Summer Shows 2017
AUB’s Summer Shows are a celebration of our graduates’ innovative work from across our creative community. You can take a look at the people and projects behind our 2017 BA and Prep HE Summer Shows below…
Summer Shows 2017
AUB’s Summer Shows are a celebration of our graduates’ innovative work from across our creative community. You can take a look at the people and projects behind our 2017 BA and Prep HE Summer Shows below…
This was a collaboration with Beaulieu model museum, all the designers were required to design a piece inspired by a vehicle.
This was a collaboration with Beaulieu model museum, all the designers were required to design a piece inspired by a vehicle. I got to use a lot of new techniques for example creasing a fabric; you do this by putting the fabric in water and squeezing it.
I did my Foundation at AUB as well, but completing the BA course has been really good and everyone has been really supportive, all of my course mates are really kind and inspired me throughout the course.
I’m not really sure what I want to do now, I would like to stay here in Bournemouth.
"I found my time on the course amazing, I would gladly do it again in a heartbeat."
“I was the supervisor on the Shining, a massive production in a real Hotel, the Chine Hotel in Boscombe, which had closed for the Winter like in The Shining. It was really interesting to work in a hotel because all the rehearsals happened at the hotel.
It was a sourced production, so all of the costumes were bought and it was interesting because it was sourcing a lot of different types of characters costumes. When we source, we buy them ready to go. If needs be we can make alterations like shortening the legs, bringing in the waist but more or less its bought ready to go. The Shining is set in the 70’s, so we tried finding real clothes from the 70’s, there are two dresses which are originals from the 70’s.
I found my time on the course amazing, I would gladly do it again in a heartbeat. I also did my Foundation at AUB so it was nice to follow this through and stay on.
I’ve been accepted onto a Masters in London which is really exciting. It’s in the History of Design but specialising in theatre and performance, at the Royal College of Art and the V&A Museum. So I think I want to stay in costume but I want to get more of a historical knowledge.”
"I used the machine to work the fabric and create the base of the coat but all of the embroidery is hand embroidered, it took a lot of time in front of Netflix!"
“I have made a 1920’s evening coat which was inspired by Paul Quiero, a 1920’s French designer. The coat is all hand embroidered, and it was a very difficult fabric to work with. I used the machine to work the fabric and create the base of the coat but all of the embroidery is hand embroidered, it took a lot of time in front of Netflix!
My time at AUB was amazing, I feel like I have learnt so much, all the practical skills that I need to take forward with me. It’s been a fun three years.
I’ve got a job opportunity for making princess dresses but I want to be a freelance seamstress really, working in Bridal one day.”
"so here is an extremely contextual dialogue but it is a research and expression of identities, class, culture and time period."
“I have a Fine Art background from the states and I used clothing and garments as my artist dialogue. I came to AUB to study Costume as I wanted to master this craft. I think the psychology of an individual, of a character, of a period or culture is really interesting as in a sense, we are what we were.
I didn’t realise that I was always doing costume but it tends to be like an activity for me. Particularly about my costume work here, I think it was about learning the tactical skills and how to take a more contextual dialogue forward so here is an extremely contextual dialogue but it is a research and expression of identities, class, culture and time period.
I have found the course incredible. I was always told that if I wanted a good degree then I needed to come to England and it has surpassed my expectations by far. I think I wasn’t even aware of the Costume course at AUB so I think it was one of those things where I found it and it found me and I didn’t know how lucky I had got.
I think because the course is so strong, we can become really strong individually and then it becomes a quite symbiotic relationship. I don’t think you can have one without the other. What we are allowed to make, makes us so great because we have the backing and the support. This is my fourth time at University and I didn’t get this anywhere else.
I am staying at AUB to do my MA in Fine Art, so that I can really come full circle with my practising. In Costume you usually have a designer and a maker, in Fine Art I am used to designing, then I make what I have designed. To separate the two is really alien to me because I think a big part of the research comes from practice, the art or working so I want to go back to that with what I know now and see how that goes.”
"They used to have real life mannequins rather than clothes on shop mannequins so people used to wear the clothes within the stores and that was their job."
“This piece was for one of the AUB productions ‘Nine till six’, which was based in the 30’s within a department store. They used to have real life mannequins rather than clothes on shop mannequins so people used to wear the clothes within the stores and that was their job. So this was a dress made for one of the ladies who was working as a mannequin.
The dress was made from silk for the main part of the dress and its cut on the bias which gives it a bit of stretch because it’s a very figure hugging dress, I made the pattern myself with the dress and the cape.
I have really enjoyed the course, it’s very challenging but I have really enjoyed it.
Now I have graduated, I plan to do some freelance work. I’ve been commissioned to make a lady a dress for her son’s wedding which is a very similar style to this and I’m hoping to get more business out of that.”
"The play is set in the 1930’s and about social class, and shows the different levels within this"
“I was the costume designer for a 1930’s production we did with the acting department called ‘Nine till six’. I created a set box for a hypothetical set design. The play is set in the 1930’s and about social class, and shows the different levels within this, it is also about the struggle of women working at that time.
I have really loved my time at AUB, it’s been a really nice University to go to. The course is such a good course to build teamwork and everyone is really involved in each other’s work. It’s been a really nice atmosphere to be in for three years.
I’ve now applied to a few Masters Degrees and am just waiting to hear back from them but if they don’t work out then I would really like to work with theatres so I will probably just start looking for different jobs in theatre.”
" created a typeface for my final project, based on the Balfron Tower in London. I used the proportions of the tower to link typography and architecture." Zante Tolley
“I created a typeface for my final project, based on the Balfron Tower in London. I used the proportions of the tower to link typography and architecture.
I have loved my last three years at AUB. It’s been such an enjoyment; everyone is just so passionate and the course is such a team.
We all work together. It’s so nice and we get to work with other courses: it’s like a family.
Now I’m just going to try and get lots of internships and see what I like. I want to try as many different things as I can.”
"My work is about materiality. It deals with how materials make you feel." Taylor Davies-King
“My work is about materiality. It deals with how materials make you feel.
I created a sculpture that creates a change and makes people think about material a little more than they would normally, which is why I chose to use everyday materials.
My three years at AUB have been really interesting. The first year wasn’t what I thought it was going to be and it changed my practice quite a bit.
I started to focus more on installations, which can be more engaging than flat work.
Now I’m looking for residencies and work in the creative sector. I’m just trying to get my hands on anything and everything. I just want to be an artist.”
"My work is about life. I’m a typography-based designer and I specialise in print-making and hands-on techniques for things like editorials and branding." Stephen Man
“My work is about life. I’m a typography-based designer and I specialise in print-making and hands-on techniques for things like editorials and branding.
On our course do a variety of things and a lot of experimental work. I’ve done a lot of different things; from dementia way-finding, to branding for charities. I’m quite multi-disciplinary, I would say.
I’ve loved my last three years. AUB was the only university that I wanted to get into and I’m so glad I did. It’s changed my whole perspective on graphic design.
Now I’m going to do an internship and explore different avenues in any field in the creative industry.
I want to get out there and learn more. You can learn so much at university, but at the end of the day you’ve got to get real world experience too.
I got quite a few portfolio viewings through the course, with brands like Adobe, Nude and D&AD and I also secured my internship at Bond and Coyne in London.”
"My final piece is an app that is designed to help people detect fake news." Selena Alberti
“My work over the last year has focused on branding and identity, which is something I want to explore more in depth.
My final piece is an app that is designed to help people detect fake news and misleading content on social media.
My three years at AUB were an amazing experience. I really learned a lot especially about the areas of graphic design that I want to pursue in the future.
There’s always opportunities to collaborate, whether that’s through personal connections with students on other courses or even through groups.”
"For my final major project, I made five prints, all hand printed in the darkroom." Sarah Markbreiter
“For my final major project, I made five prints, all hand printed in the darkroom.
The subject matter is 35mm film. The lines in the prints represent the threshold of the 35mm canisters where the film is fogged outside of the canister and light tight within the canister.
Because they are lined with velvet, it creates fuzzy lines from the fibres that are unique to each film.
AUB has been incredible. The tutors are so supportive and its actually really nice to be outside of London in this small close-knit community.
Now that I have finished I have a PGCE lined up to start in November. I want to go into teaching secondary Art and Design.”
"My final major project was all about finding something that can go in-between, so I created a glyph." Rob Scott
“My final major project was all about finding something that can go in-between, so I created a glyph.
It’s a design piece and the way it’s formed is as the logogram of a knot. It’s joining two things together: it’s a conjunction where the two clauses come together.
As it’s a conjunction, I wanted it to look similar to an ampersand so that it fitted into the conjuncture family. The smaller loop at the top and larger loop at the bottom symbolise that context.
I wanted it to have a beautiful flowing nature to it. In the middle, you can see an equals sign because it’s the cause of something and I wanted it to have this subliminal message in it.
My time at AUB has been good. This last year has been hard work but it has still been fun and it’s worth it.
You know everyone on campus at AUB and you have so many mutual friends across the courses. You kind of know everyone by the end of the three years.
Now I’m going to do some internships and try a few different things.”
"My work is about abstraction. I'm looking for something that represents reality but escapes it at the same time." Monika Drabot
“My work is about abstraction. I’m looking for something that represents reality but escapes it at the same time.
My main inspiration was Russian constructivism and supremacism – and also a little bit of Bauhaus art.
The cubes in my images are drawn with light. Light is the basis of all reality and I wanted to create my own abstract reality.
I picked my main image because the colour and simplicity of it draws you into the book work. The book work describes the process I went through to manipulate the light.
My three years at AUB have been amazing. I’ve just learned so much getting to this point, curating a show and putting everything up.
The knowledge that you gain over the three years comes down to the show. Seeing my work up and knowing how much hard work went into it is amazing. It just shows how much you progress in three years.”
"My work is based on Doug the Pug, who is a massively famous dog on social media." Louise White
“My work is based on Doug the Pug, who is a massively famous dog on social media.
I’m looking at people’s relationships with their dogs.
I’m amazed and baffled at how obsessed people are with their pets. My work is meant to be me worshipping this dog like a religious tapestry.
My three years at AUB have been really good, very interesting and pushed me to do a lot of other things.
When I first came here, I was very strict that I would only do painting and wouldn;t branch out or do anything else.
The course has really pushed me to look at different mediums.
Now I’ve finished, I want to keep painting and sell my work. I’ve actually just sold a few pieces already.”
"I use photography as a device and a coping mechanism, to reflect and evaluate on day-to-day experiences." Josh Moseley
“My work’s about my relationship with photography. I use photography as a device and a coping mechanism, to reflect and evaluate on day-to-day experiences, as well as to evaluate the medium itself.
I came to my final piece of work because I was at a point of my life where I needed to make something that was physical, but also removable.
Wallpaper is something that comes and goes, whilst brick is viewed as something very fixed and permanent.
Making this contradiction apparent through my photography was an important part of my work.
A lot of the work I do is very personal.
I have absolutely loved my three years at AUB. Without a doubt, they have been the best years of my life -even without knowing what the future years will hold!
They have put me in such good stead and I feel so comfortable with my own work and working with other people.
I can’t express how good it’s been. I have just got a job as a creative director for a band that’s signed to Red Bull records.
I’ll be handling their whole visual aesthetic. I plan to also carry on with my own visual practice.
I’ll stay in Bournemouth, as it has a really visual community.”
"I basically have a long-standing obsession with modernist practice and concepts." Joe Morgan
“I basically have a long-standing obsession with modernist practice and concepts.
I guess it started with discovering certain prominent figures on the architecture scene from the early 20th century in Russia through to the mid 20th century in UK, Italy, France and Germany as well and the
I’m also interested in the eighties – especially in the UK.
That’s pretty much my practice: taking parts from each of these things and then combining them with the contemporary.
I’m a highly motivated person and the last three years at AUB have been hard work and long hours but enriching and very enjoyable.
I used the facilities to the maximum and I have a good relationship with the workshops and the print room.”
"My work is based on revealing the materiality of the photographs." Ellen Taylor
“My work is based on revealing the materiality of the photographs, showing that photography isn’t just a two-dimensional medium it’s more of a three-dimensional object.
There are microscopic images of actual photographic paper, they’re just scrunched up and exposed to light and then photographed through a microscope facility.
AUB has been amazing, the facilities are great and Dave Hazel’s guidance has been absolutely phenomenal. It’s sad that it’s all coming to an end now.
I’ve applied for a few internships in galleries doing curating, which is what I’ve been doing with the summer show so we’ll see what that leads too – I’m looking forward to a little bit of a break as well!”
"I also worked on a photography series called Hidden Self Portraits, the idea being to force the viewer to think about the photograph itself." Eivind Nakken
“I’m working with performance, using photography, film, text, media and statues as a platform to show my ideas.
One statue shows the idea of mental illness.
I also worked on a photography series called Hidden Self Portraits, the idea being to force the viewer to think about the photograph itself.
People reading the titles will probably think it’s just pictures of the woodland but actually I’m hiding in the photographs.
I’m giving subtle hints like having the self-raised table in all of them to give an idea of where I’m hiding.”
"My work is about my mum, she’s obsessed with growing geraniums." David Baker
“My work is about my mum, she’s obsessed with growing geraniums.
I set up a geranium as a prop, throughout the stage play of my life. I have a picture of my mum holding a geranium, then pictures of me at birth.
When I’m born, I’m behind the geranium and I’ve also got a much more recent picture of me from last year, when I’m holding a geranium.
AUB has been amazing, it’s been a real journey. I have to give a shout-out to the AUB print room: those guys have been great and have really helped me develop.
They have taught me loads about printmaking and bringing my work up to a professional standard.”
"My project explores Christianity's relationship with China in three different points in time." Daniel Cramer
“My final project is an editorial piece that explores Christianity’s relationship with China in three different points in time.
Each chapter is shown through a different typographic system that highlights the tension at the time.
My time at AUB has been great: I’m sad that it’s come to an end. I’m going to miss the routine and being down on the beach, Bournemouth’s been fantastic.
I’m now off to Amsterdam for six months, I’ve got an internship there which will be a great experience.”
"I worked on a BBC brief to connect people to the Edinburgh Festivals." Ben Borst
“I did a BBC brief which was to connect people to the Edinburgh Festivals, which was nominated for a pencil in the D&AD Awards.
I designed an app-based platform that works across TV and online, connecting people through live video streaming.
Basically people can bump stream if they like what they see – the more bumps a stream gets it goes up the pecking order.”
"My final piece was a book for children that was interactive with fold-out maps/newspapers." Arabella Jones
“I tend to specialise in illustration but I also do a lot of packaging design and animation. I’m mostly interested in illustration and have a universal style.
My final piece was a book for children that was interactive with fold-out maps/newspapers that showed my editorial style but also that I’m an illustrator.
I’ve really enjoyed my time at AUB. I actually started off on the Graphic Design course and moved to Vis Comm.
I’ve really flourished on the course and met loads of new people.
I’m planning on moving back to Manchester now and getting a job.”
"I really love handcrafted things and engaging with the materials, I often do zines and comics." Anna Chase-Roberts
“I focus very much on drawing in my work.
I really love handcrafted things and engaging with the materials, I often do zines and comics, narrative-based work and a little hand drawn animation as well.
I’ve loved my time at AUB. I’ve been here for four years as I started on the Foundation course and went on to the Illustration degree.
It’s a really nice institution as it’s quite small and everyone you meet is creative in different ways so you get inspired by them.
You also have the opportunity to collaborate with different people and courses, I’ve worked a lot with Film and Photography which has been great.
The course is also really open and broad which is something I’ve really enjoyed.
I will now be starting my freelance career so I will be living on a canal boat in London for a bit and then I plan to move to Melbourne next year for a while and take a break, ready to come back and build up my own practice.”
"I’m very influenced by Japanese Art and also traditional art." Ana Lurov
“I’m very influenced by Japanese Art and also traditional art. Recently I’ve also enjoyed exploring more abstract themes.
My time at AUB was great, I’ve studied here since my Foundation year.
I’m really glad that I started with a Foundation: it really helped to open up my perspective of artwork and the University as well.
I really want to apply to do an MA now, I want to take more steps forward. After that, I’d like to do some freelance work and then go on to work for an Animation company.”
"My project started off with a journey of experiments with four different words." Amy Sargeant
“I’ve created a book called 13 Experiments, which challenges perceptions.
It started off with a journey of experiments taking four different words and showing how you can change your perception of them by displaying them in visually different ways. I played with typography.
My time at AUB was really good. I’ve noticed how I’ve changed as a person as result of my time here. I’ve also learnt about my weaknesses and strengths and what I want to go into after graduating.
I’m really interested in the process and concept of work rather than just the aesthetics: actually thinking about the concept and the ideas behind it rather than focusing on just what it looks like.
I’m just going to see what happens first, D&AD is a big thing and hopefully good things will come from that so I’ll wait and see what happens!”
"My most recent project was on perfectionism, the negative aspects of this and how we can obsess over things that lead to anxiety." Amy Brown
“My most recent project was on perfectionism, the negative aspects of this and how we can obsess over not only superficial things but also more intense things that can lead to anxiety and really overthinking every aspect of life.
Outside of my most recent project, I also like really playful animation, with lots of characters and colours.
My time at AUB has been really great. I was initially unsure about whether to choose Illustration or Animation and I’ve found that Illustration gave me a lot more freedom.
Illustration has allowed me to do a lot more whilst still specialising in Animation.”
"Making the products glitzy and glam in a sophisticated way." - Priya Godfrey-Evans
“My ideas have developed from finding rubbish, things that people don’t need anymore, to finding beauty in them. Making the products glitzy and glam in a sophisticated way.
“After graduating I plan to buy an embroidery machine. It’s a big investment but I can then start by making small patches to sell.
“I’ve loved my time at AUB, it’s where I’ve found myself.”
"I've been inspired by plants for fashion, along with colours, surface and layers.'' - Alison Cole
“My work is based on a rug technique. I’ve been inspired by plants for fashion, along with colours, surface and layers.
“After graduating I would like to take on an internship to gain experience in the industry. Then I would love to start my own business.
“I’ve absolutely loved my time at AUB experimenting and learning all the new techniques”.
"I've mainly produced my work by screen printing and hand stencilling." - Gemma Stephens
“My work has been inspired by visiting Barcelona, particularly by Gaudi, I love the architecture, the colours and patterns found in his work.
“I’ve mainly produced my work by screen printing and hand stencilling.
“I would like to do an internship after graduating. I spent some time in America designing bedding which I really enjoyed. I will also be setting up an Etsy shop to sell my work on.
“I’ve really enjoyed my time at AUB”.
" I’ve always been drawn to them and found them really beautiful. I made those out of foam and painted them." – Sophie Compton
“I split my final major project into two projects. The first are these Costa Rican masks. I’ve always been drawn to them and found them really beautiful. I made those out of foam and painted them. When we were doing research, I came across them. They’re all so different!
“The other side of my project is the adjustable furniture. There were four designs in total. Small space living is quite a big trend at the moment, so the furniture is adaptable to the space.
“AUB is a really good uni. It’s very close knit, everyone knows each other and all the courses integrate really well. Here you get one to one time with the tutors too.”
"It’s been really fun! It’s amazing how you try everything, and realise what you want." – Lucy Howe
“I made a K2 telephone box. There are two K2s in London, so I went and visited them and took loads of measurements. I then made it into a puzzle, so it can be taken apart.
“I visited an enthusiast and he had an original phone and coin box, so I did the same and took measurements of that. He sells original posters on eBay, so I went to him and bought copies of the posters, then scaled them down.
“I also made a stop motion puppet and had third year animators as clients. I had to make the puppet to their drawings, he’s Horatio the Orangutang . The fur is made from lamb’s wool, which I dyed orange.
“I wanted the face to be solid and then to be able to put the plasticine on top, a bit like Shaun the Sheep.
“I also did a training course with Tracy Chapman, who was trained by the Queen’s milliner. She taught me how to work with felt, netting, straw etc. Over that week, I did three hats. So I tried to replicate them at home.
“There’s been a lot of work packed in. It’s been really fun! It’s amazing how you try everything, and realise what you want. I was focusing on the softer edges like sewing, felt, and fur, then my last final piece was this project model. Having made that, I realised that’s what I loved and I’d like to find a job in. I’m hoping to get a job in the product modelmaking industry.”
"For my Final Major Project, I made some shoes. They’re inspired by 1950s cars..." – Katie Belbin
“The first project we do before Christmas is a client brief. I had an external brief from a client who wanted to use the space on top of council flat buildings. Together we designed these space saving apartments, which have studio space at the bottom and living spaces in the top.
“I also did a model for him which was three different interior designs, which was done using a coloured 3D printer. I did all the CAD on software called Rhinoceros and then sent it off to be 3D printed.
“For my Final Major Project, I also made some shoes. They’re inspired by 1950s cars, so I did loads of research into these. I knew I really wanted to make shoes, so needed to think of a narrative that would go with it.
“I’ve learnt so much. Before I started Modelmaking I didn’t know how to use any of the machinery, so to come this far and know how to use that and the CAD software is really good. I really enjoyed it.”
"You’re surrounded by other creatives and there’s a lot of inspiration..." – Chukuma Dibigbo
“The sculpture is of the model. She’s got a skin condition called vitiligo, where parts of the skin have no pigment, and can’t get exposed to the sun. She’s really famous, and her condition has sort of bought her into the modelling industry. I thought it would be interesting to portray that in a sculpture.
“I sculpted it using clay and moulded and casted it using fibreglass and silicone, and airbrushed it with silicone paints.
“I also did a commission for a church in Southampton. They had plans to extend the front and add some design elements, and wanted me to make a model to show the congregation what the new building would look like. It’s made out of acrylic, mdf, and 3d prints.
“AUB has been amazing. I did a Foundation first, and attended an internal Open Day. That’s when I found out about the Modelmaking course. It’s been really good, a lot of learning and life skills. You’re surrounded by other creatives and there’s a lot of inspiration. Because it’s quite small, you get a lot of quality interaction with the lecturers. I’ve really, really, enjoyed it!
“I haven’t really specified what I’d like to go into. I think my work shows a lot of different skills, so I want to explore the different areas and keep improving my skills.”
"I made a replica of the Planet of the Apes 1969 Ursus monster." – Dorothy Hope
“I made a replica of the Planet of the Apes 1969 Ursus monster. It’s going into a Sci-Fi museum in Northumberland. It was commissioned and is a donation from me.
“It’s hand sculpted, and took about two weeks to sculpt, and it’s moulded and casted in silicone. It’s hand hair punched, which took about three days!
“It was a bit of a breakthrough for me, as it’s the first model I’ve really felt proud of at the end. After all of these years of making, it feels like I’ve just missed the bar. Because I was making this for someone else, it gave me the motivation to get it done, and to a high standard.
“On the basis of that, I wanted to show that I can do realism as well. So I sculpted this real gorilla, made from false bronze. It’s fibreglass with bronze in the gel coat.
“Then there’s a character which ties into a story I’ve been writing, for literally five years! I wanted to try and tie in my work to my personal project. So I made a character that I call a Docklewaffler.
“The book is supposed to belong to a lady who has been travelling with a circus for many years, and over the years has collected extracts and pieces from around the world.
“I’ve loved my time at AUB. When I went into university, I felt nervous and very out of my depth, but you go to the workshop and start talking to people, and everyone is so willing to share their skills with you! No one is holding back. The tutors are lovely and they’ve been so supportive. I couldn’t have managed without their support.
“I came straight out of college, and didn’t do a Foundation year. Then I took a year out, and came back, which was the best decision ever. I took a step back, allowed myself to mature, then came back with new eyes on it all.
“I would love to find a job, ideally sculpting. Anything making, but sculpting would be great!”
"It came from an idea I had when I was walking home through town and there weren’t any kids playing. I always used to go out rollerblading when I was young..." – Helena Martin
“I made a high heeled rollerblade for my Final Major Project. I was a bit stuck as to what to do, and it came from an idea I had when I was walking home through town and there weren’t any kids playing. I always used to go out rollerblading when I was young.
“My architectural one was for a client project for the Oxford Story Museum. They wanted to be able to show it to clients and take it apart, so it had to be really strong.”
"My collection is based on the work of Dorothea Lange and the Farm Security Administration..." – Daniel Rynne
“My collection is based on the work of Dorothea Lange and the Farm Security Administration. A lot of it was inspired by the photos from that time; the colours, the vibes, the deconstructed and reconstructed look.
“It all revolves around the idea of oversized clothing being universal and fitting. There’s lots of wraparounds and buttons. There’s lots of details and rivets and hardware. Menswear for me is all about the details. The fabric is all hand-dyed and natural fabric. It all kind of reflects the era, whilst still being quite contemporary.
“I’ve loved AUB. I went from two years of designing accessories, to doing menswear in my final year. It was a massive jump, but a lot of that was down to the lecturers and everything they’ve done to encourage me. If it wasn’t for them, I wouldn’t be here today.
“I’m looking into doing a Masters, but I might go into Industry and work first. I think I’d like to get some experience first, ground myself, and then maybe do a Masters.”
"I chose to do a publication based on Christian Fashion Lifestyle magazines, to influence the younger generation as to what a Christian lifestyle can be like, through Fashion, Lifestyle, and Photography." – Charlotte Emerson
“For my final major project, I chose to do a publication based on Christian Fashion Lifestyle magazines, to influence the younger generation as to what a Christian lifestyle can be like, through Fashion, Lifestyle, and Photography.
“The magazine is called 12 People, and it’s more of a movement to bring knowledge to the younger generation.
“I’ve always been interested in communications. There’s a lot you can do with it. There’s film, art directing, publications, marketing. There’s so many different things you can go into! That caught my attention, as well as the layout and design side.
“I’ve absolutely loved AUB. The best thing is how everything is so close to each other. If I needed to go over to Graphics or Fine Art or Photography, it was right there! Everyone is so willing to help out!”
"I’m moving to Italy in July to work with Missoni for six months, starting a placement in the menswear department for design." – Sophie Whatling
“My collection is inspired by illustration and artwork. A lot of it is based on mental health, which I’ve done through repair stitches and patch working things together. A lot of my pattern comes from the inkblot test.
“I’m moving to Italy in July to work with Missoni for six months, starting a placement in the menswear department for design. I’m a bit scared, but they’ve provided me with an apartment, which is great!
“My interest in music probably influenced me to do menswear. I used to really like punk music, so I looked into Vivienne Westwood and it kind of sprung from there really.
“I’ve really enjoyed my time at AUB, it’s been stressful, but really good!”
Sophie was awarded runner up at the FAD Competition 2017, in collaboration with Missoni.
"It was born out of the frustration of constantly picking up Fashion magazines and, as a woman, being told one thing. To change." – Ruby Baldry
“For my final major project, I created a Faith, Fashion and Lifestyle publication. The whole aim of it is to encourage and empower women. It was born out of the frustration of constantly picking up Fashion magazines and, as a woman, being told one thing. To change. Whether that is to lose weight, to wear this, look like this, be like this. The whole message in every magazine was to change who you are.
“I was frustrated and wanted to create something that broke that mould and encouraged and empowered women. I wanted to say, actually you’re great they way you are, let’s celebrate you and champion you and really cheer you on.
“Although it is a publication, I really wanted to create a community and a sisterhood, and to bring back a little bit of love. I wanted to break down the insecurity and competition and jealousy.
“All of the articles in the magazine have the same underlying current of empowering and encouraging women. It’s also from a Christian faith perspective, so looking a little deeper into that and talking about subjects with biblical standpoints and views.
“The theme of this issue is Yes I Can. I’ve spoken to ordinary women who have achieved really awesome things, by saying ‘yes I can do that’. There are nine women in total, and they’re all totally different.
“There’s a woman who has been in the Fashion industry for over 30 years, and then a lady who is in her twenties and runs a community café.
“There’s a whole range of women telling their stories, in the hope that someone might read that and feel encouraged by their power and their bravery.”
'I’ve always been interested in the concept of gender in fashion..." – Yu Lin Fu
My collection came from the fear of my own body. So, whenever I got ill, I would be really scared. I used the lace to interpret veins.
I’ve been working with shirts and tailoring for a few years now, so I wanted to work with that and sort of distort that.
I’ve always been interested in the concept of gender in fashion.
Lots of high street brands have unisex collections now, but it’s just menswear. I don’t feel like it’s unisex. There aren’t any skirts or dresses for men, it’s just jeans, t-shirts etc. So that’s why I decided on a unisex collection.
"The sleeves were meant to symbolise the sunsets in Poole, which is where I’m from, and I always say they have the most beautiful skies." – Holly Goodall
“My work is based on attachment theories within children, so the idea that to be more independent in life you’re often given a blanket or a toy, something that gives you more of a sense of self other than being attached to your parents.
“So it was based on my own childhood, I had a big knitted blanket, and it kind of went from there. The sleeves were meant to symbolise the sunsets in Poole, which is where I’m from, and I always say they have the most beautiful skies.
“It’s kind of trying to make an adult look like they’re in an overgrown outfit that’s meant to be for children.
“I’m very pleased with how everything turned out. I wasn’t actually going to study Art at all. I was planning on doing Primary Education, but hated it! Then I found out that AUB was doing a Foundation course. I knew I didn’t have the qualifications to get into university directly, so this was my stepping stone! It’s been such an amazing community.”
"My work began when I was working through this play I like, A Street Car Named Desire..." – Joe Vardy
“My work began when I was working through this play I like, A Street Car Named Desire.
“I was doing my interpretations of it, and my explorations of the characters and things, and I slowly started noticing myself cropping up in it more and more.
“I realised that a lot of the work I was doing applied to me, as well as the characters. From this, it shifted more into how I present myself through it, which is how I ended up with this.”
"I tried to recreate some of the monsters..." – Vicki Patoulioti
“My work is based on a Stephen King book. I tried to recreate some of the monsters inside the book, so I created the count, the mummy and the werewolf. I read the book when I was 16, and these are the monsters had a huge influence on me. When I read the book I was really scared! So I tried to recreate them how I imagined them to be.
“I’ve really, really enjoyed it. I’ve had the chance to learn new things about myself and skills. I’m planning on going on to study Illustration.”
"All the pieces are made from scrap materials from charity shops." – Esmae Dougherty-Price
“Basically, my work is about preloved objects and reviving them. All the pieces are made from scrap materials from charity shops. It’s juxtaposing childhood and adulthood and bringing things to life.
“I have a natural interest in humour and childlike themes within my work, and I have an interest in painting and sculpture, so I wanted to try and combine that. There’s a strong theme of childhood so people can relate in a way. Some of the pieces are interactive.
“I’m glad I did my Foundation. I thought I’d go into my degree knowing exactly what my specialism was, but upon doing the Foundation, I developed my own style, which is what I was worried about in the first place. I knew I wanted to do Fine Art, but wasn’t sure where I wanted to go with it. Now it’s given me more confidence and freedom with my work.
“I’m going to stay at AUB to study BA (Hons) Fine Art.”
"I did make-up for a reproduction of Zombieland." – Megan Townend
“I did make-up for a reproduction of Zombieland. I was originally going to do Photography, but decided to do try something different. I wasn’t sure if I was going to go onto university next year, so thought I’d try something new and do the 3D pathway.
“I’m actually staying at AUB to study BA (Hons) Make-up for Media and Performance. I’ve really enjoyed it here, it’s been really fun!”
"I focused on endangered birds and conservation. I wanted to do something that I was interested in, and I love animals." – Lydia Kretowicz
“The idea was to create a garment that would help raise awareness around a charity or organisation, and then the proceeds would go towards helping that charity. So I chose to create a design for a silk scarf, and chose to design it for Whistles.
“I focused on endangered birds and conservation. I wanted to do something that I was interested in, and I love animals. When I started, I realised it was so broad. There’s so many endangered animals, so I wanted to narrow it down. I went to the Hawk Conservancy and thought the textures, colour, patterns of birds would work really well.
“I’ve loved my Foundation. I had an idea that I wanted to do Textiles before I came into it, but I’ve learned so much. I’d never used Photoshop before I came here, but now my whole design has been done on Photoshop. It’s a really good course, I’m really pleased I did it. I’m staying here at AUB to study BA (Hons) Textiles from September.”