The Ignition magazine is produced by students in their 3rd year of the Visual Communications pathway of the Bachelor of Design at the Design & Arts School of CPIT.
We produce two issues per year - the first around the end of July and second around the end of October.
Follow the links to see the page flip version of our issues so far.
This first issue marked a big leap forward for us - a real labour of love for the whole class of 2008. Staff selected the strongest version from the 12 editions the student groups produced and then asked those student designers to refine and hone it over the next 5 weeks.
Sharnay Sherratt and Sarah Gray were the two students selected for this issue. They pulled off something quite remarkable by giving us the first true accesible view of our Faculty the public had had to that point.
Issue 2 was developed again as a class project that was taken up this time by a great collaborative team that included the students Tania Versloot, Brendon Wellwood, Olivia Brown, Leanne Goddard, and Emily McCormick. Tania acted as team leader for this edition and together they produced fantastic results, developing a tighter and more structured template that has been adopted for all subsequent issues.
With a rush to the head we decided to include a free CD of original music by staff and students from the Jazz School at CPIT. This went down a treat but unfortunately we can't repeat this for every issue; as much as we'd like to!
The design for the CD and the issue itself this year was master minded by Sam Shand and Michael Durey. Together they consolidated and refined the template developed for Issue 2 incorporating a new feature, a specially staged photo shoot, featuring work by students from the Diploma in Professional Photography. The honours for this work went to Paul Thelin for his true ferals spread.
This issue was developed by students working under the umbrella of a Design Studio concept the Arts & Design School began trialling this year. Each student that took part, submitted their version and one was selected. Milan Reinartz was the lucky applicant with some contributions from Jennipher Stoppel.
Earthquakes are hell on print deadlines. This issue has in the end come out on the wrong side of Christmas which means there will effectively be 3 issues in 2011! Issue 5 was developed by 5 students from the Art & Design School, Caitlin Toye, Emma East. Annabelle Fitzsimons, Anna Eyles, and Angela Whyte.
Developed by four students on the Design Studio internship, this issue, despite more earthquakes as well as snow, has been one of the quickest to assemble. Big thanks to Riley Clarke, Richard Burson, Amber Bailey, and Daniel McQueen.