A Career in Design Teaching

Roxanne Bottomley graduated from GMD a year ago. Here she reflects on her journey into a career in teaching… “I am now a lecturer on Foundation at Leeds College of Art and absolutely love it! I was initially working two days a week teaching and then three days a week at various studios in Leeds…

United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification: Rebrand

GMD graduate Beth Johnson has just finished working on a challenging brief for the UN as the result of a live college project that ran last year. For the rebrand, she was solely responsible for research, strategy, design, copy and brand implementation. Brief: Rebrand the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification to strengthen the positioning of the organisation…

Alumnus’ Musical Debut

GMD Alumnus, Hector Plimmer, has just released his debut album Sunshine. And yes, it’s wonderful. Soulful and electronic, mature stuff. Hector began the more formal exploration of the relationship between sound and image in earnest as part of his final year GMD Major Project. Since graduation, Hector has worked as an artist, designer and musician. He has gone on to…

Hollywood Alumnus: Scholarship Fund

The Clive Baillie Scholarship Fund provides funding support for a final year GMD student who demonstrates ‘outstanding academic merit’. Clive Baillie himself recently visited LCC to meet students and give a talk about his work. An alumnus of GMD, Clive and his wife run one of the most successful film poster design studios in the…

Corin Kennington: 70 x 100 Show

  Above, clockwise; Corin Kennington, 70 X 100 / 004, Reverse glass painting (70x100cm). Harry Fieber, 70 X 100/ 008, The Book Club private view. Corin Kennington, 70 X 100 / 003, Duo colour screen print (70x100cm).   70 X 100 is a collaborative show from London based artists Corin Kennington and Harry Fieber, accompanied by a supporting publication designed…

Grace Hands, Gabriella Renka + Kindred

After seeing her work in last year’s Salon XVI degree show, Grace Hands was invited to be Kindred Agency’s ‘Creator in Residence’ for October (then extended until mid December). Grace was given lots of lovely briefs, creating social media content for various clients such as Recycle Now, LV and Boomerang, as well as working on internal projects for Kindred. She was…

A Charity Art Director (who also loves Morrissey)

GMD alumnus James Coventry is a highly successful Art Director working in the charity sector, but he has also been busy recently producing new Valentine designs for his sideline in Morrissey-inspired typographic greetings cards… When did you graduate from GMD? “I graduated from GMD in 2010 with two main passions; graphic design and the music of…