CHAMPIONING THE FUTURE OF DESIGN SINCE 1985

Full of disruptive thinking, ambitious ideas and fresh approaches, New Designers presents the work of 2,500 hand-picked graduate design talents from around the UK. 

New Designers is the longest running and leading design showcase in the country and we remain determined to champion and support the UK grassroots design sector. 

This year is its 37th anniversary and will bring together 200 flagship university design courses who will be showcasing  the country’s finest design students.

We connect these future leading lights with the industry for creative exchange, collaboration and recruitment.

Exploring every corner of design, ND provides a focal point for the next wave of designers to meet industry employers, buyers, media, trend predictors and a design hungry public.

Join us at the Business Design Centre, Islington, N1 0QH

Book your tickets for New Designers 2022 below.

→ Explore over 2,500 graduates work to find new design talent to join your business through the University profiles

 Discover the design stars of the future that you are usually able to meet at New Designers virtually ND AWARDS

ND EDUCATES: TALKS PROGRAMME

Now live! Book your place to attend inspiring talks, hosted by industry leaders covering the latest trends and topics facing the design community between 1 – 10 July.

TALK: STARTING YOUR JEWELLERY AND PRECIOUS METAL BUSINESS

Join us and learn how the Goldsmiths’ Centre can support you to develop your jewellery and precious metal business, from technical and inspirational opportunities, to business courses and workshops.

Book your free place today.

TALK: MAKING IT - WELCOME TO YOUR NEW CAREER WITH COCKPIT ARTS​

Cockpit Arts Head of Business Incubation David Crump and a panel of makers speak about building their practices and what they wish they’d known when they were setting out.

Book your free place today. 

CALLING ALL CREATIVES AND CRAFTERS

This year enjoy a curated programme of nearly 400 events across London, London Craft Week 2021 returns for its seventh edition to showcase exceptional craftsmanship and creativity from emerging and celebrated makers.

ND CONNECTS - JOB BOARD

Launched for the first time this year, the New Designers Online ‘job board’ was a great opportunity to advertise design company’s graduate job vacancies on a complimentary basis and to boost emerging talent’s transition into a creative career. View vacancies here.

ND FUTURES

Tailored to foster the next generation of designers and provide the best insight into pursuing a creative career.

Watch this year’s online programme here.

ND AWARDS

ND Awards is our highly prestigious awards programme, supported by 30 leading industry partners who reward and recognise the design stars of the future. Our Multiple-Access pass gives exclusive access to our awards evening to ensure you get a sneak peak of these graduate talents. The top prize is the coveted ND Designer of the Year award. 

SCHOOLS DAYS

New Designers is committed to nurturing those younger students keen to embark on a future in the design industry. The Schools Days focus on helping young students take the first steps in their design career; by attending they will be able to see what their future could look like and speak to the leading design university courses to get all of the advice they need to help inform their decisions. Read more here .

ND EDUCATES

There will be a range of educational and inspirational talks and workshops, curated by ND alumni Hannah Payne. Free to attend, they will offer invaluable practical tips as well as engaging and thought-provoking panel discussions. The programme will be announced shortly but  to give you an idea of what to expect, our 2021 digital talks are still available to listen to here.

Full of disruptive thinking, ambitious ideas and fresh approaches.

New Designers presents the work of  2,500 hand-picked graduate design talents from around the UK.

Exploring every corner of design, ND provides a focal point for the next wave of designers to meet industry employers, buyers, media, trend predictors and a design hungry public.

→ Textiles & Fashion
→ Costume Design
→ Jewellery & Precious Metalwork
→ Ceramics & Glass
→ Contemporary Design Crafts

→ Furniture 
→ Product & Industrial & Spatial Design
→ Graphic Design 
→ Illustration & Animation
→ Motion & Digital Arts

WHAT’S ON

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TICKETS FOR NEW DESIGNERS 2022 ARE NOW LIVE

We look forward to welcoming you back to New Designers 2022 at the Business Design Centre, Islington.