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Get the low down on your fav London creatives, how they started out and if they’re hiring!
We LOVE the experimental type these guys get into, so we reached out to OMSE to give us the lowdown on the whole team and how they came to be, their custom typefaces, and their exploration of 3D, motion, AR and VR.
We sat down with Design Director & Design Coach, Stephen McGilvray from Wolff Olins to talk about his roles within the company and his journey to them. Throw in a little bit of motorbike obsession and some discussion on the ideal graduate skillset and you've got yourself a neat little interview. Enjoy!
A big congrats to Thomas Hedger, one of our 30 TDK Awards’ winners for 2018. A Central Saint Martins student from London, their work was chosen by Verònica from Hey Studio: “Of all the portfolios I saw focused on illustration. Thomas is a highlight. Is strange to find an illustrator where all the styles are good. Obviously he knows the techniques and this helps him to go further and experiment in many styles”. We asked Thomas to answer a few questions for next years TDK Awards’ hopefuls.
Daragh J. Anderson
A big congrats to Daragh J. Anderson, one of our 30 TDK Awards’ winners for 2018. A Central Saint Martins student from London, their work was chosen by Dem from Ustwo: “I found myself drawn to Daragh’s work on both a visual and a conceptual level. Each project seems to explore interesting and important topics while achieving an impressive level of refinement, tied together in a very well presented entry. I’m particularly impressed by the elegant response to the D&AD brief, which communicates a powerful message through an engaging medium”. We asked Daragh to answer a few questions for next years TDK Awards’ hopefuls.
A big congrats to Charlotte Hopper, one of our 30 TDK Awards’ winners for 2018. A Goldsmiths and Chelsea College of Arts student from London, her work was chosen by Will from Its Nice That: “Unlike anything else I saw while judging the other portfolios. A fine art practice with a design eye – the compositions and colour palettes work really well”. We asked Charlotte to answer a few questions for next years TDK Awards’ hopefuls.
We chat with DesignStudio London's Design Director, Elise about her time at the magical Fabrica in Italy, the vibrant design scene in London and how Graphic Design (as a discipline) is dead.
Playing with form, shadow and colour— Owen Gildersleeve creates emotive illustrations with paper. We had a chat with Owen where he filled us in on how he got into this niche field, some awesome highlights and lessons he's learnt along the way.
We may have been fan-girling over Egle Zvirblyte for the majority of 2017. This power babe is big on optimism, girl power and connecting with interesting people ?? Egle offers up some awesome nuggets of wisdom, so read on to hear what she has to say.
The wonderful Tina Touli, fills us in on what sparked her interest in design! From learning German calligraphy at a young age to now experimenting with all sorts of wonderful mediums. Tina loves to challenge herself and pushes herself to learn new things. She has recently created this amazing video for Adobe Create magazine—called caught in limbo! It definitely stopped us in our tracks :D
We first fell in love with Marylou when she expressed how she discovered her style at Glug in Birmingham—well worth a watch! Read on to hear what Marylou looks out for in a portfolio, her biggest lessons she's learnt along the way and some awesome collaborations she's been working on ?
Check out the industry standard of work in London - how it is shot, what do they present?
Our top picks for recommended articles, blogs and companies in London.
Year 2 Project: Somethi…
The Year 2 Graphic Design class ended in common spirit: students were challenged with a complex project focusing on green common land, a cultural and natural resource accessible to all citizens. Something in Common(s) asked to organise and design information around or about a London-based Commons. The project was split in two parts. Students had to firstly create a portable printed map of a Commons by using relevant information they obtained. They then visited the Commons and proposed a "situated" information visualisation that would expand the scope of the research already undertaken. Finally, this information visualisation would be placed in the Commons and accompanied by a wayfinding system that would lead visitors to it. While the first part asked for a physical outcome, students were specifically briefed to digitally pitch the second part, thus envisioning and sketching their proposal. Something in Common(s) provided for a chance to introduce radical experiments in cartography, interactive approaches to way-finding and a consideration of materials, while also perfecting students' pitching skills. Visual representation and communication of information was explored by using new forms and unknown materials, as well as by designing for different scales and local audiences. The grass grows taller when it’s grazed upon. Input… Output…
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Neon Moiré is a curated event guide of the world's most interesting design conferences and events on our digitized world. The agenda will focus on graphic, typography and interaction design conferences, not to forget design film festivals and an overview of the top design summer schools.
Moo loves great design and believes it can work wonders for every business. Check out their latest inspiration on the Moo Blog!
On the Grid London
On the Grid is a user-friendly guide curated by talented local designers who want to share exceptional places in their neighborhood with the rest of the world. On the Grid was created by Hyperakt, a design agency based in Brooklyn.
Creative Mornings Londo…
CreativeMornings is a monthly breakfast lecture series for creative types. Each event is free of charge, and includes a 20 minute talk, plus coffee!
The Paper Library
The Paper Library is a paper resource located in London and in educational institutions throughout the UK, for brands, designers and creatives in industry and education. Featuring papers from all over the world, The Paper Library provides everyone with the opportunity to touch, feel, and engage. Our aim is to show paper and associated materials to every level of the design community - present and future - emphasising the importance of paper in the design process
Birmingham Design Festi…
Designed by Luke Tonge, Ash O’Brien, and Paul Felton, Birmingham.
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