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Friday, 18 July 2014

Graduation 2014

Congratulations to all our fantastic students - Graduates 2014!
Managed to get a few pics but do send us more so we can add then to the blog.

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Alumni- Caroline Peddler

It was really great for Jackie, Ros and myself to meet up with one of our old students who is now a lecturer at Plymouth, artist and illustrator. Caroline's work has gone from strength to strength and below is a short bio from her website. Take a look at some of the fabulous and exciting work she has been involved with.

I was born and bred in Cornwall but moved away to Portsmouth, Bristol & Bath for 13 years and came back in 2005. I now live and work in the county as a fulltime illustrator - artist. I have been taking commissions for my paintings and drawings since I was a teenager. It was only in 1997 that I was commissioned by Hallmark Cards UK, that I started to work as a professional artist.

My career went from strength to strength, and after working for various UK & US card companies, I got my first brief for a children's book with Readers Digest in 1999. I continued to get more work with different publishers and continue to illustrate children's books today. I have had my work published worldwide and my books can be found in over 10 different languages. I have over 40 books under my belt, of which a few have been best sellers. I am also working on my own story book ideas, both writing and illustrating. I also do paintings on canvas and board, which I exhibit locally & in Bath, along with doing artwork for cd covers and animations for video clips for bands.

The work you see on the site is a collection of my work to date. I have tried to include a bit of everything, showing the diversity and hopefully strength of my work.

I have recently graduated from an MA course in Authorial Illustration at UCF, Woodlane, Falmouth. You can see all the work in progress and a more up to date body of work on my blog.

Monday, 7 July 2014

New Designers Update

The staff are very proud of all of our students that took part in this years New Designers Show. Many students ran out of business cards as overall interest was very high which is really great.

Oliver Arthur Baines was runner up for the Pentland award. Judges made a special visit to arrange a meeting with Oliver and indicated their interest in buying his screen prints. Creative Review chose Oliver’s prints as one of the best of New Designers. Charlotte Knowles was contacted by Oxford University Press English Language Learner Division. Adam Mitchell was offered an exhibition in London in the foyer of an architecture practice. He also sold one of his artists' books. Frankie Curtis arranged a meeting with an app developer to talk about using her cartoons within their apps. An American visitor was very interested in the book illustrated by Sarah Ollis and Lawrence Page was asked to price his map for use in a textile design.

This is very exciting and encouraging for our students. Congratulations to you all.

Saturday, 5 July 2014

New Designers 2014

A selection of illustration graduates took their degree show work to the Business Design Centre in London over the last week, for the New Designers Show 2014. Well done to all our students at the show!

Congratulations to graduate Ollie Arthur-Baines who was short listed for the New Designer's Pentland Award for his series of prints about 'Dictators' at the event.

Ollie was also highlighted on the Creative Review Blog about New Designers:


Exhibiting Graduates:
  • Adam Mitchell
  • Bethan Davies
  • Charlotte Knowles 
  • Christina Ball
  • Emma Nutbeem
  • Francesca Curtis
  • Harriet Stranger 
  • Joy Miessi
  • Kelly McKenna
  • Laurence Page
  • Lucinda Wride
  • Oliver Arthur-Banes
  • Rachel James
  • Sarah Ollis
  • Sophie Pearce
  • Vivien Croggon

Here are Adam Mitchell, Sarah Ollis and Ollie Arthur-Baines telling you more about their projects.