Last week, Graphic Design students and recent graduates came away with a clutch of New Blood Awards, the D&AD Awards dedicated to celebrating outstanding work by designers under 24
Everyday Stories, Thomas Hedger
Currently studying BA Graphic Design, Thomas Hedger picked up a Wooden Pencil for his bold illustration and animation series Everyday Stories. His work focuses on “the importance of small-scale action in our hectic world” highlighting isolated moments that build up to create everyday experience.
Melissa Zee, a current student on BA Graphic Design, won a Wooden Pencil for her Crowdsight project collaboration with Benjamin Ezekiel Sing. A digital service, Crowdsight offers the next generation of Crimewatch, delivering relevant crime information to your smartphone “to increase the relevance of crime in our daily lives with the intention of increasingly communal awareness and participation in crime solving and potentially even its mitigation.”
Cade Featherstone, who graduated last year from BA Graphic Design, took home a highly prized Yellow Pencil for his A Mug and a Rug collaboration with Jenna Jovi. Taking the shopping basket (in both its physical and digital forms) as a starting point, Featherstone and Jovi created a concept for John Lewis window display.
And if this bundle of pencils wasn’t enough, both Zee and Featherstone were selected to take part in the D&AD New Blood Academy.
Congratulations to all!