Graphic Design Summer Show 2017

The BA(Hons) Graphic Design degree show celebrated the breadth and diversity of work from our graduating students from the class of 2017.

Falmouth University’s BaHons Graphic Design Grad show

It was great to see a show so full of challenging, provocative and successful projects including three students nominated for D&AD New Blood awards. The rich array of work on display showcased many areas within the discipline, including – amongst others – branding & identity, design for social change, user experience, editorial design and typography.

Stuart Robertson’s graphic design work on display

Falmouth University’s BaHons Graphic Design Grad show

Amy Eckleben’s graphic design work

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Falmouth University’s Graphic Design students displaying their work

You can see many of the graduate projects from the Class of 2017 here: http://newblood.falmouth.ac.uk/

 

Creative Advertising Summer Shows 2017

Masie Marshall_IMAGE.46.jpgThere was a very broad mix of work showing in the Creative Advertising Summer Show reflecting the highly diverse media environment today’s advertising creatives inhabit.

Work exhibited included films and TV commercials, radio commercials, print campaigns, websites, digital advertising, social media campaigns, experiential and events, new product concepts, brand work and packaging.

To be a top advertising creative today you certainly have to be versatile.

 

D&Ad news

BA (Hons) Creative Advertising are delighted to announce that final year student George Grant has won a well deserved D&Ad New Blood award for his excellent work for The National Autistic Society. This should prove to be a great start to George’s career and we’ll be proudly adding a copy of his award certificate to our course’s ever growing D&Ad Wall of Fame. Click here to see George’s work.

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RSA Vaults Portfolio Review Night

Each year, we have the privilege of hosting a Portfolio Reception Evening for our final year students. Traditionally, this falls in the last 4 weeks of our teaching year – just ahead of the students completing their work and submitting it all for assessment.

The event was held earlier this year due to a changing timetable at our end, the lateness of Easter, and was disrupted by the fallout of mindless Terrorist attacks, but was no less valuable for all involved.

The venue has (for many years now) been at the RSA Vaults building in central London, and our ‘portfolio evening’ is now affectionally known as ’The Vaults’ in the minds of the designers who attend each year.

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It’s a significant time for a number of reasons – the opportunity for our burgeoning designers to rehearse talking about their work and respond to feedback from some of the UK’s leading agencies. It also allows industry the chance to see up-and-coming designers in their prime and to take the opportunity to build key relationships that lead to placements, internships and – occasionally, the first job offer.

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Our course has always been based on the premise that – at the end of the day, both the design ‘industry’ and design ‘education’ is very much about people, with names and faces and stories to tell, and we have worked hard over many years to build connections & relationships that have weathered many-a-storm. We continue to value everyone who gives us their time and support each year, and this feeds directly into our students’ experience of studying with us, complimenting the regular support they receive back on-campus at University.

At the end of the day, the event is at it’s most rewarding at both the beginning, and end of the evening. The beginning, as you watch nervous faces anticipating the next four hours ‘Can I do this?’, ‘Will I make a fool of myself?’,  ‘What if no-one likes what I’ve done?’, and then the end, as those same people are literally set-to-burst with the knowledge that they’ve been there, done it, and got the reward; ‘I can…’, I didn’t…’ and ‘They loved it…’.

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Future Creative Stars

Congratulations to advertising students Arif Abdillah and Roan Laenen who has been short-listed for a ‘Future Lions’ award. This is a tremendous achievement as they were in competition with students from all over the world. Fingers crossed they win it, they’ll be in huge demand if they do.

Student Work Placements

Some of our final year advertising students are starting their careers and they haven’t even graduated yet. Chelsea Thorley and Hannah Fortune have secured a placement at St Lukes and Raquel Frietas Tomé and Charlotte Benbow have secured a placement at Ogilvy and Mather. Well done to both teams. There are other student placements in the pipeline – watch this space.

 

MA London Trip

This March, as part of their Curate & Build module, the MA Communication Design students travelled up to London to attend a number of exhibitions and workshops. Highlights included the Fear & Love exhibition at the Design Museum, a tour of V&A’s Rapid Response Collection with curator Corinna Gardner, and a trip to the St Bride Foundation to explore their vast typography library and collection.

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Special thanks to Lauren Bassam, Corrina Gardner, and Mick Clayton for hosting us!