My final New Designers review features work displayed as part of the Visual Communications section in part two of the show: with the focus on illustration, of course.
I absolutely adored the fantastic illustrations of Jen Leem Bruggen at the Uni of Hertfordshire, seen here in a concertina foldout booklet, showing a magical use of colour.
This piece is titled Monogamy by Gemma Taylor – showing a great use of pattern combined with bird imagery. Also at Hertfordshire. Sometimes it is the lesser known art colleges which throw up the most unexpected finds!
One of my favourite discoveries was work by Ana Jaks at Falmouth Uni – I love her use of colour and shape to create eye catching images.
Also at Falmouth I was taken by fine editorial work from Alex McGinn.
Other pieces that caught my eye: a lovely bird by Hazel Partridge.
This cool alphabet design by Charlotte Perry.
And a fun character by Thomas Pullin.
The Nottingham Trent Uni stand was ridiculously difficult to navigate but I eventually established that these exciting silk scarf designs, inspired by viruses, aches and pains, are by Jess Rose. Beautiful and engaging.
Cooking up a storm! This lovely editorial work is by Josh Patterson at Birmingham City Uni, who has unsurprisingly already worked for an impressive roster of clients, as well as winning several awards.
And I also liked this painterly pattern by Michelle Bowden.
At Cambridge School of Art I liked a more traditional take on cookery illustration by Sorcha Faulkner.
This house on a hill and ghosts are by Micah Shaw at Plymouth College of Art.
At Coventry Uni I loved this gorgeous book of Nordic folklore by Sander B Draws.
Jack Bailey was showing work with Cygnet Ink as part of a show put together by the Uni of Lincoln. I really enjoyed his mixed media approach, featuring beautiful delicate watercolour animals, buildings and matching models.
At Portsmouth Uni I liked this 3D papercut of skulls by Yada Subhadira.
And these planets with eyes by award winner Bethan Woollvin.
Finally, this piece featuring the nerve endings in the brain is by Dale Sylvester.
All of these images first appeared on the New Designers instagram feed (they very kindly asked me to guest post a favourite selection from both part one and part two of the show) or on my own my instagram feed: follow me there to catch my discoveries as I make them!
2015, Alex McGinn, Ana Jaks, Bethan Woollvin, Birmingham City Uni, Cambridge School of Art, Charlotte Perry, Coventry Uni, Cygnet Ink, Dale Sylvester, Falmouth Uni, Gemma Taylor, Hazel Partridge, illustration, Jack Bailey, Jen Leem Bruggen, Jess Rose, Josh Patterson, Micah Shaw, Michelle Bowden, Monogamy, New Designers, Nottingham Trent Uni, Plymouth College of Art, Portsmouth Uni, review, Sander B Draws, Sorcha Faulkner, Thomas Pullin, Uni of Hertfordshire, Uni of Lincoln, Visual Communication, Yada Subhadira
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