Design


29 Creative people in total for Design


Sevra Davis and Rebecca Ford accepted the award on behalf of the team. Credit: James Fletcher

RSA Student Design Awards team

 16 March 2017

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.


Vicky Grubb, upholsterer

 8 September 2016

Vicky's love of upholstery began with night classes at her local college. She now runs her own studio, teaching upholstery classes and taking commissions for work. Vicky outlines her career journey and how you can get into upholstery.


Peter Vaillant, abstract artist

 7 September 2016

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.


Alison Jardine, painter

 24 August 2016

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.


Karen Collier, fashion recruitment consultant

 11 August 2016

Karen started out working in a clothing factory, training to be a sample machinist. She then worked her way up within the fashion industry until she was running her own recruitment business. Karen explains her career journey and offers tips for getting into fashion recruitment.


Sarah Holden, graphic design assistant

 26 July 2016

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.


Lottie Wigmore, online distance learning apprentice

 23 June 2015

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.


Steve Bamford, artist and scenic constructor

 11 December 2014

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.


Claire Durrant, user experience designer

 22 October 2014

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.


Although Simon didn't have a background in digital marketing or design, he was able to learn on the job as part of the graduate Although Sim

Simon Webb, digital account manager

 10 October 2013

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.


epitype are involved in all sorts of design – so much so that it can be hard to narrow it down to just one area.

Martin Roach, group creative director

 12 July 2013

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.


Nikki helps understand the needs of the client and works with the designers to deliver the right solution.

Nikki Barker, client services director

 9 June 2013

Nikki started off in branding and print design. After realising her skills were more people- and process-focused, she moved over into client services.


Lucie saw a gap in the market for a charity-focused design agency.

Lucie Cooper, creative director (graphic design)

 28 May 2013

Lucie drew on years of experience in publications, marketing and design to launch her own agency. She works solely with charities, doing branding, campaigns and merchandise for print and online.


Alex Marker, set designer

 21 May 2013

Alex Marker designs sets for theatre productions. He discusses how to make them realistic spaces and represent the context of the play. He also shares his five tips for getting started in set design.


Lynton pursued an interest in art and design throughout his education, and learned software from an early age.

Lynton W Palmer, junior designer

 15 May 2013

Lynton landed a job as a junior designer soon after graduating in Graphic Communication. He works on branding and graphic design at Spring.


Stephen was able to learn about packaging design on the job, rather than through courses.

Stephen Shortland, MD

 14 May 2013

After many years of working in the packaging design industry, Stephen set up New Vision Packaging. His work involves liaising between designers and clients, and overseeing the business and its development.


Amelia took on internships and freelance work before launching her own magazine.

Amelia Gregory, magazine art director

 18 April 2013

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.


Admir adds light fittings to digital designs, and oversees implementation once construction is finished.

Admir Jukanovic, lighting designer

 17 April 2013

Admir works for lighting design company Mindseye. He works with architects and interior designers to enhance interior spaces with light.


Working on IDEO's 'human factors' team has taken Lydia all over the world.

Lydia Howland, service designer

 20 March 2013

At IDEO, Lydia works with a range of designers to find out what people want and need from experiences such as air travel.


Multiadaptor have designed websites, logos, graphic materials and iPhone apps for a range of high profile brands.

Andy West, creative director

 20 March 2013

After a year in his first design job, Andy co-founded brand design agency Multiadaptor. With a small team, the company has worked for the BBC, Swarovski, and many other high-profile brands.


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