Final year student Lewis Brown has been shortlisted in the Design Innovation Plastics
Awards. Out of 142 entries from universities nationwide Lewis has made it to the final
six – which is a great achievement already.
The next stage is for Lewis to present his design to the panel of judges in London on
Lewis is then invited to attend the award ceremony on Friday 6th July at the Painters’ Hall, Trinity lane , London, when the winners will be announced.
Just thought I would share some good news:
The following final year product design students have been shortlisted in The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining Student Starpack Awards 2018.
Briefs entered include:
The future Milk Bottle
Motor Oil Dispensing Pack
Luxury Gift Packaging – Family range of cans for teas or coffees
Fingers crossed for the next round.
Last week, during probably the hottest week of the year, Graduates of Product Design exhibited their work at the New Designers Exhibition.
New Designers, hailed as the most important design event in the UK, ensures the life cycle of the design industry continues and thrives. It provokes fresh thinking and kick-starts careers, providing a pipeline of young talent into one of the UK’s leading sectors.
Each year brings 3,000 graduate talents from the UK’s leading design courses to exhibit and showcase their work with the aim of networking and getting themselves noticed.
This year was arguably our most successful to date with plenty of interest for all the students and potential employment opportunities. One student, Ben Ryder, was selected as one of the top 20 show highlights from all those exhibiting by Innovate UK, the Knowledge Transfer Network.
Our students, through organised events and ‘live’ projects, and through sponsorship, raised funding for the exhibition.
Last July, in the sweltering heat of London, students from product design exhibited their final project work at the New Designers Exhibition in Islington.
New Designers allows students to showcase their work alongside fellow graduates from across the UK with the aim of getting themselves noticed and that first foot on the ladder, which will help shape their future.
New Designers takes place every year at the Business Design Centre which was once the Royal Horticultural Hall. Over 3.500 graduates exhibited from institutes all across the UK.
Funding for the exhibition was raised by the students, through organized events and ‘live’ projects, and through sponsorship.
Great to see the Class of 2016 enjoying their graduation in the sun today. It was probably a shade too hot but it certainly added too the day. There was a fantastic atmosphere in campus heart and throughout the University.
Also what a pleasure it was to meet up with Product Design graduate John Barrett, who was here to receive an honorary doctorate from the University. John graduated in 1988, from the then Teesside Polytechnic, and is now President and Chief Executive Officer of US-based global design consultancy TEAGUE.
John gave a wonderfully inspiring speech, talking fondly about his time at Teesside and how the course helped to mould his hugely successful career.
Good luck to all our graduates.
For the 2nd year running a team of staff and 3rd students from Product Design took on similar teams from around the University in the Festival of Learning Challenge.
Like last year each team had to complete a number of physical and mental tasks against the clock. Despite coming 2nd again it was immense fun and winning the silver meant a healthy prize of £250. The award will help bolster the money already raised by the students to exhibit their work at the New Designers 2016 Exhibition which is taking place at the Business Design Centre, London in July
Third time lucky next year.