The New Designers exhibition is one of the most important annual events for Design students, and a chance for students from across the nation to meet with industry figures and employers. Held in the diverse London district of Islington at the Business Design Centre, the show offers students a chance to showcase their work and canvas ideas to a variety of Designers, buyers, trend predictors and members of the public. The atmosphere and venue encourage curiosity and invite viewers to a whole range of different Design and Crafts related displays.
As of 2016, New Designers will have been going for 31 years – an established, and well recognized show to be sure. The exhibition is supported by many Event and Media partners. These renowned establishments, such as The Design Trust, The Design Museum, Design Nation and Icon, are among many expected to be attending the coming show.
Held each year, usually in late June and early July, the exhibition is a regular spot for third year design students at Teesside University. For some, this is a springboard opportunity to help launch their new careers, or begin to develop a contact network – invaluable in the field of Design. Employers also look to find fresh talent among graduates, and many former Teesside students have been offered work placements and internships while displaying their work at the exhibition. The exhibition also caters for younger students, with regular campaigns aimed at high school, A-level and college academics. For younger students considering university level study, this is an excellent opportunity to meet tutors and graduates in person.
Click the image above to see more Class of 2015 work at New Designers.
Here, we can see the previous third year’s finished stand at New Designers. The location is prime, and although the show is supported by sponsors and partners, the price of our stand requires some fundraising and more than a little creative thinking.
You can read more at NewDesigners.