Swansea College of Art host Design Week


The University of Wales Trinity Saint David’s School of Visual Communication are hosting a Design Week that will begin on Monday 18th January and will run through the week.

The BA/MDes Graphics Design Team within the School are delighted to be launching a second ‘Design Week’ after the success of last year’s event.

‘Design Week’ is an opportunity for students to engage with prestigious designers and companies. This year the School are delighted to have Gordon Young, the UK's leading artist in the field of public art and a master of beautiful typography taking part. Also taking part will be Nick Hand, a graphic designer with a difference, who rode his bike on a 5,000 mile adventure around the UK and Ireland to produce a beautiful book called ‘Conversations on the Coast’.

Four companies are also supporting ‘Design Week’ with talks and engaging workshops. They are Lego, Sky Creative, Waters Creative, GF Smith and Celloglas.

The Lego workshop ‘Designing with Lego’ will be delivered by Mathew Boyle. Mathew Boyle is a graduate of Swansea College of Art UWTSD and ‘local boy’ from Port Talbot, who always dreamed of working at Lego. He is now a Senior Designer at Lego and returning to offer his experiences to our current students.

Sky creative will be returning with Nathan Griffiths, a graduate of 2015 who was employed by Sky after being spotted last year. Sky have employed a number of UWTSD graduates and Nathan’s stories will be of great interest to the students.

Waters Creative, the largest design firm in Swansea are loyal supporters of the BA Hons Graphic Design course.  They offer placements to UWTSD’s current students and employ many graduates.  Waters Creative will be giving the opening workshop and have previously provided the students with exciting projects.

Donna Williams, Course Director of BA Graphic Design said: “Design Week came about as an initiative from one of our senior lecturers, Gavin Kirby.  The aim is a celebration of the many graduates who have progressed onto meaningful and successful careers. This not only supports our teaching on the BA Graphic Design Course but also keeps us working with our graduates.  It is great that they continue to be part of the University and want to give back what they have received. Design Week is a demanding week for all students, but also a lot of fun.”

The School of Visual Communication offers a range of BA and MDes Degrees in Graphic Design, Illustration and Advertising and Brand Design, all with an outstanding graduate employment rate. 

For more information visit http://www.uwtsd.ac.uk/ba-graphic-design/


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