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  1. Graduate Profile 2014 – Rob Headley

    Graphic Design student, Rob Headley’s GIF animations were another signature piece from the show. The short looped animations were produced through the filter of reprographic technologies. The project also included a toolkit for producing the animations. A package of masters sheets can be manipulated with a scanner, printer, or other physical image making process and then digitised and sequenced to produce animated loops. The results are like a moving version of Karel Martens’ counterprint

    One of Rob’s other projects - a generative typeface.

  2. Graduate Profile 2014 – Niamh McGee

    Illustration student Niamh McGee is one of this year’s best and most prolific printmakers. She also took on a short internship at London based illustrator, Jimmy Turrell’s studio this year. She’s now part of The Green House Collective set up by a group of this year’s graduates, operating out of an old warehouse in the Baltic area of the city.

  3. Graduate Profile 2014 – David Dodd

    David Dodd’s graphic design project about the Westboro Baptist Church was one of the signature pieces of this year’s degree show. So much so that David’s project is heavily featured in Creative Reviews’ Talent Spotter series, written by Well Made Studio’s Gemma Germains.

    The review also features the work of Matt Sharp, Jess Heaton and Naomi Chevanne.

  4. Graduate 2014 Profile – Malik Thomas-Smeda

    Illustration student, Malik Thomas-Smeda, is a man in demand. Following in the footsteps of many of our graduates, Malik will soon be featured as artist of the month by North West online arts magazine The Double Negative. And after a 3rd Year collaborative project with The National Football Museum it’s now looking likely that he’ll now been commissioned to produce another 6 illustrations for the museum.


    Illustration from National Football Museum project.


    Pompidou Centre drawing. Featured in large print format in the degree show.

  5. Graduate 2014 Profile – Willoughby Warner

    Like Jess, graphic design student Willoughby’s not had much time off between University and the “real world”. Immediately after final submission he’s been interning at Sara De Bondt Studios in London. The internship marks the culmination of an ongoing collaboration with Sara De Bondt and Liverpool Biennial.

  6. Graduate 2014 Profile – Jess Heaton

    Each year one lucky graduate segues perfectly from education to employment. This year it’s the turn of  illustration student Jess Heaton, who last week started working as junior graphic designer at Boohoo online fashion retailer in Manchester. Luckily she was allowed to take some time off to attend the Private View and check out the huge print of her work installed in the show.

    Large format print signature piece for the degree show homepage

  7. Guest Lecture – Al Murphy

  8. Guest Lecture – Jeremy Coysten (North)

  9. Graduate update – Sophie Gordon

    Congratulations to recent graduate, Sophie Gordon (2013), who has just secured her dream job at Children’s Book publishers Nosy Crow. Many thanks should also go to another of our graduates - Kristina Coates, who works at Nosy Crow - for alerting us and Sophie to the opportunity.

  10. Graduate 2013 Update - Ananda Maryon

    Congratulations to one of this year’s graphic design graduates, Ananda Maryon, who recently secured a first junior designer position at local digital agency Error Studios.

    Ananda has always had a keen interest in motion graphics and interactive design as seen in his final year project that was exhibited in this year’s degree show – a 3-D typeface designed for motion. Hopefully he will fit in well at Error.

    More of his work can be seen on his website.