Programme Director: Kate McLean
2023 was the second year that Graphic Design ran as a University of Kent degree programme. We now have two talented year groups of students who have achieved more than they anticipated when they started the course, and who are building some great portfolios of work, knowledge, and design experience. We are proud to showcase their projects in the 2023 end of year show.
As well as new students we have also welcomed the talented Becky Upson as a full time member of staff plus a range of exceptional part time tutors who work as creative directors and designers in a range of organisations, run their own businesses, are specialists in UX and sustainable event design in May Glen, Aimée Hawkins, Zach Weitz, Scott Robinson, Richi Mohanty and Nadine Smith. In addition, some great visiting lecturers have delivered masterclasses in calligraphy, book cover design, animation, sign fabrication and print finishing.
In 2022/2023 students have completed live briefs with the Maison Dieu in Dover, Cactus Graphics (also in Dover), Kent Law School, The Gulbenkian and Kent University estates.
All this leads towards our primary focus on employability… learning from those who are working in creative industries sector affords students insight into what they can see themselves doing and working on live briefs is superb experience for the working environment.
Our congratulations to these amazing first and second years for their passion for graphic design and their unique and individual design voices – we enjoy working with you.