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Hat trick for Curtin advertising graduates

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Talented Curtin University of Technology graduates made a clean sweep at a highly competitive advertising course in Perth recently.

First place went to Tim Newton, second place to Danielle Glenister and Tim Seddon shared third place at AWARD School, run by the Australasian Writers and Art Directors Association.

Curtin Department of Design lecturer, Blair McLeish, congratulated the graduates on taking out the top three places.

“Award School is highly regarded by the advertising industry as a crucial stepping stone for people who want to become a copywriter or art director,” Mr McLeish said.

“I encourage all my students and graduates to try out for it.”

Twenty-three-year-old Mr Newton, of Claremont, said he enjoyed the experience.

“I loved working alongside some of the best students in the industry and learning from top experts, and I’m excited to see where it takes me,” he said.

Mr Newton graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Mass Communication) with streams in Advertising and Film and Television – Corporate Production in 2005.  He currently works in marketing.

Miss Glenister’s efforts have paid off as she was offered a promotion to her dream job.

“I started work at The Brand Agency as Creative Coordinator in May 2008, and have now been made Art Director which is fantastic,” said Miss Glenister, 27, of City Beach.

She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Creative Advertising Design in 2006.

Mr Seddon graduated with a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Creative Advertising in 2005 and works as a motion director for LaVish Channel.

“I am very passionate about creative communication, and keen to see what doors will open for me now,” said Mr Seddon, 23, of Shelley.