The latest news from our course:
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, Tokyo and supported by British Council.
The brief, set to UK Universities, was to package a new powder format Japanese Tea developed by Makinohara. Emily’s prize is a trip to Tokyo in August to view her design being manufactured and displayed in store.
The workshop was part of the AUB Human series of events that aim to inspire and challenge students to consider their own obligation towards social, ethical and sustainable practices.
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.
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.
Who Cares? is a series of talks, workshops and a one day symposium, bringing together award winning industry speakers, alumni and students from Arts University Bournemouth.
Who Cares? will explore how designers can make a positive difference to the lives of others and use their skills as a force for global good. This series of events aims to inspire and challenge designers to consider their own obligation towards social, ethical and sustainable design. The focus of the talks will be to share information, practice and philosophies, and demonstrate the potential for creativity to address the global issues we face today.
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.
Third year BA (Hons) Graphic Design students have been taking part in live briefs, tutorials and workshops from industry contacts such as JKR, TEMPLO and Google Lab.JKR
Sian Hutchings, Fine Art’s Graduate in Residence, has recently been running sonic workshops with BA (Hons) Graphic Design students.
Sian tells us more:
The book goes behind the scenes at W.E. Boone & Co – well known locally for its Aladdin’s cave interior filled with unexpected delights. Addison documents its 195 years of heritage that includes scandal, fire and the effect of two world wars. James worked with Photographer Rose Duffy who graduated from BA (Hons) Commercial Photography in 2011.
Over the summer, second year BA (Hons) Graphic Design students undertook a wide range of exciting internships ahead of their final year of study.
They give an insight into how they found studio life.
“I suffer from asthma and rarely carry an inhaler, when I heard that the number of asthma attacks is increasing I decided to see what I could do about it. My response was to create ‘Breathe’, a small refillable inhaler that blends into your lifestyle. The inhaler is accompanied by a smartphone app that connects to your device and is able to help you through an asthma attack.
An impressive win for our fresh BA (Hons) Graphic Design Graduates.
The best courses from across the UK exhibit at D&AD New Blood Festival in Shoreditch London. The stands were judged by top industry designers and art directors and our Graphic Design stand won the top award – ‘Best Stand’. This award recognises design presentation, communication and accessibility to student work. We showcased all our Graphic Design graduates using various media including showreel, portfolios and websites.