D&AD Award Success

Friday 15 July 2016
D&AD New Blood Yellow Pencil Awards.

Students from the School of Communication Design have collected 16 coveted D&AD pencils - the most from any single university in the world!

Jon Unwin, Director of the School of Communication Design, said: "Our success should not be a surprise to anyone who has met our students. Their drive and commitment is matched only by their creativity and passion for learning. Equally our approach to teaching provides a learning environment that is infused with industry connections and delivered by tutors who bring their extensive professional experience, creativity and commitment to every facet of the student's learning experience."

BA(Hons) Graphic Design and MA Creative Advertising students collected their awards at the D&AD Global Awards Ceremony, following the D&AD New Blood week-long student exhibition in Shoreditch, London.

Graphic Design students Jamie Quantrill and Matthew Churchill won yellow pencils - the highest brief entry award. Tom Austin and Jessica Nineham from Graphic Design, Ryan Ho, Jonathan Tubb, Alycea Marx-Blackwell, Jon Coates and Josh Welton from Creative Advertising took home graphite pencils for highly commended, and wood pencils were awarded to Jonathan Tubb, Sanjana Dora, Gabby Prawl, Ryan Ho, Jon Coates and Dimitrios Dimitriou from Creative Advertising, and Louis Knight, Matthew Caldwell, Emma Jeffery and Becki Sewell from Graphic Design.

Jon added: "A special mention must go to Ryan Ho, who not only won two graphite pencils and one wood pencil but also received the white pencil, for his submission for the Ford mobility brief. D&AD champions excellence in design, advertising and communication. Our continued success across all of their award schemes and measures of success, place Falmouth amongst the best of the best."

Success was also had during the exhibition week with Matthew Caldwell, Lucy Wai and William Boehm receiving Best of New Blood Awards – making them the ones to watch.

The D&AD (Design and Art Direction) award scheme attracts student entries from all over the world, students can work individually or in teams. The briefs are written and judged by leading professionals, and are designed to challenge the students creativity, craft and communication skills.