New designers is an exhibition that show cases every year with over 3000 students hoping to kick start their career in illustration and Graphic Communication and takes place in the Business Design Centre in London.
We are a class of 9 students in our second year of an FDA in Illustration Arts at South Devon College on the University campus. New Designers has been described as the ideal stepping stone from the world of being a student to becoming a professional. It has been said that 84% of exhibiting university students received offers of work / placements or commissions as a result of exhibiting at New Designers. This opportunity would enable our group to engage in a national graduate and trade exhibition at the highest level and give us the opportunity to discuss our work with industry professionals. This would be a significant point in our careers as developing creative practitioners. We believe the experience would boost our confidence and bring us closer to understanding the demands of the professional workplace and potentially lead to meaningful relationships within the creative industries. The exhibition will also give the group the opportunity to see our work in a much broader professional context than is available at the college and give us a sense of place within the world of visual communication. Above all, we see this opportunity as critical to building strong professional skills and an awareness of opportunities offered across the creative industries to illustrators.
"We exhibited at New Designers in 2012, and it was by far one of the best experiences we had as students to prepare us for a career in Illustration.
We found New Designers to be a very inspiring experience and a fantastic opportunity to network with other illustrators and people in the industry."
( Flossy and Jim http://www.flossyandjim.com/ )
· New Designers at Islington Business Design Centre. N1.
We would value your support by helping us raise £2500 which enable us to rent the space at New Designers and to help towards printing costs of publications and other literature. Any money left will help towards travel and accommodation.