Design Futures: A studio that authors via the lens of traditional and digital products as tools for design making, thinking, seeing and storytelling. Projects will encourage students to interrogate and refine their illustrative and design professions via factual, experimental and industry-led methods and processes.
Students will explore the future possibilities of visual communication through dynamic research, testing and production in order to push the boundaries and archetypes that currently exist within their respective fields. Themes explored include:
- architecture as a tool for branding
- sci-fi then and now
- typography and symbolism
The studio caters for students of graphic design, illustration and publishing. Together we will build an environment that encourages new approaches to design and illustration and relishes in these prospects. At the forefront of our manifesto will be new definitions of what graphic design, illustration and publishing was, is and can be.
Visual Communication studios
Studio VisCom 01: Future Past
Susanna Edwards and Michelle Salamon
Future Past is a studio run in collaboration with The Roman Road Trust.
Studio VisCom 02: Ellipsis
Angharad Lewis and Alistair Hall
In this studio we explore the materiality of printed communication; we test the tools and processes used to communicate visually on the page.
Studio VisCom 03: Design Futures
Ricardo Eversley and Emily Evans
Design Futures: A studio that authors via the lens of traditional and digital products as tools for design making, thinking, seeing and storytelling.
Studio VisCom 04: Give and Take
Sara Carneholm and Russell Weekes
In Studio Give and Take we will explore different aspects of art direction, a field that is as relevant to illustrators as it is to graphic designers.
Studio VisCom 05 (Animation students only): Space Speaks, Time Talks
This studio explores how a text manifests itself in the spatial and temporal medium of animation production.