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2016 Graduates from graphics at NUA have been recognised in the prestigious ‘YCN’ Student Awards 2015/16. The awards which started in 2001, celebrate emerging ‘creative excellence’ in the UK student talent pool. BA (Hons) Graphic Design graduate Darta Losane and BA (Hons) Graphic Communication joint team Robin Barnes and Mark Ng won in the Italian paper ‘Fedrigoni’ category where students responded to a brief to design promotional materials creatively using paper for Fedrigoni’s new retail space. Graphic Design graduate Sarah Bloomfield won in the ‘Fever-Tree’, premium drink category. Sarah responded to a brief set by Fever Tree, asking students to design chic limited edition bottles whilst raising money for Malaria No More UK. The graduates will be invited back for an awards ceremony in autumn 2016 in East London’s Barbican Centre to celebrate their prize winning entries.
Graphic Communication 2016 graduating students exhibited their final work this summer at the heart of London’s Tech City alongside NUA Design for Publishing and Graphic Design students. The year three students showcased selections of work at Shoreditch’s ’71a’ to a packed house of industry and media guests. See the exhibiting Graphic Communication work on the 2016 Degree Show website.
This week, NUA students got involved in SynctheCity 2015, along with Senior Lecturer in Graphic Communication, Nigel Aono Bilson. Robin Barnes, Mark Ng, Peter Abbott and Jonathan Leonard, were a creative powerhouse. Peter Abbot, ran his own project/ product pitch and presented the final pretype to the judges, which received interest and praise. The team that Nigel was design lead for: docdirect the NHS initiative, as seen in the EDP, won the the Peoples Prize – there has already been some further interest in this initiative from the NHS and government sources. The organisers welcomed NUA participation. This year the SynctheCity grew out from the Tech community, to being an event which engaged a wider, and very motivated audience. As Neil Garner put it, “a packed room, great pitches, lots of business/student collaboration – it made me proud of Norwich.”
Graphics alumni Miles Marshall (2009) and Matt Lurcock (2010) returned to the University to deliver a lecture on their work for Award-winning visual identity and packaging design agency Turner Duckworth, whose clients include Coca-Cola, Levi Strauss and Metallica.
The Graphic Communication Degree Show campaign, masterminded by graduating Year Three students, has been featured on the Creative Review website.
Year Two student James Brindley has been awarded the 2015 Nic Hughes Travel Scholarship. The scholarship is offered in memory of the late Nic Hughes, who was a lecturer on Graphic Communication at NUA, by his family. James submitted his live visuals created for Romanian band Subcarpati and will use the funding to cover the travel costs for three students to travel to Romania to meet the band and discuss further work, as well as to attend the Electric Castle festival to see their work mixed live in Subcarpati’s performance.
An edited selection of work from Year One students has gone on display to staff and students in the University’s Duke Street Building foyer.
D&AD, an international showcase of the best in graphic design and media, has once again recognised the work of NUA students. Pencils were awarded to Graphic Design students Nick Cross and Brett Cloke for Save My Schooling, Conor McHugh and Harriet Neild for Up in the Air and Graphic Communication students William Thomas and Andrew Heirons for Airbnb Torch.