Buckinghamshire New University Art and Design Degree Show 2020
Every decade is defined by a life-changing moment. This pandemic is ours. What’s happened across the globe is unimaginable and inconceivable. Every year, arts graduates have the opportunity to showcase their final major projects to industry, gallerists and collectors, but this year, new creative solutions had to be applied in order to disseminate this work to wider audiences and offer these talented individuals the platform they deserve. We have teamed up with Buckinghamshire New University to present fashion, illustration, interior design, graphic design and creative advertising works.
Class of 2020
Afreen Fazil’s final project explores the evolution of Arabic typography from angular Phoenician texts to the current cursive Arabic scripts.
Alexander Eyles’ work is inspired by a long-standing passion for innovation, whilst supporting those in need, finding considered and viable solutions.
Alice Horsley’s work examines the way that dress codes are used as a form of oppression and control, as well as the effects of blame culture.
Responding to a UN report that up to one million species are endangered, textile designer Amy Dance, works with new visuals and sustainable materials.
For Aribah Rizvi, graphic design can be used to inform and educate. Rizvi’s project considers the traumatic aftermath of the Syrian Civil War.
Becky Place believes that inspiration is around all of the time, but you need to allow it to come in. She is inspired by elements of gaming and photography.
Becky Thick’s final project focuses on the theme of anti-social behaviour. Her campaign addresses the issue through a variety of media.
It is common for people to have public and private personas. Ben Woodcock believes this often inhibits the entire understanding of a person.
Calin Bota loves motion design. Graphic design has enabled him to balance a need to explore creativity in abundance and learn about different topics.
Surviving the Future is a project that looks at how certain circumstances, such as war and civil unrest, can change the way people want to live.
Camilla Olesky combines western neo-traditionalism with Wabi Sabi – inspired by the ideas of perfection and imperfection.
Charlie Batterbee combines her editorial designs and ideology to produce books about educating people on health and wellbeing topics.
After a recent project on body modification, Nakisa was inspired to mix quotidian objects with the outline of a human figure.
Clarissa Johnston-Ward and Ioanna Roumpani
Clarissa Johnston-Ward and Ioanna Roumpani are a creative duo, presenting carefully researched work with striking visuals and typography.
Connor Smith’s project explores sound and how it can inspire the creation of different images. The Covid-19 lockdown gave him a new direction.
Connor Wall’s Mundbyrdan is designed to improve sleeping habits, protecting the user from signals released by phones and computers.
Danielle Feheley’s final piece was developed to create a completely sustainable collection by upcycling vintage denim.
Di Hieu Vu
Both decorative and highly functional, each of Di Hieu Vu’s products either have a story behind them, or a seek to find a solution to a problem.
For Elice Nelson’s final year collection, she created a AW20/21 menswear collection inspired by Grime music and London street culture.
Inspired by her work with the RSPCA, the aim of Elise Smith’s project is to modernise the dog re-homing experience for new owners.
Ellie Covington’s design work greatly relies on using imagery to create a narrative, acting as a primary method of visual communication.
Lennard’s Modernist Patchwork explores the modernising traditional patchwork techniques, inspired by Spanish architecture and Surrealist artworks.
Elsa Barnitt works across drawing, photography and digital media. This approach allows Barnitt to investigate a particular theme in a variety of ways.
Sustainability is a huge influence on Hopkins’ practice, creating works that are ethically produced and have minimal environmental impact.
Multi-sensory experience is an area of design that Emma Hatcher has been drawn to, designing spaces where one can become part of the experience.
Fahmida Khan’s process is driven by the need to keep creativity alive. The designer has always been fascinated by patterns and colours.
Woodall designed an inner-city community kitchen in response to studies into loneliness and depression concerning young people.
Francesca Gillett focuses on the craftsmanship used in the Victorian era, combined with an analysis of nature and tropical shapes in the 21st century.
Freya Bell’s final fashion collection connects with the human condition, looking at how clothes identify with experiences beyond our recognition.
Gemma Singleton explores how visuals can replicate the experience of a bio-organic world, through the duplication of plantlife or bodies of water.
Hounslow is fascinated by vehicles and the variations of design that have developed over time, as well as what the future holds for transportation.
Georgina Nadin has developed a great interest in abandoned and dilapidated buildings, delving deeper into building restoration, preservation and reuse.
King’s work is underpinned by a belief that beauty of a product is in the design of not only its outward appearance, but also the design considerations within.
Hannah Dolden explores bright and tactile soft furnishings, using cotton and elastic yarns to experiment with texture, shape and form.
Holly Bryant is a compassionate designer with a strong focus on ethics. She strives to tackle complex issues by using a simple imagery.
Inês Segadães is inherently interested in in creating, developing and shaping the outlook of distinctive and contemporary brands.
Isabela Moran Ferrer
Isabela Moran Ferrer’s ideas are born from an ability to unearth the fundamentals of any campaign in order to deliver a strong message.
James Griffiths enjoys the process of crafting a message from words to communicate ideas and and promote positive brand engagement.
For his final major project, Jamie Woods looked at the area of “new masculinity” and how it’s an ever-changing idea of contemporary society.
Jessica Haines’ inspiration has always came from her grandad, researching and incorporating key themes from his life into her collection.
Jessica Leader finds excitement in researching advertising ideas and concepts, but her favourite adverts are those that are simple and clear.
Morecambe Bay, Joanna Cummings’ hometown, is an area suffering from poverty. Her project was designed to benefit the community.
Josie Leech’s final project comprises a set design based around the topic of Scoliosis – a condition which the artist lives with every day.
Karla Witcombe’s final project centres on meditation as a tool for young people dealing with stress, anxiety and panic attacks.
Messider’s collection The Commitment to Perfection is empowering and feminist, inspired by the 1950s styles and digital glitch visuals.
Tomasik has embarked on an exploration of memory and dream state, trying to capture the ephemeral sensation of falling asleep.
Lorena Cecilia Peña
Lorena Cecilia Peña believes that garments represent so many things that unite and divide us: they become armour for the wearer.
Louna Aissi’s work is an effort to design a cultural centre that provides for the existing local Moroccan community of North Kensington, London.
Maddie Baxter uses Creative Advertising as an outlet to develop ideas that are based on a rich tapestry of inspiration and experiences.
Mia Del Rosario
Mia Del Rosario is interested in improving a spatial environment by using current trends to achieve a more aesthetically pleasing setting.
Millie Grover has been inspired by marine life and underwater worlds – constantly changing environments that offer unique natural patterns.
For Mirabel Hammond, lockdown, self-isolation and the further steps of quarantine have presented the challenge of finding alternative ways to produce work.
Manca’s work is inspired by everyday functionality and sustainable design ethics. She makes products which aim to improve the lives of others.
Aslam’s final project involved creating the visual branding for a Pakistani Film Festival researching and influenced by the the history of cinema in Pakistan.
Myriam Pindi’s collection was inspired and developed from an increasing fascination and appreciation of Parisian high-end fashion.
In this collection, Naomi Hopkins combines a rebellious and aggressive nature with gender neutral fashion, combating traditional stereotypes.
Developing brand identities is Natalia Gasior’s passion, working to create new concepts through effective, well researched design.
The Allotment is an innovative social space within a living development. It provides a unique way to link the residents through communal spaces.
Nicole Robinson’s collection addresses the inequality between menswear and womenswear, raising awareness to the feminist movement.
Mechanical and intricate, Kormos’ works transform animalistic characteristics through ball-bearing joints, hinges and rivets.
Having lived with violence and trauma, Joseph has been inspired to present the connections between family and a physical, lived experience.
Rameel Siddiqui is a product designer with a strong focus on functionality and sustainability. He has always been naturally drawn to the world of design.
Rudina Shala is interested in residential design, landscape design and has a passion for environments that induce a sense of movement and emotion.
With Space-pod Commercial interiors, Islam strives to to explore interior styles that create a beautiful balance between traditional and modern.
Haydon takes a multi-disciplinary and integral approach to the creative arts. Her final piece is as much about the final project as it is the materials.
Sophie McGoldrick’s graduate collection explores the potential of materials, pushing them to their limits to discover new and surface qualities.
Tulia Rooney’s Unrequited Love explores the feelings experienced by those with mental illnesses, reflected by experimenting with fabrics.
Vita Krasniqi’s focuses on interior architectural projects in various scales for retail, residential, commercial and exhibition design.
Zana Xhambazi’s REPULSIVE PULSE: Pins&Needles is a minimalist collection focused on experimentation in androgyny and genderless fashion.