Top Designs Exhibition a Family Affair

The opening night of the Victorian Top Designs exhibition was also a celebration of a rare achievement for the College's Jess family.

Sam Jess (OGC 2016) attended the launch as one of only 16 Visual Communication Design students chosen for the exhibition at the Melbourne Museum. It was a proud moment for his dad Kevin Jess, Leader of Learning Years 9-12 and Head of Design and Creative Arts at the College, and his brothers Jacob (OGC 2013) and Harry (OGC 2011) who were also there for the launch.

Both Jacob and Harry were Top Designs Exhibitors in the year after they graduated. Sam's inclusion into this year's exhibition makes it three from three for the Jess brothers!

Sam's folio was a graphic and architectural exploration for the Bellarine Distillery. This included the distillery’s brand design, the product naming and label designs for their Whisky and Gin and the architectural concepts for their tasting rooms. Sam’s unique designs targeted a younger, urban professional audience, rather than the traditional Whisky and Gin client.

The exhibition will continue until Sunday 16 July.

Sherry Watson, the College's other selection into the VCE Season of Excellence, performed her interpretation of a monologue from A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Top Class Theatre Studies showcase on Thursday 2 March.

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