2016-2017 academic year

Student's Gabrielė Ugnė Petrauskaitė project was presented in Paris Design Week

Our graduate student’s GABRIELĖ UGNĖ PETRAUSKAITĖ project "The Scarfs Telling Tales" (work supervisor prof. Aušra Lisauskienė (2016)) was presented at the exhibition center of "Les Docks - Cité de la Mode et du Design" in Paris during the Design Week in September.
Gabrielė Ugnė together with the other 15 young Lithuanian designers took part in the exhibition cycle "Design Lithuania". The project was organized by the association “Design Forum” together with the Cultural Attaché in Paris.


2016-2017 academic year

GDD student UGNĖ BALČIŪNAITĖ received a nomination of the President of the Republic of Lithuania Antanas Smetona! 

The nominee scholarships of the Presidents of the Republic of Lithuania are awarded to talented, especially distinguished, scholarly and artistic students of state higher education institutions. They are appointed annually by the Minister of Education and Science.


GDD students take part in the international "London Pop-Up Illustration" project

Students of the Graphic Design Department (GDD) take part in the joint international project "UK & Baltics London Book Fair 2018 London Pop-Up Illustration". The group consisting of the GDD and the Graphic Arts Department (10 students) carries out the international project activities in several stages.In the first phase of the project in March and May of 2017, two creative workshops were held with arriving artist Emily Hughes (UK). Students created picture books.
In the second phase of the project, 100 pcs will be issued of each participant's book (publisher - VAA publishing house). The results of the project will be displayed at the London Book Fair in 2008, presenting student books and the entire creative exposition.


GDD student Diana Molytė illustrated the book "How the dog and the whale saved Vilnius"

We are delighted with the professional rating of the talented 2nd year student Diana Molytė! During the study course "Text and Illustration", an interactive book for children "How the dog and the whale rescued Vilnius" (Tutors prof. Aušra Lisauskienė and lecturer Martyna Bikulčiūtė) have been created and will be published by a publishing house. Together with the author of the book, writer Evelina Daciūtė we are delighted with great illustrations and are eagerly awaiting until an interactive book reaches all bookstores.

 

GDD bachelor graduate Milda Šiulytė won the contest "Young Designer Award 2017"

Graphic Design Department bachelor graduate Milda Šiulytė in the contest "Young Designer Award 2017" was announced the best communication designer for 2017. For the competition Milda submitted her bachelor's degree thesis, a social communication project “Thoughts and reflections ease”.


GDD bachelor graduate Greta Janutytė won the audience award in the contest "Young Designer Award 2017"

Graphic Design Department bachelor graduate Greta Janutytė in communication design category was awarded the audience prize in the contest "Young Designer Award 2017". For the competition Greta submitted her bachelor's degree thesis, a social project – installation "Help Reflex”.


Gabrielė Ugnė Petrauskaitė victory in competition held by Ministry of Culture "National costume year logo"

We are glad for our Graphic design graduate, currently Visual Communication design student's Gabrielė Ugnė Petrauskaitė victory in competition held by Ministry of Culture "National costume year logo". Gabrielė Ugnė won the first place and her logo has been implemented. Gabrielė’s Ugnė’s supervisor prof. Audrius Klimas, 2017.


Our students designed the elegant packaging for "The Meat Makers"

Our Graphic Design Department bachelor graduates Augustinas Paukštė and Domas Mikšys and  Visual communication design master student  Zigmas Vagonis designed the elegant packaging for The Meat Makers, a high-end jerky line of products and about this wrote design site The Dieline

 


Augustinas Paukštė and Domas Mikšys significant professional victory!

Graphic Design Department graduates gain the widest range of professional skills after studies, which enables them to engage in creative activities.
GDD graduates AUGUSTINAS PAUKŠTĖ and DOMAS MIKŠYS (graduated in 2015 and 2016) are actively working in the field of visual communication.
Augustinas and Domas international victories list became even bigger with the latest success – a victory  in  A'DESIGN AWARDS competition  with project Nomad Apparel Identity Design, in Graphics and Visual Communication Design Category, 2016 - 2017.

  


Our 3rd years students created packaging for the brand "MILTĖ"

We are pleased with the success of the project "Birzų duona”, where our 3rd year students created packaging for the brand “MILTĖ”.  From the 16 final design works only the best 3 were selected.
First place and a real implementation of the package went to DOMANTĖ NALIVAIKAITĖ - “For the original visual solution and the right product advantages distinguished". Second place went to URTĖ RAMŠAITĖ – “For the innovative visual solution", the third place went to BEATA TAPUTYTĖ - “For the excellence in illustration”. Newspaper “Verslo žinios” wrote an article about the successful implementation of the project.


Laima Kavaliauskaitė significant professional victory!

Graphic Design Department graduates gain the widest range of professional skills after studies, which enables them to engage in creative activities.
GDD graduate LAIMA KAVALIAUSKAITĖ (graduated in 2015) is actively working in the field of photography. Laima’s international victories list became even bigger with the latest success – a victory with 2 photographs in I AM PHOTOGRAPHER CONTEST 2017 competition. Photo "Cut the braid" has been awarded "The Best Photograph of Groups" first place award. The photograph "The Nest" took second place in the same "The Best Photograph of Groups" category. Congratulations!


Rasa Jančiauskaitė significant professional victory!

We are proud of our graduate student RASA JANČIAUSKAITĖ significant professional victory! At the contest of illustrated books for children #CLAIRVOYANTS2016 RASA’s  "Plastic travel" illustrated book project will be presented at the post-competition exhibition in May 2017.


Vilnius graphic design department graduate Rasa Jančiauskaitė at the contest CLAIRVOYANTS 2016

We are proud of our graduate student RASA JANČIAUSKAITĖ significant professional victory! At the contest of illustrated books for children #CLAIRVOYANTS2016 RASA’s project "Signs of silence" was nominated for the main Warsaw publishing house “Dwie Siostry" prize, which is a book release!!! Moreover, RASA’s project also earned an honorable mention of the jury of this international competition.


Vilnius graphic design department graduate Rasa Jančiauskaitė illustrated educational film exercises

Graphic Design Bachelor graduate Rasa Jančiauskaitė, currently studying in Visual Communications Design Master Program, illustrated educational film exercises for children under the French animation show "What owl has whispered”. The show is currently shown in the cinema center SKALVIJA. This is one of the first projects, implemented by the talented young illustrator projects, that we are proud of! Congratulations to Rasa.


Vilnius graphic design department graduate Gintarė Ribikauskaitė had an interview with The Dieline

Our Graphic Design Department bachelor graduate (2016) Gintarė Ribikauskaitė had an interview with the most distinguished packaging design site The Dieline. We are very proud, because this is the first time when The Dieline takes an interview from Lithuanian designer!


Vilnius graphic design department student Monika Vosyliūtė won a special prize for the created robot

Graphic Design Department 3rd year student MONIKA VOSYLIŪTĖ participated in the Science Hack Day event, which was held in Technarium hackerspace. She and her team has won a special prize for the created robot. The robot is a replica from the well-known computer game Portal. We rejoice the achievement!


Vilnius graphic design department student Juta Kibildytė won Post postcard competition

Congratulations to Graphic Design 2nd year student JUTA KIBILDYTĖ who won Lithuanian Post postcard competition for Lithuanian Independence Day.
The postcard created has stylized one of the most important Lithuanian state symbols – double, or so called king Jogaila cross.

 

2015-2016 academic year


Vilnius graphic design department student Ineta Plytnikienė won the A'DESIGN AWARD & COMPETITION with her final project Rawiu Frozen Foods, in Packaging Design Category, 2015 - 2016.

NSPIRATION:
The main inspiration came from a rich Lithuanian nature: colours, shapes, textures. Also, propagating a healthy, ecologic lifestyle.

UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
It was reaching for the brand to reveal the centenarian Lithuanian traditions of using wild plants in cookery. This kind of product is being packed into boxes: this is a new, undiscovered item. An exceptional view and suggestion to appreciate more and use treasures of the nature.

OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
The design of packaging should capture client’s eye. Taking account for that the packaging is being put into freezers. Natural nature colours give an impression of an ecological, healthy product. The illustrations that were created for the project precisely reflect the appearance of the plant and purposely create an image of a product of quality. The information which is on the packaging is given in that way so that the segments would be separated clearly and visually capture the attention to a useful information (for example, vitamins that are in this plant, dishes that they could be used in.)


Vilnius graphic design department student Modesta Žemgulytė – finalist at International Poster Competition

MODESTA ŽEMGYLYTĖ is at the International Poster Competition "Poster for tomorrow” - "Right to healthcare" finalists' list. She is on the 14th place at TOP 100. At the competition participated 4980 designers.

 

2014-2015 academic year


Vilnius graphic design department student Laima Kavaliauskaitė won the BALTIC PHOTO CONTEST competition!

Upon receipt of the main "The Best Portrait Photograph 2015” award, she brought home four awards more:
The Best Photograph of Glamour
The Best Photograph of the 1st Runner Up Glamour
The Best Photograph of Groups
The Best Photograph of the 1st Runner Up Groups

"In my works I try to add a bit of mystery, mysticism, especially when photographing women and human relations. Women's inner world is very rich, emotive. It is therefore not correct to capture only what the eyes see - it is neither the purpose nor the right "- Laima presents her works.

  


A project “Link Menų” implemented by GDD student Violeta Mackialo

Graphic Design department 1-year student Violeta Mackialo won real estate companies “EIKA” tender for temporary art spaces establishment.  A team gathered by Violeta of Vilnius Academy of Fine Arts in conjunction with representatives of contemporary art and the company “Eika” opened a unique temporary art gallery "Link Menų” in the old medical aid station in Vilnius on Žalgirio street.
In different areas of the building participants were invited to experience the temporary art form when artists occupies ready to demolish buildings and turns them into works of art. This form of art is very popular in the world's largest cities - New York, London, Paris, Berlin and others.
Everyone who comes to the old medical aid station in Vilnius was able to become an active artistic movement participant. Project objective was to gather a large pool of young, innovative, principled people in the community, which will live regardless of the fate of the building.

  


Graphic design department student Mindaugas Dudėnas created new logo for the Design Week event

In February, 2nd year students of the Graphic Design Department (GDD) department under the direction of the department teachers took on the task - to create a new jubilee Design Week logo. Project developers are GDD social partners - Lithuanian Design Forum.
Logo by Mindaugas Dūdėnas received most of the sympathy and became the new design of the week mark. It displays minimal graphics and wood motif with inherent creative designer tool - a pencil. Baltic ethnos can be well seen in the logo, so it easily distinguishes Lithuanian Design week from other countries in similar events.