New Designers


New designers gathers more than 3,000 of the brightest and most radical new creative minds under one roof to
launch the next generation of thinkers, makers and disruptors onto the UK design scene. The exhibition is a two-week celebration of visionary design that sees students of 170+ creative courses unveiling never-before-seen work to thousands of industry professionals and design lovers.

Week 1: June 26-29

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

Week 2: July 3-6

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


New Designers is the UK’s most important exhibition for emerging design and is a focal point for the top design courses from across the nation to meet industry employers, buyers, the media, trend predictors and a design hungry public. 

→ Professional platform for graduates to find work, placements and commissions
→ Networking opportunities with industry professionals and sponsors
→ Opportunity for graduates to win prestigious industry sponsored awards
→ Dedicated PR opportunities for you and your graduates in advance and during the show
→ Pre-show exhibitor Prepare Day
→ Opportunity to recruit future students (New Designers supports a dedicated Schools’ campaign)

“Nothing else comes close in terms of the experience our graduates get in putting on a professional design show and meeting creative professionals, industrialists and design enthusiasts.”
Nigel Ball, Course Leader, Sheffield Institute for the Arts


To see stand options available, or for more information about exhibiting please contact:

Sally Bent, Event Director
+44 (0)20 7288 6453

Bethany Heath, Exhibition Manager
+44 (0)20 7688 6828


Browse through all the Universities who exhibited in 2018 and take a look at some of our show highlights.

New Designers 2018


Linda Scerpella, Brunel University, Stand VC13 was our @pentlandbrands Award Winner. The Judges commented, Linda delivered a professional, thought-provoking presentation alongside demonstrating skills in a broad range of disciplines. We sensed Linda’s hardworking ethos and excitement to learn.’ #nd19 #graphic #motionarts #graphicdesign ⁠
'The Montieren Collection,' designed by William Sharp, Glasgow School of Art, Stand JC24. Winner of the @hallmark Award. Congratulations Again Will! @willsharpjewellery⁠

The judges commented, ‘We loved William’s concept for its intelligence, interactivity and its sustainable responsibility.’ #nd19 #designer #university #graduate #creator #maker #jewellery #structure #craft ⁠
The winner of the W’innovate & Wilko Award was Joe Deakin from Birmingham City University, Stand FP59. Joe's work explored a range of kitchen accessories designed to utilise lost space within the kitchen environment, such as a knife locking system embedded into counter top and a pop-up salt and pepper storage holder. Congratulations again! @lovewilko #nd19 #graduate #university #homeware #kitchen #knife #maker #creator #student ⁠
Keith Brymer Jones, Potter and Ceramic Designer from Make International loved Millie Suu-Kyi work. @milliesuukyi was on the Nottingham Trent Stand JC3 in Week 2 ⁠

#nd19 #maker #creator #graduate #university #newdesigners #ceramics