The latest addition to our Graduate Series, Graham Wiles, is graduating from DUT with a B-Tech Honors Degree in Visual Communication Design. The title of his study is Cut, Score, Create! A South African Paper Toy Experience.
We asked Graham what he loves about his chosen field. He replied,”Through my B-Tech study, I was able to explore my passion for paper folding and illustration. In doing so, I looked into my memories and experiences as a South African in the facilitation of a series of paper toys.
This exploration has allowed me the opportunity to share my experience as a paper toy engineer and generate new interest in the art through a series of local workshops. The complete Urb-Ski Paper Toys campaign included a series of t-shirts, posters, postcards, stickers and desktop wallpapers, which I thoroughly enjoyed putting together.”
As for his hopes for next year, he says,”Next year I will be moving to Cape Town and looking for a 9-5 in the Visual Communication industry. I will continue producing paper toys in my spare time as I maintain www.urbskipapertoys.com and prepare for a Designer Toy exhibition in Durban, which will open in March 2012. Beyond this, I will take on both commercial and personal projects as they come, loving every minute of it!”