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DCI Students Chinese New Year Collaboration with Progresif


Chinese New Year (CNY) celebrations occur in Brunei every year, beginning on CNY Eve and culminating on the 15th day of the new year, marking the end of the CNY festivities.

For the celebrations this year, Progresif worked with six local artists to design a set of ang pao (CNY envelopes) for distribution to their customers. These six artists  (as seen below) are also current students at UBD, majoring in the Design & Creative Industries (DCI) Programme. This collaboration with Progresif provided an excellent opportunity for the students to express and showcase their artistic talents.

The ang pao designs center on the Rat, this year's animal. The Rat is the first animal of the Chinese Zodiac and marks the beginning of a new zodiac cycle. A lesser-known fact is that the zodiac is further associated with five elements, and this year's element is Metal. Thus, 2020 is the 'Year of the Metal Rat'.

The artists were also featured on Progresif's Instagram account: Amal Nadzirah, Nixlan Johan, Emah Harun, Hanis Hashim, Azim Bahar, and Nisa Hashim.