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Romo, who will be offering an award in Week 1, tell us why they believe working with New Designers is so important, what they look for in graduates and their work, and share their best bit of advice for this years graduates.

→  Why do you find working with New Designers so important?

It is so important for us as a creative company to support new talent. The New Designers exhibition has been a stepping stone for us to find new designers that are now creating imaginative designs for our in house fabric and wallcovering brands. This new injection of talented designers is helping drive our brands to new heights of creativity.

We are committed to nurturing creative talent, employing many emerging designers across our six distinctive fabric and wallcovering brands. Developing the extraordinary talents of design graduates is in line with our dedication to developing careers and investing in the future endeavors of all of our employees.





→  What do you look for in graduates and their work?

We look for attention to detail, a sophisticated sense of colour and a skillful drawing technique. We also look for innovation and carefully thought out concepts.

→  What advice would you give to graduates?

Our advice to graduates is to take every opportunity you can to hone the skills that you have developed at university and gain as much practical experience.



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