UWTSD's School of Graphic and Digital Arts host their Annual Design Week from February 12 to 16


The BA/MDes Graphic Design, Illustration and Advertising & Brand Design will be launching their fourth Annual ‘Design Week’ Festival. ‘Design Week’ is an opportunity for students to engage with prestigious designers and companies. 


Design Week 2018

This year the School is delighted to have talks and workshops from Animal, Sky Sports, Waters Creative, Kevin Allen, AOI Association of Illustrators, Nina Cosford & Ali Graham, Bright Agency, Canolfan Peniarth and an exclusive private screening of the movie ‘Pressing ON’.

The Animal workshop ‘Designing Vanlife’ will be delivered by Leigh Griffiths. Leigh is a graduate of Swansea College of Art UWTSD who changed his career to focus Graphic Design and his love for the creative. A colourful, edgy character that never ceases to surprise. He graduated with a first class honours and we are delighted that he is returning to offer his wisdom.

Sky Sports with Fay Ashton-Davies and Jason Landau will be arriving on their first visit to Swansea. They have a great day planned, which will challenge our students for Premier League Design. 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 offering their wit and innovative style of workshops, getting the best out of our students, across all years. Rhiannon Sparks and Gruffudd Ifan from Canolfan Peniarth are on the lookout for exciting internships with plenty of opportunities for Branding, Illustration and Advertising. Nina Cosford & Ali Graham, Bright Agency and Kevin Allen, Welsh actor, screenwriter, film director and film producer will be offering a talks. Kevin is noted for writing and directing the cult black comedy feature Twin Town set in Swansea.

We are thrilled that an exclusive private screening of ‘Pressing On’ which will be shown mid-week. This will give a chance for our students to have a little sit-down in the middle of a hectic week and enjoy this incredible production.

Donna Williams, Course Director of BA Graphic Design said: "Design Week is a wonderful opportunity for our students across the BA Graphic Design, Illustration and Advertising & Brand Design to collaborate with prestigious companies, Designers, Illustrators and Advertisers. It is a demanding week with a variety of challenges but it is also a lot of fun.

"As our graduates remember, a Degree takes commitment and our guests at ‘Design Week’ offer an abundance of inspiration and motivation to help our students achieve their best. Many speakers that return to Swansea are our own graduates and this demonstrates what can be achieved after graduation."

Martin Bush, Course Director of BA Advertising & Brand Design said: "Design Week is a great opportunity for our students to get commercial insight from reputable industry practitioners. The roles and requirements on industry creatives is in a continual state of flux, and as such, the nuggets of information that our guest speakers share are always highly valued. The workshop sessions are also a great creative workout, usually resulting with some amazing ideas.”

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

Further Information

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