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An interview with Lydia Coventry: Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion featured artist.

Plymouth University graduate Lydia Coventry has created a bird lover's paradise for the pages of my upcoming colouring book.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Lydia Coventry contributes a super fun bird-filled image for Amelia’s Colourful Colouring Companion. She tells us more about life as a designer at Macmillan Children’s books, and the colourful influence of Oilily.

Why did you choose to study at Plymouth University and what was the best part of your course?
It’s a funny story actually, I had never visited Plymouth before applying – I knew it was by the sea and that was a bonus alone! I applied to a range of different universities and when I was called for an interview at Plymouth that was my time to explore. Not only did the Illustration course sound fantastic, Plymouth itself just felt . . . right. I think the best part was probably the skills, knowledge and confidence I developed there but also the people I met. I met my… read more

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New Designers 2015: The Best Jewellery Design Graduates

Love love loved the jewellery section of New Designers part one. Here are a large selection of my favourite finds!

Written by Amelia Gregory

New Designers part one is a jewellery lover’s paradise. First up this fabulous embroidered jewellery by Melissa Martinson of Huddersfield Uni, who has worked with AIDS sufferers in Africa using […]

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D&AD New Blood 2014 Review

The best of graduate design and illustration: New Blood took place during July 2014 in Spitalfields Market.

Written by Amelia Gregory

This year the D&AD New Blood show returned once more to Spitalfields Market. The overwhelming emphasis was on work aimed at the more commercial sector of the graphic arts, with […]

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Free Range Art & Design Show 2014: Best Photography Graduates

Photography graduates showcased their work at the Truman Brewery over two weeks during June 2014. Here's my pick of the bunch!

Written by Amelia Gregory

I always get a sense of déjà at the Free Range student photography shows, where similar themes and styles crop up year in year out. However there are always some […]

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Becoming A Successful Illustrator: An interview with illustrator, publisher and author Derek Brazell

Derek Brazell introduces his new books Becoming A Successful Illustrator and Understanding Illustration: both essential guides for illustrators today.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Illustration guru Derek Brazell has an awesome amount of projects on the go – as well as being a successful illustrator in his own right he also works for the […]

D&AD New Blood 2013 Review: Best Graduate Illustration and Graphic Design

Finally: here are my favourite finds from the New Blood graduate design show, which took place at the start of July in Spitalfields Market.

Written by Amelia Gregory

This year the D&AD New Blood graduate show was held once again in a cordoned off section of Spitalfields Market. It’s a small space with hoards of exhibiting students crammed […]

Free Range Art & Design Show 2013: Week Three Photography Review

Wonderful photography from students at Plymouth University, University of Westminster and more, discovered at the Truman Brewery this June.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Photography by Nicholas White. The trouble with photography is that it is so very hard to come up with an original concept, not to mention an original execution: thus I […]

Best of D&AD New Blood Illustration & Graphic Design Graduates 2012: part three

My final round up of graduate talent discovered at the 2012 New Blood exhibition.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Following on from my second review of New Blood comes my final write up. Lots of students illustrated the cover for Grimm’s Fairy Tales – at University of Central Lancashire […]