ND CONNECTS

New Designers is the best place to find emerging talent. Whether you are a recruiter, buyer or simply looking for inspiration save the date for next year’s event to connect with the next generation of designers.

Week 1: 29 June – 2 July 2022

Week 2: 6 – 9 July 2022

Launched for the first time in 2020, ND CONNECTS is an opportunity for exhibiting University graduates to connect with industry specialists to create meaningful connections leading directly to employment.

ND JOB BOARD

Launched this year as an opportunity to connect the ND graduating class of 2021 with some amazing career opportunities from a collection of our favourite companies.

Take a look at the incredible design roles available, this could be the start of your design career!

LOOKING FOR A NEW DESIGN TALENT TO JOIN YOUR BUSINESS?

Are you searching for the very best graduate design talent for your business? Is there a graduate opportunity on offer? Looking for a new freelancer to add to your roster or an emerging talent to feature in your gallery?

The New Designers Online ‘Job Board’ is a great opportunity to advertise your graduate job vacancies on a complimentary basis.

New Designers online represented graduates from across the very best university courses, from a BA/MA (Hons) Textiles from Edinburgh College of Art to BA (Hons) Design Craft from De Montfort University, BA (Hons) Product Design at Ravensbourne University and BSC Digital Design at Brunel University. 

Covering all aspects of design from textiles and fashion to glass and ceramics, jewellery and furniture, to industrial design and digital design courses, contact us today to discuss your vacancies so it’s positioned to the graduating ND Class of 21.

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ND MENTORSHIP PROGRAMME

New this year, we had over 35 unique design mentorships exclusively available to the ND Class of 21.

There were mentorships available in every design discipline, from textile artists and ceramicists, to glass blowers and product designers, discover the profiles of the mentors from leading brands including Nike, Lacoste, Adobe, Marks and Spencer, Made.com and Oliver Bonas.

These mentorships were a great way to make connections in the industry and gain valuable design experience for the emerging design talents.

Browse the full list of ND MENTORSHIPS.

Deadline to apply has now close.

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ND CONNECTS 2020: WILKO PORTFOLIO REVIEW

Thanks to Wilko and their expert panel of leading designers who dedicated their time to review a number of portfolio in the highly sought after sold out sessions of ‘Portfolio Reviews’. 

The ‘Portfolio Reviews’ offered a free, one to one 30 minute video chat for the graduate with an industry professional. It was a fantastic opportunity for the graduate to delve into the panel’s minds, ask questions, find out what they look for, what they recommend and ask what the best practice is for taking their next steps in their career.

These free session were exclusive to the New Designer Class of 2020 graduates.

For ND 2020 Wilko hosted six sold out portfolio reviews. 

These sessions were suitable for Surface Pattern, Textile Design and Product Design graduates.