Laban in practice: Post from Perform@tees

Dance lecturer Heike has just returned from a week long professional development course in Choreological studies in London. Laban principles are part of Teesside’s teaching and the students are looking forward to a very special event in October, when Jean Newlove, who was Rudolf Laban’s assistant, will visit the University to teach a master class.

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Designers with a conscience :Post from Tees Made

2nd year product design students, Stephen Mounser and Martins Elert, had their hard work rewarded at the Creative Conscience Awards 2014. Stephen received a bronze award for his design concept for an artificial coral reef that helps speed up coral growth and aids biodiversity. Martins’ design for portable solar stoves created specifically for use in refugee camps was highly commended.

Last week Martins, along with design tutor Peter Reid, attended the high profile event in London to pick up the awards. Stephen unfortunately could not attend as he is currently working in America.

The awards are judged by eminent people from the design industry such as Sebastian Conran, John Mathers, Ian Callum and Wayne Hemingway to name but a few. So Martins and Peter were in good company.

Stephen’s and Martins’ entries can be viewed here:

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Martins is currently working on a summer placement at Solo Ti, world leaders in the design, development and manufacture of thermal imaging equipment. This was on the back of a successful ‘live’ project carried out by students for the company during the year as part of the Product Design programme.

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Master Craster: Post from Tees bit on the side

Ex-student, Martin Craster, visited us to talk to our current students about all things motion graphics and how life is in industry. Having worked in both London and Berlin, award-winning Martin has gained great experience with some excellent clients since graduating, and he was generous enough to share his thoughts and advice with us.

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Teesside Interiors at exhibition at the Truman Gallery.: Post from Tees inside

Last week saw the opening of an ‘all interiors’ graduate show in London. Teesside students shared the venue, in Brick Lane, with graduates from other interior design courses from throughout the UK. Students and staff designed and built the exhibition to showcase work from the 9 students who participated. Overall a great event and we hope that students made industry contacts which may lead to internships or employment.

Students start work on preparing the exhibition.

Students start work on preparing the exhibition.

Stamping the Teesside mark on the gallery.

Stamping the Teesside mark on the gallery.

Banners get hung in the structure.

Banners get hung in the structure.

We used inspirational quotes in the space.

We used inspirational quotes in the space.

Development of design ideas.

Development of design ideas.

All ready for the opening!

All ready for the opening!

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A hit for six!: Post from Tees bit on the side

Friday night saw six Teesside University Graphic Design students attend the International Society of Typographic Designers (ISTD) Awards at the London offices of the world-renowned design agency, Pentagram. Aside from being made so welcome in such an amazing venue, our students were there to collect their prestigious ISTD awards.

Image above, from left to right: Esther Garcia Zurita (Pass), Sergi Coll Capitan (Merit), Arron Wilson (Merit), Eleanor Jones (Pass), Rebecca Hurst (Pass), and Hayley Law (Pass).

Esther and Sergi at the ISTD Awards

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A lolly good visit!: Post from Tees bit on the side

Yesterday, on the hottest day of the year so far, students and staff were invited for a tour and talk at award-winning London design studio, Browns. A familiar face was there to greet the visitors, as our very own Teesside University Graphic Design graduate, Emily Breakell, is a member of the agency’s design team, having worked in the capital for a number of years. Each designer spoke to the students about their work, and founder, Jonathan Ellery, even sent out for ice lollies! Browns’ numerous awards include Creative Review magazine’s ‘Design Studio of the Year 2011’. Many thanks to everyone at Browns for being so generous with their time.

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Inside Browns

 

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