Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Graduate Success Update

Kamaldeep Chana has been accepted by Coventry University to study for a masters in Graphic Design. At the same time he is working as a freelance graphic designers with clients including The Architectural Consultancy, Trek outdoors, Bhangra Heads and Brightley Hodges. Kamaldeep has also been working as a graphic designer for Dunelm Mill.
Well done Kamaldeep

Tuesday, 30 August 2011

48-Sheet artist commission opportunity

48-Sheet is a National and International project that will transform the city of Birmingham throughout April 2012 into a unique urban gallery by utilising up to 100 advertising billboards across the city for visual art.

For the inaugural 48-Sheet project, EC Arts have identified various
key partners committed to this project including Jonathan Watkins,
Director of the Ikon Gallery and Dr Jiang Jiehong, Director of Centre
for Chinese Visual Arts, Birmingham Institute of Art & Design (BCU)
who have identified international artists, Xu Zhen (Shaghai MadeIn
Collective) and Raqs Media Collective (India) to co curate 60
billboards exhibiting new work created for this project.

EC Arts are now looking for established or emerging artists who can
also develop the remaining 40 billboards to expand upon the existing
National and International concepts within the overarching theme for
the project of ? Cultural Curiosity?. The 48-Sheet project challenges
the repetitive rhythm of a traditional advertising campaign by
creating a network of unique and distinctive responses to the
overarching project theme that will raise levels of consciousness and
arouse cultural curiosity.

Artists will be invited to explore the concept by utilising billboards
as their medium within this urban context. The sheer scale of the
project and individual statements will provide an exciting opportunity
to redefine the reach of art by giving it the footprint and visual
impact usually reserved for the consumer market.

Clare McLaughlin

Project Manager




DJ & Refreshments
Friends, family & colleagues welcome

Celebrate the finale weekend of the Home of Metal season. With a chance to see You Should be Living which brings together prominent contemporary artists who explore the heavy metal genre, alongside historical landscapes of the Black Country in From Ironore to Grindcore. Also showing is Manufactory by Chris Coekin which explores the notions of art, work and struggle through investigations in a historic copper factory.

Showing archival footage relating to the Black Country’s metal industries, located at Queen Square.

Sound artist and Napalm Death founder Nicholas Bullen talks to curator Helen Oliver about his work.

Meet the artist Chris Coekin and discuss his new publication The Altogether.

Wolverhampton’s heavy metal exhibitions are presented as part of Home of Metal, a celebration of the music that was born in the Black Country and Birmingham. The project brings people together to share their passion and to explore themes of Heavy Metal through exhibitions, film screenings, live events, a conference and family friendly activities.

Find out more about Home of Metal in the Black Country and Birmingham at

Monday, 29 August 2011


Graduate Designer
D8 are on the lookout for a talented graduate to join our Glasgow Studio.

We’re a full service agency, with clients including the BBC, Greenpeace, Spalding and The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

If you’re interested, send examples of your best work to Adrian[at]

Look forward to hearing from you.

Creative Design Intership

Creative Design Internship
6 – 8 week internship starting early September
We are recruiting for an in-house Graphic/Packaging Design internship for a 6 – 8 week period. You will gain a wealth of creative and print experience from a creative and dynamic environment. You will be working with a small but energetic team, being immersed in the creative process from start to finish. Responsibilities will include designing and amending packaging, stationary design, product photography, image treatment, POS Design, print material and other ad hoc jobs.

Requirements :
Passion for packaging, print design and creativity
Software skills in Photoshop, Illustrator, indesign
Brand awareness
Design qualification (FDA, HND, BA hons,)
Great team player / Fun

No commercial experience is required. 6 – 8 week period. (Some expenses covered)

Application closes on 5th September
* Please note if you do not receive a response within 7 days you have been unsuccessful with your application.

Contact Jimm

Junior Designer

Junior Designer – 6 month contract
We have a six month opportunity for a junior designer or recent graduate at our small – but beautifully formed studio. We are looking for someone with energy, ideas to spare and a passion for typography.

You must also be able to laugh in the face of Adobe Creative Suite whilst running both your own projects and assisting our busy team.

Please email your details to

Honours list for graduation ceremony

Visual Communication graduates are preparing for next Fridays graduation ceremony to be held at the prestigious venue of the Grand Theatre in Wolverhampton. The event really will be a celebration to remember, complete with souvenir issues of the Express and Star, plus a great chance to get together with friends and family to mark the tremendous achievement of being awarded a degree by the University.

Each graduation ceremony involves a look back at highlights of the academic year, plus the ceremony also involves the presentation of a number of honorary degrees. Each year friends and supporters of Visual Communication courses are invited to attend and this year invitations have been extended to The Express and Star, for their kind sponsorship of a graduation award and Sheaffer, for their  support during a major second year project and sponsorship of 
2 graduation awards.

Vice-Chancellor, Professor Geoff Layer, said: 

“We are delighted to recognise people who have made a significant contribution to such a broad range of fields.

“Our honorary award recipients are an inspiration to our students and we look forward to welcoming them to the University in September.”

This year honorary degrees will be presented to :
David ReekieHonorary Degree of Doctor of Arts in recognition of his eminence in English glass sculpture.

Dave McKean Honorary Degree of Doctor of Design in recognition of his considerable contribution to British graphic novels.

Full details of all Honorary Degrees to be awarded this year can be found at:

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Heritage Open Days Wolverhampton

Heritage Open Days celebrates England’s fantastic architecture and culture by offering free access to properties that are usually closed to the public or normally charge for admission. In previous years, The School of Art and Design have participated in Heritage Open Days. 

Every year on four days in September, buildings of every age, style and function throw open their doors, ranging from castles to factories, town halls to tithe barns, parish churches to Buddhist temples. It is a once-a-year chance to discover hidden architectural treasures and enjoy a wide range of tours, events and activities which bring to life local history and culture.

This year Wolverhampton is offering an impressive array of Heritage Open Days, including free entry to the National Trust Wightwick Manor and Gardens (a treasure trove of Arts and Crafts and Pre Raphaelite works),  the fascinating Beatties House of Fraser Heritage Room,
Moseley Old Hall (another National Trust property offering free entry), Thomas Cook a history of holidays (including a display of historic Thomas Cook brochure and publicity material), plus there is also the chance to take tea in the mayors chamber with the Lord of Mayor of Wolverhampton, 
Councillor Bert Turner.

Find out more at - booking may be necessary for some locations

ArtsFest 2011

ArtsFest takes place annually in Birmingham during the second weekend of September with ArtsFest 2011 taking place on 10th and 11th September.

ArtsFest is one of the biggest, most popular urban festivals within the UK. It is also the UK’s biggest FREE arts festival, which means there are no extortionate ticket prices for any of the 600 events that make up the festival each year, because there are no ticket prices at all! This means that you can see ballet to Bhangra, dub poetry to indie rock, without having to spend any money or queue for hours for tickets! What’s more, as an urban festival – it comes without the mud!

ArtsFest celebrates the West Midland region’s astounding wealth of creative talent and shows the West Midland’s region as the bustling cultural centre it is. It features performances, workshops, exhibitions, installations, talks and screenings, across the performing, visual and digital arts genres. It provides artists with the chance to showcase and celebrate their work and to raise their profile with the large numbers of visitors the festival attracts. Visitors get to sample everything from traditional to cutting edge arts and entertainment, all free of charge. ArtsFest is a festival for the young and old alike and we really do stick by our motto that there is something at ArtsFest for everybody to enjoy!

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Professional Development Opportunity for Creative Practitioner

Bursary opportunity as part of the Dreams and Realities project.
In the autumn of 2011, Women of Wolverhampton are working with artists from Laundry on a project on the Scotlands estate. We would like to offer a bursary of £900 to a young and emerging locally based artist to participate in this project on the Scotlands estate (approximately 6 days work). We have no preference for artform. We are more interested in artists seeking to expand their practice within a social context

For further project details, contact: Beverley Harvey, Participation Project Officer for WOW. Tel: 01902 572122
Deadline for full submissions: September 16th, 2011

Monday, 22 August 2011

Junior Designer

Junior Designer – salary dependent on experience
We’re a NEW small passionate design agency based in the heart of London’s west end – and we’re on the hunt for a lovely talented creative designer to join us. We work on a whole host of things including identity, POS, packaging, eCommerce, branding, and shoot direction.
We’re looking for somebody with about 6 – 12 months experience or a talented recent graduate. You’ll be working closely with the two creative directors to create stunning commercial work.
What do we need you to be able to do:
• Be a design wizard with shed loads of ideas
• Know Adobe creative suite inside out
• Know Photoshop like the back of your hand
• Be able to manage your own workload and hit tight deadlines
• Want to learn new skills in 3D, motion and web

Please send us…
• A PDF portfolio (no bigger than 5mb or it won’t get through, and no links only please)
to james[at]tribute-london[dot]com

Graphic Designer

Junior/Middleweight Graphic Designer (full-time)
A start-up high-end fashion and social networking e-commerce site requires a full-time digital designer/graphic designer immediately. The website is currently a beta site and going through a complete overhaul due to launch in October.
We are looking for a highly creative individual with 2-3 years experience who will assist and work directly with the Art Director to produce various online content, assist other departments with design requirements, assist on fashion shoots, research artists/photographers/directors who can create additional content, build sets and shoot in-house, manage and archive an image library, manage some basic CMS tasks.
Previous experience with a high-end fashion brands is not necessary as long as you show truly remarkable creativity and hunger to produce new and exciting content all the time with challenging deadlines. Someone who is also internet-savvy and passionate about researching and implementing new ideas is a must.
The designer will also manage the day-to-day art direction of the site to make sure that all the content published by other departments of the company are up to creative standards and to also ensure new content is published constantly as to make the website exciting at all times. You must show good initiative to work independently as well as enjoying being part of a friendly and professional team.
You’ll have superb layout, typography and experience of art direction, be fully conversant in Adobe Creative Suite with a basic understanding of HTML and all technical requirements of designing for web. Good knowledge and passion of photography is also helpful.
Send CV and portfolio to

Burst magazine

Some familiar faces appear in the latest issue of Burst magazine. Check out issue 7: 
to see the designs of Visual Communication graduates Sian McGivern, Kamaldeep Chana and Kate Farrell

Media Officer

Bromford Housing Media Officer 9 - 12 month Maternity Cover
Wolverhampton - £22,923

We are looking for an experienced Media Officer on a temporary basis to cover a period of maternity leave. The purpose of this role is to assist the Corporate Communications Manager to deliver an effective public affairs and press awards and programme.

Key Accountabilities:
• Actively seek press stories and write effective press releases
• Draft copy for corporate/internal communications and help with their production
• Provide high-quality copy writing and proof reading
• Produce customer communications/marketing collateral
• Research business awards and assist with entry submissions
•Coordinate the administrative support to large, complex projects to enable the effective and efficient delivery of project objectives
•Perform other reasonable additional duties at the request of the line manager

You will have professional copy writing and proof reading experience along with media / public relations training. The ability to work to tight deadlines and prioritise workload under pressure and a proven media management and issues management experience are essential.

As a market leader in care and support services, we continually work with our customers to improve and develop our services, ensuring that we meet their ever-changing needs.

Passionate about delivering high-quality care and support services, we enable our customers to develop and maintain the skills and confidence they need to live as independently as possible. Our diverse range of services, along with our excellent partner relationships make a real difference to over 4,000 customers living in our homes, local authority or other housing association homes.
Join Bromford Group and help to make a difference every day.

The closing date for this role is 26 August 2011.

Successful applicants will need to be available for first stage interviews on 30 and 31 August 2011.

Redan Publishing update from Shropshire Star

Those of you who have read the earlier post about Kate Farrells new job with Redan Publishing, might also be interested in this recent exert from the Shropshire Star newspaper:
'Magazine publisher tops sales charts'

"Redan publishing has for the 4th year in a row topped the Audit bureau's charts of circulation, the firm's top selling books in its Fun to Learn range for pre-school children is Fun To learn Peppa Pig which sold more than 75,000 copies, they outsold titles from the BBC. They also celebrate the success of Sparkle World magazine aimed at primary school girls which outsells Disney's Princess magazine and Barbie magazine."

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Junction - free contemporary arts festival, September 2-3

Junction is a free contemporary arts festival taking place on 2nd and 3rd of September 2011 in Chapel Ash, Wolverhampton. The festival brings together a broad spectrum of work from local and regional artists including visual art, live art, video projection, interventions and music all in a lively two day programme. Audiences will also have the opportunity to look around artist’s studios with White Tree Studios and Eagle Works opening their doors during the weekend.

Junction is organised by Wolverhampton Contemporary Art Forum (WCAF), a group comprised predominantly of practicing visual artists. WCAF aim to raise the profile of contemporary art in Wolverhampton and promote the networking of visual arts practice across the city. The festival will be the group’s first major event.

Artists work will appear in the showrooms of local traders, cafes, public houses and interventions in the street. With generous support from many local businesses and organisations we are able to bring you this exciting festival, contributing to the vibrant and upbeat feel of this edge of city-centre community.

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Move 'n' shake, AKA. Dave Healey and Keith Vickers

Wolverhampton visual Communication graduates Dave Healey and Keith Vickers are doing well with their company 'Move 'n' shake'. having recently been asked to design a book cover for a hefty volume celebrating the fortieth anniversary of the much-loved television comedy team as well as other promotional items for point of sale and web use. 'The Goodies: Super Chaps Three' required a representative book cover which was to prominently feature the principal cast of the TV series highlighting its zany styling. Their client also wished to use the logotype associated with the series title as it is a well known brand.

"We chose representative shots of each character and combined them in front an iconic image representing the madcap adventures of the TV characters - the giant kitten. In addition to the book cover we provided a poster using a modified interpretation of its imagery for use at a number of publicity events, an animated web banner, a number of 3D animated promotional stings and a photo-comic strip style advertisement."said David

"Time and again Move 'n' Shake have come up with with goods. They designed us an excellent cover and accompanying promotional material for our book on The Goodies, and for our publication on Bob Monkhouse provided a much-talked-about cover as well as layouts of photo plates and editorial pages. I couldn't recommend them too highly." Simon Coward, Managing Editor, Kaleidoscope Publishing
visit their site at:

Graduate Success Update

Kate Farrell - is about to start  anew job with Redan Publishing in Shrewsbury. Kate will be a graphic designer working with editors to produce children's educational magazines for the US and UK market. Redan are market leaders and publish a massive 3-4 million magazines a month.

Congratulations Kate

Last chance to see

There are some great exhibitions on in the West Midlands at the moment.
One of these is at Walsall Art Gallery
Eduardo Paolozzi l General Dynamic F.U.N
This show closes on September 3

A compulsive collector, a jumbler of icons and a pioneer of Pop, Sir Eduardo Paolozzi (1924-2005) is equally revered for his mechanistic sculptures and his kaleidoscopic print projects.

The artist, who described himself as ‘a wizard in Toytown’, transformed the mundane, the derelict and the mass produced into images that zap with electric eclecticism and impress with their graphic complexity. The prints bear idiosyncratic titles such as ‘Totems and Taboos of the Nine-to-Five Day’, ‘Twenty Traumatic Twinges’ and ‘Cary Grant as a Male War Bride’. For Paolozzi, the modern age, exposed as ephemera, is a necessary fragmented collision of visual stimulus and influence, and his work is a health warning for an uncreative and thriftless society.
Entrance to the exhibition is free.
A Hayward Touring exhibition from Southbank Centre, London 
For more information see:

Saturday, 13 August 2011

Freelance Graphic Designer

Freelance Graphic Designer at Boat Studio

Boat Studio is a deliberately small creative studio in Kings Cross, London.
We mix creating communications with publishing Boat Magazine – a nomadic bi-monthly indie mag.
We’re increasingly working with a huge amount of freelance talent, and are always on the lookout for London-based freelance designers.
Send portfolios, links and rates to

Designer and Sports Enthusiast

Designer and Sports Enthusiast
Ambitious and talented young (can I say that!?) designer with a keen interest in sport required for busy Glasgow studio working on some great high profile clients in sport, financial services and education.
The ability to think (and deliver?) across print, digital and above the line would be great.
2-3 years experience would be ideal…but for the right talent, not essential.
Need to be able to hit the ground running.
cv and portfolio to

Friday, 12 August 2011


Do you know anyone who is still thinking about studying at the School of Art and Design? There is still the chance to do this for the forthcoming academic year. The University is opening a "Clearing Clinic' at 12pm on Monday 15 August for advice on clearing, how to prepare and what to do next.

For more information about clearing at the University of Wolverhampton visit:

Free Clearing Hotline on 0800 953 3222 open from 7.00am Thursday 18th August

Thursday, 11 August 2011

Knowledge Transfer Specialist (Two Posts)

Knowledge Transfer Specialist (Two Posts)

£36,862 - £44,016 p.a

Fixed Term Contract until 28 February 2015

Can you help create economic impact by working with Small to Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs) to update their digital capability? Would you enjoy working with a world leading university to transfer both their knowledge, and yours, to improve industrial performance and commercial products / services?

If you have helped deliver funded projects before, using your technical expertise; if you have a proven track record of applying leading edge knowledge to companies; if you want to work in a target driven environment with strong research, then we want to hear from you.

This post is required for two separate projects within WMG. On commencement of the role until 25 March 2013 you will be based within the International Digital Laboratory, a project part funded by Advantage West Midlands (AWM), and thereafter until 28 February 2015 will be based within the International Institute of Product Service Innovation (IIPSI), a project part funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

You will stimulate proactively Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) within the West Midlands to adopt digital technology and best practice in the application domains of digital healthcare sciences and digital manufacturing. You will develop SME offerings in specific areas of digital technologies including healthcare and ensure on-going success through delivering advisory activities to ensure project deliverable targets are met. You will market the capabilities/expertise of the projects to companies, intermediary and partner organisations and at business seminars.

You will need to demonstrate a drive and enthusiasm for taking research through to an end applications and proven experience in securing and managing industrially driven collaborative Research & Development projects. You should possess highly developed interpersonal and communication skills which can be harnessed to work positively and collaboratively at all levels of industry and the academic base.

An application form must be completed if you wish to be considered for this post.

Minicom users can call 024 7615 0554 if they require any further help.
Please quote job vacancy reference number 43081-081.

The closing date/time for applications is midnight (British time) at the end of Wednesday 07 September 2011.

For further details on how to apply for a post at Warwick, the employee benefits that we offer, information on Warwick people, what it is like working at Warwick, and more, please see our jobs introduction page.

The university values diversity.

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Artist, Photographer, Writer or Poet and want to win £500?

For a chance to win £500 for your creative talents why not enter the
Creative Works Competition run by Aesthetica Magazine?
There are three categories: Art & Photography, Poetry & Fiction and the winner of each category will win £500 + an additional prize from the competition partners.
Not only that all the winners and each finalist will be published in the Aesthetica Creative Works Annual and each receive a complimentary copy!
All of this for the entry fee of £10 (+VAT)! For more info check out their

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Design Internship

Design Internship

From our offices in East London, TCOLondon’s in-house team of 18 works alongside a vibrant network of contributors and collaborators on a wide range of publishing and design projects for clients around the world. Our two in-house magazines, Huck and Little White Lies, embody our passion for creating something of our own, and in doing so connecting with other like-minded individuals.

We’re moving to a brand new creative space this summer, and are looking for a talented and enthusiastic intern to join our award-winning design team for a two month placement from September 12. You’ll be part of our busy studio, working across our branding, editorial, film and digital projects for a variety of clients. You’ll have the opportunity to see projects from start to finish – and grow your skills and portfolio along the way.

We’re looking for someone with a strong graphic design portfolio and great ideas, with solid knowledge of working with the Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator) on a Mac. Photography and/or illustration skills are desirable – and a basic knowledge of web design principles and CSS/HTML would be a bonus.

To apply, please send your CV and work samples (or a link to an online portfolio) to

Graduate Designer in Hampshire

Graduate Designer

Re-Format is seeking a graduate graphic designer to join their team. This position is ideally suited to a recent graduate with up to 2 years experience.

The ideal candidate will be highly motivated, enthusiastic, enjoy working within a team and have willingness to turn their hand to a variety of tasks. In addition you should have a keen eye for detail and an aptitude for innovative thinking.

Core skills required:
- A passion and talent for both digital and print design
- A good knowledge of front end web development
(HTML/CSS is essential plus knowledge of JavaScript and/or one of its libraries would be a distinct advantage)
- Excellent typographic and layout skills
- A professional attitude and work ethic

You will be responsible for in-house marketing and graphics output including our website updates and maintenance as well as project based work alongside our current team. Therefore we are looking for someone who is confident liaising with senior team members and also with clients. It is expected that you will develop an independent role in the partnership with appropriate training and experience.

Re-Format is a flourishing Architectural and Graphic Design studio in Hampshire.

To apply please email your CV with some examples of your work to Please include a short statement about why you feel you would suit this role and what you enjoy to do outside of design.

Junior designer - EC1

Junior Digital Designer

Sherry is a creative agency based in the Old Street area of EC1. Visual communication and brand development is what we do – both on and offline. Creativity is our thing to keep life interesting we work for lots of different clients from many different sectors – music, sport, science, transport, live events and entertainment are just a few. We’re looking for a talented junior designer who wants to work on web projects – and the odd print project. You need to be full of ideas, highly motivated with excellent attention to detail and want to work as part of a creative team.

If this sounds like you then send your CV and work examples to Find out more about us and our work at

Monday, 8 August 2011

Vote for A Logo for Human Rights

At present there is no internationally recognized symbol for human rights. The “Logo for Human Rights” initiative wants to change that! Logos win people over through their symbolic power, distinctiveness, clarity and universal applicability. The initiative was established out of conviction that a human rights logo will make a peaceful contribution towards the global spread and implementation of human rights. In order to find this logo, a global creative online competition with cash prizes has been launched. The initiative has the support of renowned stakeholders, supporters and partners from all walks of life. The aim of the initiative is to create a human rights logo “by people for people”, thus making a contribution towards the global spread and implementation of human rights with the support of a large public. 

The closing date for this competition has now unfortunately passed, but you can still be part of this inspiring design challenge. You are invited to discuss and assess the logo competition entries with people from all over the world, supported by a team of experts. A prominent jury will make a pre-selection from all the entries. In a global public online ballot, the winner will be chosen from among the top 10. From 6th of August 2011 until 21st of August 2011 The jury chooses 10 finalists. From 27th of August 2011 until 17th of September 2011 The world votes for the final winning logo. 

Take a look at design submissions and finalists at: 
There are some inspiring jury members, including Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, information designer and typographer Erik Spiekermann and from China, artist and activist Ai Weiwei plus many more.

Thursday, 4 August 2011

Adam and Nick Hayes on JayZ's Life and Times

Hayes + Hayes, London-born and now Brooklyn-based twin brothers Adam and Nick Hayes, graduates of Wolverhampton University Graphic Communication course, have art directed campaigns for top brands, but their biggest project to date, is the one most dear to them. In this film for 'Life and Times', the brothers discuss Dark Age Book 01: Dominion, their first graphic novel offering, seven years in the making.
Talented design entrepreneurs, Adam and Nick, have in their careers so far achieved many accolades, including 3 honorable mentions for the IPA Lucie Awards in 2008, PDN Magazine Best Photography Website 2009 as well as many commendations for their innovative typography and design as the Identikal Corporation.
See more of their work at:

Adam and Nick are selling Dark Age Book 01 online at

Joanna Ladowska - Gallery representation

Readers of this blog may remember the previous post about enterprising, second year student Joanna Ladowska ( Since that time, Joanna's efforts to increase the reach of her work, have continued and she is now represented by 2 midland based galleries, Artifex and Kudos Fine Art. See more examples of her work at:

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Graduate Update - Warren McLaughlin

Warren McLaughlin,  graduate from 2001 has been in touch. Since completing his graphics degree at Wolverhampton, Warren has gone on to do an M.A. at Central St Martins, and is now a part-time lecturer for the University of Lincoln BA (Hons) Media Production programme. Warren is also a part-time Art Director at British American Media.

His project work includes Ministry of Defence (UK), Bank of England, Harrods, Kingston University, Corpus Christi College, Royal Air Force, Nuffield Hospitals, Shrewsbury School, Kempton Park Racecourse, Financial Ombudsman, LearnDirect and Malaysian Tourism Board.

To see more of Warren’s designs and to learn more about his career achievements visit

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Kayleigh Hadley - spotted by 'Look Like Love'

Whilst at D@AD, New Blood,  recent graphics graduate, Kayleigh Hadley was spotted by the 'Look Like Love' group who have headlined her work on their blog.

Look Like Love is a creative company whose aim is to support and nurture design graduates in all fields, so that after studying they can produce and sell their own work. Look Like Love aim to give graduates, such as Kayleigh the means with which to do this via an up-coming on-line store and eventually a retail space. Their service is aimed at also extending to part-time designers, and people who make and create in their spare-time, but do not have the means to start their own small business. Although the reach of ‘Look Like Love’ will be to attract graduates/part-time designers and enable them to showcase and sell their work, the hope is to attract like-minded creatives, young professional, in fact anyone looking for a one-off or limited edition piece from a potential design talent of the future.

“ We have just spotted the work of graphic design graduate Kayleigh Hadley. We absolutely loved her hand-made type pieces on display at the recent D&AD New Blood exhibition. Especially in a world completely awash with digital representations, Kayleigh's passion for keeping it real is evident in every stroke of her fine-liner. They are rebellious & cheeky & we love it...!” said Look Like Love