winners at this year’s Graduate IDI Awards

Friday, December 4, 2020

Win at IDI Awards Ceremony

We're delighted to announce that two Griffith College Design graduates have been named winners at this year’s Graduate IDI Awards. The awards took place on Thursday 4th December, at an online awards ceremony presented by IDI Chair Dominic Southgate.

Graduate work

Bethaney Woolley was announced the winner in the Fashion Design Category for her project ‘Blind Spot’ which focuses on the way in which the visually impaired perceive the world around them. This idea acts as a metaphor to encourage people to question contemporary societal and environmental issues. Alongside Bethaney, Design Communications graduate Lijie Yan was announced the winner in the Use of Illustration in Design (Visual Communications) category. Lijie’s project was entitled ‘All Girls Equal’ and aims to raise awareness of gender inequality in countries where Higher Education is not readily available to young women, ultimately encouraging them to strive for more.

Design faculty pride

Head of the Design faculty at Griffith College, Deirdre Doherty stated “We are absolutely thrilled to see two of our students announced winners in the 2020 IDI Graduate Awards. Having been shortlisted in the Fashion Design category in previous years, it’s brilliant to see Bethaney claim the first ever WIN in this category for Griffith College. Not only that but given the year it’s been and the huge impact Covid-19 has had on our Design students, this is a fantastic achievement for both Lijie and Bethaney. We couldn’t be prouder!”

You can see Bethaney and Lijie’s full collections at our online Creative Show platform using the links below:

Blind Spot’ by Bethaney Woolley.

All Girls Equal’ by Lijie Yan.

A huge well done to our winners and to all our shortlisted graduates!

Watch the ceremony in full here