We just returned from the D&AD New Blood Festival in London where 17 of our recent graduates presented their work to the world. In preparation for the event the group designed their own stand with a ‘Pick n Mix’ concept, which reflected the variety of styles and approaches within their work. Apart from the opportunity of seeing what the rest of the UK’s fresh Illustration, Graphic Design and Animation graduates are up to, this annual event is also an opportunity for them to get valuable advice from industry professionals. Adobe offered portfolio surgeries and there were many other events to attend throughout the 5 days.
The show was a real success with many visitors picking up postcards and business cards and having conversations with our Illustrators about their work and future aspirations. Terri Po and Jo Ruessmann made it onto the ‘One to Watch’ list and were offered a place in the New Blood Academy for this week where they will learn more about how to start their careers as new professional creatives. We are very proud of all of our 2018 graduates and wish them the best of luck for their creative careers!