Winners Wall

Winners Wall 2018

Published: 24 September, 2018

Categories: General

Winners Wall 2018

Congratulations to our students to making it to the Inscape Winners Wall of 2018. 


Rene von Abo

Congratulations to our very own Rene von Abo for making it to the Top 10 of the PG Bison 1.618 education initiative competition in August.

My design found inspiration from multiple aspects of the Old Gas Works. Firstly, I looked at the start and result of the gas production process. Therefore, the site is excavated, starting at a sloped sidewalk to an outdoor pavilion shaped like a coal mine that offers a view of the internal performance space. The Building’s interior explores the result of the gas production process, a colourful gas flame. Viewers experience the colours and weightlessness of the flame through 4 levels.

The preservation of the Old Coke House's history was also an important aspect to consider. Therefore, the brick walls are kept as is, while the interior steel beams are extruded above the building's silhouette into a glass box. The windows are also extruded display boxes. This materiality and form play with the contrast between the old and the modern.’


Katlego Malatji

Katlego Malatji – Alumni Fashion student from Pretoria. Was selected to participate in a three month programme, 21 Steps To Retail; Design Innovation Challenge 2018. She completed the programme and was awarded a 1-year internship at Edcon and showcased her latest collection “play-sexy” at the 21 steps to retail showcase in June.

'I was 1 of 13 people selected to take part in the 21 Steps to retail; Design innovation challenge 2018 which took place from January 2018 till March 2018. We had the opportunity to engage and exchange information with some of the most experienced experts in the fashion industry like Coenraad De mol founder of De mill clothing and Carina of Erre Fashion. We also had the great privilege of interacting and being facilitated by the likes of Black coffee, Gert-Johan and Sober Designs who are prominent influencers within the fashion and entertainment industry.

April 2018 was a beginning of a new venture as I started working for the Edcon group as one of their design interns. I work with the most welcoming and helpful team in the Edgars Kids department, and a few of my designs for toddlers and infants can be found in Edgars stores nationwide. The internship has helped me better understand how the retail environment works and the 21 steps to retail, has helped me become a better designer in the retail industry. I have showcased my resort collection “play sexy” at the EDCON DIC show that took place at the Aphartied Museum on 27th in honour of youth day and recently at the Proudly South African show that took place at Mall of Africa on the 15th September.

It is not always rainbows and unicorns, but it has honestly been a great experience. I have learnt so much, and I will forever be grateful for being a part of Inscape and the quality education that I received.”



Zachary Styles, Schalk Theron and Alex Rassool

The Loeries Award was created to promote and support creativity, innovation and outstanding execution in the advertising industry. The Loeries Creative Week is the culmination of a series of seminars, exhibitions and the gathering of some of the most creative and innovative minds in the country. Zachary Styles, Schalk Theron and Alex Rassool from Inscape were given the amazing opportunity as Inscape ambassadors and third year Graphic Design students, to showcase their best work at the Student Portfolio Day on the Friday of the 17th of August 18. This was also a great opportunity to network with industry professionals, learn about the industry and enjoy all this amazing event has to offer. Well done to our students who showcased their talented work.

Graphic Design students invited to exhibit at Loeries.

Ruan van Zyl

Ruan van Zyl participated in the Miss and Mr. King South Africa pageant that was held at the Carousel Casino on the 19th June 2018. The competition provides an opportunity and platform for young men and women between the ages of 18 and 25 to take the runway by storm with the prospect of qualifying for Mr & Miss International. The competition is an annual event that incorporates winners from all over the world.

Finalists all over South Africa were selected and went through a screening process, which included interviews, information sessions and fitness tests.

Inscape Fashion and Jewellery design students can benefit from this platform as they look for young designers to sponsor the clothing for the finalists. This year there was a young designer that sponsored all the tracksuits, and his collection was worn by all girls and boys. (photos included)

The competition not only provides the participants with the opportunity to better themselves but also contribute towards the betterment of society. The finalists are expected to raise funds and goods for charity. According to Ruan, it was an amazing event, and he was placed 2nd runner-up in the competition.


Tayla Simpson

Inscape student, Tayla Simpson, did exceptionally well by not only taking part in the Durban July Young Designers Awards but having also made it to the Semi-Finals which was a pool of only 30 top student designers from across Kwa-Zulu Natal. The Young Designer Awards was set-up to give talented design students an opportunity to start a journey towards a career in fashion. It has been largely successful for a number of reasons; the enthusiasm of the talented students that submit entries, the colleges that continually support the initiative and the sponsors who believe in it. Well-done to Tayla for making the Inscape Tribe proud, we look forward to many more successes.



Megan Dye and Rico Niezen

Congratulations to Megan Dye and Rico Niezen for winning the Argo Industry Brief Challenge.

Students were required to design a website that was fresh, crisp and enticing but maintained a corporate financial look and feel. The website needed to include a login profile, link to policies, financial tools, profile page of all employees of Argo and a link to associates.

The projects were moderated by a panel of Argo Directors and Inscape National Academic Team. The decision was a tough one as the top ten finalists from all campuses produced work that showed well-refined design application and skill. Argo had the following to say about the top two selected designs:

“Megan had a lot of very good points that we felt had us as a brand very well summed up. Her Tool buttons, team feel and colour usage were really great. We also felt that it had a nice modern feel to the entire page and if we had to plug and play as is, she would have been the closest to the overall picture. Rico, however, threw a spanner in the works in terms of pure uniqueness and story-telling. In the brief, we wanted to try again some out of the box thinking where Argo could also trend slightly differently and that is what he gave us. The pictures in the background and themed/storytelling concept were great.”

These two winners will now work alongside Argo in combining their designs to make a fantastic final live website – showing collaborative design is key.

Well done and a big high five to the rest of the 3rd years who also did really well too!

Megan's work

Rico's work 

Year 03 Graphic Design Students impress Argo a Financial Industry partner with winning website designs.