Design graduate recognised for inspiring works

Rachele Andrews

Queensland College of Art Design graduate Rachele Andrews was recently announced the winner of the 2020 Design Institute of Australia Queensland Visual Communication Graduate of the Year.

Rachele AndrewsRachele was awarded for works including: ‘Children of a Welcoming Australia‘, an educational workbook for children raising awareness about refugees and Australia’s multicultural society; a plant management app called ‘Greenhouse‘ and an information and activity book to help nurture siblings of chronically ill children to be implemented in hospitals.

Rachele’s win in the state category also put her the running for the titles ‘Australian Visual Communication Graduate of the Year’ and the ‘Graduate of the Year’ across all design disciplines in Queensland; of which she received an honourable mention for each.

Rachele AndrewsRachele credits her time at QCA for helping to develop her love for design.

“I am incredibly grateful for the quality of teachers at QCA and their commitment and passion to seeing students succeed.”

“I can easily say the last three years at Griffith have been the best years of my life so far. I have found my drive and I cannot wait to see what the future has in store.”

Find out more about studying design at the Queensland College of Art.

See more of Rachele’s work and follow her ongoing success at or @rachele.andrews


Rachele Andrews