New Designers

About us

We believe that great design shapes the human experience. New Designers provides a unique platform for fresh design talent to connect with design educators, professionals and consumers, for creative exchange and collaboration. Join us to champion and celebrate the future of design.

WHAT WE OFFER

CONNECTION New Designers connects talented design graduates with businesses looking to bring in new design thinking; buyers looking to source the most innovative craft and design; and aspiring students with the widest range of design courses available to explore.

DISCOVERY We provide two weeks of incredible design discovery; and break the boundaries between the different disciplines, with an increasing number of collaborations and new opportunities. You’ll discover new ideas, products, trends and talent.

DIALOGUE New Designers is a place for discourse and debate. From social, political and environmental influences and challenges – to how we can use design to create a more sustainable future – come along and join the conversation.

HOW WE WORK

SUPPORTIVE We want all our New Designers to succeed. Our Awards programmes recognise the best new talent; we run Prepare days to provide advice and guidance for the event; and we provide subsidised rates to enable courses to participate.

INCLUSIVE We believe that diversity fuels great design; and we strive to include courses and designers that encompass multiple disciplines, geographies and backgrounds. We are constantly looking at how we can evolve to bring in new courses, brands and audiences to support and reflect our New Designers community.

PROGRESSIVE Great design never stands still, and should challenge the status quo. We champion new thinking, and new approaches to solving today’s problems through design. As society changes, so do New Designers.

What They Say

“New Designers has heralded a number of great designers who are household names now, so if you want to see the stars of the future it’s a great place to come.  It’s also a great place to get inspired by design ideas: there are very innovative and new great designs here that’ll hopefully see the light of day for the public to buy in the future.” Joe Ferry, Creative Director in Design – Experience 

“It is just a brilliant showcase to come along to, to get inspired, to learn about the new trends, I could just spend hours here!” Amira Hashish, digital features editor of the Evening Standard and design columnist for the Independent and I newspapers

“I always make a point of coming to New Designers every year and this is my 17th year of coming after exhibiting and I think it’s great to see all of the talent from all over the country under one roof.” Bethan Gray – Creative Director

“There’s nowhere else quite like New Designers where you can come into one remarkable space and see the pick of the crop of a generation of young designers.” Deyan Sudjic, Director, Design Museum

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ONE YEAR IN WANTS YOU! ⁠
Have you recently launched your new business? Looking to gain expert advice & design insight? Then don't waste another minute and get your application in! ⁠

DEADLINE 31 JAN. ⁠

More information on how to apply can be found from the link in our bio! ⁠

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Are you a newly launched creative business? Do you need a platform to promote your collection or want to gain expert advice? ⁠Exhibit as One Year In this year at New Designers!⁠

Checkout our selection panel for 2020 & apply via the link in our bio!⁠

Deadline is the 31 Jan! Move quick! ⁠

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Checkout our latest conversation with glass blower Beth Gates! ⁠

Beth's practice considers how her colour combinations can reflect a mood and she takes us through her steps for smashing through that pesky creative block!⁠

Head to our blog to read more. ⁠

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Is anyone else mesmerised by Colour in Design 2019 Award winner, @zbalode_design, use of colours? We caught up with this textile designer to find out why colour is a necessary element to her design practice! Link is in our bio. ⁠


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Seeing the beauty in all shapes, colours and sizes. Jessica Longstaff explores how colour can represent inside and outside with an influence on the human form. Checkout our interview over on our website!⁠

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Colour is at the core of textile designer @oliviajholland practice, allowing colour to shape the patterns of her collections. New Designers asked what are her predicted trends for 2020 and we found out that the future is….. ⁠

Head to our website to see the full interview! ⁠

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Product designer, @jenna_designn investigates beyond the aesthetic powers of colour and explores the science with her impressive design to help babie’s eye develop. Jenna gives us a sneak peek into her trend forecasting and explains why colour is so integral to her design world over on our latest interview series. Link is in our bio!⁠

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Week Two Colour In Design Award winner, @ellenadams_design carefully considers the affect colour pairing can have on the playful emotions of humans. ⁠

We put 6 questions to this innovative product designer to see what colour means to her practice!⁠

Link to blog is in our bio!⁠

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What does Colour in Design mean to you? ⁠

We caught up with Marianne Shillingford, the founder of the Colour in Design Award, to explore the endless opportunity colour brings to her world!⁠

Link is in our bio!⁠

Pictured: @toni.packham
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💥 TAKEOVER BY ONE YEAR IN ALUMNI 💥@jkwilliams_ Aside from non-fiction books I love working across a whole range of illustration areas. I’ve been lucky enough to work with some amazing people on projects such as advertising for The New York Times and The Collective Co-living as well as editorials for Popshot Magazine, The Telegraph and The Evening Standard Magazine amongst others. This is one of my favourite aspects of working as a freelance illustrator, having the opportunity to work on a wide and diverse range of projects with brilliant and interesting people!⁠

Thank you to everyone who has followed along with me on this ND takeover! I can’t speak highly enough of New Designers it was an amazing experience and a huge boost to my career. If you would like to see more of my work, find out more about Darwin’s Voyage of Discovery or have any questions for me head over to @jkwilliams_ ⁠

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💥 TAKEOVER BY ONE YEAR IN ALUMNI 💥When I came to New Designers in 2017 my main exhibition was focused around a 26 page non-fiction book about reptiles that I created for my uni final major project. As I mentioned in my first post it was here I met my brilliant publishers Pavilion. I worked with them to turn that 26 page book into my first full 96 page non-fiction book Really Remarkable Reptiles which released summer of last year (an amazing and surreal experience). ⁠

@jkwilliams_⁠


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💥 TAKEOVER BY ONE YEAR IN ALUMNI 💥This was one of my favourite pages I illustrated from the book. I got the idea for the scene from Darwin’s description of the fireflies in his journal The Voyage of the Beagle.

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