Marking the second year in a row, INTI’s continues its collaboration with Animax to provide students with a deep passion for Art and Design an outlet to unleash their creative potentials. The collaboration is a means to create new learning experiences for students to develop their portfolios, enhance their skills and showcase their artistic works at a globally renowned platform such as the Animax Carnival.
(from left to right) Angeline Ong, professional cosplayer and fellow INTI alumni; Louise Yee, Head of Programme for Diploma in Fashion Design, INTI Center of Art & Design; Cris Yong, fashion stylist and design consultant; Neoh Yi Chi, 3rd Prize Winner; Woon Qiao Xin, Grand Prize Winner; Teoh Theng Yee, 2nd Prize Winner; Jourdansky Yong, Director, Creative Services, Asian Content for Sony Pictures Television Networks Asia, and Timothy Johnson, Senior Vice President, Corporate Marketing, Products & Partnerships.
With a huge following of anime fans in Malaysia, the Animax carnival took the nation by storm on March 26, 2016 at the Sunway Convention Centre. It was a show of meticulous accuracy as cosplayers made their way to the hall, decked from head to toe in characters from popular anime shows. Joining the festivities and giving anime lovers a chance to unleash their creative passion, INTI organized four contests for students in two categories – the college category and school category. Tapping into all areas of Art and Designs students were given the opportunity to showcase their talents through the Storyboard contest, Fashion Illustration contest, Short Video contest and the much anticipated Costume Design Contest.
All four competitions saw over 80 students’ participation with 12 winners walking away with iPad Minis and the two grand prize winners from the college category gaining an all expense paid trip to Japan for two. The showcase of all these winners’ designs and works were creative, out-of-the box and bold in its originality.
Teoh Theng Yee, Woon Qiao Xin and Neoh Yi Chi posed for a photo in front of INTI booth at Animax carnival.
“This is the first year that we introduced the Fashion Illustration contest to the school category participants and it was encouraging to see the level or artistry these students possess at such a young age. Our collaboration with Animax is one of the ways we work together with industry to give students the exposure they need to develop their skills and further have their potentials validated by industry experts,” shared Ang Tong Ying, Dean for the INTI’s Centre for Art and Design.
The much anticipated INTI Costume Design Contest 2016, contest saw the participation of 17 Art and Design students with five finalists chosen at the preliminary rounds to showcase their original designs to an esteemed panel of judges who consisted of INTI representatives and notable fashion industry experts. The five judges included Timothy Johnson, Senior Vice President, Corporate Marketing, Products & Partnerships, INTI; Louise Yee, Head of Programme for Diploma in Fashion Design, INTI Center of Art & Design; Jourdansky Yong, Director, Creative Services, Asian Content for Sony Pictures Television Networks Asia; Cris Yong, fashion stylist and design consultant, and Angeline Ong, professional cosplayer and fellow INTI alumni.
It was a close call as all the designers stood out for their originality and detailed description of their original game characters which were portrayed through their fashion designs. Of the five finalists, Woon Qiao Xin from Diploma in Fashion Design, INTI Centre of Arts and Design was named the Grand Prize Winner for her game character, Margaret Wilbell, a cyborg witch who uses botany magic and a rose as her symbol.
“I was very happy to win the grand prize as I never expected it. Being an INTI student certainly gave me the exposure to different fields. As part of this competition, I was exposed to animation and fashion designing. This will certainly help my growth as a student and add to my skills.” says Woon.
“I was very impressed by the designs produced by the students; they have given great attention to details and were able to bring the characters to live through great design and high-quality workmanship of the costumes,” shared fellow judge of INTI Costume Design Contest 2016, Mr. Jourdansky Yong, Director, Creative Services, Asian Content for Sony Pictures Television Networks, Asia.