The School of Graphics, Design, and Media Production is a vocational school that, despite changes in name and location, has been continuously educating graphic workers since 1894. Always in step with the times and the needs of the market, it offers educational programs for technical as well as creative professions, thus training future printers, graphic technicians, DTP operators, media technicians, web designers, and graphic editors-designers. It will soon enter the cycle of a new, modular way of education, so the choice of professional occupations will be even larger and more tailored to modern requirements. We try to make up for the lack of professional practice at the employer with frequent project collaborations with various institutions or associations that need promotion services through advertising, where students get the opportunity to research the topic, shape and present conceptual solutions and ultimately, with the help of a mentor, deliver a finished graphic product. In this way, students acquire skills for basic design and production processes that they can use as a basis for employment or for continuing education. Students participate in professional reviews of graphic and audio-visual technology, sports competitions, and all events where they can present their skills and achievements in the fields of visual communications, image and sound recording, animation, journalism, etc.
The exhibited works represent a cross-section of the achievements of students of several generations in tasks in the field of graphic design and visual communications. 1. Ana Abramović, 3. a Sign construction / visual identity mentor: Ksenija Palameta Radković, mag. art/teacher 2023. The task is based on the synthesis and reduction of figurative motifs to the level where they can be constructed using geometric forms and harmonized proportions. This sign summarizes the scissors and braid motif as a direct association with the hairdressing trade for which the sign was designed. 2. Tituš Cvanciger, 4. b Designing the packaging of a music release (LP) Mentor: Bernardo Brčić, mag. art/teacher 2022. 3. Betina Čokić, 3. a, Designing a book cover mentor: Ksenija Palameta Radković, mag. art/teacher 2022. Bearing in mind the title of the novel, the author approached the task with a classic collage technique - she tore the city maps into pieces and photographed the random composition in order to digitize and process it. 4. Petar Hapač, 4. b, Sign construction / visual identity mentor: Bernardo Brčić, mag. art/teacher 2022. Creating a visual identity with the corresponding book of standards on the topic of a gaming company. The assignment is designed as a final paper. 5. Samantha Ivas Jurković, 4.b Designing a book cover_series Mentor: Dinko Bivol, mag.art/nastavnik 2023. The selected titles use associative colors and motifs to attract the observer, the potential reader. 6. Nika Šimanović, 4. b, Beer packaging design _ series Mentor: Marija Vuletić, mag. art/teacher 2022. The student chose a series of beer labels as her topic and, in addition to the visual identity of the brewery, she illustrated and typographically designed all packaging elements with a pleasing result that thematically follows domestic types of Coke and is in line with the producer's name. 7. More authors, Ivona Štefica Mihanović, 3.a, editor GVAK! School magazine mentors: Bojana Pralica, professor of Croatian language, librarian, and Ksenija Palameta Radković, mag. art/teacher 2023. Our students write all the texts, develop conceptual solutions for the composition, select mostly the author's photos, and define the final look and content of the magazine. 8. More authors, 4. b School calendar Mentor: Bernardo Brčić, mag. art/teacher 2022. Every year, students of the final grade jointly design a school calendar where they draw thematic illustrations, apply elements of visual identity, and bring short educational cartoons. 9. More authors Designing posters for preventive and promotional campaigns Mentors: Bernardo Brčić and Ksenija Palameta Radković, mag. art/teachers 2018/2022. Through extracurricular projects and contests, students with mentors participate in promotional campaigns of various institutions or associations by designing posters and infographics. In this way, successful cooperation was achieved with the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Croatia, HZJZ, and many others. 10. Dario Zagorac, 4. b Designing packaging for olive oil _ series Mentor: Bernardo Brčić, mag. art/teacher 2018. The series of labels for different types of olive oil was designed as a final work and later, with minor changes, it became a commercial one that version is on sale