The Year in Review
BA (Hons) Graphic Design
Words by Lucy Blazey, Senior Lecturer
With an international reputation for producing graduates that stand out for their clear and immediate ideas thinking, our BA (Hons) Graphic Design focuses on brand and communication. The course has particularly close links with the graphic design industry and has benefitted from working on live briefs set by B&B and JKR. Students have also entered major competitions set by the design industry.
This year has seen plenty of competition success for our students. Tom French won the BrandOpus Chrysalis competition for which Matt Pumfrett, Nancy Holmes and Brandon Archer were also shortlisted. Katie Collins won the Bulletproof student competition with Jake Mayes, Niamh Fitzgerald, Katie Collins, and Chloe Chatenoud also shortlisted. Students shortlisted for the JDO Raw competition (yet to be announced) are Billy Betts, Zion Davidson, Caitlin Climpson and Tom French.
We are also proud to announce that Graphic Design students Cially Antonio, Nancy Holmes, Brandon Archer, George Gray, Jake Mayes, Tom French, Chloe Chatenoud, Hannah Francis, and Ellie Vickers are all D&AD New Blood Pencil winners.
The success of our students in such competitions highlights the strength of our industry focused approach to solving design problems. Recent graduates have found full-time employment in many leading design studios working in branding, brand extension and communication, packaging design, brand strategy and cross-platform advertising.
All the graphics courses at NUA benefit from very close relationships with industry in the form of talks and agency-led projects, collaborations, and competitions.
This year we have had the pleasure in welcoming the following guests from industry: Phil Carter (Carter Studio), Lyam Bewry (Mucho, San Francisco), Olivia Beresford Evans & Mark Nichols (Taxi Studio), Tom Tapper (Nice and Serious), Marta Andren (Here Design), Christian Bird (Pearlfisher, New York), Alex Bride (Dragon Rouge), Rachel Price (lettering artist), Sean Thomas (JKR), Liza Enebeis (Studio Dumbar, Rotterdam), Brett Cloke (Lego)…
Chris Ribet (Williams, Murray Hamm), Jack Renwick and Jon Newman (Jack Renwick Studio), Masie Benson (B&B Studio), Simon Esterson (Simon Esterson Associates), Matt Willey (Pentagram, New York), Amber Meadows, Max Elkins, Helen Harlow & Naomi Winter (Foolproof), Beth Drummond (Bulletproof), Craig Riseborough and Toby Roberts (Design Bridge), Charlie Mason (Minerva), Dan Thorogood (Springetts), Georgia Howell, Katy Squirrell (Brand Me).