This little piggy went to market, and came away with a 1000 prize for its designer. Mike Simpson, a graduate from Manchester Metropolitan University, designed the pink leather vacuum cleaner which proved a hit at the second and final week of the New Designers exhibition at London’s Business Design Centre. Other design graduates winning awards include: Simon Wilkinson from Plymouth College of Art & Design; Daniel Farrell and Tina Kypriades from Manchester Metropolitan University; Staffordshire University’s Rebecca Donaldson; Brunel University’s Mike White; Craig Paterson and Nanette Newton from Brighton University; and Tim Ingle, Nicholas Giatsos and Nigel Scorer from the University of Teesside. De Montfort University’s Sarah Deutsch, Fiona Ridgewell, James Hinton, June Dobbs and Nina Gabbard won an award for their design management work. Linsday Eloxam from the University of Central England won the 15 000 Hamilton Downing Product for the Office prize for her adaptable sculptural lighting concepts.
The independent music and arts festival based in Wales is in its 16th year, and celebrates its non-corporate ethos by commissioning a different illustrator annually to create its look and
The Association of Illustrators recently launched its #priceitright campaign, to encourage creatives to demand the right fees – the organisation shares its advice for freelancers.
A set of six stamps have been released to mark the 250th birthday of the Royal Academy of the Arts, and have been designed by renowned artists.
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