32 Creative people in total for Design
The RSA Student Design Awards have been running for 93 years, helping young designers develop their skills and gain employment. In 2017 the team behind the programme were awarded the Creative & Cultural Skills Design Skills Award.
Simon is Head of Design on the comic 2000AD and at Rebellion Publishing, who also publish sci-fi/horror fiction.
Born in Yorkshire, Alison now lives and works in Dallas, Texas making paintings with unusual media such as cement. She explains her career journey and offers tips on becoming a visual artist.
Simon works for a global digital marketing agency. He got into account management through a graduate scheme, offering him a structured introduction to his career.
Steve builds and often designs scenery for theatre, film and television production companies. He has worked on films such as City of Ember and HBO’s Game of Thrones.
British abstract artist Peter Vaillant says that there is no worst aspect to his career and that he loves creating his artwork so much, he doesn't see it as a job. We spoke to him more about his role, how he became an abstract artist and how you can too.
After graduating with a degree in illustration, Sarah Holden decided to focus more on design. She now works as a graphic design assistant and also a print maker, putting on collaborative exhibitions. She explained her role and how to get into design.
Lewis is the Head of Studio at SharpFutures, a social enterprise, where he manages and creates graphics which are used for print or online. He started off as a graphic design apprentice and in 2018 was awarded Apprentice of the Year at the Creative & Cultural Skills Awards.
Lynton landed a job as a junior designer soon after graduating in Graphic Communication. He works on branding and graphic design at Spring.
Claire's entry into user experience design was borne out of a passion for making products and services better for people to use. She explains how she got there without having to go to university and offers advice for becoming a user experience designer.
Miri Birch studied design for the stage at the Central School of Speech and Drama. She has now overseen the costuming of shows for a number of theatre companies.
Alex works at design consultancy and product design company BERG. His work mixes product and graphic design with user experience work.
As a graphic and web designer for digital design company dxw, Lily works with clients from design brief to finished website.
Lottie helps create, design and develop online courses for both institutional and international learners. She explains how her experience working with design helped secure her apprenticeship and talks about what the role involves.
Amelia is the art director and founder of Amelia's Magazine, which posts on art, design, music and fashion. She commissions work from illustrators and is in charge of the magazine's look and feel.
Costume designer Mona Kastell specialises in costume for street arts and circus companies.
Mole Wetherell trained as a designer, and is now artistic director of theatre company Reckless Sleepers.
Martin started out in information design, but soon broadened his offering to other areas of communication design. After working both in-house and for agencies, he founded Epitype.
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