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Rising Stars

Any industry is only as good as the new talent coming through and design is no exception. Some of you will remember the dearth of middleweight designers in the wake of the recession of the early 1990s and the dotcom bust of 2001 – no one had had the foresight, or the projects, to bring on a new generation of designers and as work picked up building a strong team became tough.

Rising stars – Gré Hale

Gré Hale has always had an interest in lettering and art. ‘My mum tells me I was a prolific imitator of cereal box typography from the age of eight,’ says Hale, who also mentions his early love of graffiti and tattoos. ‘But I think I discovered that what I wanted to do was called “graphic […]

Rising stars – Chris Gray

As Love Creative’s Dave Palmer says, Chris Gray is one of the new generation of designers who have a lot going on outside of work.

Rising stars – Joe Wentworth

Not every fresh graduate can boast that their designs have made it into production or out into the world beyond the graduation show. But Joe Wentworth’s degree projects from his Royal College of Art Design Products MA are catching people’s attention. His Ipogeo, a reinvention of the task light, is due to go into production […]

Rising stars – Andrew Haythornthwaite

Coming from an industrial design dynasty has instilled a distinct approach in Andrew Haythornthwaite. His father is Peter Haythornthwaite, one of New Zealand’s most celebrated industrial designers, and his brothers also work in the industry. Time spent playing in dad’s workshop meant Haythornthwaite was making things from a very early age, something that has stayed […]

Rising stars – Sam Stone

Failing art at school is not necessarily the best way to get into design, but Sam Stone knew better. ‘I wasn’t very good at art, but I knew I enjoyed it and that I needed to improve,’ she says. And that she did. After a BA in Graphic Design at Buckinghamshire, she secured a placement […]

Rising stars – Chris O’ Shea

Chris O’Shea has a common problem. When asked to describe his profession, he says, ‘I never know whether I’m an artist or a designer, I fit somewhere between the two.’

Rising Stars – Zamir Antonio and Antoine Choussat

The Eat Sleep Work/Play duo Antoine Choussat and Zamir Antonio are not to be separated. Having met in week two of their BA Graphic Design course at Central St Martins College of Art and Design, they started working together on a series of projects, both at Central St Martins and for a number of small […]

Rising Stars – Karsten Schmidt

Although Karsten Schmidt features in ‘branding’ and some of his work falls loosely in that category, the software developer, designer and artist defies categorisation. ‘I try not to go down any specific route, and I try not to specialise at all,’ he says, and what the likes of Moving Brands, design collective Universal Everything and […]

Rising stars – Matt Judge

Even though Matt Judge has always liked art, what he really enjoys is restriction. ‘I’ve always liked a brief,’ he explains. ‘That’s what appealed to me and why I took this career route. In a way, I’m a bit more commercial.’ Don’t get him wrong. Judge has much appreciation for the artistic side of design. […]

Rising stars – Aaron Moss

AARON MOSS knows a thing or two about mobile phones.He joined Nokia fresh out of Northumbria University and has worked on numerous handsets since then.

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