Meet Teodora Kopic, the winner of our 2020 Student Diary Artwork Competition! Currently studying a Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication), Teodora shares her vision behind the beautiful front and back cover design of the 2020 Student Diary, as well as her future aspirations and early passion for art.
What inspired you to submit your design?
I was inspired to submit my design after seeing the previous amazing diary designs that students created in the last few years. I decided to give it my best shot and create a design that hopefully reflects the community at Deakin University.
How does your design represent you as an artist?
I love minimalistic yet illustrative designs with an organic naturalistic feel, something which I aspired to include into the diary. I feel like this overall represents my general artistic style as I always try to include these elements into all of my designs.
How long did it take for you to produce your design?
The design process had a lot of back and forth communicating and designing so it’s hard to specifically say how long it took. I would roughly say around a month from the first sketch to the final version.
What advice would you give to another student wanting to submit their design for the Student Artwork Competition in coming years?
I would say to keep in mind Deakin’s core values and overall aesthetic style and try to incorporate that into the design of the diary.
How do you feel knowing all DUSA renewing member and all first year 2020 Deakin students will be holding a diary with your design featured on the front and back cover?
Very honored! This is my first design that will be viewed by a large audience so I am excited and nervous.
What are your future aspirations?
In the future, I hope to be able to continue freelancing illustrative work and expand my knowledge in design so I can create impactful design work for future projects.
Have you always had a passion for art?
Yes! From an early age, I have always loved to draw and sketch everything around me. This passion has evolved into a love for all things illustrative and design.
What do you love the most about DUSA?
I love that DUSA is approachable and friendly, allowing students to contact the DUSA team with any queries.
How has DUSA influenced your student experience whilst at Deakin?
DUSA has positively impacted my student experience by creating a comfortable space where I can ask any questions I may have. Overall it makes the student experience a lot calmer and more stress-free.
Bravo Teodora! You have done a wonderful job on this year’s Student Diary artwork and thank you to all the other incredible entries who participated in the competition. Well done.