Faridah Jaafar, Director of FINAS officiated the Bold Nexus 2016- A Graphic Design Degree Showcase on 23 January 2016 at The Red Carpet Encorp Strand Mall Damansara. The showcase is organised by the Arts and Design Faculty of Universti Teknolog Mara (UiTM).
Bold Nexus 2016 is a collection of the ultimate graphic exhibition by the graduating students of University Teknologi Mara (UiTM). BOLD, is a symbol that conveys the boldness of the graduating design students to present ideas in the form of graphic design without compromising the spirit of perseverance, consciousness, and passion.
The theme chosen this year revolves around the collaboration between the relentless desire of the students, and their dedicated lecturers in a Graphic Design Context. It embodies ideas of exploring outlooks that touches various aspects of social issues and challenges.
Fazlina Jaafar, Head of Project Bold Nexus 2016 reiterated, “The objective of this project is to let the students explore and expand their creativity in designing and identifying the best solution in creative strategies and execute through identity, advertising, multimedia and illustration platform”.
In line with exploring economic creativity, Faridah Jaafar, Director of Finas retierated, “We are also keen and excited to explore potential collaboration and networking with the Faculty of Art and Design in developing the economic impact and growth of the talent for this industry. The Government has also introduced the Content Malaysia Pitching Centre where we nurture the next generation of content creators and entrepreneurs”.
This year, Bold Nexus 2016 attracted over 5000 visitors to the showcase. It serves as a platform for the students to meet and interact with the public and industry players.