Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Livy Nelson MA Illustration student wins a Santander Mobility Award!

I feel extremely fortunate that I was one of the lucky winners of the Santander Mobility Award! This award gave me the funding I needed to visit the Swiss Alps, home to the origin of our modern love of mountains.

I decided visited Grindelwald, a village under the North-Face of the famous Eiger mountain.
I thought this would be an ideal are to do observational drawing of mountains. I wasn't wrong. I was only there for 3 nights and honestly wanted to stay there for ever. I even stared planning my return after visiting a bar called Avocado and deciding that this would be the ideal place for me to work.

Incase you're curious, this is what I wrote for my submission:
I am currently studying my MA in Illustration where I am exploring mountains and our relation to them through the sublime. This project came from a love of the mountains themselves and I am drawing on my own experience having spent a part of my life in the French and Italian Alps.

However, it has been some time since I was there and I am relying on memory as well as second hand research to connect with my project. It would be extremely beneficial at this point, to be able to revisit them with my project in mind so that I may gain more clarity and observations surrounding the sublime. I plan on making observational drawings of the mountains themselves, as well as taking note of my own emotional state.
I am grateful for the opportunity to apply for funding as I have looked at costs and I would not be able to afford this journey on my own. I have calculated that it would cost approximately £730, this includes return flights, return train transfer from Zurich to Grindelwald and accommodation in Grinderlwald. I know that this opportunity will allow me to develop my studies by allowing myself to be immersed within the mountains and perhaps experience that extreme emotional point we know as the sublime. 

Here are some of the sketchbook observations I made whist I was in Grindelwald, that will now inform the final stages of my MA Illustration Major Project:




Monday, 9 July 2018

Pompey Illustration @ New Designers 2018

Well done to all our students attending New Designers, your hard work really paid off and there were some great successes;

Congratulations to Carl for his recognition by Pentland, possible artist in residence position and offer of an internship at Hallmark. Well done (and good luck) to Candy for her interview and contact to follow up, shout outs as well to Darcie who has interest from River Island and to Josie whose pop up book received recognition.

Tuesday, 3 July 2018

Illustration Student Wins Visual Culture Award

I am pleased to announce that Amber Redford has won the Visual Culture Award for the best dissertation of 2017/18. The prize award is £150.

Friday, 29 June 2018

University of Portsmouth Collection Awards

I am pleased to announce that a number of our Graduates' Illustration work has been selected for the University of Portsmouth Collection. This is the university's archive of student work, housed in the library. A selection panel chose the awards winners from the School of Art and Design Graduate Showcase. The following will receive a purchase prize of £500. Well Done.
Megan Macdonald       
Alex Sodinca
Georgie Underwood   
Carl Thompson

New Designers 2018

Our Illustration Graduates will be showcasing their work at New Designers Exhibition, Business Design Centre, London from Wednesday 4th July to Saturday 7th July 2018
All invited - see the following link for show/ticket info

Monday, 11 June 2018

Clare Teare, Illustration MA student gives a talk in Shanghai

Clare Teare - currently one of our MA Illustration students, has just given a talk about her MA project and research at the The Materials Development Association (MATSDA) annual conference in Shanghai, China.
"The conference will be co-hosted by MATSDA and the Shanghai Center for Research in English Language Education. The conference theme is “L2 Teacher Development through Materials Development”. We welcome language teachers, researchers, and educators at all levels around the world to participate in this event."

Clare is researching Accessible EAP (English for academic purposes) via a set of illustrated animated gifs that can be used in a classroom or VLE, illustrating commonly misused academic English linking words and phrases. The aim is to engage international students from a predominantly Asian background and facilitate the correct use of common linking words and phrases in EAP. She is researching whether animated gifs help to facilitate learning and correct use of formal written English words and phrases?




Friday, 8 June 2018

Student Prize Winners - Illustration 2018

Congratulations to Lauren Mills and Alex Sodinca for their success in this years School of Art and Design student awards. Awards were open to all students across the school and prize winners were chosen by a selection panel.    Well done!
Lauren was highly commended in the Student Achievement Award. Alex won joint 1st prize for the Traditional Media Award.

Tuesday, 5 June 2018

Alumni - Lloyd Peek

Great new portfolio from alumni Lloyd Peek who graduated from Illustration in 2009!
Since then he's built up an amazing portfolio of work with many prestigious clients covering
a range of skills such as illustration, art direction, editorial and fashion.

Have a look at his new site here...

Monday, 4 June 2018

Graduate show on now!

Have a sneaky peek at the work on show all this week at the Graduate Show. See our showreel of work from all the students to get a flavour of this year's graduating talents.

 Graduate showcase on Vimeo

Friday, 1 June 2018

Strong Island Award

Congratulations to Carl Thompson, this year's winner of the Strong Island Award and thanks as always to Strong Island for their support every year. 

Graduate Show 2018 Live - Illustration on CCI Live

Interviews with staff and students can be seen on CCi Live Channel;

Saturday, 26 May 2018