MEET 6 EXCEPTIONAL DESIGN TALENTS FROM THE ND CLASS OF 2021

In 6 days time the ND website will be bursting with innovative designers from creative UK based Universities, ready for you to connect, explore and discover the rising stars of the future.

Meet below 6 of the graduating members of the ND Class of 2021 from illustration, animation, product, furniture and industrial disciplines; Gain an exclusive snippet into their innovative approaches and join us from Wednesday 30 June when ND will launch all University profiles online and celebrate this year’s award winners at 6PM on the ND Facebook page. 

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Bethanie Martin Wally Nutcracker Birmingham School of Architecture and Design
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ELLIS DART

BA (Hons) Illustration with Animation, Manchester School of Art

Digital hand-drawn 2D animation presents gritty feminist themes with characters created to explore and demonstrate this designer’s core values, with a focus on dark, punchy and absurd humour created visually and through animated dialogue.

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BETH MARTIN

BA (Hons) Product & Furniture Design, Birmingham City University 

The Hemi range combines personality and ease of use in a family of fun kitchen products that will delight the user

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KAYLEA WILLIAMS

BA (Hons) 3D Designer Maker, Staffordshire University

Curb is a collection of contemporary luminaires that have been inspired by the restriction metal bands placed around a balloon exploring an assortment of various techniques in both form and surface.

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ASHLEIGH BLADES

BA (Hons) Illustration with Animation, Manchester School of Art

This project was born and based on positive experiences.

Responding to the adversity of the world’s current situation and through research this designer invited people from all over the world to stop and think about a memory that they have made in the past year that has added to their wellbeing and provided a positive impact on their day, no matter how small or insignificant the memory may seem.

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JOEL FARRINGTON

BA (Hons) Industrial Design, University of Staffordshire

Meet the Honda VISION, the next generation wheelchair. 

A dynamic, adjustable design with adaptable suspension, brings you one step closer to Honda’s 2030 Vision of improving people’s lives through enhanced mobility. 

‘this project is not officially affiliated with Honda’

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JIM KERNOTT

BA (Hons) 3D Design and Craft, University of Brighton

This project explores the idea that, stepping out of your comfort zone results in a therapeutic effect on the user’s mental health, teaching us that we can handle more than we may initially think. 

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ZAC BREWER

BA (Hons) 3D Design, University of Plymouth 

Specialising in the combination of traditional woodworking and digital fabrication methods this emerging designer produces functional objects with simplicity, if something is working – why change it?

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