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  • *NCEA Level 2 90235 Design 2012Examples of Candidate Work

  • *Excellence

  • *This portfolio has been verified clearly within the Excellence grade range.The Last StrawThe portfolio presents outstanding evidence to meet the criteria consistent with The New Zealand Curriculum, Learning Media, Ministry of Education, 2007, relating to the following strands in Visual Arts, Level 7: Understanding the Arts in Context; Developing Practical Knowledge; Developing Ideas; Communicating and Interpreting. This promotion for the store The Last Straw has the interesting premise of up-cycling that is basically an up-marketing of recycled items. A mood is established from the outset that is intelligently and critically sustained throughout the six briefs. Historical and eclectic motifs such as paisley and doilies are cleverly combined in a repackaging to appeal to the contemporary market.Designers like Eduardo Recife and Paul Rand and 50s fashion, fabrics, montage and art deco all could have influenced the students decision to produce an eclectic yet very coherent promotion.The student consistently regenerates a range of high quality options and critically selects the best outcome. Regeneration is seen within each brief as well as across the whole submission. Developed options that precede the final outcome are often sophisticated solutions in themselves. Technical expertise in digital processes and construction contributes to the flow of the submission. Framing helps organise the sequences of images and provides a focus without distracting from the overall flow from one brief to the next.The student has produced a promotion that is intelligently established from the outset. Design ideas and solutions are consistently developed, clarified and regenerated throughout. The student at no point loses sight of the design process throughout this submission.

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  • *This portfolio has been verified clearly within the Excellence grade rangeThe KillsThe portfolio presents ample to meet the criteria consistent with The New Zealand Curriculum, Learning Media, Ministry of Education, 2007, relating to the following strands in Visual Arts, Level 7: Understanding the Arts in Context; Developing Practical Knowledge; Developing Ideas; Communicating and Interpreting. This promotion of the band The Kills includes designing a logo, cover and packaging for the compact disc Lucky Thirteen, promotional poster and website. It references genres like post-punk and grunge that are used with the red-cross motif and text and photographic images to develop a very well structured and organised submission.The candidate has addressed the needs of a particular and relevant brief. The artwork produced is appropriate to its target audience and critically selects and edits throughout. The consistency and effective use of the iconic cross motif plays a dynamic role in the submission. It is particularly effective in the final set of web designs where it acts as a foil and contrast to the textured ground, image and type. Appropriated imagery has been re-contextualised meaningfully. Commercially produced photographs have not overwhelmed the design process but have been successfully integrated into the compositions with skilful use of digital processes. The hierarchy of text and image is effectively handled throughout. The candidate works consistently at a high level through both panels. This is a fluent body of work that handles imagery with sensitivity. It thoroughly explores design processes and clarifies ideas with informed criticality.

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  • *This portfolio has been verified at the lower end of the Excellence grade range.TeaThe portfolio presents sound evidence to meet the criteria consistent with The New Zealand Curriculum, Learning Media, Ministry of Education, 2007, relating to the following strands in Visual Arts, Level 7: Understanding the Arts in Context; Developing Practical Knowledge; Developing Ideas; Communicating and Interpreting. This promotion for a retro Tea Shop develops an aesthetic of a by-gone era that is informatively established through an appropriate mood board. It employs imagery such as doilies, the silhouette head and references to Old English tea shops that are referenced across the briefs. Something that could be seen as quite prosaic is elevated to become culturally relevant and important because of the considered approach of the candidate. The briefs of a logo, poster, tea bag label, magazine spread and website are sensitively considered as ideas are clarified and regenerated.The colour palette is consistent and entirely appropriate to the theme of the promotion. The use of montage and floral motifs enhance the developments as designers like Eduardo Recife are used to critically inform decisions. Sizing and ordering are intelligently employed throughout as ideas are regenerated in each individual brief and also throughout the entire submission. A critical approach is clear in the way images are sequenced from concept through to the resolved final images. To move further up the Excellence grade range the candidate could have regenerated and clarified ideas further for the website brief.

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  • *Merit

  • *This portfolio has been verified at the higher end of the Merit grade range.One HeartThe portfolio presents sound evidence to meet the criteria consistent with The New Zealand Curriculum, Learning Media, Ministry of Education, 2007, relating to the following strands in Visual Arts, Level 7: Understanding the Arts in Context; Developing Practical Knowledge; Developing Ideas; Communicating and Interpreting. This submission promotes a music festival with a logo, business card, sticker, ticket and poster presented. It explores within each brief and consistently across the submission, a range of outcomes appropriate to the constraints of each proposition. Soul Bass [in the silhouette figure], political posters and Constructivism could all have been used to inform the study that effectively employs a limited colour palette throughout. There is a clear sense of purpose evident in the submission.Repetition is handled well in the context of the influences used and hand drawn elements are used appropriate to purpose. The use of text as a backdrop pattern, along with subtle changes in tonal variation contrast with the saturated red used throughout. A highly competent level of understanding of both specific and generic approaches to design is evident throughout the submission. There is invention across all briefs and clearly established hierarchies of information presented.To move to Excellence, the candidate could have generated and presented more initial ideas to create further options for regeneration. This could have included another photo-shoot of the dancing crowd or the introduction of another colour to regenerate ideas further on the second panel.

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  • *This portfolio has been verified in the middle of the Merit grade range.MXThe portfolio presents sufficient evidence to meet the criteria consistent with The New Zealand Curriculum, Learning Media, Ministry of Education, 2007, relating to the following strands in Visual Arts, Level 7: Understanding the Arts in Context; Developing Practical Knowledge; Developing Ideas; Communicating and Interpreting. This promotion involves presenting a logo, pictogram, business card, sticker, ticket and poster with an emphasis on type and image. The submission builds in scale and complexity appropriate to the ideas and conventions of each brief. The work could have been influenced by David Carson and other genre specific designers.The initial research informs successive experimentation and image making. Patterning, repetition, scale and positive negative relationships are all explored with a clear sense of purpose. Conventions like alignment and contrast are used to inform the selection and placement of the visual elements. Layering adds a degree of complexity to the imagery and is confidently demonstrated. A coherent and relevant colour scheme is used throughout. This aids the presentation and assists the reading of the proposition.The submission sits in the middle of the Merit range because it purposefully uses the cog/tyre as a motif with deliberate intent. It shows clear understanding of spatial properties and the use of motifs as compositional devices. It could have moved further up the Merit grade range by presenting some new imagery, either photographically or drawn, to create new opportunities for extension.

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  • *This portfolio has been verified at the lower end of the Merit grade range.Thirstea The portfolio presents sufficient evidence to meet the criteria consistent with The New Zealand Curriculum, Learning Media, Ministry of Education, 2007, relating to the following strands in Visual Arts, Level 7: Understanding the Arts in Context; Developing Practical Knowledge; Developing Ideas; Communicating and Interpreting. The submission deals with promoting an iced-tea company. Briefs on logo, bottle label, bus shelter poster and website are developed. The submission is well presented, clearly ordered with the selection of works showing a clear sense of purpose throughout. The ideas could have been informed by Soul bass, surf culture designers and summer heat.The candidate uses strong, saturated and consistent colour to support the ideas and add to the brands strength. Typography and the amount of text used assists in the management of the imagery that is aligned to brand use and is entirely appropriate. The alignment and placement of the bottle to indicate the cap demonstrates careful consideration by the student.There is an extension of ideas articulated in each brief with understanding of the conventions of branding clearly evident. The log