New Designers Showreel 2013

The above showreel showcases the student work that was on display at this year’s New Designers Exhibition in London.  The exhibiton was a great opportunity for our students to get their work in front of 100’s of professionals from the design and manufacturing industries. A record breaking 18,265 visitors came along to see the exhibition  – the highest footfall in it’s 28 year history.

Creative Teesside – Product Design

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Creative Teesside: 20-24 May

Join us for a celebration of the hard work, dedication and creativity of students from our School of Arts & Media.

Design
English
Fine Art
History
Media
Performing Arts

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For more information about times and locations visit tees.ac.uk/creativeteesside or email arts@tees.ac.uk to book your place.

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‘Cut’ above the rest

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3rd Year student Abigail Holden has won a silver award in the Institute of Materials Student Starpack Competition. The judges said of her design for scissor packaging using only corrogated cardboard :

Very clever answer to the brief.  The fact it is from one net is very impressive.  It put a smile on all the judges’ faces.  All in all a great concept.”

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Abi, pictured here with her 2 dogs, Ruby and Gracie, was delighted with the win and is looking forward to the award evening at the IOM headquarters on the 11th July in London.

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Abi’s work will be showcased a week earlier in London at the New Designers 2013 Exhibition.

Product Design Discovery Day – PhotoShop Illustration

Today, students from Darlington College along with their Tutor Rob Elliott visited Teesside University and took part in the Product Design Discovery.

“Illustrating ideas is a core skill for designers, regardless of their discipline. Traditionally this is done on paper either freehand or with drawing aids – rulers, compasses and templates. These drawings are then rendered using markers and pastels.
PhotoShop, which was originally developed for photo editing, has been adopted throughout the design and film industry as an illustration package, due to its powerful array of tools. These tools allow you to apply colour and tone in much the same way as using marker and pencils.”

Having no prior experience with digital illustration and PhotoShop the students produced some excellent work. Below are some examples.DD-01

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Student Projects – Submersible Superyacht

Jonathan Pearson – ‘Balena’ Luxury Submarine

Explore coral reefs, ship wrecks, subsea formations and many areas of interest. The Balena presents comfortable viewing without the need or limitations of diving.

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The deck allows the Balena to be used in the same way as an existing yacht when surfaced. The lower deck just below water level provides safe and comfortable access to the sea.

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 Travel unhindered by weather. In the case of a storm submerge below the effects on thesurface and continue your journey smoothly and unaffected.

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 Hydrogen fuel cells help lower environmental impact whilst increasing range and endurance. Twin jets produce a total power output of 1400bhp.

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Jonathan Pearson graduated in 2008 with a 1st class. He now works as a Product Designer for i4 Product Design a Scottish based product development company located in Edinburgh.

Check out their website at: www.i4pd.co.uk

School of Arts & Media

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Product Design is part of the School of Arts & Media at Teesside University.

The School of Arts & Media is a diverse and enterprising group, spanning practice-led subjects like Art and Design and TV production as well as English Studies, History and Media Studies.

If you would like to find out more about the school, its staff and students you can visit :

http://www.tees.ac.uk/schools/sam/

or you can follow the school on Twitter

@TeessideUniSAM

 

Product Design Showreel 2012

Another chance to see the Product Design Showreel that was on show at the New Designers Exhibition in London July 2012. The showreel showcases the work of our graduates from 2012. The exhibiton was a great opportunity for our students to get their work in front of 100’s of professionals from the design and manufacturing industries. This year’s final year students will be presenting there from the 3rd – 6th July. The exhibition is held at the Business Design Centre, Islington, London.

Adam secures European Placement

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Adam a budding musician designed, for his major project, a ‘smart’ guitar that helps beginners to learn to play .

Product Design graduate Adam Allport has recently secured a 13 week placement with a design company called ‘Loudmark’ in the beautiful city of Prague. Adam applied for the placement through Accentuate. Accentuate is funded by the EU to provide placements in Europe for currently unemployed (or under employed) graduates based in the NE of England. Each placement is 13 weeks long and is located in one of 3 major cities – Prague, Seville and Cork.

‘The loudmark is a creative agency from Prague manned and directed by Jakub Zagar. The main focus is on unique design experience in the latest trends with the strong accent on client’s current needs.’

Adam has just posted on our Facebook page and although he is only 3 weeks into the placement it looks as though there may be a permanent position at the end of it , which would be great.

Special Guest

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This week we had a very special guest delivering a Wednesday Lecture

Helen Hughes graduated in 1997 from Teesside University with a BA(hons) Design Marketing degree and we have kept in touch with Helen and her career ever since.

 

She has worked for

  • Field Packaging as a designer
  • Wrap (Waste & Resources Action Programme) which is an independent not-for-profit company as a Project Manager and Packaging Design Advisor in the retail innovation team where she helped brands and FMCG owners deliver against sustainability targets
  • She is currently the Sustainability Strategist at Design Bridge, London

Helen’s talk was both inspiring and eyeopening around the subject of sustainability within design – a subject important to all of us.

http://www.designbridge.com/