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Chapter Two
Summer 2016/2017

Alex Torcutti

Bachelor of Applied Design (Visual Communication), Sydney, 2012

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How did College change your life? It allowed me to focus, introduced me to like-minded people and new ways of thinking and opened up doors in the industry.
What has been the highlight of your career to date? What has been the highlight of your career to date? That’s a hard question to answer, there have been many moments that make up the enjoyment I get out of doing this for a career – maybe when I was fresh out of college, working on the War is Over (If you want it): Yoko Ono campaign and I walked down George Street to see all the posters, city flags and taxi backs that I had designed filling the street. The real joy for me is getting to work collaboratively with artists and curators and helping to bring their projects to life.
When did you stop feeling like a student and start feeling like a professional in training? Before studying I worked in a studio for a year and this gave me an understanding of real world applications of graphic design. It was during the last two semesters at Billy Blue when I felt the projects began to reflect and expand on my knowledge of working professionally. At this time I was lucky to land a leading role on Billy Blue’s annual magazine BBetween and graduate exhibition Specimen. Working on these was when all I had learned started to connect and could see where I was going.

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