In an interview with Aesthetica, Emily King, curator of the 13th Beazley Designs of the Year Awards, noted: “From my point of view, design is everything. It can be information, or a set of dance steps; it can even be a protocol or set of behaviours. It can be the basis of how we deal with urgent issues.” Caitlin Martin embraces these ideas, with a focus on functionality and the consumer. For Martin’s final project, she produced the branding for a healthy fast-food delivery service, tackling the aesthetics of the junk food industry. She states: “The challenge of creating positive communication is what drives me. Design can be a powerful tool for change, and it has an undeniable impact on those who come into contact with it.”
Rhiannon Campbell’s thorough and focused research underpins her empowering work. She is passionate about human rights and equality.
Eleanor Elson takes a deep dive into salt – exploring in its physical forms, as well as its chemical properties, to ask questions about value.