Critical: Politics, Design & 2017

GMD alumnus, Michael Oswell’s Ibiza Mykonos project was recently part of the Beazley Designs of the Year Exhibition at the Design Museum, it was selected by Ben Terrett and one of 100 featured designs. Michael created a series of political posters for the social media age. He pokes fun at the huge gap between political rhetoric and…

The Designers Republic Talk

First year GMD student, Jack Rice, reports back from The Designers Republic talk given by Ian Anderson earlier this term at LCC. “‘Accidental Pioneers’, that’s how Course Leader Craig Burston introduced The Designers Republic before Ian Anderson started speaking. Coming from more of a philosophical and musical background than a design one, Ian Anderson, along…

UX Designer in Training

Shalyn Wilkins graduated from GMD just last year in June 2017, but is already well on her way to a career in User Experience via the BBC. We caught up with her to find out what she is currently doing. What are you doing now?  I’m now working as a design trainee for the BBC.…

Bethany Koby: Creative Pioneer

“Koby’s lecture drew tangible links between her background as a designer and an enterprising ambition to create positive social change. She identified a very real problem in society, one that I have been affected by myself (as somebody who considers themselves technologically illiterate), it was inspiring to see how her creative thinking and entrepreneurial spirit…

Bakhtawer works in Content & Brand

GMD alumnus Bakhtawer Haider graduated in 2016. She is currently a Graphic Designer at Portland Communications (a Global Boutique PR Agency) in the in-house content creation unit – Content & Brand. So what does that entail? “Portland’s Content and Brand team draws together writing, research, design, brand strategy, web development, data visualisation and video production to produce powerful…

Hold Tight

GMD student, Veronica Jones, reports back from a recent talk at LCC. “Second year GMD students and tutors welcomed author Jeffrey Boakye for a talk about his book Hold Tight: Black Masculinity, Millennials and the Meaning of Grime. Hold Tight is a key text for our collaborative project, Full Flow – the Language of Grime, in which students…

Octavo Redux 1:1

The eight issues of Octavo, journal of typography, edited designed and published by the London-based studio 8vo between 1986 and 1992, have acquired cult status. Copies sell for exorbitant prices and only rarely become available. But it’s now possible to see all eight issues at actual size in Octavo Redux. The book has been designed…