Alumni news round-up, November 2021

Goldsmiths Design alumna Millicent Barty returned to her hometown in the Solomon Islands to see the devastation caused by climate change, in this short film by the Human Impact Foundation.

Donate Yourself, an Augmented Reality experience created by artist (and Goldsmiths Design graduate) Stacey Pitsillides, can be interacted with as a walking tour around the Ouseburn Valley area until 30 November.

The Intersection, a speculative short film by Superflux, is co-directed and edited by BA Design graduate Matthew Edgson.

“Do not feed the pigeons”, an animated short film produced by BA Design alum Jordi Morera, is part of the student competition at Manchester Animation Festival.

Alumna Dr Marion Lean (MA in Design: Critical Practice) contributed a chapter to the book “Textile Design Theory in the Making”.

You can now see the illustration work of alumna Ilyanna Kerr (BA Design 2013) on some of your supermarket shopping.

Alumna Millicent Barty amongst Obama Foundation Scholars

Millicent Barty (a graduate of our BA Design course) was chosen to be amongst the newest class of Obama Foundation Scholars, a program at Columbia University and the University of Chicago which gives “rising leaders from the United States and around the world who are already making a difference in their communities the opportunity to take their work to the next level through an immersive curriculum that brings together academic, skills-based, and hands-on learning.”

Millicent is one of 24 newly-announced Scholars and is part of the Columbia University half of the group. A social entrepreneur from the Solomon Islands, she is the founder and lead designer of Millicent Designs. Millicent received the prestigious Queen’s Young Leader Award in 2018 and is the Advisor to the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust Board which supports young change-makers across the Commonwealth.

Alumni news round-up, August 2021

The latest issue of Goldlink, the Goldsmiths alumni magazine, includes a story on Selin Yigitbasi-Ducker, a 2017 graduate of our MA in Design & Innovation.

Goldsmiths Design alumna Kirsty Minns,  executive creative director at Mother Design, talks about her career trajectory in this podcast.

Sticky Fingers Publishing, founded by BA Design graduates, is amongst participants in Printed Matter, Independent Print and Publication Fair organised by Collective Ending on 14 August.

Short animated film “Do Not Feed the Pigeons”, produced by Jordi Morera (BA Design 2013) will screen in the official competition at Fantoche International Animation Film Festival in Switzerland.

Alumna Millicent Barty (BA Design 2013) is a guest speaker at this online event on “Young People and Leadership in the Pacific”, 11 August. Millicent received the prestigious Queen’s Young Leader Award in 2018 and is the Advisor to the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust Board which supports young change-makers across the Commonwealth.

Alumna Zara Arshad talks about documenting East Asian visual culture in this AIGA Eye on Design interview.

Megan Watson (BA Design 2020) is amongst shortlisted artists for the Glyndebourne Tour Art Competition 2021.

Alumni news round-up, May 2021

A BBC Three documentary co-directed by Tee Byford (BA Design 2015) telling the story of No Signal radio is now available to watch on iPlayer.

No More Heroes, co-founded by Mor Bakal (BA Design 2011) worked with Royal Brompton and Harefield hospitals using art to capture the shared experiences and trauma caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. The work was recently featured on Channel4 news.

Tianna Greham (BA Design 2017) was on The Dots list of 100 rising stars inspiring change for International Women’s Day 2021.

Alumna Zoe Stromberg and her project cutecatcalls are on Thred magazine’s list of 100 Gen Z people, organisations and movements driving social change.

Ash Baigent (BA Design 2018) talks about empowering women through skateboarding.

BA Design graduates Kaiya Waerea and Sophie Paul talk about their ‘intra-dependent’ publishing initiative Sticky Fingers.