WEEK 2

PRODUCT & INDUSTRIAL DESIGN FURNITURE DESIGN SPATIAL DESIGN & INTERIORS GRAPHIC DESIGN ILLUSTRATION & ANIMATION MOTION & DIGITAL ARTS

Every year, many of the world’s most respected brands flock to New Designers in search of the fresh minds and radical imaginations that will fuel their creative futures. For 2018, each week of the two-week event will be opened by a design trailblazer, with textile legend Orla Kiely officially launching Week One (27–30 June), and pioneering industrial designer Benjamin Hubert kicking off Week Two (4–7 July).

This year, 43 design-dependent global businesses and organisations are supporting the New Designers mission as event sponsors and associates. Many are providing monetary rewards and/or once-in-a-lifetime experiences for the 58 Awards and Associate Prizes that New Designers bestows upon the most impressive graduate talents and emerging design enterprises. These range from £1,000 cash awards to a year’s paid placement with Sainsbury’s Home and Argos Home and a unique opportunity to visit LEGO design studios in Denmark.

Joining long-standing New Designers supporters such as John Lewis, Wilko, Joules, Virgin Atlantic and Hallmark
– which this year celebrates its 20th anniversary at the event – is a fresh crop of sponsors who are looking to New Designers to recruit upcoming design talent and inject fresh thinking into their businesses. These include the toy masters of LEGO, assistive technology company Stannah and luxury hospitality group, Belmond. Also making its New Designers debut, Porsche has chosen to launch its first ever design competition exclusively at the event, aiming to unearth skilled new visionaries among the 3,000+ young creatives exhibiting.
Exhibition sponsors span the worlds of hospitality, healthcare, textiles, jewellery, events, food, fashion, furniture, travel, toys and more – but all of them recognize the importance of nurturing new design talent to sustain their industries, and look to New Designers to find it. Several have strong personal connections to the exhibition – 20% of the design team at Kenwood, for example comprises New Designers alumni; two of Johnson Tiles’ current designers began their careers at the event; and fashion brand Joules has drawn many of its design team from the exhibition’s textiles and fashion graduate pool.

 New Designers 

SPONSORS & ASSOCIATES

• 100% Design • Allermuir • Azzurri Group • Belmond • Business Design Centre • Caorunn •
Clothworker’s Company • Country Living • Denby
• GES • The Goldsmiths’ Company • Hallmark • Innovate Design
• John Lewis • Johnson Tiles • Joseph Joseph • Joules
• Kalopsia Collective • Kenwood • Kingfisher • Lego
• London Design Fair • made.com • MAKE International • Material Lab
• National Trust • Pentland Brands • Porsche • Romo
• Sainsbury’s Home and Argos Home • The Science Museum
• Shillingford / Colour In Design Award • Society of Artists Agents
• Stannah • Style Library/Harlequin • Talking Tables • Turner Bianca
• UK Young Artists • Virgin Atlantic • Weston Beamor
• The Worshipful Company of Weavers • Wilcom Europe
• W’innovate & Wilko


I’ve put together a showcase of the designers which I thought looked unique, interesting and new. Some were suttle yet beautiful, others were bold and fun. As a print designer myself, I’m very excited for the students, and I wish them all the best of luck in the future.


ANNA TESZNER

Illustrator & Designer

annateszner.com

LIV GAN

Illustrator

livgan.myportfolio.com

@livgan_illustration


EMILY COOKSEY

Illustrator

@emilycookseyillustration

emilycooksey47.wixsite.com/website



CHARLIE SOFFE

Graphic Designer

charliesoffe.com


GEORGE GOODWIN

Illustrator

@omgidrawedit


LAURA HOUGH

Illustrator

www.laurahough.co.uk

info@laurahough.co.uk


BRYONY DOYLE

Graphic Designer

bryonydoyle.com

@bryony.doyle

TRACY CHEUNG

Illustrator

@tracycrazzy

www.behance.net/wingcheung9c96

LIZZIE HILLIER

Print Designer

@lizziehillierstudio

SMALL FRY COLLECTION

Illustrator

@smallfrycollection

BETH WILSON

Graphic Designer

bethwilson.org

JENNIFER MAESP

Illustrator

www.jennifermaespooner.com

@jmsillustration