Otago Polytechnic

A taste of success

Jane Armour-Raudon combines her art and food design credentials and makes an international impact.

Jane Armour-Raudon

Study

Food Design is a relatively new field – where you apply design-thinking principles to a food experience or product.

Jane Armour-Raudon’s passion is Design. A Bachelor of Visual Arts graduate, she’s currently studying for a Postgraduate Diploma of Design – with a speciality in Food Design – with the outcome of launching a career in this creative, exciting field.

Jane is already achieving success as a designer. This year, she entered a chocolate concept in the 22 International Design Concours in Korea, where she won a silver medal. Her entry was an inspiration around ‘What connects South Korea to New Zealand?’ She developed her wakame and sea-salt infused chocolate ganache and dark chocolate concept from the coastlines of both countries.

She also has a book entry in the prestigious 3rd International Designer Bookbinder Competition at the Bodleian Library, Oxford University, where her book was selected for the 3-month travelling exhibition.

Jane chose Design as it complemented and extended her existing Arts career and knowledge – and specifically Food Design as she had an idea she wanted to develop. “The tutors and resources within the Food Design Institute at Otago Polytechnic are helping me achieve this goal,” she says.

She’s enjoying the Postgraduate Diploma of Design programme, where she studies alongside a mix of Product, Fashion and Communication Design students.

My experience as an older student completing a postgraduate qualification has been equally terrifying, exhausting and amazing.

Postgraduate Diploma in Design

Ideal for graduates who want to extend and deepen their research skills and professional design practices through applied design research projects which are self-generated or developed with industry or community partners. Graduates will be well-prepared for further postgraduate study such as our Master of Design or Master of Design Enterprise qualifications, or for a career in design or design management.

Bachelor of Visual Arts

Translate your creativity into a career! A qualification in the Visual Arts will allow you to find employment in an exciting and diverse range of professions such as a practising artist, curator, art educator or researcher. A variety of roles within the digital and film industries would also be possible.

Student

Jane Armour-Raudon

Study

Postgraduate Diploma in Design

Ideal for graduates who want to extend and deepen their research skills and professional design practices through applied design research projects which are self-generated or developed with industry or community partners. Graduates will be well-prepared for further postgraduate study such as our Master of Design or Master of Design Enterprise qualifications, or for a career in design or design management.

Bachelor of Visual Arts

Translate your creativity into a career! A qualification in the Visual Arts will allow you to find employment in an exciting and diverse range of professions such as a practising artist, curator, art educator or researcher. A variety of roles within the digital and film industries would also be possible.