Visual Communication

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Graphic Design student wins award for sustainable packaging

Fluhks is a new form of packaging for products that contain no water. It does this by using 100% water-soluble PVA bags.

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AUB students and staff present at the Higher Education Academy conference

Staff and students present at the HEA annual conference at the University of Manchester.

BA (Hons) Graphic Design tutors Dr. Kirsten Hardie and Gabrielle Hass, and students Will Broomfield and Chris Kyte presented at the conference held on the 4th July. Alumni students Nicole Dujardin and Sophie Walker from BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design also contributed, exploring the importance of student engagement through partnership of students and staff working collaboratively.

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Visual Communication alumni contributes to Creative Digest

Since graduating last year, BA (Hons) Visual Communication alumni, Saskia Everard, has become a regular contributor to the online professional resource, Creative Digest.

With the tagline “using graphic design & illustration freelancing to take her to unexpected corners of the world“, Saskia writes articles sharing her experience and wisdom, covering topics from freelancing and how to get paid right, to how to find more inspiration in your creative work.

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BA (Hons) Visual Communication alumni featured in IdN Magazine and Website

A group called The Work in Progress Collective, made up of AUB alumni are featured in the current edition of International Design Network Magazine (Vol23 No6), focussing on Pattern in Illustration.

WIPC’s approach grew from a fundraising collaboration between staff and students on BA (Hons) Visual Communication for the Summer shows 2016. They created prints and pattern books using polymer plates overlaid to explore variation. Read more about the work in progress collective. 

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GDEN-on-Sea by Graphic Design Educators’ Network

On Friday 21 April 2017, AUB hosted the first Graphic Design Educators’ Network (GDEN) regional networking event for the southern region.

GDEN is a subject association – its mission is to incite discourse about Graphic Design practices.

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Graphic Design students collaborate with Movember Foundation

Second year BA (Hons) Graphic Design students had the opportunity to collaborate with the Movember Foundation, as part of AUB Human. 

Movember are committed to helping men live happier, healthier and longer lives and they aim to address some of the biggest health issues faced by men: prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and mental health and suicide prevention.

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Graphic Design student wins prestigious packaging competition

Level 6 BA (Hons) Graphic Design student, Emily Braybrook, has won the prestigious packaging competition brief set by Joyo Bank Ltd. based in Mito City, Ibaraki and supported by British Council.

The brief, set to UK Universities, was to package a new powder format Japanese Tea developed by Makinohara.

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Graphic Design student awarded first place in Shine Awards

Third year BA (Hons) Graphic Design student Ben Gale has won first prize £2000 and a 3 month paid placement at Coley Porter Bell as part of the Shine Awards. 

The annual competition is run by branding and packaging company, Coley Porter Bell. This year the project brief was to prepare a concept for RAF ‘ACTIVITY’, a range of events run across the UK during Summer festivals and shows. The aim was to connect a younger audience (9-25) with the world of the RAF. This required the design of a brand identity flexible enough to be applied across a broad range of physical environments and digital platforms.

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Graphic Design students intern at Pentagram

Two BA (Hons) Graphic Design students have recently undertaken internships at Pentagram, the world’s largest independent design consultancy.

Steven O’Neil and Perry Rowe, both third year students, were lucky enough to gain internships, whilst 20 second year students had the opportunity to visit and speak with associate partner, Jason Ching. Jason is an alumni of the Graphic Design course at AUB and has been at Pentagram for twenty years.

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Graphic Design Network Event 2017

AUB Graphic Design Network 2017 – #AUBMAKERS

BA (Hons) Graphic Design students are currently preparing for their network event on Thursday 23rd February.  The event will give second year students the opportunity to present their website portfolio to an industry professional and receive feedback. 

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Graphic Design students take on live industry projects

Third year BA (Hons) Graphic Design students have been working on a brief from charity, Survivor of Torture; creating an identity and visual language for the new RAF ‘Active’ campaign;...

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Visual Communication scores 100% Student Satisfaction

BA (Hons) Visual Communication have full marks in the NSS survey for overall student satisfaction.

The NSS is a series of 23 online questions relating to six areas of the learning experience as well as student unions and overall student satisfaction. It is aimed at final year undergraduates, and assesses universities and other higher education providers on a number of satisfaction-based criteria every year.

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