The design industry’s loss could be the fashion industry’s gain. Sarah Thomas, a 16-year- old A-level student of, among other things, design technology, has apparently quit her studies for life as a supermodel. She had been supplementing her pocket money with work for Marie Claire before making the leap to full-time modelling. ‘How could she abandon us?’ designers are crying. Quite. What could 6 500-a-day photo assignments possibly offer that couldn’t be matched by design studios in cheaper parts of north London?
Children’s book illustration student Viola Wang has scooped this year’s top prize, beating over 80 other entrants.
As the production designer works on last-minute preparations for the Brits, we speak to her about creating sets for the likes of Coldplay and One Direction, mastering the skill of
New research has found that while 30,000 students graduated from design courses between 2012-2013 and 2015-2016, only a quarter ended up going into “highly skilled” design jobs.
We Launch has redesigned the branding to “change the stigma” associated with the sports, which have now been brought together under one organisation.