Graphic Design students impress industry at New Designers and DA&D New Blood

Selected final year students from our BA (Hons) Graphic Design course have been showcasing their work to industry at two of London's most prestigious graduate shows, New Designers and DA&D New Blood.

Selected final year students from our BA (Hons) Graphic Design course have been showcasing their work to industry at two of London's most prestigious graduate shows, New Designers and D&AD New Blood .

At the Business Design Centre in Islington, home of New Designers , the NTU Graphic Design stand exhibited an array of eye-catching illustrative work, and received lots of interest from members of the greeting cards industry. A number of students were left cards from Tigerprint and Pentland inviting them to visit their stands to discuss their work and opportunities further.

During the event, news broke that exhibitor Jess Fogarty had also won a Bronze in the national Creative Conscience Awards, which aims to inspire designers and the creative industry to apply their talents to socially valuable projects, promoting sustainability, freedom, social health and wellbeing.

Over at Shoreditch, D&AD New Blood had set up camp in Old Spitalfields Market, bringing together a stylish exhibition of the top Visual Communication universities and institutions in the UK. Packed with creative talent, the NTU stand presented student projects in areas such as typography, branding, and packaging design.

Final Year student Alex Page was awarded a prestigious Wood Pencil Award for his shortlisted entry for the John Lewis packaging brief. Alex, who has also recently been awarded a YCN Student Award and the Stocks Taylor Benson Student of Year Award, was recognised for his innovative and environmentally friendly perforated cardboard wrapping paper.

Alex told us: "To be announced was an amazing feeling, all the late nights and early mornings working relentlessly had paid off and it was a great boost of confidence! Winning these competitions has given me exposure as a designer. My work will also be included in the YCN and D&AD annuals."

Alex will also have the opportunity to be selected to apply for a place on the 2015 New Blood Academy, a two-week creative bootcamp that catapults young creatives into industry.

Also exhibiting on the NTU stand at D&AD New Blood was RSA Student Award winner Cairo Hamilton, YCN Student Award winner Charlie Nash, and Stocks Taylor Benson Graphic Design winner Patrick Wylde-Mafham.

Andy Ellison, Senior Lecturer in Graphic Design, commented on how good the turn out from industry had been at the event this year, in particular the number of NTU Graphic Design alumni who had visited the stand looking for new creative talent.

Congratulations to all our students who showcased their work at these events.

Graphic Design students impress industry at New Designers and DA&D New Blood

Published on 7 July 2015
  • Category: School of Art & Design

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