28th June 2016, 12:05pmNew Designers 2016 is just a day away, and we are delighted to be supporting a local university as they take their product design talent to the capital.
Held over two weeks at the Business Design Centre in London; New Designers is the UK’s most important exhibition for emerging design. The exhibition is broken down into two parts: Part 1 focuses on jewellery, textiles, fashion and costume design; while Part 2 is geared towards product design, exhibiting furniture, graphic and motion design. As well as being an important spotlight for students in showcasing their work; it’s also an important week for businesses to spot and recruit the newest design talent.
We will be sponsoring Teesside University, with whom we are running a Knowledge Transfer Partnership, as they exhibit during Part 2 of the event. Peter Reid, Enterprise Fellow - Strategic New Product Development commented:
Teesside University has an outstanding reputation for their product design courses; with graduates who have gone on to work in companies around the world – including Godfrey Syrett. Our KTP Associate Owen, who graduated from Teesside and exhibited at New Designers 2015, says:
"Industry engagement is a critical part of what we do at Teesside University. We want to develop mutually beneficial relationships with forward thinking business partners like Godfrey Syrett, and this is a great example of such a partnership. Godfrey Syrett have kindly agreed to be one of our principal supporters this year, which has helped students fund their attendance at the New Designers graduate exhibition. This will put our graduating students’ right in the heart of London and allow them to present their work to potential future employers."
As a graduate who exhibited at the New Designers event just last year; I know how important the event is to young creatives across the UK. The event allows graduates to showcase their final year projects and network with industry professionals who are potentially looking to recruit from the fresh pool of talent.
As well as connecting with professionals, it is also an opportunity to the see calibre of fellow peers from other universities. It’s not all competition - the event is a great way to share experiences and support each other after a year of hard work!
I’m really look forward to seeing the work of this year’s graduates.