Unlike many other degrees, the career opportunities available under the umbrella of ‘Science’ are wide and varied. However, science had an image problem. Careers in science were stereotypically seen as just for the academic, conjuring up images of white coats, bunsen burners and mathematical equations.
This perception affected not only current students planning their career, but also future students looking to study science.
The Monash Science faculty recognised the value in promoting their degrees not just as a path of study, but as a gateway into endless opportunities in varied industries.
To change the perception around science we needed to develop a vibrant, creative campaign visual identity that would appeal to the youthful and inquisitive mind. We designed the Monash Science Careers Guide to promote the study of science as an exciting progression into a diverse and fulfilling career.
The idea of play led our creative thinking. We focused on shifting the perception of this field from ‘nerdy’ and ‘boring’, to exciting, vibrant, fun and creative. We wanted science to have its time in the limelight!
To illustrate this we created an ‘experimental playground’ – a playful, bold, vibrant galaxy of all things science – combining elements relating to each school in a dynamic visual identity.