Creatin Countries

Two GMD graduates, Hugh van der Lande and Corey Flynn, have just set up their own company, Creatin Countries. They describe this as: “A company trying to make a positive impact through design while doing what they love; traveling around the world. Their goal is to encourage and support other content creators and brands to…

Class of 2020

GMD alumnus, Tamara Lewis, has been working as a designer on a new initiative to help recent graduates entering a difficult job market. First initiated by Associate Professor Dr Norbert Morawetz at Henley Business School, Class of 2020 has quickly grown into a group of volunteers comprising students, graduates, educators and professionals coming together to build…

#OutdoorBlackArt

GMD alumni, Samuel Mensah, was one of the designers who contributed to the London based #OutdoorBlackArt campaign this summer (and also interviewed by the BBC – clip below). We asked Samuel to tell us more about the project and his response… “It’s not every day that I get to create artwork for a series of…

The Four Corners Podcast

GMD Senior Lecturer, Owen Wells, writes about a recent initiative he curated with students: In response to the lockdown, GMD created a course community podcast to stay in touch with one another virtually. As a result of the COVID-19 virus the whole BA GMD community was suddenly stretched across the globe. Many of us were…

Gateway/GMD

This year’s Graphic & Media Design Graduate Degree Show has had to take a very different form to previous exhibitions. Instead of hanging posters and installing screens in a physical space, this year’s graduates and staff have been reflecting on our current working and leisure practices, in order to produce a suitable online environment to…

Re:act: Distraction

The annual Re:act program challenges university students to create a behaviour change campaign that raises awareness among 18-25 year old road users of a critical road safety issue where they are over-represented. The Re:act 2020 topic was ‘distraction’. An initiative of creative behaviour change agency Hard Edge, Re:act, now in its fifth year, expanded internationally…

Projecting: Svenja Frahm

GMD staff member, Svenja Frahm, selects 3 of her projection mapping projects to share: Most recent show: Pan American Games Opening Ceremony 2019, Lima, Peru “The Pan American Games are similar to the Olympics but for the American continent. I was part of Luke Halls Studio’s design team to create projected visuals for the centrepiece…

Natural Enemies of Books

Cultural & Theoretical Studies Senior Lecturer, Jess Baines, has contributed a chapter to Natural Enemies of Books: A Messy History of Women in Printing and Typography. The book is a response to the groundbreaking 1937 publication Bookmaking on the Distaff Side, which brought together contributions by women printers, illustrators, authors, typographers and typesetters. It highlights the print…

‘Experience Architect’: Benedict Wong

An informal Q+A with BA and MA GMD alumnus, Benedict Wong. – When did you graduate from GMD? A blog should never ask a gentleman his age. But if you must know, (pops over to LinkedIn) it was too damn long ago, and probably around 2007-2008…? – What are you doing now and where? I ended…