Graduating BA (Hons) Graphic Design students won  awards at the D&AD New Blood Festival and Creative Conscience 2017 Global competitions in London last week.

AUB had a strong presence at the D&AD New Blood Festival, the New Blood show was a great success with BA (Hons) Graphic Design graduates attending interviews and mentoring sessions at AUB’s stand and at the D&AD HQ everyday. A fantastic opportunity to engage with industry visitors.

The D&AD New Blood Awards, known as pencils, were awarded across a wide range of briefs. A Yellow pencil is the winner of the category, Graphite a ‘silver place’ and Wood symbolizing ‘highly recommended’.  AUB graduates won 8 awards in the following categories:

  • Perry Rowe and Steven O’Neil were winners of a Yellow pencil for ‘NET’ for Crowne Plaza and Steven also received a special ‘One to watch’ for his Lateral 90 project, which was displayed at the Festival.
  • Sarah Wickings received a Graphite pencil for ‘Say what you mean’ a raising awareness campaign for The Autistic Society.
  • Luke Brown won a Graphite pencil for ‘RE:NT’ by John Lewis, a strategic online campaign for John Lewis.
  • Saul Kaplin was award a Wood pencil for ‘Searchlight’ by MUBI.
  • Lauren Platts won a Wood pencil for ‘Connect’ by BBC.
  • Ben Borst received a Wood pencil for BBC ‘Edinburgh Bump’.
  • Sam Hinkley was awarded a Wood pencil for ‘You can’t please everyone’ for Adobe.
  • Tammy Johal and Kieran James, both alumni, received Wood pencils for ‘Immigration Town’ for Monotype.

Steve O’Neil, Perry Rowe, Sarah Wickings, Luke Brown and Saul Kaplin were all awarded places on the D&AD Academy, a two week placement consisting of intense idea generation, collaboration and networking.

The following awards were also received by AUB students for the Creative Conscience 2017 Awards:

  • Izzi Hays was awarded Silver for ‘Lines’ (Architecture Engineering and Interior Design).
  • Abigail Smith received Silver for ‘Period Potential’ (Film and Photography).
  • Amber Ruske was awarded Highly Commended for ‘Class Cast’ (Tech).
  • Max Lom-Bor and Henry Kirby, both alumni, were awarded Silver for Pearson Pen (Tech).
  • Sebastinella Dunne, alumna, received Bronze for ‘To Die for’ (Fashion & Textiles).

With noteable success for Level 5 BA (Hons) Graphic Design students:

  • Andrea Rizotto was awarded Gold for ‘Diabetes care’ (Product and Structural design).
  • Eilidh Smith received Gold for ‘Bullying awareness for Childline’ (Film & Photography).
  • Jacob Sutton won Silver for his ‘Safeworker’ app (Tech).

Featured image ‘You can’t please everyone’, Sam Hinkley.