New Designers 2022 a huge success for UWTSD students


New Designers has drawn to a close for another year, and students and staff from University of Wales Trinity Saint David’ Swansea College of Art have packed up their displays and brought their work – and awards – home.

Students from courses in Design Crafts, Glass, Surface Pattern & Textiles, Illustration, Graphic Design and Product & Furniture Design exhibited their work over a fortnight in the two-part, annual exhibition in London, which attracts industry employers, buyers, the media, trend predictors and a design-hungry public.

The event provides an excellent opportunity for students to showcase their talent to industry leaders and win prizes and awards for standout work. This year saw UWTSD students pick up 10 awards and mentions:

Week 1

Design Craft student Kate Scale was shortlisted for the Creative Conscience Award for the best in the show for social/environmental impact.

Contrado selected Surface Pattern & Textiles student Elinor Frances Jones as one of their Associate Prize winners.

Tu Clothing shortlisted and congratulated Surface Pattern & Textiles student Damasque Wells for her achievement

Wilco shortlisted and congratulated Surface Pattern & Textiles student Emma Landek for her achievement

Week 2

Graphic Design student Erin Jefferys won the Sky Creative Award

Graphic Design students Sophie Francis and Joseff Williams received a Shout Out Creative Talent recognition from Pentland Brands

Joseff Williams also received a ‘We love your work’ recognition from lmcdesign

Product & Furniture Design students Lauren Gooch (BA) and Adam Higgins (MA) received the ‘Lego Heart’ award in recognition of their excellent work.

Adam Higgins has also been recognised with an award from Joseph and Joseph.

The University is very proud of their achievements and congratulates all who took part. Caroline Thraves, Academic Director of Swansea College of Art says: “We are delighted to have been able to showcase our graduates’ talents at New Designers in London this year. They are highly creative individuals who excel in their disciplines, and these rewards and shortlists recognise that talent.”  

Founded in 1853, Swansea College of Art at University of Wales Trinity Saint David is a leading provider of Arts-related courses in Wales and the UK, ranked 3rd in the UK for Design & Craft, 5th in the UK for Art, and 9th in the UK for Fashion & Textiles.

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