be the first to see the very best graduate designers

After two years of being online we are thrilled to be coming together once again in real life to continue to champion the freshest design talents the country has to offer. 

We have three areas of rich content to appeal to our wide range of visitors;   ND EDUCATES, our talks and workshops programme which will be full of educational, inspirational and insightful sessions led by industry leaders; ND CONNECTS a dedicated area bringing together our graduates with key industry experts, and ND FUTURES  ,which looks to nurture the future design students and set them on their path in a design career. 

Of course, the central focus remains the graduate designers and the work being showcased by their universities. Attending New Designers allows you exclusive access to this wealth of talent and gives you the chance to see them before they were famous. 

FOR DESIGN PROFESSIONALS

We know how important it is for your business to remain at the forefront of the latest design trends, innovations and talents.  No other design event brings together such a wealth of graduate design future stars. New Designers allows you to stay ahead of your competitors by having a preview of the most innovative and talented designers the country has to offer. 

FOR RETAIL BUYERS

New Designers offers you the opportunity to research and invest in the products your business needs to keep you ahead of your competition.

Spot the emerging trends before they hit the mass market to ensure you continue to offer your customers the most on-trend products available. 

FOR HR MANAGERS AND TALENT SPOTTERS

New Designers is the largest showcase of graduate designers in the country and offers an unrivalled opportunity for businesses to add such a high calibre of fresh designers to their talent pool. 

You will have the chance to engage with them about their future career in the industry and streamline your recruitment process. 

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FOR school STUDENTS

It is really difficult to know how to take those scary first steps into any career – by attending New Designers you will be able to have a chat with fresh graduates who will be happy to give you their advice and you can attend our workshops and talks programme to get a unique insight into the industry. 

New Designers helps break down the steps you need to take the first step in your design career and research which university and course is for you. 

The 2022 talks programme will be confirmed shortly. Browse the online 2021 ND Futures programme here.

FOR DESIGN ENTHUSIASTS

New Designers has a strong heritage of shining a light on the next big thing in the design world and 2022 is no different, giving you a sneak peek into the future of the design world.

In our curated One Year In section, you will have the chance to engage with the hottest young design businesses and maybe even treat yourself to one of their products before they reach mass-market status. 

Discover new talent at the beginning of their careers by attending ND and discover who will be crowned the award winning designers at the ND AWARDS Ceremony, Wednesday 29 June & Wednesday 6 July 2021 ( available for Multi-Week Access ticket holders only) 

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