Pentagram scholarship awaits for rising Kiwi designer

Pentagram scholarship awaits for rising Kiwi designer
Emerging New Zealander designer Grace Kim has been awarded with agldeas NewStar award, giving her the opportunity to work the design agency of her choice - New York outfit Pentagram.

A young New Zealand designer has won a prestigious scholarship at internationally-renowned New York design agency Pentagram for early next year.

Grace Kim, an emerging designer at Grey Lynn outfit Alt Group, was one of 30 up-and-coming designers from around the world who won the agldeas NewStar award which gives each individual the opportunity to work and be mentored at a design agency of their choice.

Grace submitted her 3D typography project entitled 'They live in a mirror' to a panel of 30 judges. She became the second ever New Zealander to be awarded the highly-contested scholarship when the winners were announced at the recent agldeas International Design Week at Melbourne.

Applicants were asked to submit their best 2D, 3D or multimedia project. Grace, who is a former student of Whitecliffs College of Arts, says her project demanded creative problem solving and required her to gain new skills.

Pentagram is the world's largest independent design agency and also has offers in London, San Francisco, Berlin and Austin.